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“American Primitive”`


Season:             6 episode 21
Series Episode: 214
Air Date:          February 2, 1963



I think I’m beginning to yearn for things pastorial. Trees, tall and green, that scrape the sky when the wind blows, and clouds, white and fat… Open spaces… vast, empty, untouched.”



Employment Solicitation


Orrville, Texas

Dear Paladin,

Spring is here. There are trout in the stream and deer in the mountains. My mouth is watering for fried trout and veison. Can you come down for some fishing or hunting?

Your friend,

Ernie Backwater


Weekly Sentinel
Murderers of Will Tybee’s Son Escape.
The vicious killers of young Tybee have escaped and it is believed theyare heading for West Texas.






Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
Ernie BackwaterSheriffHenry (Harry) Morgan47Credited
Will TybeeAccused killerRobert J. Wilke48Credited
Maggie McGuireHotel Carlton housekeeperPeggy Rea41Credited
SimBarberPtt Herbert48Credited
Hotel Carlton guestJohn Breen52Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestSam Harris87Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestJoe Ploski58Uncredited
Hotel Carlton guestSailor Vincent61Uncredited
TownsmanBert Madrid47Uncredited
TownsmanHarry Mayo64Uncredited
TownsmanNorman Stevans46Uncredited
TybeeWill tybee's 15 year old sonMentioned
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterMentioned
Sim's 4 childrenMentioned
Posse memberMentioned
Sim's wifeMentioned
5 men who killed Will Tybee's sonMentioned
TomkinOwner of Tomkin's Supplies Feed & Grain Mining Equipment
5 dead menMentioned




DirectorJerry Hopper
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterHarry Julian Fink
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerDon Ingalls
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorRichard (Y.) Haman
Opening Theme MusicBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byNathan Scott
ConductorNathan Scott
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
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

Orrvilee, Texas, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America
West Texas, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Fried trout



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