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Have Gun Will Travel – western TV show – page ten.
Elia Kazan used Boone to feed lines to an actress for a screen test for Lewis Milestone. Milestone was not impressed with the actress, but he was impressed enough with Boone’s voice to summon him to Hollywood, where he was given a seven-year contract with Fox. In 1950, Boone made his screen debut as a Marine officer in Milestone’s Halls of Montezuma. In 1953, he played Pontius Pilate in the first released Cinemascope film, The Robe. He had only one scene in the film, in which he gives instructions to Richard Burton, who plays the centurion ordered to crucify Christ. When he was ordered to appear in another film for Fox made at the same time as The Robe, he ended his contract with the studio. During the filming of Halls of Montezuma he befriended Jack Webb, who was then producing and starring in Dragnet. The writer of Dragnet was preparing a series about a doctor for NBC. From 1954 to 1956, Boone became a familiar face in the lead role of that medical drama, Medic receiving an Emmy nomination for Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series in 1955. While on Medic, he also guest starred as the character Everett Brayer on NBC’s Frontier anthology series, in the episode – The Salt War.