Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Have Gun Will Travel" - Stopover In Tombstone (Aired October 11, 1959)
The knight symbol is in reference to his name — possibly a nickname or working name — and his occupation as a champion-for-hire (see paladin). The theme song of the series refers to him as "a knight without armor." In addition, Paladin drew a parallel between his methods and the chess piece's movement: "It's a chess piece, the most versatile on the board. It can move in eight different directions, over obstacles, and it's always unexpected." Paladin was a former Army officer and a graduate of West Point. He was a polyglot, capable of speaking any foreign tongue required by the plot. He also had a thorough knowledge of ancient history and classical literature, and he exhibited a strong passion for legal principles and the rule of law.
October 11, 1959. CBS network. "Stopover In Tombstone"
. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax, Watchmakers Of Switzerland (vacation contest). Paladin becomes a deputy assistant sheriff of Cochise County...a lawman of Tombstone. An accused murderer with a dying wife proves a tragic responsibility. The system cue is added live. John Dehner, Virginia Gregg, Sam Rolfe (creator), Herb Meadow (creator), Frank Paris (producer, director), Hugh Douglas (announcer), Ann Doud (writer), Bartlett Robinson, Betty Garde, Joe Cranston, Harry Bartell, Bill James (sound effects), Tom Hanley (sound effects). 25:09. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.