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“The Prophet”


Season:             3 episode 16
Series Episode: 94
Air Date:          January 2, 1960



I was beginning to think the Army had changed.”


Employment Solicitation

Army Fears Apache Uprising






“Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.”

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men.
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally.
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.”
John Donne, “Holy Sonnets: Death, be not Proud”


Vengence is mine. I will repay, said the Lord”


Vengeance is mine;I will repay, saith the Lord.”
Bible, Romans 12:19, King James Version


“Oh, that I were in the wilderness; that I might leave my people, and go from them! For they are an assembly of the treacherous. They bend their tongue, their bow of falsehood. And they are called mighty in the land. But not for truth. And they proceed from evil to him.”


Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.”
Bible, Jeremiah 9:2 King James Version

“And they shall come back from the land of the enemy and there is hope for thy future, saith the Lord.”


Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.”
Bible, Jeremiah 31:16 King James Version


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong53Credited
Leonard FerberArmy Intelligence majorBarney Phillips46Credited
Benjamin NunezFormer Plains Cavalry Indian fighter / "White War Chief"Shepperd Strudwick52Credited
Madam LPaladin's chess opponentFlorence Marly40Credited
SerafinaBenjamin Nunez's Apache wifeLorna Thayer40Credited
Apache scout at burnt cabinEddie Little Sky33Credited
Serafina's brotherBrad von Beltz37Credited
2 Apache warriors
10 Apache warriorsUncredited
FremontSenator / Former generalMentioned
Mrs. FremontSenator's daughterMentioned
Ranald Sidell MackenzieLeader of an expedition against the ApacheMentioned
2 peace emmissariesMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen

Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterShimon Wincelberg
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
ProducerSam Rolfe
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 byPaul Dunlap
"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 & Angela Alexander

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


Historical References

Mackenzie Expedition
Ranald Slidell Mackenzie


Geographic References

Alamagordo, New Mexico Territory, United States of America
St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
San Francisco, California, United States of America



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