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Release Date:
6 September 1958 (USA) See more »
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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

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 148)

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:
Steve McQueen was hired after Jack H. Harris, who was producing The Blob (1958) gave him a glowing reference to Dick Powell (the head of Four Star Productions). Powell also asked for, and was granted, the opportunity to view a rough cut of that film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)See more »

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33 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Trend setting for its era., 15 August 2003
Author: eaglejet98

Many viewers have panned this series. It was hockey and implausible at times. However, I recently watched the series again on the Westerns Channel and offer these observations:

When "Wanted" first came out in 1958, network TV was flooded with formulaic Warner Brothers westerns. With few exceptions they were all mostly repetitive and forgettable. My picks for exceptions are, obviously, Gunsmoke, which stood above the others, Have Gun Will Travel, Maverick and Josh Randall's Wanted Dead or Alive.

For the mid 1950s McQueen's character was ground breaking. He was the first anti-hero in a horse opera. Even when grouped with the line up of special gimmicks westerns (the rapid fire Winchester of The Rifleman; the weird Colt of The Rebel; Wyatt Earp's Buntline Special), Randall and his hog leg stood out. Never mind that he didn't reload and the mechanics of the weapon were implausible, the series worked. It was unique. McQueen was unique.

I was 11 years old when the series started and it hooked me. Sure, it is difficult to watch it today without a laugh or question about its relation to reality. But back then it was cool and so was McQueen. And as someone else commented, only McQueen could have played the character of Josh Randall. For that matter, look at all his motion pictures. I don't believe any other actor could have made those films what they were.

Even 25 years after his death, McQueen is as popular as he ever was. As far as I can see, only John Wayne still has that kind of appeal.

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