Several travelers are held by gunpoint at a ferry crossing, including Paladin and his prisoner. What fate awaits them soon appears in the form of a blind father seeking vengeance for his son's killer which he believes to be one of them.

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Gunder
Dan Barton ...
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Several travelers are held by gunpoint at a ferry crossing, including Paladin and his prisoner. What fate awaits them soon appears in the form of a blind father seeking vengeance for his son's killer which he believes to be one of them.

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23 April 1960 (USA)  »

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Writer Robert E. Thompson later adapted this story into an episode of T.H.E. Cat: Crossing at Destino Bay (1966) See more »

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Near the climax, Devereaux puts Paladin's revolver on the table, daring Paladin to pick it up against Devereaux's shotgun. As Paladin slowly goes into his gunfighter crouch, the camera's POV alternates from Paladin to Devereaux. Each time, the gun reverses on the table, with the handle facing first one way and then the other. See more »

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Gundar: Point the gun!
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Have Tension, Great Episode
20 March 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Really excellent episode directed by Richard Boone starts with Paladin on the trail returning a prisoner. When they arrive at a ferry crossing, they find a dead ferryman and a half crazed Frenchman named Devereaux, who holds a shotgun on them and takes them prisoner. Paladin discovers there are three others already being held--a young trooper and a couple who have run away from her controlling husband. Nobody has any idea why Deveraux is holding them--including the Frenchman, who is acting on orders from a man named Gundar.

Boone wrings all the tension he can out of this "Lifeboat" kind of situation. We learn about all of the characters little by little, until finally we meet the blind Gundar, who is after the person who killed his son.

There's a great face off between Devereaux and Paladin as the Frenchman dares Paladin to go for his gun while he holds a shotgun. Dan Barton does a great job as the son of Gundar, who knows none of these people killed his brother--but also knows his father won't be satisfied until he gets his revenge. At one point Paldin ends up beating a man to death with a table leg.

One of the best season three episodes I've seen!


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