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Have Gun, Will Travel: The Reasonable Man

A rancher hires Paladin to stop a duel between him and his son from turning deadly.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x18
Airdate: Saturday January 11th, 1958

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Adam Williams
As Frank Gault
Tom Pittman
As Grady Stewart (as Geoff Parish)
Norma Moore
As Sheila Stewart
Barry Atwater
As Gene Morgan
Leonard P. Geer
As Ben (as Lennie Geer)

Franklyn Farnum
As Fight Spectator
Fred McDougall
As Fight Spectator
Matthew McCue
As Fight Spectator
Main Cast
Richard Boone
As Paladin


Paladin has stopped in town for a shave. As he finishes up, he hears gunshots outside and goes to the window to see what's going on. Gene Morgan has drawn on a younger man, Grady Stewart, and shot him in the arm. Grady vows to kill Gene the next time they meet and Gene goes over and starts spanking him, to the amusement of the onlookers. The older man orders him home and Gene angrily stalks off with his friend Frank Gault...

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Episode Quotes
(to a nervous barber)
Paladin: In ancient days the barbers were also surgeons. This is the 19th century and if I want any blood let, I'll get a doctor to do it.

Paladin: Some day that boy may very well try to kill you.
Gene Morgan: That boy? Huh. I can out draw him, outshoot him, or spank him. Wouldn't even be close.

Gene Morgan: I suppose you're pretty good with that gun.
Paladin: I'm considered fairly proficient.

Paladin: Are you prepared to pay $500 for Grady's life, and $500 for yours. That's a thousand dollars in all if you both come out of this alive.
Gene Morgan: That's quite a chunk of money.
Paladin: Are your lives worth any less?

Gene Morgan: I heard in town that Sheila got married this morning.
Paladin: Yeah, I was afraid she would. Common sense is never any match for Cupid.

Episode Goofs
When Paladin throws Grady into the chair and daubs him with shaving cream, there is one smear back on the left side of Grady's head. Paladin places his hand so his hand is parallel with Grady's head, with the shaving cream blob in front of his thumb.

In the next shot, Paladin's hand is now perpendicular to Grady's neck and the blob has moved forward an inch and is now under Paladin's hand.

When Grady asks Frank what he should do about Gene's cattle, in the first shot his right hand is on top of his left.

When the camera cuts to a reverse angle, Grady's right hand is instantly beneath his left.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHerb Meadow  |  Sam Rolfe
CastingLynn Stalmaster
HairstylistMadine Danks
Make-upWilliam Wood (1)
Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.
Property MasterMike Gordon (1)
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Director of PhotographyWilliam Margulies
Art DirectorJames W. Sullivan
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Main Title ThemeBernard Herrmann
Film EditorLeslie Vidor
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger
Special Photographic EffectsLouis Dewitt  |  Jack Rabin
Warning: Have Gun, Will Travel season 1 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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