Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

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A bounty hunter seeks out work with the help of a cryptic business card. Based on the TV series, Have Gun - Will Travel (1957).

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 Paladin / ... (225 episodes, 1957-1963)
Kam Tong ...
 Hey Boy (109 episodes, 1957-1963)
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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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14 September 1957 (USA)  »

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Revólver a la orden  »

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(226 episodes)

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The name Paladin means "vigilante protector." See more »

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Paladin usually presents his business card by taking it from his waistline (usually under his gun belt or out of his pants). The card is, understandably, wrinkled or bent when presented, yet when it is shown on screen in the close-up it is always a new, flat card with no wrinkles or folds, but when they show the card in Paladin's, or others, hand, it is wrinkled again. See more »

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Paladin: 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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Followed by Hec Ramsey: The Century Turns (1972) See more »

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Ballad of Paladin
By Johnny Western, Richard Boone, and Sam Rolfe
Sung by Johnny Western
Recorded by Johnny Western
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Why Paladin was an appealing character
9 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Besides the fact that Richard Boone was perfectly cast, his character was particularly appealing. We knew little of who he was, yet we trusted him to right wrongs and create justice in a world of corruption and bullies. He was seemingly all powerful, besides his physical strength and weapons of perfection, he possessed an extreme intelligence. Much like the Paladin, which is the horse of the chess board (a fact lost on most viewers), he was able to circumvent obstacles and achieve victory where it was seemingly beyond the reach of a mere mortal. There was no hint of bias or bigotry in his character (keep in mind that this was the period of Civil Rights activism); he evaluated each man instantly and treated immigrants with respect and dignity. All of this took place while America was celebrating the centennial of the Civil War and public knowledge of weapons and that time period was intense.


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