Travel follows the adventures of Paladin, a soldier of fortune turned hired
gunfighter, played by John Dehner. Paladin prefers to settle problems without
violence, yet when forced to fight, he excels.
It’s 1875, and Paladin lives at the swanky Carlton
Hotel in San Francisco, where he dresses in formal wear, eats gourmet food,
attends the opera, has a Chinese valet named Hey Boy, and enjoys the company of beautiful women. When working as a
gun-for-hire, he dresses in all black, uses calling cards, and wears a holster
decorated with a chess knight emblem. This symbol refers to his name and his
occupation as a champion-for-hire. One of radio’s best-loved Westerns, Have Gun—Will Travel aired on the radio from 1958 until 1960 and was a successful offshoot of the highly rated television show.
Episodes include “Strange Vendetta,” “The Road to
Wickenberg,” “Ella West,” “The Outlaw,” “The Hanging Cross,” “No Visitors,” “Helen
of Abajinian,” “The Englishman,” “Three Bells to Perdido,” “The Teacher,” “A
Matter of Ethics,” and “Killer’s Widow.”
Three of the episodes were written by Gene Roddenberry. Hey Boy is played by Ben Wright. Download and start listening now!