Professional gunfighter Paladin was a West Point graduate who, after the Civil War, settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton were he awaited responses to his business card: over the ... See full summary »
Professional gunfighter Paladin was a West Point graduate who, after the Civil War, settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton were he awaited responses to his business card: over the picture of a chess knight "Have Gun, Will Travel ... Wire Paladin, San Francisco." Written by
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In early production of the series, Paladin's trail clothes were a rich midnight blue. This nicely complimented Richard Boone's blue eyes. They read as black on the black and white film of the day. There was a shirt redesign from a buttoned front to a V-neck and the colours of both changed to black around that time. Whenever Paladin's clothes were referred to in dialogue, he was always called 'the man in black,' whether he dressed in blue or black. See more »
I don't think you got a very good look at this gun while you had it. The balance is perfect. This trigger responds to a pressure of one ounce. If you look carefully in the barrel you'll see the lines of the rifling. It's a rarity in a hand weapon. This gun was handcrafted to my specifications and I rarely draw it unless I mean to use it. Would you care for a demonstration?
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What a remarkable half hour of allegory and metaphor. Starting with the premise that our protagonist is a fellow who others don't like - he's a gunfighter. And that he charges a lot - $1,000 - and that he is cool - wears black and uses a business card - and he does good deeds for others.
And he doesn't like to use his gun to solve problems.
This vehicle is used over and over again to good effect. He solves interesting problems that span a large part of the country and a large array of people - blacks, chinese, mexicans, bums, crooks and good guys.
Writers include Roddenberry.
Good stuff, mostly.
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