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“Bob Wire”


Season:             6 episode 18
Series Episode: 211
Air Date:          January 12, 1963



…if thing get too tough, jusTt wire Paladin, San Francisco.”



Employment Solicitation

Personal request by Bob Wire








A morning in May; love’s young dream.”
Bob Wire

This may be in reference to the following poem:

Bless the genial sunshine, speed the cheerful ray
Into every human heart – merry month of May.
Nature’s voice is jubilant, brooks and birds are singing;
Bells, on all the otwers round, merrily are ringing;

Flowers gay and grasses green, everywhere are teeming;
Why should sad humanity sit in dilence dreaming?
Be we then, awake to life, smiling as the flowers –
Happy as the joyous birds, in their leafy bowers.

Life, at best, is all too sad; we should cease repining –
Look upon the brighter side while the sun is shining:
Earth were not so dark a place if we were but willing
To admit some rays of light – all its niches filling.

Let us, then, with cheerfulness – faith and duty blending –
Make of all the rolling year, Summer, never ending.
George P. Emswiler,“A Morning in May”, May 1, 1864


OH! the days are gone, when Beauty bright
My heart’s chain wove;
When my dream of life, from morn till night,
Was love, still love.
New hope may bloom,
And days may come
Of milder, calmer beam,
But there’s nothing half so sweet in life
As love’s young dream.

No, there’s nothing half so sweet in life
As love’s young dream.
Tho’ the bard to purer fame may soar,
When wild youth’s past;
Tho’ he win the wise, who frown’d before,
To smile at last;
He’ll never meet
A joy so sweet,
In all his noon of fame,
As when first he sung to woman’s ear,
His soul-felt flame,
And, at every close, she blush’d to hear
The one loved name.

No,—that hallowed form is ne’er forgot
Which first love traced;
Still it lingering haunts the greenest spot
On memory’s waste.
Twas odour fled
As soon as shed;
Twas morning’s wingèd dream;
Twas a light that ne’er can shine again
On life’s dull stream:
Oh! ’twas light that ne’er can shine again
On life’s dull stream.

Thomas Moore, “Love’s Young Dream”



…blessed are the peacemakers.”

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
Bible, Matthew 5:9 King James Version



Tis not so deep as a well nor wide as a church door, but ’twill serve.”


ROMEO tries to break up the fight.

TYBALT stabs MERCUTIO under ROMEO’s arm.

Away, Tybalt.

Exeunt TYBALT, PETRUCHIO, and the other CAPULETS

I am hurt.
A plague o’ both your houses! I am sped.
Is he gone and hath nothing?

What, art thou hurt?

Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch. Marry, ’tis enough.
Where is my page?—Go, villain, fetch a surgeon.


Courage, man. The hurt cannot be much.

No, tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church-door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve.
Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. Iam peppered, I
warrant, for this world. A plague o’ both your houses! Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse,
a cat to scratch a man to death! A braggart, a rogue, a villain that fights by the book
of arithmetic! Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm.

I thought all for the best.

Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 by William Shakespeare



Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone45Credited
Anna AndersonAnderson's daughterIrish McCalla32Credited
AndersonRancherJames Bell71Credited
DaneAnderson's foremanChristopher KingCredited
Maggie McGuireHotel Carlton housekeeperPeggy Rea41Credited
TaggLeader of the farmer's group
Hal Baylor44Credited
Bob WireSalesmanWoodrow Parfrey40Credited
Smith & Wells Engraving Co. printerJon Silo55Credited
"Big" John DonovanSan Francisco printer / Maggie's fianceHarry Wilson65Uncredited
FarmerDick Johnstone69Uncredited
FarmerEthan Laidlaw63Uncredited
RancherBert Madrid47Uncredited
Rancher Harry Mayo64Uncredited
2 Anderson ranch hands
Actress with red-gold hairMentioned




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

Episode Music byWilbur Hatch
ConductorWilbur Hatch
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Film EditorEverett Sutherland, A..C.E.
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



Historical Reference

Range War



Geographic References

Anderson, California, United States of America
Sacramento, California, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America





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