Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Have Gun Will Travel" - Return Engagement (Aired January 3, 1960)
The show followed the adventures of "Paladin" (no other name is ever given), a gentleman gunfighter (played by Richard Boone on television, and by John Dehner on radio), who preferred to settle problems without violence; yet, when forced to fight, excelled. Paladin lived in the Hotel Carlton in San Francisco, where he dressed in formal attire, ate gourmet food, and attended the opera. In fact, many who met him initially mistook him for a dandy from the East. But when working, he dressed in black, carried a derringer under his belt, used calling cards with a chess knight emblem, and wore a stereotypical western-style black gunbelt with the same chess knight symbol attached to the holster. The knight symbol is in reference to his name — possibly a nickname or working name — and his occupation as a champion-for-hire.
January 3, 1960. CBS network. "Return Engagement"
. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Dristan, Winston. Paladin is hired to protect a rancher from Curly McLain, who is just out of Yuma prison, where he's spent the last six years. After discovering that Curly was framed, Paladin tries to right an injustice. The system cue is added live. John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Ben Wright, Virginia Gregg, Ann Doud (writer), Lynn Allen, Sam Edwards, Harry Bartell, Hugh Douglas (announcer), Herb Meadow (creator), Sam Rolfe (creator), Frank Paris (producer, director). 24:51. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.