One of the most unusual TV western heroes was Richard Boone's black-clad, erudite gunslinger-for-hire known only as "Paladin." After fighting in the Civil War, Paladin hung out his shingle outside San Francisco's Hotel Carlton and rode out whenever the call came in from someone in need, and, though he preferred to settle scores peacefully, it was never a prerequisite. Classic frontier drama co-created by Same Rolfe ("The Man from U.N.C.L.E.") was a popular CBS fixture from 1957 to 1963.225 episodes on 35 discs. 93 1/4 hrs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.