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Season:             3 episode 11
Series Episode: 89
Air Date:          November 28, 1959



The obsession grows stronger and stronger until finally the very power of it summons up the beast; which of course, kills and eats the man.”


Employment Solicitation

Bank Draft for $1000 drawn on the Bank of Argus, Texas
On the back is a note:
Come kill the tiger before it kills me.
Signed John Ellsworth,
Argus, Texas





Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
PaladinAn arbiterRichard Boone42Credited
Kim Chan "Hey Boy"Hotel Carlton porterKam Tong52Credited
John EllsworthRancherParley Baer45Credited
J. HawkinsAgent for the Empire Detective Agency, London, EnglandTerence DeMarney (De Marney)51Credited
JoeTiger trainerClegg Hoyt48Credited
LahriJohn Ellsworth's Indian female servantElsa Cardenas24Credited
PahnduJohn Ellsworth's Indian male servantPaul ClarkeCredited
Rancher warning about escaped circus animalsDennis Moore51Credited
Man with beardMickey Finn26Credited
Man hanging circus poster / LaborerRalph Neff52Credited
Tiger trainer's assistantMax Slaten35Credited
Lady at Hotel Carlton that speaks to PaladinUncredited
Loafer whittlingUncredited
Third man on bench in front of general store
JanmejayPahndu's fatherMentioned




Don Taylor
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
CreatorsHerb Meadow & Sam Rolfe
WriterGene Roddenberry

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
Production CompaniesA CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) Television Network Production, Filmaster Productions, Inc.

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

Argus, Texas
Bengal, India
Bombay, India
Calcutta, India
Concord, Texas, United States of America
Gaval, India
Hempstead, Texas, United States of America
Humbolt, Texas
Jaunpur, India
Kulwanti, India
Satpura range, India
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sealy, Texas, United States of America


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