Chess knight courtesy of COCHISE LEATHER COMPANY


“The Poker Fiend”


Season:             4 episode 9
Series Episode: 126
Air Date:          November 12, 1960



This man? This man? You think this wreck of self pity; this whining leftover of two women is a man?


Employment Solicitation

Family crest at the bottom of the stationary:


( translating to “Either Cesar or Nothing”)

Your note says you want me to bring your husband back to you from a poker palace in Cavanaw City,” said Paladin to Mrs. Neal.



$5000 before and $5000 when Mr.Neal is delivered to Mrs. Neal.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone43Credited
CavageWaller's employeeLeo Penn39Credited
HarrisonWaller's employeeWarren Oates32Credited
John Paul NealBusinessmanJack Weston36Credited
Mrs. NealJohn Paul Neal's wifeBetsy Jones Moreland (Jones-Moreland)30Credited
WallerPoker playerPeter Falk33Credited
Billy "The Hat"Poker playerJames (Jim) Boles46Credited
SamServer in Cavanaugh City's Bartholomew's RestaurantTony Haig12Credited
SarahPoker dealerBrett Sommers36Credited
Hotel Carlton stewardStewart East46Credited
Poker playerJoseph (Joe) Walls44Credited
Poker playerEric Alden52Credited
Hotel Carlton dining room patronTony Regan52Uncredited




DirectorByronn Paul
Assistant DirectorGordon McLean
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterRichard Adams (De Long)
Story EditorAlbert Ruben
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerHoward Joslin
Director of PhotographyFrank (V.) Phillips
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Opening Theme Music ComposerBernard Hermann (Herrmann)

Episode Music byLeith Stevens
ConductorLeith Stevens
"Ballad of Paladin" SingerJohnny Western
"Ballad of Paladin" written by Johnny Western, Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe
Music EditorGene Feldman
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Film EditorEverett Sutherland
Production Sound Mixer

Frederick (Fred) A. Kessler

Recording CompanyWestrex Recording System
Re-recording byJoel Moss
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

CastingStalmaster-Lister Co.
Titles and OpticalsPacific Title
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



Geograpbic References

Cavanaw City
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights

Brown & Sturgis liquor
Eggs and steak
Meat Stew
Oatmeal & milk
Pork & beans
Pork chop and beans



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