Have Gun - Will Travel was a western adventure radio and television show. The radio show broadcast 1o6 episodes on the CBS Radio Network from 1958 to 196o while the television show ran 225 episodes from 1957 to 1963.
At first, the scripts for the radio show were derived from that of the television show, making the episodes in sync with one another. But the radio show eventually started producing its own scripts and following a different storyline.
The main character of these stories was Paladin, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a veteran of the American Civil War, played by John Denner on the radio and Richard Boone on television.
Paladin was an investigator and a gunfighter who traveled around the wild west working as a mercenary for whoever hired him. Despite the nature of his job, Paladin was a man of principle who preferred solving problems in a peaceful manner; though things often tend to turn a bit violent. Paladin usually worked for people that he believed had been wronged.
"Paladin, Paladin, where do you roam? Paladin, Paladin, far, far from home.
He travels on to wherever he must, a chess knight of silver is his badge of trust.
There are campfire legends that the plainsmen sing of, a man with the gun, of the man called Paladin!"