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“The Posse”


Season:             3 episode 4
Series Episode: 82
Air Date:          October 3, 1959



You’re like men killting a rabbit with clubs. The more it squeals and runs the harder you beat at it. I want you to think.”


Employment Solicitation







And in anger our lips shall form the truth.”
Paladin quoting Herodotus The Second Essay



We can contend with evil that men do in the name of evil but heaven protect us from what they do in the name of good.”
Paladin quoting Herodotus Third Essay



Heaven help us from what men do in the name of good.”
Note: This is the only quote Paladin references twice in the same episode.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
PerthPosse memberBill (William) Wellman, Jr.22Credited
McKayPosse member
Denver Pyle39Credited
Dobie O'BrienWitness against PaladinPerry CookCredited
"Curly"Posse memberKen Curtis43Credited
Posse memberPaul Sorenson (Sorensen)33Credited
Posse memberHal Needham28Credited
SheriffHarry Carey, Jr.48Credited
Posse memberCredited
Mr. WillisHusbandMentioned
Mrs. WillisWifeMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WritersGene Roddenberry
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorFrank R. Pierson
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Sound EffectsGene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorHerman N. Schoenbrun & Charles Vassar

CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production

Recording Company'Westrex Recording System




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 Reference

Sante Fe, New Mexico, United States of America



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