Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 1, Episode 23

Call Your Shot (7 Feb. 1959)

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A grieving father hires Josh Randall to find his murdered son's body, but Josh's search for clues runs up against a cowardly conspiracy of silence.


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Episode complete credited cast:
James Dunn ...
Gabe Henshaw
Steve Brodie ...
Jed Miller
Luana Patten ...
Abbie Fenton
James Burke ...
Sheriff M. Comstock
Robert Burton ...
Gregg Fenton
Louise Lorimer ...
Ella Fenton (as Louise Lormer)
James Hendricks (as Bill Schallert)


A grieving father hires Josh Randall to find his murdered son's body, but Josh's search for clues runs up against a cowardly conspiracy of silence.

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7 February 1959 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Sheriff M. Comstock: [Explaining why he won't go after Jed] Anyway, that sawmill is ten miles up the river - out of my jurisdiction.
Josh Randall: You know, it seems to me as far as Jed Miller is concerned, the sidewalk out in front of your office is out of jurisdiction.
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Justice is a Beautiful Thing
31 May 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

Josh Randall arrives in town to help Gabe Henshaw find his dead son Wilt. Upon visiting the sheriff, Randall is told it's all in Gabe Henshaw's mind, he's the town drunk and his son is alive.

Gregg and Ella Fenton deny anything's wrong and try to protect their daughter Abbie, who was engaged to Wilt Henshaw.

Jed Miller, a wealthy saw mill owner, has romantic interests in Abbie Fenton and intends to marry her. Mr.& Mrs. Fenton are the epitome of politically correct and want their daughter to marry Jed.

Josh gets the truth from Abbie in front of her parents and what follows is the best sequence of events imaginable. Even the epilogue has superb dialog with respect to the town's sheriff, the newspaper chief, and Josh.

I do not understand for a split second how this episode got only a 7.3 rating from a large sample of viewers. I put it in the top 5 of all 95 episodes done.

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