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Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
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A Quiet Night in Town: Part 1 

Paladin reads a newspaper article describing a brutal killing. After capturing the fugitive he goes to a small Texas town to catch a train north with his prisoner. Paladin has his hands ... See full summary »

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Harry Julian Fink, Herb Meadow (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Richard Boone ... Paladin
James Best ... Roy Smith
Robert Emhardt ... Ray Remy
Phyllis Love Phyllis Love ... Dot - Waitress
Sydney Pollack ... Joe Culp
Robert Carricart ... Joselito Kincaid
Kevin Hagen ... Jory - Townsman
Fredd Wayne Fredd Wayne ... Ben - Townsman
William Challee ... Sam Osser
Cece Whitney Cece Whitney ... Paladin's Love Interest
Lisa Lu ... Hey Girl
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Paladin reads a newspaper article describing a brutal killing. After capturing the fugitive he goes to a small Texas town to catch a train north with his prisoner. Paladin has his hands full as the townspeople are out to liven up what would have been just another quiet night. Written by DrDOS

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The end credits sequence is unique for this series. The background is the master shot of the climax. The music heard is neither Bernard Herrmann's opening theme (also used during the closing titles for the first season), nor Johnny Western's "Ballad of Paladin" (heard in all subsequent seasons and credited here regardless). It is from Fred Steiner's score composed for this installment. See more »

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Can the Devil speak true?
2 October 2018 | by pensmanSee all my reviews

Paladin has captured Joselto Kincaid, an alleged fugitive killer, and is bringing him in for a trial. Needing a brief stop before boarding a train, Paladin stops over in a town for the night. While there, four local thugs bored in a no horse town decide to hang Kincaid. Their first attempt is foiled by Ray Remy, local older, overweight sheriff who also runs the town bar. After overpowering Paladin, the men take Kincaid, but before he can be hung, Kincaid hurls imprecations at Joe Culp. Culp loses his temper and shoots Kincaid and then rifle butts Paladin's right hand.

When Paladin recovers, he goes after the men. Culp draws on Paladin and the result baffles Remy. How? Paladin tells Remy guns are his tools. But now there are still three others to capture. Paladin will offer them a choice: put cuffs on and be brought to trial or die.

This is a rare two-episode Paladin which means there is more time to develop character and plot. The production set is bleaker than usual setting up a shadowy backdrop for this morality play: the struggle to determine is it justice or revenge we see before us.

Well done episode(s) featuring a young Sydney Pollack who was an actor before becoming an Oscar winning director. Pollack makes a good bad man indicating he might have matured into a fine actor.


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