Have Gun - Will Travel

Season 1 Episode 23

Bitter Wine

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Feb 15, 1958 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Bitter Wine
Paladin is hired to stop a vineyard from being ruined by seepage from an adjacent oil well.

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    Rita Lynn

    Rita Lynn

    Teresa Donatello

    Guest Star

    Richard Shannon

    Richard Shannon

    Tim Gorman

    Guest Star

    Donald Foster

    Donald Foster

    Fair Chairman

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • (Continuity error) When Paladin borrows a horse to ride into town, we see him on what looks like (in black and white) a brown horse with a black tail. When he returns, he is riding an all-black horse.

      • (Nitpick) Gorman claims later to have shot the scaloppine after one taste, but the pan that Paladin picks up is empty, and, in fact, looks clean.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Paladin: Well, the scaloppine was well meant.
        Gorman: I took one taste and it bit me. So I figured I'd better shoot it before it got loose and ran wild.
        Paladin: Would you shoot an unarmed scaloppine?

      • Teresa: Aaah--Signor Gorman does this! He shoots my scaloppini!

      • Donatello: They steal my wine!
        Paladin: They're supposed to.
        Donatello: What do we do now?
        Paladin: Now we wait for the wine to "lull the red-eyed anger into sleep". That's Omar Khayyam again.
        Donatello: Is it?
        Paladin: Fitzgerald translation.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Paladin twice refers to Omar Khayyam. Khayyam (1048-1131) was a renowned astronomer and mathematician, but only considered a minor poet. Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883) gained access to the Persian manuscripts through a scholar friend, and published "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" in 1859. ("Rubaiyat" means "quatrains", following a rhyme scheme.) The poem would have fallen into obscurity but for Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who found a copy, fell in love with it, and introduced it to his poet friends, who spread it to the public. It is now considered the most popular poem in the English language.