Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 1, Episode 17

Drop to Drink (27 Dec. 1958)

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Thieves are lying in wait to ambush mail carriers and eventually Josh is hired to help insure that the mail will get through. The thieves have news about a $20,000 Diamond Ring that is ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Joe Maross ...
Frank Parish
John Cliff ...
Victor Rodman ...
Rufe Teller
Inspector John Bascomb
Elder Luke Boone
Alan Wells ...
Sam Jarvis
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Sheriff (as Ken MacDonald)


Thieves are lying in wait to ambush mail carriers and eventually Josh is hired to help insure that the mail will get through. The thieves have news about a $20,000 Diamond Ring that is being delivered which they are waiting for. The trail is through desert country with no water for miles. Written by tomtrekp

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27 December 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Dixon: [Angry after Frank shot an escaping mail carrier in the back] Why do you want to kill a man when there's no need to?
Frank Parish: You close his eyes, you close his mouth.
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Tough Action Tale
21 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very solid, hard-nosed episode about thieves after a $20,000 ring. It's being transported to a small town and the man receiving it has been bragging about it so, naturally, two thieves hear about and ambush the pony express rider. However, it takes several of those riders to get killed before the ring is actually delivered and now Josh has been hired to protect it. He's given "help" by the rich man who doesn't trust anyone alone with the package, whenever it does arrive. The "help" turns out to be one of the crooks ("Frank") who had gone back into town for water after his partner was shot at the last holdup attempt and lie wounded.

Going back to the area of the holdups, Randall and his (unknown to him) partner-traitor are shot at by the other thief. Frank shoots his partner. He and Randall then bury him but Frank hits Josh over the head with a rock and pushes him down the hill. He then grabs the ring and scrams. Josh eventually comes to and.....with a little liquid spiritual help (see title of this episode) .....goes after the bad guy and the ring. Good stuff....action-packed the whole 25 minutes.

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