Have Gun - Will Travel

Season 1 Episode 30

The Prize Fight Story

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Apr 05, 1958 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Paladin orders a drink at the saloon, part of his change is a counterfeit dollar. Webber tries to shrug it off, but Paladin demands--and gets--the genuine article. He then proceeds to walk away--leaving all of his change lying on the counter.

  • Quotes

    • Paladin: Now, Forbes, you're wearing a star. But the next time you try to stop this fight, I'll put a hole through it.

    • Paladin: Well, what law is there that says a sheriff gets one-third of every fight purse?
      Forbes: The law I passed this morning. I got up early just to do that.

    • Webber: You've gotta do something, and do something quick. This mob will tear this place apart, and me with it. You guaranteed this fight.
      Paladin: That's right, I guaranteed it, that's what I said, and I wish I'd remembered Cervantes' line: "A closed mouth catches no flies."

    • Webber: In this corner, British champion, Brian Sykes! And now, the American challenger. Bare-knuckle champion of the Barbary Coast!
      Paladin: I've got a new title.
      Webber: Pride of San Francisco! Paladin! Undefeated in twenty fights!
      Paladin: My record gets better every day.
      Joe: If you can fight as good as he lies, it's in the bag.

    • Joe: Boy, oh, boy. I wish I could be your manager.
      (Paladin stares after a woman walking by)
      Paladin: Sorry. I don't think I was made to keep training rules; I think I'd rather be a lover than a fighter--excuse me.

  • Notes

    • Richard Boone was, in fact, an experienced boxer, holding the light-heavyweight title at Stanford for a couple of years. It was not until Boone saw the young Joe Louis in a sparring bout that he gave up all idea of becoming a professional boxer. Having become a heavyweight, he knew that sooner or later he would have to face Joe Louis if he kept on--so he decided not to start.

  • Allusions

    • Paladin alludes to Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), best known for the book Don Quixote de la Mancha. According to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (15th edition), the line Paladin quoted is simply an anonymous Spanish proverb. This may be a case where a popular author (like Mark Twain in the United States) is ascribed many sayings that he did not actually say.