“Working Girls”


Season:              1 episode 2
Series Episode:  3
Air Date:           January 17, 1998



“There’s more to those ladies than meets the eye.  Hell if I can figure it out.” – John “J. D.” Dunne



A group of prostitutes want protection and a safe place to stay.



Offered and turned down.



Euphemisms / Quotes / Literary References

(Don’t go) “bustin’ in like some bucking bronco” – Buck tells J.D.


Cast & Crew Lists


CharacterRoleActorActor AgeStatus
Chris Larabee

Michael Biehn
Vin Tanner
GunfighterEric Close
John “J.D." Dunne
GunfighterAndrew Kavovit
Bucklin "Buck" Wilmington
GunfighterDale Midkiff
Josiah Sanchez
Gunfighter/ TheologianRon Perlman
Ezra Standish
Gambler/ Conman/ Gunfighter
Anthony Starke
Nathan Jackson
Gunfighter / HealerRick Worthy
Mary Travis
Owner and editor of The Clarion News
Laurie Holden
WickesPimpBarry Corbin
EmilyProstituteBoti Ann Bliss
Katy Boyer
Marisa Coughlan
Wickes' enforcer
Mark Burnham
Bartender in Wickes Town
William Bassett
Potential Husband
David Underwood
Kendis Chase
ProstituteTasha Tacosa




DirectorChristopher Cain

First Assistant DirectorBruce Carter

Second Assistant Director
Gwyneth Horder-Payton

Developed by
John Watson / Pen Desham
Original Screenplay
William Roberts / Walter Bernstein (uncredited) / Walter Newman (uncredited)

Written by
Melissa Rosenberg

Story Consultant
Robert Franke
Script Supervisor
Sally J. Roddy
Script CoordinatorMargo Katz
Executive Producers

Josef Anderson / Pen Densham
/ Richard Barton Lewis
/ Walter Mirisch
/ Mark Stern
/ John Watson
Steve Beers / Lynne Symons

Co-producerMelissa Rosenberg
Producer's Associate Amy Hayes
Composer: Original ThemeElmer Bernstein
MusicDon Harper / John Van Tongeren
Composer: Additional Music
Steve Wilkinson (uncredited) / Craig Marks (incredited)
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Director of Photography
Gordon C. Lonsdale
Camera Operator(s)

Gregory Paul Collier
Second Assistant Camera: "a" cameraJacqueline J. Nivens (uncredited)
Key Grip
Jason (D.) Hodges
GripAlex Cruz (uncredited)
Chief Lighting Technician
Jack Todd
Set LightingJohn Stewart (uncredited)
Best Boy Electric
J. B. Richner (uncredited)
Film Editor
William B. Stich, A. C. E.
Assistant Editor

David Hill
Boon OperatorKevin Hyde (uncredited)
Supervising Sound Editor(s)
Doug Kent

Sound EditorMiles O'Fun / Allan Bromberg (uncredited)
Sound Mixer
Richard Schexnayder (uncredited)

Production Sound Mixer
Thomas E. Allen, Sr., C.A.S.
Re-recording Mixer(s)
Pete Elia (uncredited) / Craig (M.) Otte (uncredited) / Elmo Ponsdomenech (uncredited)
Art Director
John Bucklin
Set Decorator
John (F.) Brown
Construction Coordinator
Dean (R.) Brown
Property Master
Curtis Akin
Propmaker Foreman
Steven Fidler (uncredited)
Location Manager
Larry Luttrell
Location Liaison
Daniel Veluzatd (uncredited)
Transportation Coordinator
Rocky Reed
Production Designer
Jerry Wanek
Unit Production Manager
R. John Slosser

Production Coordinator
Brian Tanke
Post-Production Executive
Hudson Hickman (uncredited)
Production Accountant
Jeff Gafin
Original casting
Janet Hirshenson, C.S.A. / Jane Jenkins, C.S.A.
Holly Powell, C.S.A.

Extras Casting Assistant
Jeffery J. Boggs (uncredited)
Costume Design
Dan Moore
Kelly Everett (uncredited)
Makeup Artist/ Makeup Department Head

Phyllis Temple
Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist(s)

Gary Walker
Special Effect Coordinator
Dan (Danny) Lester
Stunt Coordinator
Walter Scott
Assistant Stunt Coordinator
Tony Lee Boggs (uncredited)
Stunt Double
StuntmenBrian Brown (uncredited) / / Richard Burch (uncredited)

Sword Master
Boss Wrangler
Clay M. Lilley (uncredited)
Main Title
Frankfurt Balkind
Film Laboratory Services
FotoKem (Film lab)
Audio Post Production
Westwind Media
Post Production Services
The Post Group (Production Suites)
Production Companies
Trilogy Entertainment Group / The Mirisch Corporation / Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) (Television)

Distribution Company
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)




Annals of Time

Queen of England


Hot on the Trail


Ridge City

San Francisco, California, United States of America

Whitley Pass

Wickes Town



Pleasurable Pursuits

Card game



Dulcet Refrains


“Red River Valley” (1890)
by Jules Verne Allen

From this valley they say you are going,
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile,
For they say you are taking the sunshine
Which has brightened our pathways a while.

Chorus: Come and sit by my side if you love me;
Do not hasten to bid me adieu,
But remember the Red River Valley,
And the girl that has loved you so true.

I’ve been thinking a long time, my darling,
Of the sweet words you never would say,
Now, alas, must my fond hopes all vanish?
For they say you are going away.


Won’t you think of the valley you’re leaving,
Oh, how lonely and sad it will be,
Just think of the fond heart you’re breaking,
And the grief you are causing to me.


From this valley they say you are going,
When you go, may your darling go too?
Would you leave her behind unprotected,
When she loves no one other than you.


As you go to your home by the ocean,
May you never forget those sweet hours,
That we spent in the Red River Valley,
And the love we exchanged ‘mid the flowers.


I have promised you, darling, that never
Will a word from my lips cause you pain,
And my life, it will be yours forever,
If you only will love me again.


They will bury me where you have wandered,
Near the hills where the daffodils grow,
When you’re gone from the Red River valley,
For I can’t live without you I know.

Chorus: Come and sit by my side if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
But remember the Red River Valley
And the one that has loved you so true.


Refreshments & Libations






The Magnificent Seven television series episodes (written, spoken and credits). Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Wikipedia, authors (cited), philosophers (cited), poets (cited), The Bible (cited), YouTube, (cited), https://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/red-river-valley.html, individual observation. and others as indicated by the links.


Note: Give credit when credit is due. Suggestions for corrections, additions and deletions are welcome through the Dispatch Rider. Please provide information and the grounds on which the claim is based.