Have Gun - Will Travel

Season 2 Episode 2

In an Evil Time

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Sep 20, 1958 on CBS

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  • 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.

    Hank Patterson does a great job as Pappy French. He and Dick Boone have the beginning of a buddy movie, except for French being adamantly bad and Paladin being unalterably good where stolen money is concerned.

    The Have Gun Will Travel series gave Hank Patterson a scope he rarely got in any other venue. Considering he ended his acting days on Pettycoat Junction doing a cut-out comic figure, the range of his skills would have been hard to know about without HGWT. It was a pleasure to see French and Paladin develop a cautious friendship in this story of the last days of a bad man. Paladin's feelings for French are graphically displayed when he pours lead into the man who kills him. I believe this is the only time we see Paladin kill an adversary while in a towering rage.