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Have Gun, Will Travel: The Last Laugh

Paladin is the center of blame when a practical joke played on a rancher goes terribly wrong.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x20
Airdate: Saturday January 25th, 1958

Guest Stars
Peter WhitneyPeter Whitney
As Judd Calhoun
John HollandJohn Holland
As Hank (as Jack Holland)
Murray HamiltonMurray Hamilton
As Ed McKay
Stuart WhitmanStuart Whitman
As Gil Borden
Jean AllisonJean Allison
As Nora Borden
Frankie DarroFrankie Darro
As Mickey
Main Cast
Richard BooneRichard Boone
As Paladin


Paladin is riding a stagecoach back to San Francisco. As it pulls into town, slow-witted but quick-tempered Judd Calhoun hastily gets his horse out of the way. The nearby locals laugh at him and one of them, Ed McKay, suggests that Judd put a burr under his horse's saddle to get it to move. He has one of his friends, Mickey, demonstrate...

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Episode Quotes
Paladin: Well, I'll be glad to help...
Gil Borden: We'll manage without your help!
Nora Borden: Don't take him so seriously, honey! (to Paladin) You know, my husband isn't always as hotheaded as this--just during his waking hours.

Nora Borden: Thank you. And please forgive my husband's temper. Sometimes I think he'd rather fight than eat.
Paladin: Well, that's. uh, good for the waistline, hard on the knuckles.

Gil Borden: What can I do, Paladin? What can I do to make up for all this?
Paladin: You want an easy answer, don't you?

Gil Borden: Here ya are, Paladin. It's not enough for the misery I caused you.
Paladin: Well, here's the one that suffered the misery. I want you to take this. Miz Borden? For your medical expenses.
Nora Borden: I... really...
Nora Borden: Don't worry about it. I'll get it back.
Nora Borden: How will you get it back?
Nora Borden: That doctor I told you about? In San Francisco? He's a first rate-doctor--but he's a second-rate poker player.

Episode Goofs
When Gil reads Paladin's card, the card is straight in his hand and parallel to the ground.

The camera then cuts to a middle shot, and the hand is instantly held slanted away from Gil's body and at a 45 degree angle to the ground.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHerb Meadow  |  Sam Rolfe
ProducerJulian Claman
EditorAl Joseph
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
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger
Special Photographic EffectsLouis Dewitt  |  Jack Rabin
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