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“The Walking Years”


Season:             6 episode 25
Series Episode: 218
Air Date:          March 2, 1963




Five years ago, I took a person away from a renegade band of Apaches. A person who’d been a prisoner for over a year, had suffered every degredation, every privation, a person who had been taken away from a wagon train headed for California under most unusual circumstances. A person who preferred death to living with the constant knowledge of what had happened. A person who nurtured bitterness and hate and a lust for revenge.”


Employment Solicitation


My dear Mr. Paladin:

It would be to your advantage to come to the Rusty Anchor saloon on Front Street on the eighth day of August at eight o’clock in the evening.

Your faithful servant,

A friend







Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
Mollie DeanWagon train memberElen WillardCredited
WiggenWagon train masterHal Needham31Credited
AliceWagon train memberJacqueline WilsonCredited
FerdieGuardFred HakimCredited
HomerGuardGerry Walberg41Credited
LulaWagon train memberSantenig (Sandy) DoniganCredited
Rusty Anchor bartenderStewart East49Credited
BarflyNick Borgani58Uncredited
BarflyChet Brandenburg65Uncredited
BarflyPaul King45Uncredited
BarflySailor Vincent61Uncredited
BarflyMax Wagner61Uncredited
BarflyHarry Wilson65Uncredited




DirectorRichard Boone
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterDon Ingalls
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerDon Ingalls
Production ManagerGordon McLean
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byWilbur Hatch
ConductorWilbur Hatch
"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
Edwin Butterworth
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorClaude E. Carpenter

CastingPeggy Rae
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

Embarcadero, San Francisco, Califronia, United States of America
Front Street, San Francisco, California, United States of America



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