Have Gun - Will Travel


Season 6, Ep 1, Aired 9/15/62
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  • Episode Description
  • After an unsuccessful attempt on his life by young Roderick Jefferson, Paladin is prompted into remembering a similar incident from his past. Once, as a youth, he agreed to pay off a gambling debt by shooting it out with a professional gunfighter.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Parley Baer


  • Don Ingalls

  • Herb Meadow

  • Nestor Paiva


  • Ann Morrison

    Mrs. Burton

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Thanks to NiteWatch (a thousand blessings on your head!) I was able to view this episode, and it's everything that I heard it was.

    By dkhenderson1, Oct 01, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Paladin: Look at that. Fused silica, lime. Treated with mercury, polished, and in it a man can see what he is... and what he was.

    • Paladin: Ten years ago, Mr. Jefferson, in this hotel I was playing cards with a man named Norge. Norge was a man who hated people. Hated them because they were young, because they had decent features, because they were healthy. Or just because they were there.

    • Jefferson: Well, I said gamble. Tonight my bad luck became catastrophic; I, signed I.O.U's for ten thousand dollars, which, I knew I couldn't make good. I was desperate.
      Paladin: So you were offered the choice of jail, disgrace to you and your family... or, performing this... little favor. (Pause) I've met you, Mr. Jefferson.
      Jefferson: I don't believe so.
      Paladin: About ten years ago. One morning, in a mirror. At that time I was receiving a small monthly remittance not to go home. Oh, I had tried the high life, I tried it often. But young as I was, I finally came to enjoy none of it.
      Jefferson: Look, why drag this out? Call the police, let's have done with it!
      Paladin: Mr. Jefferson, I am trying to tell you something, and you would do well to listen. Sit down.

    • (Young Paladin comes to inside Smoke's enclosure)
      Smoke: Well, Norge sent a gentleman this time, didn't he? What do you call yourself?
      Paladin: Now that is none of your concern. I'm here for one purpose only: I challenge you to a duel! (Smoke starts to laugh, which turns into a painful cough) Now that's no ordinary cough you've got there.
      Smoke: No, it isn't. And it will probably be the death of me, since the likes of you will not.

    • Paladin: Now, you have accepted my challenge. Let's settle it here and now! Smoke: This place, my dear Paladin, like life itself, is at once a prison and freedom. Freedom for me, and for you...well, that is a thousand foot drop behind you. And you'll find this wall somewhat difficult to climb, but you try it, if you must. You try it.

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    Notes (1)

    • Richard Boone plays three roles: an old gunfighter named Smoke, and the younger and current Paladin.

    Trivia (1)

    • James Mitchum, making his television debut in the role of Roderick Jefferson, is the son of movie star Robert Mitchum.

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