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“Les Girls”


Season:             3 episode 3
Series Episode: 81
Air Date:          September 26, 1959



Madame, that shotgun is actually a rife and it must be cocked and loaded before you can kill me, as any good barbarian would know.”


Employment Solicitation

Bend in the River Oregon
Scarcity of Women Creates a New Type of Rustling
Mail order wives, brought in at great expense. are being wooed and married by bachelors who intercept the stage coaches before arrival. J. Brodie, prominent rancher, has declared war on these wife poachers.






When the servant is given the weapon, he begins to act like the master.”
Madame Chalon



All stomachs are equal. Those who work, eat.”
Paladin quoting Captain John Smith

He who shall not work, shall not eat.”
Captain John Smith

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
Alfred BrodieJay Brodie's sonCarol Henry41Credited
Jay BrodieRancherLane Chandler60Credited
Mac BrodieJay Brodie's sonHal Needham28Credited
Tom BrodieJay Brodie's sonDallas Mitchell31Credited
Madame ChalonInstructrice of mail order bridesMabel Albertson58Credited
LymanOwner of the Lyman Stage LineBob Hopkins41Credited
AnnetteMail order brideDanielle De Metz21Credited
CecileMail order brideRoxanne (Roxane) Berard25Credited
YvonneMail order brideHelene Stanley30Credited




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WritersGene Roddenberry
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Story EditorFrank R. Pierson
ProducerSam Rolfe
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorSamuel (Sam) Gold
Sound EditorRoderick Sound, Inc.
Sound EffectsGene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Makeup Artist
Donald (W.) Roberson
Hair Stylist
Madine Danks, C.H.S.
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt

Set DecoratorHerman N. Schoenbrun & Charles Vassar

CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Richard Boone's Stunt Double
Hal Needham
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production
Recording Company'Westrex Recording System




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

Mail order brides


Geographic References

Bend in the River, Oregon
Paris, France
Tacconay, France
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Biscuits a la Paladin
Fire rotisserie rabbit



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