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“The Great Mojave Chase”


Season:   1 episode 3

Episode:  3

Air Date: September 28, 1957





I’ve seen you lie, cheat, steal and try murder. You’ve tried everything but begging. Now get down on your knees and beg.”

Employment Solicitation

The Desert Journal
The Mojave Chase
Western Version of “Fox and Hound”
For the third year, Mojave businessman Billy-Joe Kane will bet that no rider can elude the town’s posse for forty-eight hours. The game is open to any rider who will cover Mr. Kane’s bet.  By surrounding the desert water holes, the posse has captured every contestant, so far, in less than thirty hours.



 $1000 upon delivery of the Mojave water rights and a $5,000 bet at 5-1 odds (to cover $10,000 + the Mojave water rights).  Take note of the final reckoning.


Cast & Crew Lists



CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone40Credited
Mr. ElkinsBank ManagerJonathan Hole53Credited
Billy-Joe Kane
Water rights ownerLawrence Dobkin38Credited
DeverKane's right-hand manClaude Akins31
JakeProspectorWilliam Fawcett63Credited
JohnPlains Cavalry captainWalter Reed41Credited
"Old Timer"Assistant to the animal doctorEarle Hodgins63Credited
BartenderHal Smith41Credited
RyderKane's henchmanPhil Schumacher57Uncredited
Animal doctorPerry IvinsUncredited
Cafe patronJohn George59Uncredited
TownsmanMathew McCue61Uncredited
TownsmanPaul PalmerUncredited
TownsmanBob Reeve65Uncredited
TownsmanTom Smith65Uncredited
TownsmanCap Somers64Uncredited




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)

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

WardrobeFrank V. Tauss

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


Desert scenes
Red Rock Canyon State Park – Highway 14, Cantil, California, United States of America


Town of Mojave scenes
Ray Corrigan Ranch – Corriganville, Simi Valey, California, United States of America


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


Geographic References 

Elkhorn, Nevada,
Mojave Desert
San Francisco, California, United States of California


Gastronomic Delights 

Sheep eyes
Roast dog
Stewed lizard



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