Have Gun - Will Travel

Season 2 Episode 38

The Haunted Trees

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Jun 13, 1959 on CBS
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The Haunted Trees
Ben Howard is disinherited in his father's will. When his father dies, Mrs. Sarah Howard takes over running the family's lumber company. She claims that Ben is sabotaging the work and scaring off the workers. Mrs. Howard hires Paladin to stop the problems and get rid of Ben.moreless

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    Doris Dowling

    Doris Dowling

    Sara Howard

    Guest Star

    Roy Barcroft

    Roy Barcroft


    Guest Star

    Duane Grey

    Duane Grey


    Guest Star

    Kam Tong

    Kam Tong

    Hey Boy

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Sarah: Look, Paladin, you're a businessman, in your own way. I'm a businesswoman in my way. This land can give me many things that I want, very badly.
        Paladin: Position of importance. Wealth. Power.
        Sarah: You do understand. Those are the only important things in the world.
        Paladin: Are they? We go. (Turns back to the buckboard)
        Sarah: Paladin. I didn't mean the very most important things. You see, when I was a little girl, my family had nothing. I had nothing. Even decency. I used to cry every night. Then I'd swear to myself that when I grew up, I'd get all the things I'd never had. Only the good things. (Reaches up and kisses him)
        Paladin: Well, I can assure you, you've accomplished one thing.
        Sarah: What?
        Paladin: You've grown up.

      • Paladin: Birdie, will you talk to me?
        Birdie: How can we talk, Mr. Paladin? I raised Ben. And you came here to kill him.
        Paladin: Now, don't be too sure of that, you could be wrong. (Draws his gun) I carry this. And I use it well. But I don't like to use it. And I hope I won't have to use it here.

      • Paladin: Hey Boy.
        Hey Boy: Mr. Paladin.
        Paladin: I want you to find Mrs. Sarah Howard and give this to her, please.
        Hey Boy: Mrs. Howard very attractive woman. Very rich, too.
        Paladin: Well, I'm very happy that you approve.

      • Paladin: Well, you gentlemen seem to have your minds fairly well made up. I'm sure I'd be wasting time to talk any further, at least for the present. However, there's one thing you might keep in mind. Death is just as final met by accident as by design. Good day.

      • Paladin: "Through all the drama--whether damned or not--Love gilds the scene, and women guide the plot."

    • NOTES (1)

      • A problem arose during filming, because no one knew how to properly climb the tree for one of the last scenes, although Richard Boone's stunt double made the attempt. At this point, a young extra on the set tapped Andrew McLaglen on the shoulder and asked, "Pardon me, sir, but would you like me to show you how that's supposed to be done?" McLaglen agreed, and the extra, an experienced tree topper, put on the equipment and went up the tree like a squirrel. The extra's name was Hal Needham. From this auspicious beginning, he went on to become a stunt man for the series, Richard Boone's stunt double for the remainder of the series, stunt coordinator, an actor in various episodes, and in later years, a director of note.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Paladin's closing line is a quote from The Rivals (1775), a play written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). Sheridan is known for a character (from this play) whose name became a part of the English language--the always misspeaking Mrs. Malaprop.

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