Have Gun - Will Travel: Season 5, Episode 21

Dream Girl (10 Feb. 1962)

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Paladin rides upon Buddy Webster's mining camp, who needs a big favor. He has been prospecting for gold dust the last five years. He asks Paladin to help him get to Jackson City to find a ... See full summary »

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Peggy Ann Garner ...
Virginia 'Ginger' Adams
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Wilber Buddy Webster
Fred Hakim ...
Joe Becker
Joseph Dimmitt ...
Jeweler
Chuck Couch ...
Saddlemaker (as Charles Couch)
Stewart East ...
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Paladin rides upon Buddy Webster's mining camp, who needs a big favor. He has been prospecting for gold dust the last five years. He asks Paladin to help him get to Jackson City to find a girl he believes is waiting for him. With Paladin's help, this young miner quickly learns the ways of the world. Written by DrDOS

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The HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL COMPANION by Martin Grams, Jr. and Les Rayburn reports that this episode was populated by behind-the-scenes members of the crew. Richard Boone's stunt double, Hal Needham, played Buddy. Series costume supervisor Joseph Dimmitt portrayed the jeweler. HGWT stuntman Charles Couch took the role of the saddle maker. Crafts serviceman Fred Hakim played Joe Becker. See more »

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In Love with a Dream
6 June 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

The entry is really a showcase for actors Needham and Garner. There's some cursory gunplay, but the dramatic effect is more concerned with Buddy and Ginger's misguided romance than the usual shootouts.

Poor Buddy (Needham), he's lived alone while gold mining for five years, thinking only of his brief flirtation with Ginger (Garner), which he's idealized beyond all reality. In short, he's a naïve young man. So now that he's got a sack full of money, he's looking to re-connect with the object of his dreams. But instead of the sweet young thing he's idealized, she turns out to be a hardened saloon girl, eying his money. Good thing Paladin's around to help out.

Needham is in fact one of Hollywood's top stuntmen. Here, he does pretty well as an actor, certainly looking the trustful part. Garner, of course, was a top child actor of the 40's, whose unglamorous features here are just right for a dancehall girl. All in all, the entry's likely a matter of taste for fans of the series.


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