Have Gun, Will Travel

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."

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Bob Wire
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Bob Wire

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/12/1963

Bob Wire hires Paladin, C.O.D., to escort him and his wagon load of barb wire to Anderson. What he doesn't say until they arrive is a range war is brewing and Paladin is now right in the middle of it.

Directors: Jerry Hopper
Silver Convoy
star
9.79
33 votes

#2 - 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
The Five Books of Owen Deaver
star
9.77
35 votes

#3 - 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
The Unforgiven
star
9.67
33 votes

#4 - 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.

Gun Shy
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9.57
35 votes

#5 - 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
The O'Hare Story
star
9.46
35 votes

#6 - 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
star
9.35
40 votes

#7 - 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.

The Great Mojave Chase
star
9.18
50 votes

#8 - 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
star
9.03
30 votes

#9 - 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
Broken Image
star
9.00
4 votes

#10 - Broken Image

Season 4 - Episode 32 - Aired 4/29/1961

Paladin and a local hero go in pursuit of a gang of bank robbers but the hero may not be what he seems.

Directors: Richard Boone
Unforgiving Minute
star
9.00
1 votes

#11 - Unforgiving Minute

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/26/1963

Fleeing banditos, Paladin seeks shelter from a peasant and his beautiful, scheming wife, their marriage at the breaking point. After being driven from their rural home, the husband hopes to appease his high-maintenance wife by returning to a city. However she eyes the urbane Paladin as the means to her own ends.

Directors: Jerry Hopper
The Caravan
star
9.00
1 votes

#12 - The Caravan

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/23/1963

Paladin is hired to escort a Rani and her party across 150 miles of desert to a safe haven.The Rani is from a country fighting a civil war and she is to be the new leader if her side is victorious.On the journey it is noticed that they are being followed and treachery from within may be the cause of more worry.

Ransom
star
8.94
32 votes

#13 - 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
The Prizefight Story
star
8.91
32 votes

#14 - 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.

The Statue of San Sebastian
star
8.89
35 votes

#15 - 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.

Maggie O'Bannion
star
8.88
32 votes

#16 - 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 Man Hunter
star
8.85
41 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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Full Circle
star
8.85
34 votes

#18 - 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
The Scorched Feather
star
8.84
32 votes

#19 - 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.

Helen of Abajinian
star
8.84
38 votes

#20 - Helen of Abajinian

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/28/1957

An Armenian winemaker hires Paladin to find his runaway daughter and break up her ill-considered romance with a cowhand.

The Return of Dr. Thackeray
star
8.83
36 votes

#21 - 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.

The Wager
star
8.83
36 votes

#22 - 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.

Hunt the Man Down
star
8.82
33 votes

#23 - 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.

Incident at Borrasca Bend
star
8.82
33 votes

#24 - 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.

Comanche
star
8.82
33 votes

#25 - 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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