Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series 1958–1961) Poster

(1958–1961)

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1959

3 Jan. 1959
Rope Law
Josh is knocked out by a posse who want his prisoner who is wanted for killing his step-daughter. When he goes to recover his reward, he finds he has been paid but he still wants justice and soon finds the prisoner may be innocent.
 
10 Jan. 1959
Six-Up to Bannach
Josh needs to get his wounded prisoner to Bannach in three days to prevent an innocent man from hanging. His only option is a stagecoach carrying dynamite but Josh is willing to take the risk against the wishes of the driver.
 
17 Jan. 1959
The Spurs
Josh rides into a small town looking for Vic Warsaw but is told by the Sheriff that Warsaw was buried that day and killed by Miss Lucy Fremont the night before. But, when Josh examines Warsaw's belongings, he has other ideas.
 
24 Jan. 1959
Reunion for a Revenge
Four men break out of prison looking for revenge against Aben Starr who turned them in after their first escape attempt. Josh finds Starr running a stage stop hoping to catch the escapees there but instead finds himself caught by them.
 
31 Jan. 1959
Competition
Josh is resting in Benson when two bounty hunters bring in a man - the mayor - dead. Although the man was wanted, the sheriff and others want nothing to do with the pair. When they disrupt Josh's plans, he concocts a trap for them.
 
7 Feb. 1959
Call Your Shot
A grieving father who is the town drunk hires Josh Randall with his last $30 to find his murdered son's body, but Josh's search for clues runs up against a cowardly conspiracy of silence. Josh isn't sure anyone is missing at all.
 
14 Feb. 1959
Secret Ballot
At the request of his friend's wife, Randall comes to assist and protect a war buddy in his bid for the town's mayoralty, quickly running afoul of the established political machine and its corrupt mayor and wanted sheriff.
 
21 Feb. 1959
The Corner
A bounty hunter is not a hero in his own hometown, as Josh learns when he honors a dying friend's request to return his body to Cameron and the townspeople rush to judgment, believing Josh killed him for the reward money.
 
28 Feb. 1959
Eager Man
Josh is approached by the wife of a wanted man eager to turn himself in peacefully, provided Josh split the bounty with his wife. To ensure the deal goes as planned, Josh enlists the aid of an old friend: Sheriff Pat Garrett.
 
7 Mar. 1959
The Legend
A man with unwavering faith in a legend about lost treasure hires Josh to lead his family on an expedition into the desert to locate the cache of Spanish gold. His method of getting Josh may be fatal to Josh and the family.
 
14 Mar. 1959
Railroaded
When a young runaway is framed for killing a Pinkerton agent, Randall turns detective to uncover the real killer. He learns there has been a series of murders on the railroad and there is a $200 reward for anyone killing an agent.
 
21 Mar. 1959
Double Fee
Josh is requested to meet a famous singer at the opera house in Denver who has a job for him. He uncovers an unconventional kidnapping plot when he signs on to rescue the ransomed sister of the famous singer at Sugar Creek.
 
28 Mar. 1959
The Kovack Affair
Josh comes to the aid of his old friend Jesse, who is being strong-armed into selling the Outrider Hotel and Saloon owned by his beautiful girlfriend who wants no violence by self-proclaimed mayor and town bully Peter Kovack.
 
4 Apr. 1959
Bounty for a Bride
A decidedly different and dangerous assignment awaits Josh when he agrees to go into the Apache camp and compete in their contests to win the hand of a white woman the Indians kidnapped as a child and have raised as their own.
 
11 Apr. 1959
Crossroads
Pursuing killer Joe Collins into the Superstition Mountains, Josh is followed by a man who believes Collins could be his long lost son. Because of a horseshoe problem, Josh catches up with the man who takes Josh to a possible hideout.
 
18 Apr. 1959
Angels of Vengeance
A blindly obedient religious cult cast lots and it falls upon a young woman to act as its angel of vengeance. Her mission is to murder Josh Randall in retaliation for his killing their cult leader's drunk son in a shootout.
 
24 Apr. 1959
Littlest Client
Josh receives a letter from a girl at the St. Elizabeth Home for Girls. Expecting a young woman, Josh finds a young orphan girl wanting him to find the parents she insists are still alive and with whom she yearns to be reunited.
 
2 May 1959
The Conquerors
A concerned father hires Josh to retrieve his son, a passionate young ideologue whose gift for rousing rhetoric is being used by plunderers to recruit freedom fighters to serve in their phony liberation of Baja California.
 
9 May 1959
Amos Carter
Josh's big talk after a dog is shot lands him in big trouble when his browbeating the locals in the saloon about ending the decades-long Carter-Blake feud gets him drafted to go reconcile the hate-fueled hillbillies for $200.
 
5 Sep. 1959
Montana Kid
To track down the cheating tinhorn gambler Johnny Deuce and recover his money, Randall befriends the card sharp's stepson and protégé, a twelve-year-old orphan boy and card cheat in training nicknamed The Montana Kid.
 
12 Sep. 1959
The Healing Woman
Josh embarks on a mission of mercy when he pleads with the parents of a boy with appendicitis to let the doctor operate. The father, embittered against modern medicine, trusts only the local witch to cure his son's sickness.
 
19 Sep. 1959
The Matchmaker
Josh reluctantly accepts an offbeat assignment: finding a beautiful bride for his bashful buddy Charlie, the homeliest and loneliest man in the West. He gives josh a list of the beautiful women in town that are suitable - to him.
 
26 Sep. 1959
Breakout
Josh in a federal prison plotting the great escape? The government employs Randall to portray an escaped prisoner in order to trick his cellmate into leading authorities to the $50,000 he stole and stashed away in a secret location.
 
3 Oct. 1959
Estralita
Randall finds his prey in the hands of a lynch mob wiping out his bounty. After Randall rescues Jake Pringle from the lynch mob's rope, he learns he's not the only one with a vested interest in keeping the killer alive.
 
10 Oct. 1959
The Hostage
Who needs enemies with friends like the residents of Rogue City, who celebrate Randall for bringing in notorious killer Jumbo Kane, but just as quickly turn on Josh when Kane breaks loose and demands a hostage to ensure his escape.
 
17 Oct. 1959
The Empty Cell
Randall is rooked out of his bounty by crafty criminal Hunt Willis and his accomplice. Not one to accept defeat, Josh turns detective to rout the outlaws, his investigation dogged by the suspicious sheriff, a cousin to Willis.
 
24 Oct. 1959
Bad Gun
Against better judgment after losing a quick draw contest and bet, Josh serves as guide for a dandified East Coast gun salesman who comes west to retrieve and replace a defective gun he sold to notorious outlaw Curly Bill Brocius.
 
31 Oct. 1959
The Tyrant
On the trail of a Cavalry deserter and the horses he stole, Josh rides into a town ruled as the private fiefdom of its autocratic, psychopathic marshal who is holding the horses and deserter. He wants a ransom from Josh for them.
 
7 Nov. 1959
Reckless
Hired by a father to bring back the man who killed his son Josh is surprised when he doesn't get paid because he brought the man back alive. He pursues the matter to make sure that the father's hate isn't allowed to kill an innocent man.
 
14 Nov. 1959
Desert Seed
Josh must bring a man back for murder. He has to outwit the man's nephew and men bent on claiming the bounty. Josh must prove to the nephew that he can be trusted to get his uncle back to stand trial for a crime committed in self-defense.
 
21 Nov. 1959
Twelve Hours to Crazy Horse
Josh brings a wanted man in to the Mesa City Sheriff, only to find he killed the sheriff's brother. Josh decides to join the sheriff and prisoner on the trip to take the man to Crazy Horse for trial but along the way the man escapes.
 
28 Nov. 1959
No Trail Back
Josh is looking for a man who, while trying to rob a bank, is bitten by a rabid dog. He learns the law wanted him originally to lead them to his outlaw brother. Josh ends up captured by them but they don't believe him about the rabies.
 
5 Dec. 1959
Man on Horseback
A man shoots his brother over ownership of their property and blames it on an Indian who reclaimed his horse the man found and stole. He then ups the bounty on the Indian to push Josh to find the Indian to "hide" the evidence.
 
12 Dec. 1959
Chain Gang
Josh is captured by a corrupt deputy and is forced by the sheriff to work on a chain gang in a gold mine. He learns the mine owner and staff keep the men imprisoned by adding to their sentences every time they break the rules.
 
26 Dec. 1959
Vanishing Act
Randall is tracking an escape artist who is forced to distract a town, letting three guys, rob the bank. When Randall catches them, he turns them over to the sheriff, but they escape. Therefore, Randall must track him down again.
 

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