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“The Road”


Season:             4 episode 36
Series Episode: 153
Air Date:          May 27, 1961



They say one of them mountains is gold – solid gold clear through to Reno on t’other side. Men come looking for that mountain. There’s also men that don’t hunt gold. They hunt the prospectors, rob ’em, maybe kill ’em, maybe leave ’em naked to die. Why it’s the gold fever. Stranger alone don’t dare to stop for a friendly word, nor trust a sole, nor even to sleep.”


Employment Solicitation






Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
BeamanStablemanBen Wright46Credited
Fred HensoeProspector / John Hensoe's fatherTrevor Bardette58Credited
John HensoeProspector / Fren Hensoe's sonJoel Crothers20Credited
MertonScavengerGene Lyons40Credited
PrestonInnkeeper / StablemanGeorge Kennedy36Credited
Sibley "Sib"ProspectorPerry CookCredited
ScavengerHal Needham30Uncredited




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterFrank R. Pierson
Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byRene Gariguenc
ConductorLud Gluskin
"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 Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
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

CastingStalmaster-Lister Company
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


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


Historical Reference



Geographic References

Reno, Nevada, United States of America


Gastronomic Delight

Buffalo jerky


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