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“Bitter Wine”


Season:              1 episode 23
Series Episode 23
Air Date:           February 15, 1958





Go on, pull the trigger. But if you do there’ll be an oil fire. You’ve never seen an oil fire have you. It will wipe out everything you’ve worked for.”


Employment Solicitation

Verbal request by Renato Donatello



An annual case of Reisling



The grape with logic absolute shall all the warring tribes confute.”


The Grape that can with Logic absolute
The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute:
The subtle Alchemist that in a Trice
Life’s leaden Metal into Gold transmute.”
Omar Khayyám


Wait for the wine to lull the red-eyed anger into sleep.”
Paladin quoting Omar Khayyam


Errors, like straws, upon the surface fall.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.”


Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls, must dive below.”
John Dryden


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
Renato Donatello
VintnerEduardo Ciannelli68Credited
Teresa DonatelloRenato Donatello'sdaughterRita Lynn38Credited
Tim GormanOil well drillerRichard Shannon37Credited
Fair chairmanDonald Foster68Credited
Gorman guardJames Waters32Credited
Gorman guardVal BenedictCredited
VigneronAbdullah Abbas51Uncredited
VigneronNick Borgani53Uncredited
VigneronLenny Geer43Uncredited
VigneronEarl Spainard45Uncredited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Ken Kolb

Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerJulian Claman
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyWilliam Margulies
Art DirectorJames W. Sullivan
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann) (Uncredited)

Supervising EditorFred W. Berger, A.C.E.
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold

Optical EffectsJack Rabin & Louis DeWitt
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Property MasterMike Gordon
Makeup ArtistWilliam Wood (Woods)

Hair Stylist
Madine Danks

WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.

CastingLynn Stalmaster and Associates
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 Location

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


Geographic References

Asti, Italy
Paris, France
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Stockton, California, United States of America
Texas, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Irish stew
Reisling wine
White Mule



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