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Have Gun, Will Travel: The Ballad of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde hires Paladin to protect him, but the other three men who applied for the job decide to kidnap Wilde, forcing Paladin to take things into his own hands.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x12
Airdate: Saturday December 06th, 1958

Director: Richard Whorf
Writer: Irving Wallace

Guest Stars
John OJohn O'Malley
As Oscar Wilde
Richard ShannonRichard Shannon
As Jim Rook
Jack HoganJack Hogan
As Chris Rook
Roy EngelRoy Engel
As Matson
Dan SheridanDan Sheridan
As Stage Driver
Chet StrattonChet Stratton
As Secretary (as Chester Stratton)
Kam TongKam Tong
As Hey Boy
Robert F. HoyRobert F. Hoy
As Carpenter (as Robert Hoy)
David Lewis (3)David Lewis (3)
As Col. Carrington
Felix LocherFelix Locher
As Fisherman

William MeaderWilliam Meader
As Man in Hotel Carlton Lobby
Main Cast
Richard BooneRichard Boone
As Paladin
Episode Quotes
Hey Boy: You have good vacation?
Paladin: Too good, Hey Boy. All play and no work makes Paladin a poor boy.

Hey Boy: Mr. Wilde very famous?
Paladin: He's a famous Englishman; celebrated for his wise and witty sayings.
Hey Boy: Eh, like what?
Paladin: Well, for example, he once said "There are only two tragedies in this world. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Hey Boy: Confucius also say that.

Oscar Wilde: Murder's such a messy business. One should never do anything which he cannot discuss after dinner.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHerb Meadow  |  Sam Rolfe
ProducerSam Rolfe
EditorHarry Coswick
CastingLynn Stalmaster
HairstylistMadine Danks
Make-upDonald Roberson
Set DesignerPaul Sylos
Set DecoratorRaymond Boltz, Jr.
Property MasterMike Gordon (1)
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Director of PhotographyHoward Schwartz
Story EditorDon Ingalls
Main Title ThemeBernard Herrmann
Main Title Theme Written/performedJohnny Western
WardrobeJoseph Dimmitt
Assistant DirectorHoward Joslin
Supervising EditorFred W. Berger
Optical EffectsJack Rabin
Special Photographic EffectsLouis Dewitt  |  Jack Rabin
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