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“The Race”


Season:             5 episode 7
Series Episode: 162
Air Date:          October 28, 1961



For a horse race with no rules, ten miles out of sight of any witnesses, survival is more important that speed. Is that why you hired a gunfighter instead of a jockey?”


Employment Solicitation

Offering of $1000 to ride in a Millicoma horse race







Canst thou bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?”

“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades,
or loose the bands of Orion?”
Bible, Job 38:31 King James Version


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong54Credited
Sam CrabbeRancherBen Johnson48Credited
TamasunChief of the MillicomaMichael Pate41
CheckerStewart East47Credited
Sam Crabbe's ranch handJohn HopkinsCredited
Paladin's inamorataVana LeslieCredited
Sam Crabbe's ranch handUncredited
Millicoma protecting Paladin during raceUncredtied
Millicoma protecting Paladin during race
Millicoma riderUncredited
Millicoma trainerUncredited




DirectorAndrew V. McLauglen
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterLou Shaw & Peggy Shaw (O'Shea)
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byWilliam Lava
ConductorWilliam Lava
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorFay Babcock

CastingPeggy Rae
Titles and OpticalsPacific 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


Exterior Scenes
Bend, Oregon, United States of America


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


Geographic References

Brazos River
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Millicoma River, Oregon, United States of America



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