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Release Date:
6 September 1958 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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.
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Cast

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Steve McQueen ... Josh Randall (94 episodes, 1958-1961)
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Series Directed by
Thomas Carr (26 episodes, 1958-1960)
Don McDougall (24 episodes, 1958-1960)
Murray Golden (10 episodes, 1960-1961)
George Blair (10 episodes, 1960)
Harry Harris (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
Richard Donner (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
R.G. Springsteen (5 episodes, 1959)
Arthur Hilton (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Writing credits
Norman Katkov (14 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ed Adamson (12 episodes, 1960-1961)
D.D. Beauchamp (9 episodes, 1959-1960)
John Robinson (8 episodes, 1958-1960)
Mary M. Beauchamp (8 episodes, 1959-1960)
Don Brinkley (6 episodes, 1958-1960)
Fred Freiberger (6 episodes, 1958-1960)
John Tomerlin (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
David Lang (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Samuel A. Peeples (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ray Buffum (3 episodes, 1959)
Wells Root (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Tony Barrett (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ellis Marcus (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frank D. Gilroy (2 episodes, 1958)
Christopher Knopf (2 episodes, 1958)
Tom Gries (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Charles Beaumont (2 episodes, 1959)
Robert Leslie Bellem (2 episodes, 1959)
Richard H. Landau (2 episodes, 1959)

Series Produced by
John Robinson .... producer (68 episodes, 1958-1960)
Ed Adamson .... producer (26 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Original Music by
Rudy Schrager (58 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Guy Roe (30 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frank G. Carson (13 episodes, 1960-1961)
Harry J. Wild (12 episodes, 1959-1960)
Charles Burke (11 episodes, 1958-1961)
Gordon Avil (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
George E. Diskant (4 episodes, 1958-1961)
Howard Schwartz (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Glen MacWilliams (4 episodes, 1959)
Carl E. Guthrie (3 episodes, 1959)
Buddy Harris (2 episodes, 1958)
Stanley Cortez (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Film Editing by
Lyle Boyer (10 episodes, 1959-1961)
Desmond Marquette (9 episodes, 1958-1961)
Lester Orlebeck (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
Arthur Hilton (6 episodes, 1958-1960)
Sherman Todd (6 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frank Sullivan (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
J. Frank O'Neill (5 episodes, 1959-1961)
Chandler House (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
Edward A. Biery (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ellsworth Hoagland (4 episodes, 1959)
Elbert K. Hollingsworth (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Samuel E. Beetley (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Joseph Silver (3 episodes, 1958)
Harry Marker (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Jerry Young (3 episodes, 1960)
Milton Shifman (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Fred MacDowell (2 episodes, 1959)
Robert B. Hoover (2 episodes, 1960)
Jack Wheeler (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Casting by
Marjory McKay (90 episodes, 1958-1961)
Harvey Clermont (3 episodes, 1958)
Marvin Schnall (3 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bill Ross (94 episodes, 1958-1961)
Jan Van Tamelen (34 episodes, 1959-1961)
Edward C. Jewell (16 episodes, 1959-1960)
William Glasgow (10 episodes, 1960)
Russell C. Forrest (4 episodes, 1961)
Frank T. Smith (3 episodes, 1958-1961)
Edward L. Ilou (3 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi (73 episodes, 1958-1961)
Budd Friend (32 episodes, 1958-1959)
Robert C. Bradfield (15 episodes, 1959-1960)
Frank Wade (11 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Burton (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
Patrick Delany (7 episodes, 1959-1961)
Anthony D. Nealis (6 episodes, 1960)
Alfred Kegerris (3 episodes, 1959)
Glen Daniels (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carlie Taylor .... makeup artist (84 episodes, 1958-1961)
Karl Herlinger .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Production Management
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor / production manager (71 episodes, 1959-1961)
Lloyd Allen .... production manager (26 episodes, 1960-1961)
Norman S. Powell .... production manager / unit manager (24 episodes, 1959-1960)
Don Torpin .... production manager (3 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Crane .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1958-1959)
Grayson Rogers .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1958-1959)
Mike Salamunovich .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1959-1961)
Howard Joslin .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1959)
Cy Brooskin .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Lloyd Allen .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1959)
Edward O. Denault .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Mike Moder .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
John C. Chulay .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1960)
Bruce Fowler Jr. .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Nathan Barragar .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Marty Moss .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Don Torpin .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1960)
William A. Calihan Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
William D. Faralla .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959)
Bob White .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Harry R. Sherman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)
Ray Taylor Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Art Department
Harold W. Johnson .... property master (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Sound Department
Albert E. Kennedy .... sound effects (27 episodes, 1959-1960)
Verna Fields .... sound effects (25 episodes, 1960-1961)
Stephen Bass .... sound (24 episodes, 1959-1961)
James Graham .... sound effects (23 episodes, 1958-1959)
Woodruff H. Clarke .... sound (18 episodes, 1960-1961)
Bernard Freericks .... sound (16 episodes, 1958-1959)
Don Rush .... sound (14 episodes, 1959)
Earl Gille .... sound (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Norval D. Crutcher .... sound effects (4 episodes, 1959)
Earl Snyder .... sound (4 episodes, 1960)
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound (2 episodes, 1958)
Tommy Thompson .... sound (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
W.D. Flick .... sound (2 episodes, 1959)
Clarence Peterson .... sound (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts (8 episodes, 1959-1960)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert B. Harris .... wardrobe (91 episodes, 1958-1961)
Robert L. Wolfe .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bernard W. Burton .... editorial supervisor (72 episodes, 1958-1960)
Samuel E. Beetley .... editorial supervisor (22 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Music Department
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... music supervisor (58 episodes, 1959-1961)
Aubrey C. Lind .... music editor (52 episodes, 1959-1961)
Harry King .... music supervisor (36 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Other crew
Frank Baur .... production executive (36 episodes, 1958-1959)
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1960)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (DVD) (2007) | USA:Approved

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Mare's Leg weapon carried by Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) is a cut down Winchester model 1892 carbine in 44-40 caliber, but the bullets in his cartridge belt are 45-70 caliber rounds used in the larger, more powerful rifles of the day. The producers wanted to use the 45-70s because they were more visually impressive than the relatively small, pistol sized rounds actually used in the 1892 carbine. The use of the 1892 carbine is itself an anarchism as the series is set in the 1870s.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sex and Buttered Popcorn (1989)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Great Western Among the Greats of that Era, 25 March 2012
Author: peace63 from Valencia, Spain

Wanted: Dead or Alive was an awesome western, back in a golden era of western TV series that featured such great shows as Have Gun, Will Travel, Cheyenne, The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Maverick, and other classics.

I always like this show because Josh Randall was usually alone, and he had to count on his wits and instincts a lot more than other similar characters. Josh Randall, Cheyenne Bodie, Palladin, and Luke McCain were the toughest characters of the old west.

Randall was probably more similar to Palladin, in that they were both hired guns, unlike Cheyenne and Lucas McCain, who were usually working within the law, assisting their Marshal friends, or just coming across injustice by accident. In that sense, who was more interesting? Palladin often tried to teach his clients a lesson of some kind, and he was a sort of Zen Master of the Hired Gun.

Randall on the other hand, was a Zen Master of getting the job done. He just went straight up against all the odds, and he was usually getting bushwhacked or dealing with people who were at least as smart as he was. Perhaps because his character took people at their word, and wanted to believe they were honest, Randall often was exposed to danger more than Palladin, who was a much more cynical character.

The TV episodes were sometimes a bit choppy in the way they told a story, but this was the 1950s, and they were showcasing a great actor, who carried every episode on his shoulders and usually delivered an entertaining product.

Even today, over fifty years later, Randall and his personality can reach a modern audience, and that is because Steve McQueen was a real person, a great actor, and someone that put his spirit and energy into every role.

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