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“Three Bells to Perdido”

 

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

 

 

 

Teaser

“I’d like you to take a look at this gun.  The balance is excellent. This trigger responds to a pressure of one ounce.  This gun was handcrafted to my specifications and I rarely draw it unless I mean to use it.”

 

 

Employment Solicitation

New Mexico Journal
RANCHER INVADES MEXICO
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.

 

Fee

$1000

 

Cast & Crew Lists

Cast 

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
Gotch
Reed ranch handFrancis MacDonald (McDonald)66Credited
Mr. O'BrienAlcalda (Mayor) of PerdidoJudson Pratt40
Credited
Jessie ReedNancy Reed Enderby's father / RancherHarry Shannon67Credited
BartenderTed (Theodore, Theo) Marcuse37
Credited
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

 

 

 Crew

Director
Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorNathan Barragar
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Writer(s)
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.
(Uncredited)
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  

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 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

 

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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