A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.
Did You Know?
According to the A&E Biography profile of Steve McQueen
(featured in the Season ONE DVD Set), McQueen took the role of Josh Randall because his prospects for acting in movies were drying up. When the series started becoming hit, McQueen began getting more and more noticed by the film industry. So much so that director John Sturges
, who'd used McQueen in the war movie Never So Few
(1959) cast McQueen in the western hit The Magnificent Seven
(1960), the movie that launched McQueen's rise to stardom. After making "Mag-7", McQueen began to get more and more movie offers again and decided to quit the show to pursue his film career, thus canceling the series. See more
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth