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“The Manhunter”


Season:             2 episode 1
Series Episode: 40
Air Date:          September 13, 1958




Killing that boy is a thing I regret having had to do. But if you push me any further ever, you or your brothers, I won’t shoot one of you in the arm and hold my fire on the other. I won’t chance it a second time.”



Employment Soliciaton

The search for Jimmy Dawes, wanted in Kansas for murder, ended today when Sheriff Lyons disclosed that he had called off his posse at the state line where Dawes had crossed into Colorado. Inter-state law at this time does not provide for fugitive return, therefore Dawes cannot be brought to justice by state authority as long as he remains outside the Kansas boundaries.






“Only an idle man does not know how to handle rest.”


“The idle man does not know what it is to rest. Hard work, moreover,tends not only to give us rest for the body, but, what is even more important, peace to the mind. If we have done our best to do, and to be, we can rest in peace.”
Sir John Lubbock,
The Pleasures of Life, Chapter X: Labor and Rest

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong51Credited
Ben Dawes
Younger Dawes brotherHampton Fancher20Credited
Charlie DawesOldest Dawes brotherMartin Balsam38Credited
Clay DawesMiddle Dawes brotherJoe (Joseph V.) Perry27Credited
James "Jimmy" DawesAccused murderer, middle Dawes brotherDavid Whorf24Credited
John DunhamSteve (Stephen) Coit37Credited
Sam TruettSheriffJoseph Calleia61Credited
JudgeRusty Lane59Credited
TomStage coach driverDan Sheridan42Credited
Promise hotel clerkUncredited
Promise hotel guestMurray Pollack40Uncredited
Promise townsmanLeonard (Lennie, Lenny) P. Geer44Uncredited




Buzz Kulik
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarry Julian Fink
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyHoward Schwartz
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorHarry Coswick, A.C.E.
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistDonald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production, Filmaster Productions

Recording Company'Westrex Recording System
ATFP (Alliance of TV Film Producers)




Filming Locations

Paramount Studios – 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Promise, Kansas scenes
Jack Ingram Ranch – 2255 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Closing Credits background
Lone Pine – California, United States of America


Geographic References

Promise (outside of the Kansas border)
San Francisco, California, United States of America



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