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“Ella West”


Season:              1 episode 17
Series Episode:  17
Air Date:           January 4, 1958



I promised I’d avoid a gunfight if possible, but it looks as though it isn’t possible. I have one bullet left, Mr. Breed. You may draw when you’re ready.”


Employment Solicitation

“Tomahawk” Carter sent for Paladin to “tame down a little gal…”



10% of the entire proceeds for the season



I met a lady in the mead. So beautiful, a fairy’s child . Her hair was long, her foot was light and her eyes were wild.”
Paladin quoting Keats in “La Belle Dame sans Merci”

I met a lady in the meads,
Full beautiful—a faery’s child,
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild.
John Keats, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” 



Beware her hair. Touch not her locks for in it’s magic she entwines it around her lover’s neck and never sets him free.”

Beware of her fair hair, for she excels
All women in the magic of her locks;
And when she winds them round a young man’s neck,
She will not ever set him free again.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
Tracey Calvert
Exhibition shooterWilliam Swan29Credited
"Tomahawk" Tom CarterOwner of a Wild West showEarle Hodgins64Credited
Ella WestExhibition shooterNorma Crane29Credited
BreedWild West show employeeMike Mazurki50Credited
FredAbilene hotel managerMason Curry49Credited
Baggage manHeinie Conklin71Uncredited
Wild West show employeeFred McDougall38
Abilene hotel clerk Uncredited
Abilene hotel guestRussell Custer58Uncredited
Abilene hotel guestGeorge DeNormand54Uncredited
Abilene hotel guestPhilo McCullough64Uncredited
Abilene townsmanBrandon Beach79Uncredited
Abilene townsmanJohn George59Uncredited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
Gene Roddenberry
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerJulian Claman
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Director of PhotographyWilliam Margulies
Art DirectorJames W. Sullivan
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann) Uncredited

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone and 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 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 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 References

Calamity Jane
Belle Star
Cimmaron Rose


Geographic References

Abilene, Kansas,United States of America
Laramie, Wyoming Territory, United States of America



“Aunt Rhody”



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