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Have Gun, Will Travel: The Bostonian

Paladin is hired by a landowner who is in the middle of a growing feud with a cattle rancher.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x21
Airdate: Sunday February 02nd, 1958

Guest Stars
Chris AlcaideChris Alcaide
As Bill Whitney
Constance FordConstance Ford
As Gloria Prince
Harry TownesHarry Townes
As Henry Prince
Joe De SantisJoe De Santis
As Clint Bryant
Luis GomezLuis Gomez
As Jose (referred to as Guillermo)
Main Cast
Richard BooneRichard Boone
As Paladin


In Harvey, NV, local cowhands are in town ripping up flour bags from a wagon. The wagon's owner, Henry Prince, comes out of the general store and orders them to stop. They knock him down and cover him with flour. Paladin arrives and shoots an apple out of the ringleader's hand, and then orders them to move on. When the ringleader, Bill Whitney, asks why he's butting in, Paladin says that Henry is an old friend and that they shared the same tailor...

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Episode Quotes
Henry Prince: You are...
Paladin: A businessman, Henry.
Henry Prince: I see. But does it mean that when you helped me, you were just passing out a free sample of your work?
Paladin: No. I helped you because you were badly outnumbered, and because we once had the same tailor.

Henry Prince: I come from a very large family. My relatives and their friends seem to control the social life in every city in the East.
Gloria Prince: They regarded me as something slightly less than a case of typhoid.

Henry Prince: Do you suppose I'll ever be able to do that?
Paladin: Henry, anyone can learn to shoot coins; a man's heart is larger, but it's a more difficult target.
Henry Prince: Why so?
Paladin: Takes a certain kind of nerve to draw on another human being. No offense meant, but I doubt that you have it. All your training and background are against you.

(shoots and misses twice)
Henry Prince: This is a new gun. Maybe the sites are set wrong?
Paladin: Oh? (Paladin shoots and hits)
Henry Prince: Guess my sites are set wrong.

Gloria Prince: If you give in to Bryant, I'll leave you forever.
Henry Prince: Perhaps I'd rather be a live bachelor than a dead husband.

Gloria Prince: What are you going to do about this, Mr. Paladin?
Paladin: Well, what do you suggest I do, Mrs. Prince? We got the cattle back.
Gloria Prince: I suggest that you retaliate. How else are we going to stop them?
Paladin: You're a beautiful woman, Mrs. Prince. A beautiful woman and a very talented actress. But you're also a very demanding wife. You don't like violence, but you don't like to give in. You want to fight, but you don't want anyone to be hurt.
Gloria Prince: Is that all?
Paladin: You married Henry because he was cultured and charming, and now you're impatient with him because he can't be hard and ruthless. You don't want him to be like me. You want to use me, and yet you have no respect for my profession. You're a very difficult woman to please.

Episode Goofs
Henry and Paladin both refer to Henry's worker as Guillermo. However, the end credits identify him as Jose.

Guillermo is tarred and feathered, a process which involves pouring hot tar on the victim. It causes second- and third-degree burns, as well as agonizing pain. However, the next evening, Guillermo is seemingly unharmed and unburned.

When Paladin turns the stampeding herd around, a flatbed truck is clearly visible in the background.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHerb Meadow  |  Sam Rolfe
ProducerJulian Claman
CastingLynn Stalmaster
HairstylistMadine Danks
Make-upWilliam Wood (1)
Property MasterMike Gordon (1)
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Director of PhotographyWilliam Margulies
Art DirectorJames W. Sullivan
Production ManagerGlenn Cook
Main Title ThemeBernard Herrmann
Film EditorMichael Luciano (2)
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger
Special Photographic EffectsLouis Dewitt  |  Jack Rabin
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