Have Gun Will Travel




Have Gun Will Travel Cast


Series Description
    


Have Gun Will Travel was a 30 minute western action series on CBS about an a typical professional gunfighter. He's a well-dressed, articulate West Point graduate who loved the arts, fine food, brandy, fine cigars! After the civil war, he settles in San Francisco in a first class hotel with his Chinese cook and valet "Hey Boy" (Not exactly politically correct, huh?) His business card reads, "Have Gun, Will Travel - Wire Paladin, San Francisco". He wears black but is the good guy, typically helping someone being oppressed or who has been wronged by a bully. He charged a flat $1,000 which was a small fortune in the late 1800's (and he did do some charity work for a good cause), but you get what you pay for!

Cast

Richard Boone .... Paladin
Kam Tong .... Hey Boy
Lisa Lu .... Hey Girl


Trivia

Richard Boone was a decendant of Daniel Boone.

Gene Roddenberry (creator of the original Star Trek TV show) was also one of the writers for Have Gun Will Travel.

Paladin used a single-action Colt .44 with a long, rifled barrel. It had a one-ounce trigger pull and was hand-made to his own specifications.

While Paladin often spared the life of a bad guy (if they weren't too bad), if Paladin was injured by the bad guy, they ALWAYS ended out dead!

Paladin would switch sides against his employer if he discovered that they were really the evil one.

John Dehner who played the role of "Paladin" in the 1958-1960 Have Gun Will Travel radio show was the first choice for that role on the TV show. He was, however, contractually obligated to Warner Brothers Studios at the time due to his role on the TV program "The Roaring 20's" and couldn't take the job.

The word "paladin" means "vigilante protector".


Theme Song

Title: "Have Gun Will Travel"

Written By: "Johnny Western", "Richard Boone" & "Sam Rolfe"

Performed By: "Johnny Western"

Have Gun Will Travel reads the card of a man.
A knight without armor in a savage land.
His fast gun for hire head's the calling wind.
A soldier of fotune is the man called Paladin.

Paladin, Paladin
Where do you roam?
Paladin, Paladin,
Far, far from home.


Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1
  1. Three Bells to Perdido (9/14/1957)
  2. The Outlaw (9/21/1957)
  3. The Great Mojave Chase (9/28/1957)
  4. Winchester Quarantine (10/5/1957)
  5. A Matter of Ethics (10/12/1957)
  6. The Bride (10/19/1957)
  7. Strange Vendetta (10/26/1957)
  8. High Wire (11/2/1957)
  9. Show of Force (11/9/1957)
  10. The Long Night (11/16/1957)
  11. The Colonel and the Lady (11/23/1957)
  12. No Visitors (11/30/1957)
  13. The Englishman (12/7/1957)
  14. The Yuma Treasure (12/14/1957)
  15. The Hanging Cross (12/21/1957)
  16. Helen of Abajinian (12/28/1957)
  17. Ella West (1/4/1958)
  18. The Reasonable Man (1/11/1958)
  19. The High-Graders (1/18/1958)
  20. The Last Laugh (1/25/1958)
  21. The Bostonian (2/2/1958)
  22. The Singer (2/8/1958)
  23. Bitter Wine (2/15/1958)
  24. Girl from Piccadilly (2/22/1958)
  25. The O'Hare Story (3/1/1958)
  26. Birds of a Feather (3/8/1958)
  27. The Teacher (3/15/1958)
  28. Killer's Widow (3/22/1958)
  29. Gun Shy (3/29/1958)
  30. The Prizefight Story (4/5/1958)
  31. Hey Boy's Revenge (4/12/1958)
  32. The Five Books of Owen Deaver (4/26/1958)
  33. The Silver Queen (5/3/1958)
  34. Three Sons (5/10/1958)
  35. The Return of Dr. Thackeray (5/17/1958)
  36. 24 Hours at North Fork (5/24/1958)
  37. Silver Convoy (5/31/1958)
  38. Deliver the Body (6/7/1958)
  39. The Statue of San Sebastian (6/14/1958)
Season 2
  1. The Manhunter (9/13/1958)
  2. In an Evil Time (9/20/1958)
  3. The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (9/27/1958)
  4. The Hanging of Roy Carter (10/4/1958)
  5. Duel at Florence (10/11/1958)
  6. The Protege (10/18/1958)
  7. The Road to Wickenburg (10/25/1958)
  8. A Sense of Justice (11/1/1958)
  9. Young Gun (11/8/1958)
  10. The Lady (11/15/1958)
  11. A Snare for Murder (11/22/1958)
  12. The Ballad of Oscar Wilde (12/6/1958)
  13. The Solid Gold Patrol (12/13/1958)
  14. Something to Live For (12/20/1958)
  15. The Moor's Revenge (12/27/1958)
  16. The Wager (1/3/1959)
  17. The Taffeta Mayor (1/10/1959)
  18. Lady on the Stagecoach (1/17/1959)
  19. Treasure Trail (1/24/1959)
  20. Juliet (1/31/1959)
  21. Hunt the Man Down (2/7/1959)
  22. The Scorched Feather (2/14/1959)
  23. The Return of the Lady (2/21/1959)
  24. The Monster of Moon Ridge (2/28/1959)
  25. The Long Hunt (3/7/1959)
  26. Death of a Gunfighter (3/14/1959)
  27. Incident at Borrasca Bend (3/21/1959)
  28. Maggie O'Bannion (4/4/1959)
  29. The Chase (4/11/1959)
  30. Alaska (4/18/1959)
  31. The Man Who Lost (4/25/1959)
  32. The Return of Roy Carter (5/2/1959)
  33. The Sons of Aaron Murdock (5/9/1959)
  34. Commanche (5/16/1959)
  35. Homecoming (5/23/1959)
  36. The Fifth Man (5/30/1959)
  37. Heritage of Anger (6/6/1959)
  38. The Haunted Trees (6/13/1959)
  39. Gold and Brimstone (6/20/1959)
Season 3
  1. First, Catch a Tiger (9/12/1959)
  2. Episode in Laredo (9/19/1959)
  3. Les Girls (9/26/1959)
  4. The Posse (10/3/1959)
  5. Shot by Request (10/10/1959)
  6. Pancho (10/24/1959)
  7. Fragile (10/31/1959)
  8. The Unforgiven (11/7/1959)
  9. The Black Hankerchief (11/14/1959)
  10. The Golden Toad (11/21/1959)
  11. Tiger (11/28/1959)
  12. Champaigne Safari (12/5/1959)
  13. Charley Red Dog (12/12/1959)
  14. The Naked Gun (12/19/1959)
  15. One Came Back (12/26/1959)
  16. The Prophet (1/2/1960)
  17. Day of the Badman (1/9/1960)
  18. The Pledge (1/16/1960)
  19. Jenny (1/23/1960)
  20. Return to Fort Benjamin (1/30/1960)
  21. Night the Town Died (2/6/1960)
  22. The Ledge (2/13/1960)
  23. The Lady on the Wall (2/20/1960)
  24. The Misguided Father (2/27/1960)
  25. The Hatchet Man (3/5/1960)
  26. Fight at Adobe Wells (3/12/1960)
  27. The Gladiators (3/19/1960)
  28. Love of a Bad Woman (3/26/1960)
  29. An International Affair (4/2/1960)
  30. Lady with a Gun (4/9/1960)
  31. Never Help the Devil (4/16/1960)
  32. Ambush (4/23/1960)
  33. Black Sheep (4/30/1960)
  34. Full Circle (5/14/1960)
  35. The Twins (5/21/1960)
  36. The Campaign of Billy Banjo (5/28/1960)
  37. Ransom (6/4/1960)
  38. The Trial (6/11/1960)
  39. The Search (6/18/1960)
Season 4
  1. The Fatalist (9/10/1960)
  2. Love's Young Dream (9/17/1960)
  3. A Head of Hair (9/24/1960)
  4. Out at the Old Ballpark (10/1/1960)
  5. Saturday Night (10/8/1960)
  6. The Calf (10/15/1960)
  7. The Tender Gun (10/22/1960)
  8. The Shooting of Jesse May (10/29/1960)
  9. The Poker Fiend (11/12/1960)
  10. Crowbait (11/19/1960)
  11. Marshal's Boy (11/26/1960)
  12. Foggbound (12/3/1960)
  13. The Legacy (12/10/1960)
  14. The Prisoner (12/17/1960)
  15. The Mountebank (12/24/1960)
  16. The Sanctuary (12/31/1960)
  17. A Quiet Night in Town - Part 1 (1/7/1961)
  18. A Quiet Night in Town - Part 2 (1/14/1961)
  19. The Princess and the Gunfighter (1/21/1961)
  20. Shadow of a Man (1/28/1961)
  21. Long Way Home (2/4/1961)
  22. The Taxgatherer (2/11/1961)
  23. The Fatal Flaw (2/25/1961)
  24. Fandango (3/4/1961)
  25. The Last Judgement (3/11/1961)
  26. The Gold Bar (3/18/1961)
  27. Everyman (3/25/1961)
  28. The Siege (4/1/1961)
  29. The Long Weekend (4/8/1961)
  30. El Paso Stage (4/15/1961)
  31. Duke of Texas (4/22/1961)
  32. Broken Image (4/29/1961)
  33. My Brother's Keeper (5/6/1961)
  34. Bearbait (5/13/1961)
  35. The Cure (5/20/1961)
  36. The Road (5/27/1961)
  37. The Uneasy Grave (6/3/1961)
  38. Soledad Crossing (6/10/1961)
Season 5
  1. The Vigil (9/16/1961)
  2. The Education of Sarah Jane (9/23/1961)
  3. The Revenger (9/30/1961)
  4. Odds for Big Red (10/7/1961)
  5. A Proof of Love (10/14/1961)
  6. The Gospel Singer (10/21/1961)
  7. The Race (10/28/1961)
  8. The Hanging of Aaron Gibbs (11/4/1961)
  9. The Piano (11/11/1961)
  10. Ben Jalisco (11/18/1961)
  11. The Brothers (11/25/1961)
  12. A Drop of Blood (12/2/1961)
  13. A Knight to Remember (12/9/1961)
  14. Blind Circle (12/16/1961)
  15. The Kid (12/23/1961)
  16. Squatter's Rights (12/30/1961)
  17. Lazarus (1/6/1962)
  18. Justice in Hell (1/13/1962)
  19. Mark of Cain (1/20/1962)
  20. The Exiles (1/27/1962)
  21. The Hunt (2/3/1962)
  22. Dream Girl (2/10/1962)
  23. One, Two, Three (2/17/1962)
  24. The Waiting Room (2/24/1962)
  25. The Trap (3/3/1962)
  26. Don't Shoot the Piano Player (3/10/1962)
  27. Alice (3/17/1962)
  28. The Man Who Struck Moonshine (3/24/1962)
  29. Silent Death, Secret Death (3/31/1962)
  30. Hobson's Choice (4/7/1962)
  31. Coming of the Tiger (4/14/1962)
  32. Darwin's Man (4/21/1962)
  33. Invasion (4/28/1962)
  34. Cream of the Jest (5/5/1962)
  35. Bandit (5/12/1962)
  36. Pandora's Box (5/19/1962)
  37. Jonah (5/26/1962)
  38. The Knight (6/2/1962)
Season 6
  1. Genesis (9/15/1962)
  2. Taylor's Woman (9/22/1962)
  3. The Fifth Bullet (9/29/1962)
  4. A Place For Abel Hix (10/6/1962)
  5. Beau Geste (10/13/1962)
  6. Bird of Time (10/20/1962)
  7. Memories of Monica (10/27/1962)
  8. The Predators (11/3/1962)
  9. Shootout at Hogtooth (11/10/1962)
  10. A Miracle for St. Francis (11/17/1962)
  11. Marshal of Sweetwater (11/24/1962)
  12. Man in an Hourglass (12/1/1962)
  13. Penelope (12/8/1962)
  14. Trial at Tablerock (12/15/1962)
  15. Be Not Forgetful of Strangers (12/22/1962)
  16. The Treasure (12/29/1962)
  17. Brotherhood (1/5/1963)
  18. Bob Wire (1/12/1963)
  19. The Debutante (1/19/1963)
  20. Unforgiving Minute (1/26/1963)
  21. American Primitive (2/2/1963)
  22. Burning Tree (2/9/1963)
  23. Cage at McNaab (2/16/1963)
  24. Caravan (2/23/1963)
  25. The Walking Years (3/2/1963)
  26. Sweet Lady of the Moon (3/9/1963)
  27. The Savages (3/16/1963)
  28. The Eve of St. Elmo (3/23/1963)
  29. Lady of the Fifth Moon (3/30/1963)
  30. Two Plus One (4/6/1963)
  31. The Black Bull (4/13/1963)
  32. Face of a Shadow (4/20/1963)




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