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“Three Bells to Perdido”


Season:               1 episode 1
Series Episode:   1
Air Date:            September 14, 1957





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Employment Solicitation

New Mexico Journal
Pursues Elopers, Attempts Assault on Perdido
Jessie Reed, prominent cattleman of this territory, took fast action when his daughter, Nancy, ran off with Dave Endeby, for whom the US Marshal holds a murder warrant. Mr. Reed let twenty-six of his ranch hands against Perdido, a notorious outlaw refuge in the Sierra Grand, where the young couple are believed to have fled.  The toll, twenty-one dead, three wounded, including Mr. Reed.





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong50Credited
Dave EnderbyAccused murderer, Nancy Reed Enderby's husband
Jack Lord36Credited
Nancy Enderby (nee Reed)Jessie Reed's daughter / Dave Enderby's wifeJanice Rule26Credited
Reed ranch handFrancis MacDonald (McDonald)66Credited
Mr. O'BrienAlcalda (Mayor) of PerdidoJudson Pratt40
Jessie ReedNancy Reed Enderby's father / RancherHarry Shannon67Credited
BartenderTed (Theodore, Theo) Marcuse37
Knife Thrower / Dark YouthChristian (Chris) Drake33Credited
Peon sitting outside cantinaMartin Garralaga62Credited
Poker player at the Hotel CarltonGene Roth54Credited
PatrickHotel Carlton doormanUncredited
Asian Woman at the Hotel CarltonUncredited
Man in Hotel Carlton lobbyBert StevensUncredited
Man in Hotel Carlton lobbyArthur ToveyUncredited
Canyon guard 1 on the way out of the canyonUncredited
Canyon guard 2 on the way out of the canyonUncredited
Canyon guard 3 on the way out of the canyonUncredited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorNathan Barragar
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Herb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Script SupervisorMary Chaffee
ProducerJulian Claman
Director of PhotographyFleet Southcott
Art DirectorNicolai Remisoff
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)
Episode Music byBernard Hermann (Herrmann)
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone & Sam Rolfe
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistGlen Alden
Hair Stylist
Pat Whiffing
WardrobeJack Dowsing
Set DecoratorG. W. Berntsen
CastingLynn Stalmaster
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham (Uncredited)
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production, Filmaster Productions

Recording Company'Westrex Recording System
ATFP (Alliance of TV Film Producers)



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

Perdido, Mexico
Portalas, New Mexico Territory, United States of America
Rio Grande
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sierra Grande Mountains
Twin Peaks



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