Our local line up (evenings) on Starz is Gunsmoke, Death Valley days. Maverick, Cheyenne, Lawman, The Virginian. Not to mention all the great westerns during the day (movies not shows). I can tell you that my kids hate it that all we watch anymore are westerns. They complain and talk over the TV. Funny thing is they have no problem playing with our cowboy guns...Locally, we get Cheyenne qet 4 AM, Maverick at 5, Wanted, Dead or Alive at 6, Paladin at 7, and Rawhide at 8 AM. On the H&I channel. Johnny Western, who was in one episode and wrote the theme song became a good friend of Richard Boone. He said Boone could shoot, but that he was not a fast draw. Filming the episode Western outdrew Boone, but the editors worked their magic and had Boone outdraw Western and shot Johnny dead. The episode: The Return of Dr. Thackeray. Featured a young & beautiful June Lockhart.
Last edited by Wyatt Burp; 11-02-2019 at 07:22 AM.
In R.L. Wilson's book The Peacemakers, page 337 there is a photo of one of Paladin's guns. The stocks are plain, one piece. The frame looks to be CCH and is a smokeless style frame. The front sight has been filed down to just a few mm high. It is accompanied by two of the famous business cards, one having Boone's autograph on the reverse side. Likely there were several prop guns used throughout the series run.
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A few months ago an episode of "Have Gun Will Travel" aired that explained how Paladin became a bounty hunter. I am not sure if its was the very first episode or not. Story line was Paladin was a gambler who lost a bet. To clear the debt he had to kill a man. The man he had to kill wore the same black outfit that Paladin wore in the later episodes and Paladin was dressed as a San Francisco gambler. Anyone else see that episode?
It was the first episode of the sixth season called "Genesis" that told Paladin's story. It never said his real name nor background...just he had to pay off a gambling debt and ended up assuming the name "Paladin" as that's what the man he was supposed to kill called him. Richard Boone played both parts...his and the person he was to kill.
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