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Have Gun Will Travel – western TV show – page nine.
This was Richard Boone’s second television series, Have Gun – Will Travel, which made him a national star with his role as Paladin the intelligent and sophisticated, but tough gun-for-hire in the late 19th century American west. The show was first offered to Randolph Scott, who turned it down but gave the script to Boone while they were making the film Ten Wanted Men. The show ran from 1957 to 1963 with Boone receiving two more Emmy nominations in 1959 and 1960. He starred in three movies with John Wayne: The Alamo as Sam Houston, Big Jake, and The Shootist. During the 1960s, Boone appeared regularly on other television programs. He was an occasional guest panelist and also a mystery guest on What’s My Line?, the Sunday Night CBS-TV quiz show. On that show, he talked with host John Charles Daly about their days working together on the TV show The Front Page. Boone also had his own television anthology, The Richard Boone Show. Even though it aired only from 1963 to 1964, he received his fourth Emmy nomination in 1964. Along with The Danny Kaye Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Richard Boone Show won a Golden Globe for Best Show in 1964.