Western adventure (1958 - 1960)Mr. Dehner was marvelous as the man in black with a voice very similar to Richard Boone. The quality of the 1950s production shine again thanks to these sharp transfers to MP3. And with 106 episodes for $5.00, how can you beat that?! I also snagged two discs of GUNSMOKE.
"If the girl who's being held prisoner has been harmed in any way, I'll flip a coin to see which one of you I gun down first."
It is the only significant radio show that originated on television. Starring Richard Boone as gunfighter Paladin, he did the sometimes-dangerous work that others would not or could not do for themselves. That he did these jobs for a hefty price did not diminish the fact that he was a man with a conscience and he wined and dined beautiful women. The role was later taken on by John Dehner. He was a loner, a man of no friends - his relationship with the bellhop Heyboy was cordial but cool: Paladin was always "Meestah Paladin," and Heyboy was always Heyboy.
The added attraction for a writer when listening to radio is the medium had to be especially evocative to get the visual image across to their audience (they did a superb job with HGWT). I spend each episode like I'm in class, taking notes on my Mini-Dell.
HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL, the Radio Series is very much recommended.