Professional gunfighter Paladin was a West Point graduate who, after the Civil War, settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton were he awaited responses to his business card: over the picture of a chess knight "Have Gun, Will Travel .....
Last Episode06x32 Face of a Shadow Aired: Apr. 20, 1963
Paladin is hired by a man to deliver ten thousand dollars. When the man is found dead, with the money missing, Paladin has to sift through a …
Series Fun Facts
- Paladin always carries a derringer, a pocket gun concealed under his belt. Derringer is the misspelled last name of Henry Deringer, a 19th-century maker of small pistols.
- Regarding the name Paladin, it comes from early European "paladino", "palatine" referring to a knightly, heroic champion who fights for a noble cause. "Paladin" can also refer to a military…
[show]Regarding the name Paladin, it comes from early European "paladino", "palatine" referring to a knightly, heroic champion who fights for a noble cause. "Paladin" can also refer to a military leader; trusted and relied on by his king. Both the "knight" (a "warrior") and "military leader" speak to the character's--Paladin's--military background.
- While many television series are taken from radio shows, the radio show "Have Gun Will Travel" with John Dehner as Paladin appeared after the television show.