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(1957–1963)

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1961

7 Jan. 1961
A Quiet Night in Town: Part 1
Paladin reads a newspaper article describing a brutal killing. After capturing the fugitive he goes to a small Texas town to catch a train north with his prisoner. Paladin has his hands full as the townspeople are out to liven up what would have been just another quiet night.
 
14 Jan. 1961
A Quiet Night in Town: Part 2
After one of the townspeople shoot and kill his prisoner, Paladin vows they will all pay. Is he seeking revenge for losing a prisoner or trying to take those that did it into custody for the justice they felt they had already handed out?
 
21 Jan. 1961
The Princess and the Gunfighter
Paladin is hired to find and return a Princess who has run away. When he does he shows her how and why it would be best to return to her kingdom and responsibilities on her own.
 
28 Jan. 1961
Shadow of a Man
Paladin receives a desperate plea from an unidentified woman to meet in Patchwork Junction. With the note is his retainer - a diamond brooch with a purported appraised value of $2000 - that's made of paste! When he arrives he finds himself being drawn into some old prejudices between a cattle baron from the north and a cotton farmer from the south.
 
4 Feb. 1961
Long Way Home
Paladin receives a reply from a telegram he sent regarding a wanted man with a $5000 reward on his head. He has competition but when he catches up to him he finds a man who's slave past is what really may have made him an outlaw.
 
11 Feb. 1961
The Tax Gatherer
Paladin's services are sought to collect cattle taxes in a small Oregon town. It's difficult going as most of the citizens have never voted or paid taxes before. One hitch - most of the cattle has been rustled from someone else.
 
25 Feb. 1961
The Fatal Flaw
A snow blizzard strands Paladin, a marshal and his prisoner at a cabin. Horseless and wounded they must try to get the prisoner to jail before he can talk his way out of his shackles. But what puzzles Paladin is why the prisoner was caught in the first place when he could have easily avoided capture.
 
4 Mar. 1961
Fandango
Paladin reads of an old sheriff friend in Texas from a newspaper article of two escapees just convicted of murder they said they only meant as a fandango. The brother of the deceased is a known gunman and will kill these boys even if Paladin tries to get in the way.
 
11 Mar. 1961
The Last Judgment
Paladin rides into an Arkansas town where they are about to have a hanging. He finds a man, a doctor, who's crime is that he mended an outlaw's wounds and that outlaw then shot the deputy who was pursuing him. Standing in as the defendant's lawyer, Paladin decides to use a few methods of his own while he waits for the federal judge - prevarication, procrastination and chicanery.
 
18 Mar. 1961
The Gold Bar
Paladin is hired to retrieve a stolen gold bar taken from a bank before the state examiner comes Monday. When he catches up to the clerk who took it, complications ensue and instead helps him put the bar back.
 
25 Mar. 1961
Everyman
In Temple City, Danceman prohibits guns, killing any gunmen he encounters. When Paladin visits his pal Cus Mincus, the beefy Danceman doesn't exempt the Man in Black, informing him that 'nobody owns life, we just rent it'. Fortune teller Madmoiselle Destin warns Paladin to leave.
 
1 Apr. 1961
The Siege
The Water Bugs gang poison water unless settlers pay protection. One gang member lolls in the new jail the town is proud of, but unfortunately, the door hasn't been delivered yet. Paladin plans to earn the reward offered by local citizens. But does besieged Apache Junction want justice or vengeance ?
 
8 Apr. 1961
Long Weekend
Paladin is hired to try anything short of killing a silver miner. His only shortcoming: comes to town twice a year, gets drunk and tears up the town. He's willing to do just that but it must be his way with no interference from the town.
 
15 Apr. 1961
El Paso Stage
After responding to an item in the local newspaper, Paladine takes the Overland stage to Bracketville to see DeWitt about his unruly son. For his fee, he is to kidnap the boy, take him to another town where some friends will sit on him until he cools down. Then he finds the son just rode in on the stage with him and is the new attorney. When he is killed, Paladin must shoot it out with the marshal or himself be killed.
 
22 Apr. 1961
Duke of Texas
Paladin is hired by an Austrian prince (wishing to remain anonymous), to escort him to the Mexican border. When he thinks better of taking the job and is beaten up, he changes his mind for no other reason than to protect the young prince.
 
29 Apr. 1961
Broken Image
Paladin responds to a note he receives that says a man who single-handedly captured the Stoner gang has refused to go after the Bradley gang after they shot up and robbed the Big Oak bank. Little does anyone know the true reasons that man won't do as expected may get Paladin killed.
 
6 May 1961
Brother's Keeper
On his way to Santa Fe to collect a $2500 reward, Paladin is attacked and nearly killed by a puma. Nearly unconscious, two men walk up and deciding that he won't make it, take his horse, guns and money and ride off. He staggers to the nearest town only to discover that the information he gathered about these men could apply to most of the town. Now how will get back his property!
 
13 May 1961
Bearbait
In taking a commission, Paladin travels to Deerfield. There he immediately falls afoul of a young, abusive ranch hand. After being put in his place, he recruits two coworkers to help him do likewise to Paladin.
 
20 May 1961
The Cure
Martha Jane Conroy aka Calamity Jane is at rock bottom. With the help of an old friend, Paladin, she tries to recoup some losses from her former business partner.
 
27 May 1961
The Road
Men scavenge for whatever they can along the trail that may or may not lead to gold. When Paladin finds himself on the same path, he has to be careful lest he fall prey to those same men. When his gun and all other goods are stolen, he makes an atlatl to defend himself, regain some his possessions, and save his life.
 
3 Jun. 1961
The Uneasy Grave
A friend asks Paladin to inspect his vineyards in Sonoma, to see what is happening to the taste of his wine. Outside Johnsonville, a woman is digging a grave. When he stops, she asks for his help to avenge the deceased.
 
10 Jun. 1961
Soledad Crossing
Paladin responds to an ad offering a $2000 reward for the twins who killed two deputies and wounded four bystanders. He captures one; the other is already dead "of natural causes." But he has difficulty returning him when the town is quarantined due to possible diphtheria outbreak, and he as well as his prisoner may be infected.
 
16 Sep. 1961
The Vigil
Paladin agrees to accompany a nurse to the gold fields; she aspires to replace its deceased physician. Along the way, they encounter two men who have just buried their companion.
 
23 Sep. 1961
The Education of Sara Jane
The Darrow and Tyler families have been feuding so long they don't remember who started it. It's up to Paladin to help them decide if the feud should continue.
 
30 Sep. 1961
The Revenger
Paladin takes a $500 stagecoach ride with an embezzler, a convicted cutthroat, an adulteress and a murderer to collect the other half of that bill. He runs into a Mexican bandit bent on knowing who among them is responsible for the death of the wife of one of his men. Good thing his name is Solomon.
 
7 Oct. 1961
Odds for Big Red
A saloon owner is wounded when Paladin is involved in a shootout inside the establishment, but with the doctor out of town, odds are high that she will not survive the night.
 
14 Oct. 1961
A Proof of Love
Paladin urges a momma's boy farmer to win back his wayward mail-order bride, by besting party-animal neighbor Rud Saxon in a dance contest. The meek farm-boy hired Paladin to teach him to outdraw the usurper, but Paladin convinces him that he can win her Greek heart with his feet.
 
21 Oct. 1961
The Gospel Singer
Bugbear wants to change its image. When Paladin is hired, his idea of disarmament is working fine. Until a missionary rides to town with her own methods for doing the same thing.
 
28 Oct. 1961
The Race
Paladin is offered $1000 to win a horse race called a mule kalanta. When he arrives he finds out what the bet is, and he decides to make a change.
 
4 Nov. 1961
The Hanging of Aaron Gibbs
Paladin crosses paths with Sarah Gibbs on her way to see her husband's hanging for a crime he did commit. A proper burial is all she is seeking but she has a paper that says she can't even visit him. When one deputy wants to just drop the bodies in the mine, there is a tug of conscience between the relatives, Sarah and Paladin.
 
11 Nov. 1961
The Piano
The famous pianist, Franz Lister, has been hired to give a concert. However, his much beloved piano has been kidnapped. For $1000 Paladin must recover it or pay a $20,000 ransom instead.
 
18 Nov. 1961
Ben Jalisco
Ben Jalisco, a bounty hunter with 34 credited kills, has broken out of prison, the same one Paladin helped put him in. Paladin heads to Texas to Ben's wife who helped put him away six years ago and is feared to be the target of his wrath.
 
25 Nov. 1961
The Brothers
Edna Raleigh hires Paladin to return Bram Holden for the murder of her husband. When Paladin crosses paths with a deranged prospector in the desert, he must deal with the notion he has his long lost brother who stole his wife.
 
2 Dec. 1961
A Drop of Blood
Paladin is invited to be the best man at a wedding of the daughter of an old friend. When he arrives, he runs across some wedding crashers who feel they have a score to settle.
 
9 Dec. 1961
A Knight to Remember
Paladin receives a telegram from the heirs to the Caloca fortune requesting he come and help retrieve their father before he is injured or worse, killed. What he hasn't been told is the son hopes he will kill him, one knight to another, as their father believes he is Don Quixote himself whose only wish is to achieve knighthood.
 
16 Dec. 1961
Blind Circle
Two years ago the Cattleman's Association put a bounty of $500 on a rustler who was never caught. Now they don't want him pursued but a bounty hunter, who seems to only care about, doesn't know or maybe he doesn't care.
 
23 Dec. 1961
The Kid
Paladin is sent $100 and told there are 9 more like it. When he arrives in the town, the sender is dead and he finds himself in a high stakes poker game for a silver strike with the man who killed him.
 
30 Dec. 1961
Squatter's Rights
Paladin wants to pay off a debt to a man whose brother feels he needs to remove some squatters from some land he owns. For $1,000 he will do just that. When the landowner goes too far, he changes his mind.
 

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