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“The Misguided Father”


Season:             3 episode 24
Series Episode: 102
Air Date:          February 27, 1960



You call yourself Charley Blackburn’s friend, Sheriff. Well if his friends won’t give him a decent burial, I’d better try his enemies.”


Employment Solicitation

Personal decision






Murder shrieks out in the voice of the murderer.”

This may be a reference to:
Other sins only speak; murder shrieks out.
The element of water moistens the earth,
But blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens.”
John Webster, “The Dutchesse of Malfi”

Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong53Credited
BroganLogger spokesman
Gregg Palmer33Credited
Keith LoringWynn Loring's sonHampton Francher21Credited
Wynn LoringLogging company ownerDouglas Kennedy44Credited
Hal SimsKeith Loring's keeperLee SandsCredited
StanderSheriffHarry Carey, Jr.38Credited
Logger with wooden clubHarry Fleer43Credited
AndreHotel Carlton chefEugene Borden62Credited
Hotel Carlton dining room patronBert Stevens55Credited
Charles BlackburnPaladin's friend / LoggerUncredited
Hotel Carlton sous chefUncredited
Hotel Carlton steward
Hotel Carlton waiterUncredited
Hotel Carlton waiterUncredited
BreckerSaloon owner




Andrew V. McLaglen

Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterDonn Mulally
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerBen Brady
Associate ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson, A.S.C.
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byWilliam Lava
"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 (Uncredited)
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


Geographic References

Presidio, San Francisco, California, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms



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