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“The Scorched Feather”


Season:             2 episode 22
Series Episode: 61
Air Date:          February 14, 1959



The road you travel leads to only one thing – Death. If I can turn you back I will. If I can’t, then I’m the end of that road for you.”


Employment Solicitation

Verbal request





For if he lived like a madman
At least he died like a wise one.
Robert Ceilbleu quoting Cervantes

For if he like a madman lived,
At least he like a wise one died.
Miquel de Cervantes, Don Quixoye, Don Quixote’s epitaph



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Hotan Etan a.k.a Robert CeilbleuShoshone Comanche War Chief / William Ceilbleu's son Mario Alcalde32Credited
William Ceilbleu a.k.a. "Billy Blue Sky"Former scout for the Army Lon Chaney (Jr.)53Credited
AlMuggerMike Steele39Credited
PiggoMuggerCy Malis51Credited
Hotel Carlton cigar sellerUncredited
Stockton House stewardUncredited
Hotan Eaton's motherMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterBruce Geller
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
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 Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
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


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


Geographic References

San Francisco, California, United States of America



Gastronomic Delights

Duck a l’orange
Napolean Brandy 1851



Have Gun – Will Travel episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Wikipedia, individual observations, and others as indicated by the links.


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