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“Treasure Trail”


Season:             2 episode 19
Series Episode: 58
Air Date:          January 24, 1959



Wilson, I told you I’d travel a long way to catch up to you. Your little treasure hunt has cost three men their lives. Don’t force me to make it four.”


Employment Solicitation

Verbal agreement with Craig Wilson






“The wise gamester takes the dice as they fall and pays down quietly rather than grumble at his luck.”
Paladin quoting Sophocles



But a wise gamester ought to take the dice
Even as they fall, and pay down quietly,
Rather than grumble at his luck.
Sophocles or Euripides


“For his mind had grown suspicion’s sanctuary.”
Paladin quoting Byron


His life was one long war with self-sought foes,
Or friends by him self-banished; for his mind
Had grown Suspicion’s sanctuary, and chose,
For its own cruel sacrifice, the kind,
‘Gainst whom he raged with fury strange and blind.
But he was phrensied,–wherefore, who may know?
Since cause might be which Skill could never find;
But he was phrensied by disease or woe,
To that worst pitch of all, which wears a reasoning show.
George Gordon Noel Byron, sixth Baron Byron, Child Harold’s Pilgrimage. A Romaunt. Canto IIII

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
DeckerWilson's partner with 4th part of mapBruce Gordon42Credited
GaleWilson's partner with 1st part of mapWillard Sage36Credited
StonemanWilson's partner with 2nd part of map(Harry) Dean Stanton32Credited
Craig WilsonWelcher with 3rd part of mapPeter Adams41Credited




Richard Whorf
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterAlbert Aley
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard 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.
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
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

Blue Springs
New York, New York, United States of America
Philadelphia, Pennsyvania, United States of America
San Francisio, California, United States of America
Tuscarora, Nevada, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Packrat nest soup
Veal marsala
Wild duck



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