The show followed the adventures of Paladin, a gentleman / gunfighter, who preferred to settle problems without violence, yet, when forced to fight, excelled. Paladin lived in the Carlton Hotel in San Franciso, where he dressed in formal attire, ate gourmet food and attended the opera. In fact, many who met him initially mistook him for a dandy from the East. When working, he dressed in black, used calling cards, wore a holster that carried characteristic chess emblems and carried a derringer under his belt. This collection features the first half of the fifth season. Starring Richard Boone.