Have Gun - Will Travel

Brother's Keeper

Season 4, Ep 33, Aired 5/6/61
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  • Episode Description
  • On his way home from a job in Santa Fe, Paladin is attacked by a mountain lion. Two men come upon him--and rob him. Although badly wounded, Paladin is determined to track down the men who left him for dead.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betsy Jones-Moreland


  • Herb Meadow

  • Ed Nelson


  • Sam Rolfe

  • Karl Swenson


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This is an intriguing episode, but it does raise a number of questions.

    By dkhenderson1, Nov 24, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • (Paladin is contemplating a chess board) Hey Girl: Mr. Paladin? (Moves to front of table) Hmmmh. Mr. Paladin? (Moves again) What are you doing? All alone? Paladin: This is a hypothetical chess game between Napoleon and Hannibal. I've studied the two men, and apply the strategies they'd probably use in opposing one another. Hey Girl: How do you keep from cheating? Paladin: Well, that is the difficult part. To block out the opposition plan once the move has been made. They've played thirty-eight games so far. Hey Girl: Who wins? Paladin: Hannibal's ahead, twenty-four to fourteen.

    • German voice: I never saw a man die before. Other voice: Well, it's like watchin' a big stag, or three coyotes, or...a hundred rabbits, all about the same amount of meat.

    • Sheriff: So, you're one of them. You won't pin on a badge, and stick around to do the hard part of the work. You just hang around on the fringes, top off the cream. Paladin: I have made a legal claim with you. Sheriff: Well, I don't like your legal claim. Y'know, this wouldn't be the first time that a man met someone on the trail, gambled away his money and then hollered for the law. Paladin: Well, in that case, I would know their names, wouldn't I? I'd have some idea of their description, they look like. And I certainly wouldn't fight any mountain lion just to build up my case! Sheriff: I'll see what I can do. Paladin: So will I, Sheriff. I want to look in the eyes of a man who'd stand over me and write my epitaph like I was a skinned buffalo. Sheriff: There's a law for the trail and a law for the town. Paladin: And a common law of decency that covers both. Sheriff: Now you're confusing law with the story of the Good Samaritan. Paladin: Well, Sheriff, does the Bible ever say what happened to the bad Samaritans? Sheriff: Not one word! Paladin: Well, before we're through here, we may just write some added verses.

    • Topaz: Paladin? (Paladin eyes her, then gestures her to a table) Paladin: Now. I am Paladin. I am aware of that. How does it happen that you also are aware of it? Topaz: Two men from here left you on the trail to die; you've come here to kill them. Been quite a bit of speculation as to which of our neighbors wouldn't be with us very long. Paladin: How do you know I'm going to kill them? Topaz: Are you? Paladin: I don't know. Topaz: You told the sheriff-- Paladin: How do you know what I told the sheriff? Topaz: Since you hit town, every word you've said--probably a few you haven't--have been common rumor. Paladin: As this conversation will be.

    • Topaz: Tell me, would it make a grave any warmer if you shared it? Paladin: Well, they could have left me my horse and my food. Topaz: They probably didn't think you needed the food. And would you leave a horse tied to a tree to starve to death? Paladin: My horse was saddled and free. Topaz: Free--to trip on the reins and break its neck! Paladin: Well, I was particularly impressed with their concern for the welfare of my money. I'm sure they took that to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. Topaz: Oh, you survived. Leave it alone! Paladin: I surviv--! Topaz. I survived because the cat that clawed me I shot, and fortunately it died near enough so I had the meat to eat, and a skin to wrap myself up in at night. That's why I survived.

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