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Paladin, his prisoner, and three other travelers are taken prisoner by a bounty hunter holding them for a father seeking the killer of his son.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x32
Production Number: 155-101
Airdate: Saturday April 23rd, 1960

Guest Stars
Alan DexterAlan Dexter
As Devereaux
Natalie NorwickNatalie Norwick
As Sarah
Hal NeedhamHal Needham
As Morgan
Ed NelsonEd Nelson
As Carl
Michael Ferris (2)Michael Ferris (2)
As Blandings
Main Cast
Richard BooneRichard Boone
As Paladin


Paladin gets up in the morning before sunrise to check his camp. After dousing the fire, he checks on his prisoner, Blandings. Paladin offers him coffee and unties his hands, and Blandings asks if he's in such a hurry to get him back to Mr. Handler and collect the reward. The gunfighter explains that he wants to get across the Strada River before noon. As Blandings contemplates the coffee, he talks about how he was living the high life in San Luis using his stolen money. Unimpressed, Paladin tells his prisoner to roll up the bedroll and walks off...

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Episode Quotes
Blandings: Do you know, in San Luis, before you caught up to me of course, I used to sleep every day 'til noon. And then two servant girls would come in with silver breakfast trays. The Plaza, a fresh shirt, music. Shade. Cool drink. And then the nights. You want your money, and Handler & Co. want its pound of flesh. But for a little while, I lived where an emperor once slept.
Paladin: I'm sure you did, Blandings.

Paladin: Well, now, Devereaux, I have found your soft spot, haven't I? It has to play off your way, doesn't it? But you won't turn the wheel unless it's fixed. How many alleys you waited in, Devereaux? How many men you shot in the back? Now this time you may be miscalculating.

Paladin: No river is shallow to a man who can't swim.

Episode Goofs
When Paladin confronts Devereaux, his revolver on the table is in one position in some shots on its right side...

and then switches position in the others and is on its left side.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHerb Meadow  |  Sam Rolfe
ProducerBen Brady
Associate ProducerFrank R. Pierson
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
Unit Production ManagerHoward Joslin
Music EditorGene Feldman (2)
HairstylistMadine Danks
Make-upDonald Roberson
Set DecoratorCharles Vassar  |  Herman N. Schoenbrun
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Main Title ThemeBernard Herrmann
Main Title Theme Written/performedJohnny Western
Film EditorEverett Sutherland
CostumerJoseph Dimmitt
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
Sound Effects EditorGene Eliot
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