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“The Protege”


Season:             2 episode 6
Series Episode: 45
Air Date:          October 18, 1958




Kurt, I’m going to the street and wait for you. When you come out you have two choices. Wear no gun and walk over to the jail or wear your gun and try it on me..”



Employment Solicitation

Newspaper Advertisement

Instruction desperately
needed. Will pay one thousand
dollars. Only experts
need apply.
Dixon Road,
Rapid City, California


Followup headlines
Right Angle, New Mexico newspaper

Grady King Fatally Wounded in Fight With Sprague.
Kurt Sprague Kills Toby Hawkins in Gun Fight on Main Street
Clarkson Slain in Gun Duel with Sprague.





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Red HarperBullyMell Wells34Credited
HayesSheriffWilliam Meigs40Credited
Joe SpragueKurt Sprague's fatherGeorge Mitchell43Credited
Kurt SpragueProtegePeter Breck29Credited
FloydMan speaking at sheriff's burialCharles Tannen42Credited
BartenderCy Malis51Credited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkOlan Soule49Credited
First gun instructorKen Mayer40Credited
ClarkHarper's friendUncredited
TobyHarper's friendUncredited
Asian woman at CarltonUncredited
Man at burialRay Jones58Uncredited
Matt DillonU. S. Marshal




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterFrank D. Gilroy
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 EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
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


Rapid City, California and Right Angle, New Mexico scenes
Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, United States of America


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


Geographic References

Austin, Texas, United States of America
Nevada, United States of America
Unassigned Lands (including area that became the Oaklahoma Territory)

Orleans Canyon
Rapid City
San Francisco, California, United States of America




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