May 30, 2011
Have Gun, Will Travel was on television for over a year before a
radio version was created. John Dehner, who had just finished
a year as Englishman J.B. Kendall in Frontier Gentleman, was chosen
to play the radio version of Paladin.
Paladin was a gun for hire, but somehow he always managed to fight for the good. A good guy dressed all in black - not a common sight on the western scene.
This episode, Death of a Young Gunfighter, originally aired on March 15, 1959.
The photo shows radio's Paladin, John Dehner, with TV's Paladin, Richard Boone.