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“The Trap”


Season:             5 episode 25
Series Episode: 180
Air Date:          March 3, 1962



Madam, if I have to make a choice between fighting the marshal and fighting you, I’m gonna choose the best way to survive, and chivalry can wait.”


Empoloyment Solicitation

An itinerant farmhand is known to have killed at least nige persons, including two women and three children.





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong55Credited
Roy BissellSheriffRayford Barnes41Credited
Jim BuellUnited States Marshal of Pine BluffCrahan Denton47Credited
Jeri MarcusOwner of Halfway House / Davy Walsh's auntJeanette Nolan50Credited
Davy WalshAccused killerFrank Sutton37Credited
3 posse membersUncredited
BissellRoy Bissell's youngest sonMentioned
Mrs. Pavey BradfordMr. Pavey Bradford's widowMentioned
Pavey Bradford Killed by Davy Walsh Mentioned
WalshJen Marcus' brother / Davy Walsh's father
Drifter killed by Jim BuellMentioned




DirectorFrank Pierson
Assistant DirectorWiliam Mull
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterArchie Lawrence
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin & Albert Ruben
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorEverett Sutherland, A.C.E.
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt
Set DecoratorFay Babcock

CastingPeggy Rae
Titles and Opticals Pacific Title
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
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

Coleville, California, United States of America
Pine Bluff, California, United States of America
Divinity River


Gastronomic Delights




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