Have Gun - Will Travel

Season 2 Episode 24

The Monster of Moon Ridge

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Feb 28, 1959 on CBS
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The Monster of Moon Ridge

The townspeople of Moon Ridge, Colorado believe there are monsters in the mountains. Dan Bella's daughter is taken by something and he finds strange footprints outside his daughter's window. Paladin is hired to find out what is up on the ridge.

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    Barney Phillips

    Barney Phillips

    Dan Bella

    Guest Star

    Natalie Norwick

    Natalie Norwick

    Emily Bella

    Guest Star

    Shirley O'Hara

    Shirley O'Hara


    Guest Star

    Kam Tong

    Kam Tong

    Hey Boy

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • (Nitpick) Paladin could quite easily reach the miner's pick to free himself if he used his belt or a boot to extend his reach the 1/2" he needs to snare it.

      • (Nitpick) When talking with the sheriff, Paladin makes reference to "Salem witch-burners". No one was burned at Salem; that was a European method of execution. In Salem, one man was pressed to death (for refusing to say anything on his own behalf) while the remaining victims were hung.

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Jake: I tell you, I saw it. Half man, half bear.
        Paladin: Any werewolves? Vampire bats? Unused broomsticks? I hate to hear just half a story.

      • Paladin: My name is Paladin.
        Dan: I've had many small disappointments in my life. But you, I think, will not be one of them.

      • Paladin: It's no great tragic thing to remain a child. Theirs is the best age. Their world is mysterious and wonderful. Half real and half make-believe. Mr. Bella, the world we live in is not always so pleasant.

      • Paladin: Since you and I are chained here with nothing better to do, shall we try again? Now, you look to me like an intelligent bear. As far as bears go, quite satisfactory. But as a devil, or an apparition, you know, I suspect you're something of a fraud.

      • Maria: Do you want some hot stew?
        Paladin: Well, how's it brewed? Fillet of snake and frog's toes? Seasoned with an incantation?

      • (Paladin and Hey Boy have been looking at the article on the "Monster")
        Hey Boy: Oh, do not go there, Mr. Paladin! (Hands him something)
        Paladin: Well, now, what's this? Uh. Fossil bones.
        Hey Boy: No, dragon's tooth. Very powerful protection.
        Paladin: Hey Boy, your new country has a much stronger potion for driving off evil. Equal parts reason and daylight...but, thank you for the thought behind it.

      • Paladin (addressing the bear): You know, before I was interrupted, I was about to say that I did not believe in witchcraft, sorcery, et cetera. However...if you have any contrary thoughts on the subject....

      • Maria: Why talk?
        Dan: Why not?
        Maria: There's always some man somewhere who won't be scared off, like this one. (Indicates Paladin) Materialize an apparition on a broomstick in front of him, and he'll ask it to sweep the floor.

      • Paladin: Well...ignorant and prejudiced people like to be deceived, and I think they deserve it when they are. Why confuse them with the truth?

      • Lundsy: Even the injuns don't want it. They call it shadow country, spirit land. Well, you know how injuns are, ignorant, not like us.
        Paladin: You know, until a few moments ago, I was feeling very superior to a Chinese friend of mine. I forgot that he came by his superstitions honestly. He learned them from the cradle. I can't find any such excuse for you.

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