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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
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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Language:
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:
There is a modern day Mare's leg. It is made by Henry Repeating Arms.The rifle holds 5 rounds and is a joy to shoot. To begin with if using this for self defense in say a home invasion it is much easier to carry around the house with you due to its shortened size. Having a green laser mounted on it, it becomes a formidable defense gun. I do not know who came up with the idea of this weapon for the series but Henry states in its catalog that it is modeled after the WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE weapon.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Steve McQueen: The King of Cool (1998) (TV)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Springboard of a Legend, 13 December 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Wanted, Dead or Alive was a star vehicle in the truest sense of the term. It was a western calculated to exhibit the talent and charisma of its star, Steve McQueen. It lasted for three seasons before McQueen decided to devote full time to the big screen.

McQueen was after some of the most dangerous fellows in the old west, plenty who could shoot a lot better than he. His character Josh Randall needed an equalizer.

In John Wayne's classic western El Dorado, you remember that Duke discovers that James Caan can't hit the broad side of a mountain with a regular six shooter. Before going to El Dorado to aid Robert Mitchum, they stop off and see a gunsmith who fixes Caan up with a Josh Randall special. After that Caan's of considerable help to Wayne and Mitchum.

Of course the sawed off shotgun was also an evil weapon in the wrong hands. Take note of the Dan Duryea western, The Bounty Killer, a very Freudian piece where Duryea becomes hated and feared as a bounty hunter until an innocent bystander gets shot with it.

But with McQueen you knew the weapon was on the side of law and order. As for his Josh Randall character, you can see a bit of him in all the people Steve McQueen brought to the screen like Virgil Hilts, Nevada Smith, all the way to his last two films, Tom Horn and Pappa Thorsen.

Wanted, Dead or Alive was most folks first exposure to a screen legend. I wish that westerns like that were made today.

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