Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
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The Race 

Paladin is offered $1000 to win a horse race called a mule kalanta. When he arrives he finds out what the bet is, and he decides to make a change.


Andrew V. McLaglen


Lou Shaw, Peggy O'Shea (as Peggy Shaw) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Richard Boone ... Paladin
Ben Johnson ... Sam Crabbe
Michael Pate ... Chief Tamasun
John Hopkins John Hopkins ... Cowboy
Stewart East ... Checker
Vana Leslie Vana Leslie ... Blonde at Hotel Carlton
Kam Tong Kam Tong ... Hey Boy


Paladin is offered $1000 to win a horse race called a mule kalanta. When he arrives he finds out what the bet is, and he decides to make a change.

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Release Date:

28 October 1961 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bend, Oregon, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed on location in Bend, Oregon and at Paramount Studios. See more »


When Paladin hands over his two guns as a side bet for the race, the derringer's handle is opposite of where it is when the chief slings it over the railing. When they show it again, it is back to how Paladin put it. See more »

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No Rules in This Race
13 June 2010 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Paladin is hired by Johnson to ride in a horse race where about any tactic goes. At stake are Indian lands on one side, and Johnson's land baron holdings on the other. But Johnson's a greedy cuss, while the Indians are facing starvation if they lose. So, guess what, being the conscionable character he is, Paladin switches sides and rides for the Indians. However, there's another wrinkle that emerges leading to an unexpected ending.

Good, strong story, filmed in picturesque Bend, Oregon. Johnson's always fun to watch with his distinctive western accent and unforced cowboy demeanor. Australian Michael Pate made what amounts to a career out of playing Indians and does his thing in dignified fashion here, but just count his lines (I hope they weren't paying him by the word!). Anyway, except for Paladin's questionably written, high-falutin' final speech, it's a well-produced, superior entry.

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