The BEST episodes of Have Gun, Will Travel

Every episode of Have Gun, Will Travel ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Have Gun, Will Travel!

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 ... Wire Paladin San Francisco."

Last Updated: 8/14/2023Network: CBSStatus: Ended
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Silver Convoy
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9.64
36 votes

#1 - Silver Convoy

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 5/31/1958

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.

Directors: Lamont Johnson
Writer: Ken Kolb
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The Five Books of Owen Deaver
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9.63
38 votes

#2 - The Five Books of Owen Deaver

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 4/26/1958

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.

Directors: Lamont Johnson
Writer: Sam Rolfe
The Unforgiven
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9.50
36 votes

#3 - The Unforgiven

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/7/1959

Retired and wealthy General Crommer is dying. He asks Padadin, who holds an old grudge against him, to do him a favor. He asks him to take a message of forgiveness to another man who hates Crommer. A favor which might get Paladin killed.

Writer: Jay Simms
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Gun Shy
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9.45
38 votes

#4 - Gun Shy

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 3/29/1958

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.

Directors: Lamont Johnson
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The O'Hare Story
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9.34
38 votes

#5 - The O'Hare Story

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/1/1958

Hired to prevent the construction of a dam that would imperil a town's water supply, Paladin finds that he sympathizes more with the Irish engineer who's trying to build it.

The Yuma Treasure
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9.23
47 votes

#6 - The Yuma Treasure

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/14/1957

Accompanying a cavalry major on a mission to prevent a war by negotiating a treaty with an elusive Apache chief, Paladin must deal with soldiers who have caught gold fever.

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The Great Mojave Chase
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8.89
62 votes

#7 - The Great Mojave Chase

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/1957

A sportsman sponsors a contest, betting that no one can elude his posse in the Mojave Desert. When Paladin shows up riding a camel, the man decides that the only way he can still win is to get rid of Paladin.

The Savages
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8.88
34 votes

#8 - The Savages

Season 6 - Episode 27 - Aired 3/16/1963

An art collector hires Paladin to guide him, and his strangely childlike daughter, to the camp of a reclusive sculptor. But the collector does not tell Paladin his real reason for wanting to find the artist.

Directors: Gary Nelson
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Ransom
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8.86
35 votes

#9 - Ransom

Season 3 - Episode 37 - Aired 6/4/1960

Paladin is hired to find Colonel Celine in order to get him to sign an important document.

Directors: Richard Boone
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The Wager
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8.83
36 votes

#10 - The Wager

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/3/1959

Sid Morgan hires Paladin to protect him from someone who is trying to kill him. After killing the gunfighter who was following them, Paladin finds out the real reason Morgan hired him. He then hands out his own brand of justice.

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The Prizefight Story
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8.83
35 votes

#11 - The Prizefight Story

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/5/1958

When Paladin goes to a mining town to promote a prizefight, his boxer is arrested and he ends up having to take the man's place in the ring -- against the Welsh champion.

Writer: Ken Kolb
Maggie O'Bannion
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8.80
35 votes

#12 - Maggie O'Bannion

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/4/1959

After being bushwhacked and having 'everything' taken, Paladin walks to the nearest ranch and manages to get hired on as a handyman.

The Statue of San Sebastian
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8.79
38 votes

#13 - The Statue of San Sebastian

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired 6/14/1958

Paladin agrees to capture an outlaw in return for a statue belonging to the local mission.

Writer: Albert Aley
Full Circle
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8.78
37 votes

#14 - Full Circle

Season 3 - Episode 34 - Aired 5/14/1960

A man who left Paladin to die in his place writes to Paladin and asks for his help.

Directors: Fred Hartsook
Writer: David Lang
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Hunt the Man Down
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8.77
35 votes

#15 - Hunt the Man Down

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/7/1959

Paladin finds himself reluctantly drawn into a deadly dispute between two brothers who are also old aquaintances.

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The Scorched Feather
star
8.77
35 votes

#16 - The Scorched Feather

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/14/1959

Robert Ceilbleu hires Paladin to protect his father from a Comanche war chief who has sworn to kill him. After arriving at the remote cabin of William Ceilbleu, he learns the reason for the Indian's hatred.

Writer: Bruce Geller
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The Man Hunter
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8.77
48 votes

#17 - The Man Hunter

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/1958

Paladin is forced to kill Jimmy Dawes, wanted for murder. When he takes him back to his home town, the townspeople, the sheriff and the boy's brothers give him a hostile welcome.

Directors: Buzz Kulik
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Comanche
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8.75
36 votes

#18 - Comanche

Season 2 - Episode 34 - Aired 5/16/1959

Corporal Henry Carver deserted from the Cavalry. Carver's mother hires Paladin to find him and get him to either return voluntarily or bring him back by force.

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Incident at Borrasca Bend
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8.75
36 votes

#19 - Incident at Borrasca Bend

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired 3/21/1959

Arriving in a weird tent town to return money to a prospector, Paladin finds himself charged with the man's murder and tried by a kangaroo court.

Writer: Jay Simms
The Return of Dr. Thackeray
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8.74
39 votes

#20 - The Return of Dr. Thackeray

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 5/17/1958

Dr. Phyllis Thackeray diagnoses the cook at the Barton Ranch with smallpox. All the cowhands may be infected and need to be vaccinated. Dr. Thackeray sends for the one man she thinks can help.

Lady on the Stagecoach
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8.74
38 votes

#21 - Lady on the Stagecoach

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/17/1959

Paladin is traveling on a stagecoach with four others, one of whom is Della White Cloud, the educated daughter of an Apache chief. The stage is also carrying a strongbox full of gold, which Ed Rance wants.

Directors: Richard Whorf
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The Monster of Moon Ridge
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8.74
38 votes

#22 - The Monster of Moon Ridge

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/28/1959

The townspeople of Moon Ridge, Colorado believe there are monsters in the mountains. Dan Bella's daughter is taken by something and he finds strange footprints outside his daughter's window. Paladin is hired to find out what is up on the ridge.

Directors: Paul Stanley
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Young Gun
star
8.72
43 votes

#23 - Young Gun

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/8/1958

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.

Directors: Lamont Johnson
Writer: Albert Aley
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Alaska
star
8.69
36 votes

#24 - Alaska

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/18/1959

Paladin play chess by mail with Boris, who is living in Alaska. Paladin receives what he assumes is Boris' next move but instead is a request for help. Boris is being forced out of territory he has hunted and trapped on for years. Paladin heads for Alaska to help.

Writer: Albert Aley
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Three Sons
star
8.69
39 votes

#25 - Three Sons

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 5/10/1958

Newlyweds with no place to stay end up in Paladin's suite. He learns that the groom's half-brothers are threatening to kill their father. Paladin goes to warn the father.

Writer: Ken Kolb
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