Have Gun - Will Travel

Season 2 Episode 39

Gold and Brimstone

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Jun 20, 1959 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Gold and Brimstone
Paladin finds a sick old man and his son trying to protect their mine from claim jumpers. The old man is delirious and thinks that Paladin is the devil and has only offered to help in exchange for their souls.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • (goof) Paladin leaves the bag of gold on the bar in town. Later, back at the mine, the old man has it again and gives it to Paladin.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Gino: We have to have a fire? That smoke'll show for miles around!
        Paladin: Well, you can't ambush somebody who isn't here; they might miss us.

      • Gino: What's he saying, what's he babbling about?
        Paladin: He's trying to renege on the bargain. He wants to trade just his soul, leave yours out of it.
        Gino: That's nonsense, you know it is...isn't it?

      • Gino: Well, ain't there anything we can do for the old man?
        Paladin: You can pray if you believe in it.

      • Paladin: Well, is that mirror Baroque or Louis Quatorze?
        Bartender: Eh?
        Paladin: How silly of me. Baroque, of course.

      • Gino: Well, you tell him mister......Tell him that you ain't the Devil.
        Paladin: Now why should I tell him that?

    • NOTES (2)

      • After Paladin knocks out Mr. Dirks at the make-shift bar in town he notices a bottle of tequila behind the bar and asks the bartender if he can look at it. It is a bottle of DIABLO Tequila with a figure on the label who bears a striking resemblance to Paladin, with devil's horns. 

      • The two sulfur miners in this episode are mentioned by Robert Ceilbleu in an earlier episode, "The Scorched Feather". Perhaps this is the episode that was pre-empted on 11/29/58 and shown at this later time.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Paladin: "Let each soldier hew him down a bough and bear't before him: and thereby Birnam wood will come to Dunsinane."
        Gino: What's that?
        Paladin: That, friend, is Shakespeare.

        Paladin is paraphrasing a bit, and combining two quotations. The lines are from MacBeth, Act 5. The first part is from Scene IV, spoken by Malcolm, and is as follows: "Let each soldier hew him down a bough and bear't before him: thereby shall we shadow the numbers of our host and make discovery err in report of us." The line about Birnam wood comes a little further on in Scene V, where MacBeth comments about a prophecy: "...fear not, till Birnam Wood do come to Dunsinane, and now a wood comes toward Dunsinane."

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