When Paladin escapes from the saloon with the gambling stakes, Dever looks out the door after him and yells, "He dropped the gun!" The next scene shows Paladin climbing on the camel and then dropping the gun, well after Dever said it happened. See more »
You're a strange mixture, Kane. So far you've gotten what you want without violence, without really breaking the law. But you're being pushed now, and I wonder what that'll do to you.
When I want moralizing, Mister, I'll hire me a preacher.
No, you won't. There's no immediate profit in it.
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HAVE GUN - WILL TRAVEL "The Great Mojave Chase" 1957
HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL was a Western series that ran on television between 1957 and 1963. The series was very popular and was always in the top ten of the television ratings. The series ran for a total of 225 episodes. Richard Boone headlines as "Paladin", a gun for hire, if the cause is right. Working out of San Francisco, Boone places ads in newspapers offering his services. $1,000 and he is your man. While handy with a gun or fists, he tries to settle the problem without violence. (Not very successfully as a general rule)
In this episode, the third of the series, Boone enters a contest held in a small town in the Mojave Desert. The local big-wig, Lawrence Dobkin, bets that no one can evade his posse for 48 hours. So far nobody has won the wager. Dobkin is also the rights holder for the local water. And he charges top dollar for the town use of said water.
Boone hits town riding an ex-army camel. He makes a 5,000 dollar wager with Dobkin he can evade him and his men. Dobkin gives 2-1 odds and bets his water rights. Dobkin has won the wager in the past because of his knowledge of the local water holes. He and his men would stake out the holes and wait.
This does not work with Boone and his new trusty steed. Boone outruns Dobkin, his men and their horses. Of course there are several "minor disagreements" about the terms of the wager. Guns are pulled and lead flies, though no blood is spilled. Boone wins the wager and hands the water rights to the townsfolk. He also gives them his camel.
This episode was written by STAR TREK creator, Gene Roddenberry. The episode was again directed by long time western helmsman, Andrew V McLaglen.
While not as good as the first two episodes, it still is a decent time-waster.
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