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“The Trial”

 

 

Season:             3 episode 38
Series Episode: 116
Air Date:          June 11, 1960

 

 

Teaser

That presents something of a problem doesn’t it. Well, perhaps out of all your years of selfless devotion to the law you will be able to think of some technicality that covers it.”

 

Employment Solicitation

Wanted Poster

WANTED
$500 REWARD
WILL BE PAID BY SANTA YNEZ
COUNTY FOR THE CAPTURE
DEAD OR ALIVE
OF
DAVID GIBBS
NOTIFY NEAREST SHERIFF

accompanying a letter:

I will pay you $5000.00 if you guarantee to bring in my son alive.
Morgan Gibbs
Santa Ynez

 

Fee

$5000.00 if David Gibbs is brought in alive, $500 if he brought in dead.


Quotes

‘I am the law,’ said Louis.”
Paladin

 

This may be a reference to:
L’Etat, c’est moi” (“I am the State”)
attributed to Louis XIV by
Thomas Carlyle, “The French Revolution, A History” Chaper 1.1.11


Cast & Crew Lists

Cast

CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong53Credited
David GibbsWanted Bud SlaterCredited
Morgan GibbsDavid Gibb's father / Owner of the largest trading station in the area, land and cattle
Robert F. Simon44Credited
"Doc" RichardsonDoctorTom (Thomas E.) Jackson73Credited
G. L. StevensDrummer in ladies wear, cloth and notions / JurorBarry Brooks50Credited
Perce WeberBounty hunterRaymond Hatton72Credited
CharlieTown drunk / JudgeJames Bell68Credited
FrankGuard behind hotel desk with rifleRick SilverCredited
GeorgeSanta Ynez hotel desk clerk / JurorHal Smith43Credited
Antrim
Merchant with box of goods / JurorHarry Antrim75Credited
Paladin's inamorataAngela Stevens35Credited
Freighter /JurorBill (William) HuntCredited
JoeJurorUncredited
JurorUncredited
JurorUncredited
Man building gallows
Uncredited
Man in doorway with rifleUncredited
Trail handJohn ThyeUncredited
Mrs. GibbsMorgan Gibb's wife / daughter of a Pima chiefMentioned
Morgan Gibb's fianceMentioned

 

 

Crew

DirectorIda Lupino
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterRobert E. Thompson
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerBen Brady
Associate ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"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 EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
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 & Charles Vassar

CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production. Filmaster Productions, Inc.

A.T.F.P. (Alliance of Television & Film Producers)
Recording Company'Westrex Recording System

 

 

 

Filming Locations

Sets
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

Yellow Creek Gorge/Pass (Lassen National Forest, California, United States of America)

 

 

Gastronomic Delights

Chateau Latour 1868

 

Sources

Have Gun – Will Travel episodes (written, spoken and credits). Internet Movie Database (IMDb), authors (cited), philosophers (cited), poets (cited) and individual observation.

 

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