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“The Waiting Room”


Season:             5 episode 24
Series Episode: 179
Air Date:          February 24, 1962



You’re young, and you have a good look about you. I’d like your gun, Renn, as a favor. I think it might save your life.”


Employment Solicitation

Tiger By The Tail
Denton, Texas – The Wilder brothers wait to come home in a jail in Clovis, Dakota Territory. We are waiting to hang them. Their savage gang has murdered and pillaged four states. Even now, no peace officer has reached Clovis alive to bring them home to the rope. Their friends and relations and cohorts mock justice. Who can bring them home?






Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone44Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong55Credited
Bill RennCowpuncher in train station waiting room / Wade Timmers' ranch hand
L. Q. Jones34Credited
Margaret ThorndikePaladin's inamorataIngeborg Kjeldsen27Credited
Dave WilderAccused murdererJames Griffith46Credited
Sim "Simmy" WilderAccused murderer(Harry) Dean Stanton36Credited
MosesElderly gentleman in train station waiting roomJester Hairston61Credited
Saloon girl in train station waiting roomJacquelyn (Jacquelin) Ravell27-28Credited
SheriffGeorge Cisar49Credited
UndertakerByron Foulger62Credited
"Mother"Blackfoot womanUncredited
Blackfoot loading buckboardUncredited
Bushwacker coming through saloon doorsUncredited
Hotel clerkHans Moebus59Uncredited
Man in coffinUncredited
Stationmaster for the Dakota-Western RailroadJohn Harmon56Uncredited
Miss DavisGives Moses clothes to wearMentioned
Wade TimmersRancherMentioned




DirectorRichard (Dick) Moder
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarry Julian Fink
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 EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
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 Locations

Clovis, Dakota Territory, United States of America
Denton, Texas, United States of America
Derby, Dakota Territory, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sioux Falls, Dakota Territory, United States of America



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