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“The Siege”


Season:             4 episode 28
Series Episode: 145
Air Date:          April 1, 1961



Poison sewn secret and wile for beast or man, mother or child, a monsterous crime.”


Employment Solicitation

Reward Offered For Water Bugs.
The plague of poisoned water left by the three diabolic Brent Brothers, often called the Water Bugs because of their stealthy trade, may be about to end. Ranchers near Phoenix in Arizona, led by Ezekial Tyler, a man of courage, have raised a fund to reward the man who can bring the Water Bugs to the gallows and end the poisoning of water – the most heinous and detestible crime of Arizona’s drylands.






And what doeth the Lord require of thee, but to do justice, and love mercy and walk humbly with thy God.”


He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you,
but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Bible, Micah 6:8 King James Version


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Kim Li "Hey Girl"Hotel Carlton porterLisa Lu34Credited
Alvah BrentWater BugMike Kellin48Credited
Bobby Joe BrentWater BugPerry Lopez31Credited
Theo BrentWater BugBrad WestonCredited
Fred KesslerRancherDavid J. Stewart46Credited
Ezekial TylerFarmerRobert Karnes43Credited
Sol WernerManager of the 3 "Mermaids"Hal Smith44Credited
DoctorRuss Bender51Credited
"Mermaid"Irma SendreyCredited
Barney DawsonFred Kessler's woodchopperUncredited
Micah "Mike" TylerEzekial Tyler's sonMark Whalen16Uncredited
Hotel Carlton desk clerkTony Reagan (Regan)52Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestLaRue FarlowUncredited
Hotel Carlton guestBess Flowers29Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestSam Harris83Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestWilliam Meader56Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestMurray Pollack42Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestJack Tornek74Uncredited




DirectorAndrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterJack Curtis
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 Garriguenc
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 EditorEverett Sutherland
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


Geographic References

Apache Junction, Arizona Territory, United States of America
Phoenix, Arizona Territory, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America



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