Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 3, Episode 21

El Gato (22 Feb. 1961)

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Josh escorts an East Coast photographer to take a picture of his friend El Gato (The Cat), who is a famous, hilarious bandit living in the hills of Mexico with a small army. However, El Gato is new to photographs and leery.

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El Gato (as Noah Beery)
Olan Soule ...
Archie Warner (as Olan Soulé)
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Coyote
Jason Johnson ...
Hotel Clerk
Roberto Contreras ...
Jimanez
Don Carlos ...
Pedro
Linda Cordova ...
Maria
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Butera
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After taking 76 days to arrive from New York, Archie Warner drives his horse and wagon to the Border City Hotel. Josh checking out of the hotel, jostles with Archie as he leaves. Archie asks the clerk for Josh who tells him Josh just walked by him. Upon hearing this Archie runs outside to stop Josh who is preparing to ride away. Archie offers Josh $300 to introduce him to Josh's friend in Mexico, El Gato. El Gato is a bandit in Mexico with a small army who likes Josh and has a comical side. Josh finds the offer strange but when Archie says he wants to shoot El Gato to become famous, Josh turns him down. Archie raises the offer to $400 but Josh tells him he is crazy plus he likes El Gato. Realizing Josh misunderstood him, Archie goes to his wagon for his camera to explain he wants to photograph El Gato. Josh immediately changes his mind telling Archie to mount up. They must get past the Federales to reach El Gato. El Gato having never heard of photographs is at first leery but he comes... Written by Anonymous

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Olan Soule A Likable Guest Star
3 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Noah Beery, Jr., of the famous Beery family of acting fame (Noah was his dad and Wallace, his uncle), stars as "El Gato," a notorious outlaw but a friend of Josh Randall's. (I swear "El Gato" was on a previous episode but I can't find it listed).

Anyway, this is more of a comedy than the usual drama, as photographer "Archie Warner" (Olan Soule) pays Josh $400 if he can lead him to the famous bandit. He wants to shoot him, and Josh says "Whooa, no way," but it turns out he meant "shoot him" with a camera. You see Archie is jealous that fellow cameraman Matthew Brady has made a big name for himself, getting Abe Lincoln's photograph and he wants to scoop him.

Yeah, it's kind of a goofy episode and this show never did comedy anywhere near as well as it did the drama, but it's not bad. To me, Soule steals the show from Beery.

Soule is a not a name most of us would recognize, but you'd sure recognize his face when you saw this episode. He was on a lot of television shows.....and I mean a lot! Check out his resume, which is extremely long.


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