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Have Gun - Will Travel is a Western series that aired on CBS from 1957 to 1963. It follows the adventures of Paladin, a gentleman gunfighter who travels the Old West helping those in need. The series was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow, and starred Richard Boone as Paladin.
The show was a critical and commercial success, and spawned a successful radio version. It was one of the few shows in television history to be adapted into a radio series.
The title of the show is a variation on a cliche used in personal advertisements in newspapers. It was popularized by the show in the 1950s and 1960s, and many variations have been used as titles for other works.
Here are some additional facts about the show:
The series was set in the Old West, but the exact time period was never specified. It is generally believed to be set in the 1870s or 1880s.
Paladin was a skilled gunfighter, but he was also a gentleman. He was always willing to help those in need, even if it meant putting himself in danger. He was a complex character, and his motivations were not always clear.
The show featured a number of recurring characters, including Paladin's sidekick, Hey Boy. Hey Boy was a Chinese man who served as Paladin's cook, valet, and friend. He was a loyal and trusted companion.
Have Gun - Will Travel was a popular show, and it was nominated for a number of awards, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Western Series. It won the award in 1960.
The show has been praised for its writing, acting, and directing. It is considered to be one of the best Westerns of all time.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dwight-allen0/support