Have Gun - Will Travel

Season 3 Episode 16

The Prophet

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Jan 02, 1960 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Prophet
The Army asks Paladin to find an Army colonel who disappeared with his Apache wife. There are rumors of an Army officer working with the Apaches and inciting them to war. Paladin is asked to find and stop him at all costs.

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Eddie Little Sky

Eddie Little Sky

Indian Scout

Guest Star

Brad von Beltz

Brad von Beltz


Guest Star

Florence Marly

Florence Marly

Madam L

Guest Star

Kam Tong

Kam Tong

Hey Boy

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Paladin: Colonel Benjamin Nunez. Only met him once. Heard enough about him, of course. He was almost legendary as an Indian fighter. Sort of an inspired lunatic who loved the Army--almost as much as he hated everybody in it.

    • Major Ferber: Now, we'll have to fight him, all right, but my superiors felt that one last attempt ought to be made.
      Paladin: By a civilian. Why?
      Major: Because it might prove to be necessary to--
      Paladin: Kill him in cold blood.
      Major: Well, I can't ask an American officer to execute a man without a proper trial!
      Paladin: But if you hire a gunman, it's all right.

    • Major Ferber: You'll leave at once.
      Paladin: Uh, Major--
      Major: I'll expect a report from you within ten days--if you're still alive.
      Paladin: Major, uh, haven't you forgotten something?
      Major: What?
      Paladin: Well, civilians usually get paid for their work.
      Major: If and when you return, you will submit a detailed report, along with a list of your expenses. As soon as we get an authorization to reimburse you--
      (Paladin starts to laugh
      Paladin: I was beginning to think the Army had changed.

    • Nunez: Justice? They expect me to beg for it, cap in hand. Now, I've gone too far for that. I'll write my own verdict of justice--with their blood.
      Paladin: And the blood of your wife's people.
      Nunez: They're used to bleeding.

    • Serafina: My brother was right. You didn't leave your people for my sake, but for the sake of your own pride. You never loved my people. You only hated your own. And now your blood is too thin even for that.

    • Paladin: There'll be no written report, Major. Tell them he died in the uniform of an American officer.
      (Ferber looks at the uniform coat and saber)
      Major Ferber: What about your wages?
      Paladin: Just ask them to put a headstone over this.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Paladin's eulogy for the three murdered people he finds during his search is from the poet John Donne (1569-1631). The lines are taken from his Holy Sonnets.