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“The Unforgiven”


Season:             3 episode 8
Series Episode: 86
Air Date:          November 7, 1959



“Ronson, you’re a bushwacker. My backs not turned. I’m not asleep. I know both ends of the gun and that’s not the way you like it.”


Employment Solicitation


General Crommer not expected to live. Suggest to your financial benefit to attend him immediately.
Beauregard Crommer





The feast of the rose is in the eyes and the nose and not in the lips.”


This may be an allusion to William Shakespeare‘s Venus and Adonis
or Ovid‘s Metamorphoses Book X Venus and 


Best, to forget. Good, to forgive, Living, we fret. Dying, we live.”


Good, to forgive. Best, to forget. Living, we fret. Dying, we live.”
Robert Browning


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
CaterallGeneral Crommer's mining partner Joel Ashley40Credited
Beauregard "Beau" CrommerGeneral Crommer's grandsonHampton Francher21Credited
CrommerFormer GeneralDavid White43Credited
ReevaPaladin's immatorataJanet Lake23Credited
RonsonCaterall's gunfigherHank Patterson70Credited
SmithShopkeeperGordon Polk36Credited
BartenderBob Hopkins41Credited
Doctor(C.) Lindsay Workman35Credited
DealerJohn O'Malley43Credited
General Crommer's manservantStewart East45Credited
Trail handJoseph BreenCredited
BarflyHerman Hack60Uncredited
One of General Crommer's "swaggering, posturing, fops of relatives"William H. O'Brien68Uncredited
CrandallPrior messenger from General CrommerMentioned
Hargraves"Took" General Crommer in a railroad stock dealMentioned
Johnson"Got the best" of General Crommer in a land right of ways deal
Rosco HicksSan Annoe attorney-at-law &
real estate agent
General Crommer's cousins, nephews & grandchildrenMentioned




Andrew V. McLaglen
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterJay Simms
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)

"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
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


Western Street scenes
Melody Ranch – 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, United States of America


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


Historical Reference

Ivan the Terrible


Geographic References

San Annoe
San Francisco, California, United States of America


Gastronomic Delights




Have Gun – Will Travel episodes (written, spoken and credits), Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Wikipedia, individual observations, and others as indicated by the links.


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