Have Gun - Will Travel

In an Evil Time

Season 2, Ep 2, Aired 9/20/58
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  • Episode Description
  • Pappy French and his gang have robbed the bank in Mercede of $50,000. Pappy ran off with the cash and left his gang to shoot it out with the law. Paladin is hired to bring Pappy and the money back.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Boone


  • Andrew V. McLaglen

  • Shimon Wincelberg

  • Sam Rolfe

  • Don Ingalls

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Paladin is hired to return $50,000 stolen from a bank by Pappy French (Hank Patterson) and his gang. What is left of the gang is chasing Pappy too because he has taken the money and run. Paladin finds him and the money, but has to contend with the gang.

    By trudersdorf, Feb 12, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Pappy: Of all the fool things that can happen to a man, I reckon falling off his own horse is dumbest.

    • Pappy: Ahh, ah, I'll be the first to own up to it. I'm not the man I used to be. No. I'm slowin' down.
      Paladin: Well, Pappy, a broken leg like that'd slow anyone down.
      Pappy: Eh, there was a time that I could ride til the horse dropped under me. Wasn't a lawman--nor, nor a woman either--that could keep Pappy French nailed down to one spot. And here I am, brought to my knees by the dumbest creature in the whole Creation. A horse.

    • Pappy: Eh, I guess I've had enough of it. A man's a fool to stay beyond his time. Paladin: Surely you've never thought of yourself as passing that stage. Pappy: I've had forty years of it. Not a slash nor a scar nor a bullet hole. Never spent a day behind the bars. Pappy French, since that time, was never the man to let another man get the best of him. Paladin: Well, that's a very impressive statement, Pappy. What have you got to show for it? Pappy: (Long pause) Forty-two dollars. And, some small silver. Hmm. That comes to about a dollar a year, don't it? Little over. You know of any Chinese coolie that'd work for that?

    • Pappy: Paladin, you're a hard man to do business with. I think I'll have to offer you--half that money. Paladin: Money's going back to the bank, Pappy. Every cent of it. Pappy: I've seen bandits in my time, but you top 'em off. Paladin: (Chuckles) You wouldn't recognize an honest man if you fell over him in broad daylight.

    • Pappy: Well, I guess I'm gettin' too old for this. It's time to rest. A man ought to know when it's time to quit. Paladin? Would you laugh if I asked you to say some words over me? Not that I'm askin' Him...for any favors, you understand. I'd just like to hear how you might say 'em.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Paladin's closing declamation is from the Bible: Ecclesiastes, chapter 9, verses 11-12.

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