"If the girl who's being held prisoner
has been harmed in any way, I'll flip a
coin to see which one of you I gun down first."
Have Gun Will Travel got it's start on television on September 1957 and ran until 1963. The radio show debuted November 1958, over a year after the television show. In the beginning, the radio show scripts were adapted from the TV show, staying in sync with the episode that aired on TV that week. Later on, the show started airing original scripts.
Stories revolved around gun-for-hire with principles, Paladin (his real name was never revealed). Though Paladin, played on the radio by John Dehner, preferred to try to work out problems without violence if possible, he worked for people who he felt were wronged and could pay. Occasionally, if he felt people who couldn't pay were in a really hard situation with bad guys, he worked for free. If, during the course of his work, he discovered his employer turned out to be shady, Paladin would turn on his employer.
Have Gun Will Travel was a Western Adventure radio show that started on ABC on November 1958, just a year after its television version aired. At first, the scripts for the radio show were derived from that of the television show, making the episodes in sync with one another. Later, though, the radio started making scripts on its own.
The story is about gun-for-hires, with the main character being Paladin played by John Denner. Despite the nature of the job, Paladin is in fact a principle man, as he prefer solving problems in a peaceful manner, if at all possible. He usually works for people who he believed were wronged. Although it is important that his client could pay, he also works for free for those who can’t pay.
The radio show was on-air until 1960, while the television show lasted until 1963.Click here to read more about Have Gun Will Travel
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 106 old time radio episodes:
+ "Strange Vendetta". Sponsored by: Kent, Lysol. The first show of the series. Senor Miguel Rojas ha...
|11.30.1958||road to wickenberg||
+ "Road To Wickenberg". Sponsored by: Kent, Lysol. A good story about Paladin's visit to Bluebell. H...
+ "Ella West". Sponsored by: Kent. Paladin travels to Abilene to help his friend Tom Carter make a l...
|12.14.1958||the outlaw manfred holt||
+ "The Outlaw". Sponsored by: Look Magazine, Kent. Manfred Holt, a killer with nine notches on his g...
+ "The Hanging Cross". Sponsored by: Kent. Paladin tries to prevent a battle between Matt Beecher an...
+ "No Visitors". Sponsored by: Kent. Paladin comes upon a woman and child in the desert, possibly wi...
|01.04.1959||helen of abajinian||
+ "Helen Of Abajinian". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. An Irish cowboy and an Armenian girl are to be ...
+ "The Englishman". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo. James Brunswick, the ninth Earl of Aylesbury, is de...
|01.18.1959||three bells to perdido||
+ "Three Bells To Perdido". Paladin is hired to ride into "Perdido" and bring back Dave Enderby...al...
+ "The Teacher". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Rambler American. A school teacher insists on teaching...
|02.01.1959||matter of ethics||
+ "A Matter Of Ethics". A killer hires Paladin to keep himself from being lynched until he can stand...
+ "Killer's Widow". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Lysol, Rambler Ambassador. The loot from a bank rob...
|02.15.1959||return of dr thackeray||
+ "The Return Of Dr. Thackeray". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Lysol. Dr. Phyllis Thackeray is trying...
+ "Winchester Quarantine". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Lysol, Rambler. Joe Whitehorse, a mission In...
+ "Hey Boy's Revenge". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Lysol, McCall's Magazine. Hey Boy has left the h...
|03.08.1959||the monster on moonridge||
+ "The Monster Of Moon Ridge". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Rambler Ambassador. Paladin discovers th...
|03.15.1959||death of a young gunfighter||
+ "Death Of A Young Gunfighter". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Fram Filters, Kentucky Club Tobacco. J...
|03.22.1959||five books of owen deaver||
+ "The Five Books Of Owen Deaver". Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Pepsi-Cola, Fram Filters, Rambler. O...
|03.29.1959||sense of justice||
+ "Sense Of Justice". Andy is accused of murder and in jail. Paladin stands up to a lynch mob out to...
+ "Maggie O'Bannion". Paladin is made into a servant on the O'Bannion ranch while awaiting for the c...
|04.12.1959||the colonel and the lady||
+ "The Colonel and The Lady". Sponsored by: Pepsi-Cola, Lysol ("I Was A Teen-Age Germ"). Colonel Lat...
|04.19.1959||birds of a feather||
+ "Birds Of A Feather". Paladin tries to settle a feud between two railroads in Pueblo, Colorado. Th...
+ "The Gunsmith". Sponsored by: Longines Watches, Pepsi-Cola, Lysol. Paladin goes to the defense of ...
+ Sponsored by: Longines Watches, Pepsi-Cola, McCall's Magazine. Sing Wo's chess set has been stolen...
|05.10.1959||statue of san sebastian||
+ "The Statue Of San Sebastian". Sponsored by: Longines Watches, Pepsi-Cola. The mission of San Seba...
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