Paladin relates, via flashbacks, how he became a gun for hire.
Paladin has a most unusual task. A rancher hires him to stop, by any means necessary, his upcoming wedding to his shrew of a housekeeper.
Paladin arrives in a town for a job only to find that his prospective client was just shot dead.
Paladin must protect his prisoner from the wrath of a vengeance-seeking rancher.
Traveling across the desert, Paladin and an accused killer must battle the elements and a bloodthirsty gang.
Town politicians hired three gunmen to clean up their town only to find out that the cure was worse than the disease. Now they've come to Paladin.
A Catholic mission hires Paladin to retrieve a statue that was stolen from their premises.
Paladin is hired by a physician friend to find the son of a woman the doctor once loved before the young man makes a terrible mistake.
A former Army officer, who left his wife to go gold prospecting in Mexico, hires Paladin to smooth things over with her before his return.
Paladin helps out a couple who are about to have their first child on Christmas Eve.
Paladin and a bank robber's wife search for her husband and his loot in a ghost town that's fast filling up with other treasure hunters.
A wealthy socialite hires Paladin to locate her granddaughter. He finds the lass living on a farm but she doesn't want to return with him to San Francisco... until she learns the truth about how she came to be there.
In Mexico, a feverish Paladin must rely on a mild-mannered potter and his avaricious wife to help him escape from a gang of banditos.
Paladin joins in the hunt for a fugitive who killed five innocent men while trying to avenge his son's murder.
A prisoner awaiting execution escapes and leaves Paladin behind in his place.
After being slipped a mickey in a waterfront dive, Paladin awakens chained in a darkened warehouse along with two other men who are in the same boat.
Paladin guides an art collector and his daughter into the wilderness in search of a reclusive sculptor.
A young Chinese woman, awaiting passage back to her homeland so she won't have to go through with an arranged marriage, hires Paladin to protect her from assassins.
Paladin can't seem to get rid of a Native American damsel whose life he saved.
Paladin is imprisoned by an insane former matador who forces him to be the bull in the ring.