Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 1, Episode 12

Ricochet (22 Nov. 1958)

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Josh sets out to help a heartbroken wife locate her missing husband, but his mission of mercy meets with a resistant and tight-lipped townspeople. Josh discovers another man is also seeking the missing husband, but with murder in mind.


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Episode complete credited cast:
J. Carrol Naish ...
Miguel Ramierez
Onslow Stevens ...
Sheriff Adler
Tom Drake ...
Victor Kincaid
Jean Willes ...
Dora Gaines
Ross Elliott ...
Dr. Matt Conners
Barbara Eiler ...
Ruth Conners
Lenny the Bartender


Josh arrives in High Mesa where he locates Sheriff Adler in the restaurant eating. When he asks for directions to Ruth Conners, the sheriff suddenly gives him the cold shoulder and forces him to wait until he is done eating. At the sheriff's office, Adler finally relents. Josh rides to the Connors home where Mrs. Connors tells him her husband left her but she is willing to pay a "bounty" to have Josh find and return him. While talking, Victor Kincaid enters with a load of firewood who Mrs. Connors introduces. Josh believes he may have seen Dr. Connors in another town but he refuses to say which one. He rides to the town with Dr. Connors picture from the poster but no one will admit they know him including the bar maid Dora Gaines. That night in a dark alley three men beat up Josh warning him to leave town. Not knowing why Josh is in town, Miguel Ramierez finds him and helps him get first aid. When Josh spots Victor in town, he realizes there is a problem. Written by Anonymous

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22 November 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Things Weren't As They First Looked
22 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Josh rides into a town, finds the sheriff eating lunch and asks him if he knows a "Ruth Connors." The sheriff tells him he'd "like it fine if you were out of town before I finish eating."

Josh, of course, ignores that, waits for the Sheriff Adler to finish is two-hour lunch ("you eat big," Josh tells him), and finds out where Mrs. Connors resides. At the latter's residence, Mrs. Connors (Barbara Eiler) tells Randall that her husband ran off two years after their marriage but is a doctor, a good guy who wouldn't do that sort of thing. She comes across as a very caring, concerned wife. However, in no time, we find out she's anything but that, trying to find her ex-husband, have him killed and collect inheritance money.

J. Carrol Naish turns in a nice guest performance as "Miguel," a good man reluctant to help Josh find the missing doctor. Everyone else is hostile in Josh finding the doctor, thinking something bad will happen when all Randall wants to do is find him. The more he looks, the more he's discovering on his own that things aren't what they seem.

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