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 escorts a released prisoner home to his family but five hired killers have other ideas.
Paladin arrives in a town for a job only to find that his prospective client was just shot dead.
A sheriff who's about to retire refuses Paladin's help against a group of gunmen.
Paladin must protect his prisoner from the wrath of a vengeance-seeking rancher.
Paladin stands with a sheriff against his wife's former lover, an outlaw who's sworn to take her back.
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 goes up against an old friend who's now a town marshal. It seems as though the old pal became a tyrant after cleaning up the town.
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 serves as a defense attorney for a feared gunman who's being tried on a trumped-up murder charge.
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.
Paladin tries to reunite two Native American brothers. One is now a sheriff while the other still retains the ways of his old culture.
Paladin helps a barbed wire salesman transport his cargo, knowing full well that its delivery could start a range war between cattlemen and sod busters.
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.
Paladin and his prisoner have their journey halted by a sheriff who wants to hand the prisoner over to Native Americans. It seems as though the red men need a burial scalp.
A prisoner awaiting execution escapes and leaves Paladin behind in his place.
An exiled high priestess from India hires Paladin to escort her through the desert for a rendezvous with some of her loyal followers.
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 is hired to protect a murderer who was declared criminally insane but has been pronounced cured.
Paladin guides an art collector and his daughter into the wilderness in search of a reclusive sculptor.
A wealthy land baron hires Paladin to find the shooter who crippled him while the townspeople pray that no more violence occurs.
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.
A bank hires Paladin to meet a rancher and pick up $10,000. However, before the gunfighter arrives, the man is murdered and the money is stolen.