Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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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 »

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Paladin shoots a .45 Long Colt pistol and Derringer. When the derringer is fired the sound is depicted as being less than that of his full size pistol. In reality, since they shoot the same cartridge, they would sound approximately the same. 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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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: The Old and the Dead (1995) 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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We Need Paladin Today
21 May 2006 | by (Dundalk, Canada) – See all my reviews

Richard Boone was brilliant as Paladin and the opening where he draws his gun to tension-building music was one of the best of any program made during the late-fifties. The half hour programs were always socially and politically poignant, with the hero always prevailing over injustice, discrimination and hate.

The craggy-faced Boone dresses in black, making him a possible icon for the motorcycle sub-culture of our society. A typical "anti-hero"....establishing his OWN justice and being an avenging angel, tormenting those who have been unjust. Seemingly of the opinion that less is more, Paladin never EVER used his gun unless absolutely necessary and somehow, in the process, scared all malefactors crap-less. We could use more of that humbleness today.

Shows like "Dog - Bounty Hunter" and "Orange County Chopper" once had the potential to be modern versions of Paladin, but are quite lost on me, due to today's propensity away from mental and moral stability and toward "quirkiness." Today producers feel more is best and less is nothing. This disease is epidemic in the entertainment productions of the early 21st century. Television was truly meant for great programs like Have Gun - Will Travel.


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