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The Tender Gun


Season:             4 episode 7
Series Episode: 124
Air Date:          October 22, 1960



Ted Greve, do you ever go back to Abilene? Or can’t you forget how they laughed at you, lying there in the dirt crying.


Employmen Solicitation

Mr Paladin,

Our town got run over with a covey of gun slinging water moccasins and needs your help. Pretty interesting reward if they get what they deserve. My nephew tells me you are just the man.


M. J. Smuggley, Sheriff Aroyo




Not accepted


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
Kim Li "Hey Girl"Hotel Carlton porterLisa Lu33Credited
CorcoranGun DrummerDon Keefer46Credited
Ted GreveFirst Yates' henchman, shot by sheriffLou Antonio26Credited
HeckYates' henchmanHerbert Patterson38Credited
Maude J. SmugglySheriff/"Poor widow woman" / Monk Bordelli's auntJeanette Nolan48Credited
YatesLand grabberTom Reese32Credited
"Russian"Yates' henchmanHal Needham29Uncredited
Monk BordelliMaude J. Smuggley's sister's sonMentioned
PaisleyMaude J. Smuggley's 1st husbandMentioned
Fred SmugglyMaude J. Smuggley's 5th husbandMentioned
WadeMaude J. Smuggley's 3rd husbandMentioned
YarkleyMaude J. Smuggley's 2nd husbandMentioned
JohnathanMaude J. Smuggley's 4th husbandMentioned
Arroyo doctorMentioned
Arroyo parsonMentioned
Mrs. BordelliMaude J. Smuggly's sister / Monk's mother Mentioned




Director Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterJay Simms

Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byJerry Goldsmith
"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
Production 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 Co.
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 Reference

Arroyo, California
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Summer whiskey



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