Josh arrives in town thinking the sheriff summoned him to go after a man. Instead, a woman wants Josh to bring in the man, her wanted husband, alive, so he can prove self defense, but the brothers of the man he killed are out to hang him.





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Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Decker (as James Lydon)
Wade Taggart (as John L. Alderman)
Chuck Hayward ...
Burt Taggart
Jan Brooks ...
Barbara Decker
Leonard Bell ...
Ollie Prescott
Sheriff Art Hampton


Josh arriving in town rides up to Sheriff Art Hampton's office where Art is nailing up a wanted poster. Seeing Josh, Art responds that he was thinking of Josh then. Josh says that is no surprise as he arrived from Colfax based on a message from Art about a Paul Decker. The surprised Art tells Josh he didn't send the message but to look at the poster he was nailing up. It is for Paul Decker wanted dead or alive for murder with a reward of $300. Josh decides to go after Decker but before he can leave, a woman calls to him. She clears up the details by saying she sent the message to Josh and that she is Mrs. Decker. She has heard Josh will bring in wanted men alive so she wants him to catch her husband so he can return to prove his innocence. She tells Josh where to find Decker. He rides there via Mesa City where he runs into the Taggart brothers at the general store who want to hang Decker for killing their brother regardless of whether he is innocent. Josh's attempt to lose them fails ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

22 March 1961 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Though his poster gives the name Paul Decker and the character's wife is listed as Barbara Decker in the credits, the character is listed as Paul Dexter in the credits. See more »

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An enjoyable western tale.
23 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, the series gets back to its roots as we get a western tale that is full of suspense and action. -- It all begins when Josh gets a message from the sheriff that he is wanted to find an outlaw, Paul Decker, that is accused of killing a local man named Taggart.. When Josh arrives he is informed that the Sheriff sent no message but finds out that the wife of Paul Decker sent the message and wants Josh to return her husband for trail before the Taggart family finds him. Josh is told of the whereabouts of Decker and plans to bring him back for justice.

Before Josh sets out to return Decker, he runs in to two brothers of Taggart with intent to hang Decker on sight. Josh has to get Decker back to the Sheriff's office plus also has to deal with the brothers that will do anything to keep Josh from getting Decker to town.

After an episode that did not live up to the series standard, this episode returned the series to the reason viewers enjoyed the show. An enjoyable western that was well written and well performed.

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