Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
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While pursuing Carl Martin, Josh stops at a marshal's office where Carl is being held. However, Josh interrupts a jail break involving Carl's brother Andy. Josh is falsely accused of aiding in the jailbreak and the marshal's murder.

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Louise Martin (as Jenifer Lea)
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When the bounty hunter Josh Randall visits the marshal's office in La Tunas, he steps straight into a tense situation, where the robber Andy Martin is trying to uncage his brother Carl from jail. Josh intervenes, but is knocked down. Carl kills the marshal, and the two brothers escape through the back door. In fleeing Carl is shot in his shoulder by Josh. When the townspeople find Josh and the dead marshal, they accuse Josh for the murder, as they are convinced that it was he who was trying to uncage Carl Martin to be able to get the award for him. Josh pulls his gun and flees through the back door. It is his intention to capture the brothers - dead or alive - and bring them back to La Tunsa, to get the award for Andy Martin, but also to prove his own innocence. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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6 September 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dr Leach's name is probably a conscious joke. At one time, doctors bled their patients (using leeches) to correct the balance of "humors", to restore the patient to health. See more »

Goofs

The 1892 Winchester used was not produced until 1892. See more »

Quotes

[commenting on Andy's jumpiness]
Dr. Glen Leach: What's the matter? Badge fever?
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Connections

Featured in Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (1991) See more »

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poor start to a superior series
25 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This cliché-ridden story -- written by the series' producer, and the first broadcast episode -- makes one wonder how "WDA" ever got on the air. It's strictly action, with none of the storytelling variety and dramatic interest that made it a standout Western. Perhaps the strangest omission is that McQueen's adorable drawl is nowhere to be heard.

In fairness, it shows how even experienced producers sometimes have to experiment to find the right elements for a successful show.


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