Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
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Jonah and the Trout 

Approved | | Western | Episode aired 26 May 1962
"Jonah and the Trout" is an episode of Have Gun - Will Travel starring Harry Carey Jr., Richard Boone, and John Mitchum. A gold shipment is thrown into Crystal Lake to thwart robbers. The lake is too deep to salvage it so Paladin tries to assist with the help of inventions by Da Vinci and Nobel. But times ... See full summary »

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... Jonah Quincy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Paladin
... Sanders
... Little Boy at Carlton Hotel
... Mr. Barton - Insurance Agent
Ross Sturlin ... Angel
Jerry Summers ... Orrie
Kam Tong ... Hey Boy
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A gold shipment is thrown into Crystal Lake to thwart robbers. The lake is too deep to salvage it so Paladin tries to assist with the help of inventions by Da Vinci and Nobel. But times running out as the robbers have an eye on him and the owner just wants to keep everyone off his property so he can catch a fish. Written by DrDOS

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The title is based on the biblical tale of the reluctant prophet swallowed by a whale as told in the book of Jonah. See more »

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Throughout the episode, set in circa 1870's, Paladin wears what is clearly a factory-made, black, V-neck, buttonless undershirt. Such a garment wasn't manufactured until the 20th century. See more »

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Making the Angels Laugh
12 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Paladin shows himself to be a true 19th Century equivalent of the Renaissance man, versed in chemistry, physics, hydrodynamics, and (presumably) painting as well, while remaining a force to be reckoned with by anyone who intends to do him harm.

Although this story purports to be about recovering a shipment of sunken gold (and features an underwater fight scene that evokes Lloyd "Sea Hunt" Bridges in his prime), it's about much more, thanks to Harry Carey Junior's portrayal of the irascible Jonas Quincy.

To Quincy, an eccentric old recluse who spends most of his time on the shores of Crystal Lake (!), gold means less than the trophy he's been pursuing for over a decade, a trophy that just happens to occupy the very area in which Paladin discovers the missing gold. The gold, and Jonas' trophy, both eventually emerge from the lake. But the episode leaves us wondering whether life is more enhanced by the capture of an elusive treasure, or by the years "swallowed up" in the search for it.


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