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“Young Gun”


Season:             2 episode 9
Series Episode: 48
Air Date:          November 8, 1958



Easy Calvert. I know your name was a death sentence to twenty men. But this isn’t El Paso and you’re not as young as you used to be.”


Employment Solicitation

Ranch War in Wyoming
The refusal of a local rancher to permit access to the sole remaining source of water in this drought-stricken area has resulted in the deaths of two men and threatens open warfare.



Paid, but not mentioned



Our names are advertised by our loving friends.”
Paladin paraphrasing Shakespeare


We are advertised by our loving friends
That they do hold their course toward Tewksbury:
We, having now the best at Barnet field,
Will thither straight, for willingness rids way;
And, as we march, our strength will be augmented
In every county as we go along.
Strike up the drum; cry ‘Courage!’ and away.
William Shakespeare, “Henry VI”, Part 3 Act IV, Scene 3


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone41Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong51Credited
Jeff CalvertRoy Calvert's sonPaul Carr24Credited
Roy CalvertFormer gunfighter / Owner of the Six Iron RanchDick Foran48Credited
Frank WellmanRanch ownerRobert F. Simon49Credited
Meg WellmanFrank Wellman's daughterAbby Dalton26Credited
Frank Wellman's wifeMeg Wyllie41Credited
BarflyRay Jones58Credited
BarflyRobert Robinson55Credited
BarneyBartenderGene Roth55Credited
CaseyWellman ranch handRick MillerCredited
Harry CraigRancherMentioned




Lamont Johnson
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin

CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterAlbert Aley
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorDon Ingalls
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyHoward Schwartz
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 ArtistDonald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

Set DesignPaul Sylos, Jr.
CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
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 Location

Paramount Studios – 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Benedict scenes
Jack Ingram Ranch – 2255 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


Exterior scenes
Iverson Ranch – 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Closing Credits background
Lone Pine – California, United States of America


Geographic References

Benedict, Wyoming Territory
El Paso, Texas, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights





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