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The Piano”


Season:             5 episode 9
Series Episode: 164
Air Date:          November 11, 1961



I need six men. The job may last three days or three weeks. We’ll be covering rugged counyty and the men are clever and dangerous. They stole a piano.”



Employment Solicitation

Personal request by Sybil Lansing.







Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong54Credited
JerrisFirst volunteer to retrieve the pianoRichard (Jourdan) Reeves49Credited
Mona LansingFormerOklahoma Territory saloon owner / Knob Hill redidentGertrude Flynn52Credited
Sybil LansingMonda Lansing's daughterAntoinette Bower29Credited
Franz ListerPianistKeith Andes41Credited
RiggsPiano thiefChuck (Charles) Couch39Credited
FreddieFranz Lister's managerArny Freeman59Credited
Paladin's inamorataErin LeighCredited
Piano thiefRoy Engel48Credited
Bosley LansingMonica Lansing's husband / Owner of Lansing Salmon
Second vounteer to retrieve pianoKermit Maynard54Uncredited
Piaon thiefBert Madrid45Uncredited
Piano thiefUncredited
Third volunteer to retrieve pianoUncredited
Fourth volunteer to retrieve pianoUncredited
Doria BeldonOn call at the theatreMentioned
Gypsy ? Franz Lister's motherMentioned
Hungarian cattle baron / Franz Lister's fatherMentioned
HaroldKing of AustriaMentioned




DirectorRichard Donner
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterBarry Trivers
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin & Albert Ruben
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byWo;bur Hatch
ConductorWilbur Hatch
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorFred Maguire
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorFay Babcock

CastingPeggy Rae
Titles and Opticals Pacific Title
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production




Filming Locations

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


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



Geographic References

Nob Hil, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Oklahoma Territory, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Buffalo haunch A.k. a. Ragou buffalo a la provencale|
“First the meat is beaten with a tent stake. Then it is hung on the back of a wagon for 21 days exactly, no more, no less.And then it is shaved.”




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