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Have Gun, Will Travel: Champaigne Safari

An old friend of Paladin's requests his help after a member of his hunting party is killed during a staged Indian raid set up to give the rich customers some excitement.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x12
Production Number: 155-97
Airdate: Saturday December 05th, 1959

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Guest Stars
Valerie French
As Charity (Charity Trevington)
Patric Knowles
As Trevington (Charles Trevington)
William Mims
As Gravely (William Gravely, as Bill Mims)
Kam Tong
As Hey Boy
Lou Krugman
As Antoine
Carole Evern
As Girl (Omandah)
Main Cast
Richard Boone
As Paladin


At the Carlton, Paladin is meeting with a touring Shakespearean actor, who gives a demonstration and offers Paladin some tickets. Once the actor leaves, Paladin tears up the tickets and starts to approach a passing woman. Hey Boy interrupts him with another telegram from Paladin’s friend William Gravely. Paladin expects yet another invitation to go on one of Gravely’s hunting party. However, this time Gravely says to see the newspaper about an Indian killing and asks Paladin to come immediately. Hey Boy gives Paladin the paper, which has an article on peaceful Hiwannee Indians killing a member of Gravely’s party. Paladin tells Hey Boy that he’ll be leaving immediately...

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Episode Quotes
Paladin: Hey Boy, I wish somebody'd send you some mail sometime so you wouldn't have to read mine.
Hey Boy: No, your mail make me practice good Engrish.

Paladin: I see you have strength of mind enough to make your own decisions.
Charity: I'm flattered by your attention, Mr. Paladin. I would hardly suppose that a rugged man of the West living by his wits would be interested in the mere mind of a woman.
Paladin: Well, meeting a womanly woman with an unwomanly mind is a very stimulating thing.

Paladin: Show me the books a man doth read, and I will name his crying need.
Charity: Who said that?
Paladin: I did.

Paladin: Gravely thinks that you killed a white man named Roddy Crane. He was killed with a bow and arrow.
Chief: Hiwannee have not killed any white man for seventeen years. (thinks about it) Sixteen years.
Paladin: That's an enviable record.

Chief: Tell Gravely if he wants arrows for killing, let us know next time. We'll make Apache arrows!

Cultural References
Paladin: "Oh, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustiuous periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters."

Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2, quoting Prince Hamlet.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHerb Meadow  |  Sam Rolfe
ProducerSam Rolfe
Associate ProducerFrank R. Pierson
CastingLynn Stalmaster  |  James Lister (2)
Unit Production ManagerHoward Joslin
MusicLucien Moraweck
Music EditorGene Feldman (2)
HairstylistMadine Danks
Make-upDonald Roberson
Set DecoratorHerman N. Schoenbrun  |  Charles Vassar
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Director of PhotographyStuart Thompson
Production SupervisorDewey Starkey
Art DirectorWalter E. Keller
Main Title ThemeBernard Herrmann
Main Title Theme Written/performedJohnny Western
CostumerJoseph Dimmitt
Assistant DirectorJack Voglin
ConductorLud Gluskin
Sound Effects EditorGene Eliot
Warning: Have Gun, Will Travel season 3 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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