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A murderer escapes from custody seeking revenge upon Paladin, who apprehended him, and his wife, who informed.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x10
Production Number: 30954
Airdate: Saturday November 18th, 1961

Guest Stars
Charles BronsonCharles Bronson
As Ben Jalisco
Lane ChandlerLane Chandler
As John Tay
Rick SilverRick Silver
As Will Tay
Chuck RobersonChuck Roberson
As Carly
Coleen GrayColeen Gray
As Lucy (Lucy Jalisco)
John LitelJohn Litel
As Armstedder (Sheriff John Armstedder)

Frank Baker (1)Frank Baker (1)
As Poker Player
Kam TongKam Tong
As Hey Boy
Main Cast
Richard BooneRichard Boone
As Paladin
Episode Quotes
Armstedder: She waits table, hustles drinks, like that.
Paladin: In there?
Armstedder: You seem surprised.
Paladin: Well, Armstedder, she didn't always have to hustle drinks in a bar.
Armstedder: You know her a hundred years ago, mister?
Paladin: I guess it was that long ago.
Armstedder: The fall of innocence is a melancholy event. Ain't that the sour truth?

Armstedder: Son, you're only teasing yourself. It don't taste the same as when you put a match to it.
Paladin: Mr. Armstedder, this is a kind of a compromise. It's not as good as a smoke, but then again, it's not as bad as lighting a match and, uh, getting shot.

Armstedder: You married? You're missin' a fine thing. That, and having children. It's a rich thing in a man's life. And becoming a sentimental old man is a bad thing. (knocks over a pan)
Paladin: Armstedder, Jalisco moves like a cat, and I'm just beginning to take a liking to you.
Armstedder: You chew your cigar. I won't make a fool of myself again.

Ben Jalisco: You maybe know what livin' means to a man like me. Never even comfortable sleepin' under a roof. Been a hunter all my life. I was born in Tennessee. Deer, quail, possum there. Eating pigeons in New Jersey before the war. Wasn't even 15. Buffalo. Indian huntin'. Scalp huntin'. That was good. And then bounty huntin', that was good. I put my skills to a good purpose. Do you know what bein' chained up like a bull to a water wheel meant to me? Why did you give me away, Lucy my wife? Why?
Paladin: Because I told her about you.
Ben Jalisco: Because he had a pretty mustache?
Paladin: Because I told her about you!
Ben Jalisco: Because you liked the way he smiled. They was bad men, all of them! The ones I took. Murderers, horse thieves, spoilers. The Indians had no souls, like animals have no souls. And the men I took, they had lost their souls, Lucy. And I hunted 'em alone. I got close enough so that they could smell me had they had the nose for it. And then I killed them.

Lucy: Ben. Go to Mexico.
Ben Jalisco: Yes. We're maybe ten miles from the border. And I think my leg is broken. You're gonna have to take me there. And you may have to kill for me, gunfighter, 'fore we get to Mexico. You want me to pull the trigger?
Paladin: I'll take you, Ben. But you'll never make it, you're bleeding, you're sick, you'll make a bad mistake. And the first time you blink, I will kill you. The first time you forget, I'll kill you.
Ben Jalisco: We'll see.
Lucy: Paladin, he'll kill me anyway.
Paladin: We'll see

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHerb Meadow  |  Sam Rolfe
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerAlbert Ruben  |  Howard Joslin
EditorSamuel Gold
CastingPeggy Rea
Make-upDonald Roberson
Set DecoratorFay Babcock
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Production Sound MixerFrederick A. Kessler
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Director of PhotographyFrank Phillips
Art DirectorRichard Y. Haman
Main Title ThemeBernard Herrmann
Main Title Theme Written/performedJohnny Western
CostumerJoseph Dimmitt
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
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