Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Have Gun Will Travel" - Stardust (Aired September 20, 1959)
The radio series debuted November 23, 1958. Have Gun — Will Travel was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow and produced by Frank Pierson, Don Ingalls, Robert Sparks, and Julian Claman. There were 225 episodes of the TV series (several were written by Gene Roddenberry), of which 101 were directed by Andrew McLaglen and 19 were directed by the series star Richard Boone. The title was a catch phrase used in personal advertisements in newspapers like The Times, indicating that the advertiser was ready-for-anything. It was used in this way from the early 1900s. A form common in theatrical advertising was "Have tux, will travel" and this was the inspiration for the writer Herb Meadow. The TV show popularized the phrase in the sixties and many variations of it were used as titles for other works such as Have Space Suit—Will Travel by Robert Heinlein. One of the last radio shows and one of the few to go from TV to radio, Have Gun Will Travel started its 106 show run on November 23, 1958.
September 20, 1959. CBS network. "Stardust"
. Sponsored by: Columbia Phonographs, Winston, Ex Lax, Look Magazine. Lola Blackwood, a beautiful actress and an old friend of Paladin, needs help with Boone Cauldwell, a despicable gambler! John Dehner, Ben Wright, Hugh Douglas (announcer), Debbie Reynolds (Look Magazine commercial), Frank Paris (producer, director, writer), Virginia Gregg, Norma Jean Nilsson, Jeanne Bates, Tim Graham, Lawrence Dobkin, Bill James (sound effects), Tom Hanley (sound effects), Sam Rolfe (creator), Herb Meadow (creator). 24:21. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.