Have Gun - Will Travel: Season 3, Episode 28

Love of a Bad Woman (26 Mar. 1960)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Geraldine Brooks ...
Tamsen Sommers
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Haskell Sommers
Edward Faulkner ...
Gunman (as Ed Faulkner)
Harry Landers ...
1st Cowboy
Franz Roehn ...
Paladin's Chess Opponent
Lillian Adams ...
Bob Hopkins ...
1st Dandy
Sherwood Keith ...
2nd Dandy
Edwin Mills ...
3rd Dandy
Mitchell Kowall ...
2nd Cowboy (as Mitchell Kowal)
Kam Tong ...


Paladin drops his current seduction, to instead kill a husband and marry the rich widow. That's his cover for the assignment from husband Haskel, who reads a chilling message between the lines in his drop-dead wife's personals ad: she's had it with being a trophy. She wants Haskel's head over the mantle now. When Paladin arrives at the couple's ranch, there's a long line of willing applicants already. Written by David Stevens

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Have Rosebud, Will Travel
28 March 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

A rich ranch owner named Haskell (Lawrence Dobkin, looking strikingly like the old Charles Foster Kane in "Citizen Kane") comes to Paldin in San Francisco with a newspaper ad: a widow is looking for a husband and wants prospective husbands to come by and be interviewed. The twist is the woman is Haskell's wife! The lovely Gerladine Brooks plays Tansen Haskell, who is trying to find a man who'll kill Haskell so he can marry her and get Haskell's rich estate. Haskell ends up hiring Paladin to get him back safely to the ranch--but thinks Paladin might also kill him to get Tansen.

Excellent story with plenty of action. Boone displays a lot of disdain for both Haskell and his wife. His final scene with Tansen has a feel of the final scene of "Maltese Falcon" between Bogart and Astor (the movie was reportedly one of Boone's favorites).

Batjak John Wayne regular Ed Faulkner shows up as one of the gunman hoping to kill Haskell and win Tansen and her money, and the Loring estate from the previous episode "Misguided Father" also shows up in this as the home of the Haskells.

Dobkin is good as Haskell, but it's just odd that they made him up to look so much like Charles Foster Kane. But that's about the only drawback (or odd choice) in this enjoyable episode.

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