There seems to be a line of dialogue that was either edited out or possibly just forgotten, leading to a bit of confusion. After Paladin introduces himself and explains that he was hired by Sanders, Burton comments that Pike might have been right in thinking that maybe Tarnitzer had hired Paladin. Neither Pike nor anyone else made any such speculation.
Although the disbarred judge is listed as "Carter" in the credits, his name is not actually mentioned in the episode.
In The Have Gun-Will Travel Companion, the scriptwriter, Shimon Wincelberg, admitted candidly that they had "ripped off" the idea for this episode because a movie adaptation of the book had just come out and was doing very well at the box office.
Although Proctor is referred to as "Colonel" throughout the episode, in the credits he is listed as "Major".
This episode was based on the book "Around The World In Eighty Days" by Jules Verne.
While Warren Oates is listed in the credits, he speaks no lines in this episode, merely appearing in the background during the poker scene.
Hal Needham not only plays an uncredited role as one of Yates' gunmen in this episode, taking a fall from a rooftop as Paladin guns him down, he also doubles for Jeanette Nolan for the tumble down the staircase.
This episode introduces Hey Girl to the audience, dozing on the lobby stairs in the wee hours of the morning. Not only is there no explanation whatsoever for Hey Boy's abrupt disappearance, but Paladin and Hey Girl both indicate that they are well acquainted.
Paladin has occasionally carried a rifle in the previous three seasons, when the situation seemed to call for one. For this season, they elected to show him carrying a gun with his signature chess knight emblem embossed on the sides of the butt. Presumably this rifle, like his handgun, has been hand-crafted to his specifications.
They altered the closing theme a bit for the fourth season. The sound is amplifed, with Johnny Western's voice booming out. The opening guitar strum is harder (or perhaps that's the amplification). At the end, rather than fading out on "where do you roam?" it continues on with "Paladin, Paladin, far, far from home."
(Goof) Paladin is told that the woman requesting his aid is in room 319 of St. Mary's Hospital. When he arrives, he is shown into room 16.
The use of stock footage makes Paladin's horse appear to change color. While crossing a bridge (a clip used in several episodes) he is riding a dark horse with two white forefeet. After his stop in the saloon, he's riding a dark horse with one white rear foot.
(Nitpick): Devereaux does not know Paladin, even by reputation--yet he somehow knows that Paladin keeps a "little" gun hidden under his belt.
(goof) When Paladin is facing Devereaux across the table, the pistol on the table keeps flip-flopping back and forth. From behind Devereaux it's lying on it's left side. When the view changes to from behind Paladin, it's on it's right side. And back and forth it goes.
When Paladin rides into town, he passes a sign reading "Crescent City." Later, when Kramer calls him over to the hotel, the name of the building is the "Junction City Hotel."
(Nitpick) During the gunfight scene, Kramer is seen with his hands well out to the sides. The camera angle changes to the back--showing both gunmen--and Kramer's hands are dangling loosely down. The next instant, his hands are held out to the sides again.
While the Hawaiians are listed in the credits as Princess Molokai and Hilo (a Hawaiian island and city, respectively), in the actual episode they are called Princess Mapuana and Prince Kimo.
When Paladin first arrives at the Diamond S ranch, he comes up near the veranda and parks his horse, then enters the house--to find the foyer jammed full of men. However, there were no other horses, carriages, buggies, or buckboards tethered outside. How did the men get there?
Quanah Parker was an actual historic personage. He was born around 1850 and died in 1911. Never captured by the Army, he eventually surrendered. Col. Ranald S. MacKenzie appointed him to be a reservation judge, and he later addressed Congress regarding Indians' rights.
(goof) Throughout the episodes, all the long shots of the injured man have shown him lying with his feet toward the cliff and his head pointing outward and to the left from above. When Stark climbs down and examines him, the man is lying parallel to the cliff with his head pointing to the right from above.
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Classics, bloody and violent, characters with double lives, failed crime, for the nostalgic