Hotel de Paree

Hotel de Paree is a Western television series starring Earl Holliman that aired thirty-three episodes on the CBS Friday evening from October 2, 1959, until June 3, 1960, under the alternate sponsorship of the Liggett & Myers company (L&M cigarettes) and Kellogg's.

Hotel de Paree
Earl Holliman as Sundance.
StarringEarl Holliman
Jeanette Nolan
Judi Meredith
Strother Martin
Theme music composerDimitri Tiomkin
Paul Francis Webster
Composer(s)Dimitri Tiomkin (1.1)
Rene Garriguenc (1.1, 1.15, 1.22)
Leith Stevens (1.4)
Lucien Moraweck (1.1, 1.7, 1.13)
Alexander Courage (1.7)
Wilbur Hatch (1.17)
Fred Steiner (1.24)
William Lava (one episode)
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes33
Producer(s)Stanley Rubin
Sam Rolfe
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)CBS Productions
Original networkCBS
Picture formatBlack and white (1959-1960)
Original releaseOctober 2, 1959 
June 3, 1960

The show starred Holliman as Sundance, a gunfighter just released after seventeen years in prison. In the first episode, he is in Georgetown, Colorado, where he kills the town villain and is then urged by the citizens to become the marshal. He accepts the job and also becomes a part owner of the Hotel de Paree, owned by two French women, Annette Deveraux, played by Jeanette Nolan, and her niece, Monique (Judi Meredith), relatives of the man whom he had earlier killed. Sundance wore a string of polished silver dollars [1] in the band of his black Stetson, which often blinded his adversaries.[2]

During the run of the series, Sundance dealt with assorted antagonists and maintained flirtations with both of the Deveraux women. Sundance also befriended a local shopkeeper, Aaron Donoger, played by veteran Western performer Strother Martin. The program was filmed at CBS Studio Center. On the evening of the series debut broadcast, October 2, 1959, star Earl Holliman also appeared an hour later in the premiere episode of The Twilight Zone, "Where Is Everybody?", which also aired on CBS.

Guest stars on Hotel de Paree included Philip Abbott, Theodore Bikel, Sebastian Cabot, Russ Conway, Dennis Cross, Walter Coy, Royal Dano, King Donovan, Brian Donlevy, Jack Elam, Leif Erickson, Ron Hayes, Allyn Joslyn, Don Keefer, Nora Marlowe, Martin Milner, Read Morgan, Gregg Palmer, John M. Pickard, Judson Pratt, Darryl Richard, Peter Mark Richman, Vic Tayback, and Peter Whitney.

A comic-book adaptation, written by Gaylord Du Bois, appeared in Dell's Four Color #1126.

Episode list

Episode #Episode titleOriginal airdate
1-1"Sundance Returns" [aka "Sundance Comes Home"] (pilot)October 2, 1959
1-2"Juggernaut"October 9, 1959
1-3"Vein of Ore"October 16, 1959
1-4"The High Cost of Justice"October 23, 1959
1-5"The Return of Monique"October 30, 1959
1-6"A Rope Is For Hanging"November 6, 1959
1-7"A Fool and His Gold"November 13, 1959
1-8"The Only Wheel In Town"November 20, 1959
1-9"The Man Who Believed In Law"November 27, 1959
1-10"Sundance and the Hostiles"December 11, 1959
1-11"Sundance and the Violent Siege"December 18, 1959
1-12"The Louis XIV Table"December 25, 1959
1-13"Sundance and the Blood Money"January 1, 1960
1-14"Sundance and the Bare-Knuckled Fighters"January 8, 1960
1-15"Sundance and the Kid From Nowhere"January 15, 1960
1-16"Sundance Goes To Kill"January 22, 1960
1-17"Sundance and the Boat Soldier"February 5, 1960
1-18"Sundance and the Man In Room Seven"February 12, 1960
1-19"Hard Luck For Sundance"February 19, 1960
1-20"Sundance and the Greenhorn Trader"February 26, 1960
1-21"Sundance and Useless"March 4, 1960
1-22"Sundance and the Hero of Bloody Blue Creek"March 11, 1960
1-23"Sundance and the Marshal of Water's End"March 18, 1960
1-24"Sundance and the Black Widow"April 1, 1960
1-25"Vengeance For Sundance"April 8, 1960
1-26"Sundance and the Man in the Shadows"April 15, 1960
1-27"Sundance and the Long Trek"April 22, 1960
1-28"Bounty For Sundance"April 29, 1960
1-29"Sundance and the Good-Luck Coat"May 6, 1960
1-30"Sundance and the Cattlemen" (aka "Sundance and the Outlaw Holiday")May 13, 1960
1-31"Sundance and the Barren Soil"May 20, 1960
1-32"Sundance and the Fallen Sparrow"May 27, 1960
1-33"Sundance and the Delayed Gun"June 3, 1960


  2. Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present, New York: Ballantine Books, 1999, ISBN 0-345-42923-0. p. 412
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