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Have Gun Will Travel – western TV show – page eight.
The six-foot-one-inch Richard Boone continued to appear in movies, typically as the villain, including The Raid (1954), Man Without a Star (1955 King Vidor), The Tall T (1957 Budd Boetticher), The War Lord (1965 Franklin Schaffner), Hombre (1967 Martin Ritt), The Arrangement (1969 Elia Kazan), The Kremlin Letter (1970 John Huston), Big Jake (1971 Michael Wayne), The Shootist (1976 Don Siegel), and a curiously tone deaf excessive Lance Canino in a second rendition of The Big Sleep (1978) Michael Winner. In the early 1970s, Boone starred in the short-lived TV series Hec Ramsey, which was about a turn-of-the-20th-century Western-style police detective who preferred to use his brain and criminal forensic skills instead of his gun. Ramsey was frontier lawman and gunman in his younger days. Now older Ramsey is the Deputy Chief of Police of a small Oklahoma city. He is still a skilled shooter carrying a short barreled Colt Single Action Army revolver. But Ramsey had embraced the science of criminal forensics and was a skilled criminalist using science to solve crimes. He once wryly noted to an interviewer in 1972, “You know, Hec Ramsey is a lot like Paladin, only fatter. Richard Boone returned to The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York where he had once studied acting, to teach it in the mid 1970s.