Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
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The Day of the Bad Man 

Not Rated | | Western | Episode aired 9 January 1960
C. Palmer sends for Paladin to clean up Cedar Wells - a place where folks lose at faro, lose their lives and the cattle she tries to sell there. With the help of Laredo Perkins, Paladin hatches an idea of how exactly he can earn his fee.

Director:

Ida Lupino

Writers:

Robert E. Thompson, Herb Meadow (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Boone ... Paladin
William Joyce ... Laredo
Sue Randall ... Ruth
Norman Shelly Norman Shelly ... Heath
Eleanor Audley ... Cynthia
Harry Fleer Harry Fleer ... Bart
Don Kelly ... Amos (as Don O'Kelly)
Tony Haig Tony Haig ... Ted
Kelly Thordsen ... Ed
Barry Brooks Barry Brooks ... Agent
Ollie O'Toole Ollie O'Toole ... Clerk
Hal Needham ... Gandy Dancer
Joe Norden Joe Norden ... Mayor
Pamela Raymond Pamela Raymond ... Saloon Girl
Stewart East ... Townsman
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C. Palmer sends for Paladin to clean up Cedar Wells - a place where folks lose at faro, lose their lives and the cattle she tries to sell there. With the help of Laredo Perkins, Paladin hatches an idea of how exactly he can earn his fee.

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Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1960 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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'Thud' is a 4-Letter Word
23 March 2010 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Palladin works at making a one-day success out of a failed cowboy (William Joyce) who would rather be a teacher.

An installment like this usually signals series decline. It's a clumsy stab at amusement with an awkward script, a near-burlesque Palladin, and a totally inept Joyce in the pivotal role. A more skilled actor as the wanna-be teacher might have brought a few chuckles, but the whole thing appears stitched together and in some haste. Boone does get to show some comedic ability, but the entry does nothing for the Palladin character. I understand that a 36-entries-per-year series must look for some variety. Nonetheless, a series with a strong central character like Palladin must be careful with the liberties it takes, particularly when attempting comedic overtones. This attempt lacks the care needed and illustrates the hazards of departing too incautiously from a series norm.


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