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Have Gun - Will Travel 

Approved | | Western | TV Series (1957–1963)
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators:

Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe
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6   5   4   3   2   1  
1963   1962   1961   1960   1959   1958   … See all »
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Richard Boone ...  Paladin / ... 225 episodes, 1957-1963
Kam Tong ...  Hey Boy / ... 107 episodes, 1957-1963
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Storyline

Professional gunfighter Paladin was a West Point graduate who, after the Civil War, settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton were he awaited responses to his business card: over the picture of a chess knight "Have Gun, Will Travel ... Wire Paladin, San Francisco." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

Although the series' title had a hyphen, Paladin's business card did not. See more »

Goofs

Paladin usually presents his business card by taking it from his waistline (usually under his gun belt or out of his pants). The card is, understandably, wrinkled or bent when presented, yet when it is shown on screen in the close-up it is always a new, flat card with no wrinkles or folds, but when they show the card in Paladin's, or others, hand, it is wrinkled again. See more »

Quotes

Paladin: I don't think you got a very good look at this gun while you had it. The balance is perfect. This trigger responds to a pressure of one ounce. If you look carefully in the barrel you'll see the lines of the rifling. It's a rarity in a hand weapon. This gun was handcrafted to my specifications and I rarely draw it unless I mean to use it. Would you care for a demonstration?
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of Paladin
By Johnny Western, Richard Boone, and Sam Rolfe
Sung by Johnny Western
Recorded by Johnny Western
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User Reviews

A thinking man's western
26 July 1999 | by Gus-41See all my reviews

What a remarkable half hour of allegory and metaphor. Starting with the premise that our protagonist is a fellow who others don't like - he's a gunfighter. And that he charges a lot - $1,000 - and that he is cool - wears black and uses a business card - and he does good deeds for others.

And he doesn't like to use his gun to solve problems.

This vehicle is used over and over again to good effect. He solves interesting problems that span a large part of the country and a large array of people - blacks, chinese, mexicans, bums, crooks and good guys.

Writers include Roddenberry.

Good stuff, mostly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Have Gun - Will Travel See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(225 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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