The Best Episodes Directed by Lamont Johnson

Silver Convoy

#1 - Silver Convoy

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 1 - Episode 37

Paladin is hired to find James Becker. He trails him to Monterey and discovers he has been arrested and is sentenced to work in a silver mine. Paladin finds that Becker has died in a cave-in or so he is told. The owner of the mine hires Paladin to guard a silver convoy, but first Paladin wants to find out a little more about the mine.

star 9.88
32 votes
The Five Books of Owen Deaver

#2 - The Five Books of Owen Deaver

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 1 - Episode 32

Paladin comes to the aid of a young sheriff from the East whose attempts to keep law and order are particularly unsuitable for a cowboy town in Wyoming.

star 9.77
35 votes
Gun Shy

#3 - Gun Shy

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 1 - Episode 29

Trying to locate the thieves who stole a jade chess set, Paladin ends up in a small Montana town where he becomes involved in a romance with a landlady's daughter.

star 9.65
34 votes
Young Gun

#4 - Young Gun

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 2 - Episode 9

An ex-gunfighter, Roy Calvert, blames the people of Benedict for his wife's death. The town is in the middle of a bad drought and Calvert and his son are blocking the only access to water in the area. Calvert has trained his son to be a gunfighter and Paladin has to face them both.

star 8.83
36 votes
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Five Characters in Search of an Exit

#5 - Five Characters in Search of an Exit

The Twilight Zone Season 3 - Episode 14

A hobo, clown, bagpipe player, ballerina and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder.

star 8.39
238 votes
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The Shelter

#6 - The Shelter

The Twilight Zone Season 3 - Episode 3

When a UFO invasion appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbours fight over control of a single bomb shelter.

star 8.21
326 votes
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Deliver the Body

#7 - Deliver the Body

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 1 - Episode 38

Paladin is hired to bring in the killer of the sheriff in a Nevada town. He brings him in but has some doubts about his guilt and decides to hang around for the trial.

star 8.21
34 votes
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The Hawk

#8 - The Hawk

The Rifleman Season 1 - Episode 29

Young Mark manages to capture a hawk, but then falls into danger from a rattlesnake. When a stranger comes to his rescue, the grateful Mark invites the man home, unaware that he is on the run from the law.

star 8.00
11 votes
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The Chase

#9 - The Chase

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 2 - Episode 29

Paul Martin is a bank clerk accused of robbing the bank and killing a deputy. His wife hires Paladin to find her husband before the posse does.

star 7.97
32 votes
The Teacher

#10 - The Teacher

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 1 - Episode 27

Paladin defends a schoolmistress who's being theatened for teaching about war crimes that took place during the Civil War.

star 7.94
32 votes
Heritage of Anger

#11 - Heritage of Anger

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 2 - Episode 37

Paladin is hired to protect the Avery family from Manuel Garcia. Garicia is a Mexican bandit who seems to have taken a special interest in their son.

star 7.91
33 votes
A Sense of Justice

#12 - A Sense of Justice

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 2 - Episode 8

The sheriff of a small town needs help to prevent the lynching of simple-minded Andy Dawes. The townspeople are sure he is a murderer. Paladin offers to help

star 7.89
36 votes
Nothing in the Dark

#13 - Nothing in the Dark

The Twilight Zone Season 3 - Episode 16

A lonely old woman refuses to leave her apartment for fear of meeting ""Mr. Death.""

star 7.68
211 votes
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Kick the Can

#14 - Kick the Can

The Twilight Zone Season 3 - Episode 21

The senior residents of Sunnyvale decide that the secret to youth is acting young, and in particular playing a childhood game called ""kick-the-can.""

star 7.45
229 votes
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Passage on the Lady Anne

#15 - Passage on the Lady Anne

The Twilight Zone Season 4 - Episode 17

To save their marriage, a couple book a cruise on a ship whose other passengers are elderly.

star 7.05
113 votes
One More Pallbearer

#16 - One More Pallbearer

The Twilight Zone Season 3 - Episode 17

Paul Radin has invited three people to join him in his bomb shelter.

star 6.83
179 votes
Four O'Clock

#17 - Four O'Clock

The Twilight Zone Season 3 - Episode 29

Oliver Crangle is a bitter, prejudiced man. Through unknown means he intends to shrink every evil person in the world at four o'clock. When four o'clock comes around, it is he who shrinks.

star 6.75
137 votes
Hocus Pocus and Frisby

#18 - Hocus Pocus and Frisby

The Twilight Zone Season 3 - Episode 30

A loud-mouthed braggart's boasts attract the attention of some aliens.

star 6.64
163 votes
The Silver Queen

#19 - The Silver Queen

Have Gun, Will Travel Season 1 - Episode 33

Lonely Leadhead Kane dies and leaves his half of a mine to an actress. Kane's partner wants to challenge the will. Someone wants to make sure Paladin never gets the woman to the courtroom.

star 5.45
33 votes
Help for the Lovelorn

#20 - Help for the Lovelorn

Felicity Season 2 - Episode 11

In a special black and white episode patterned after The Twilight Zone, a mysterious customer offers Felicity advice on how to ease her constant heartache. Felicity visits a clinic, where she soon learns that the doctors use horrific methods to mend a broken heart. Felicity and her friends end up trapped in a small, bare room from which there is no escape. The contents of Meghan's box are revealed (for the purpose of this episode only).

star 3.77
48 votes
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