Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 3, Episode 10

The Medicine Man (23 Nov. 1960)

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Josh arrives in a town for rest and to gamble just as the local bank has been robbed. A traveling medicine man known to Josh knows the whereabouts of the suspect and wants Josh to help because he thinks the suspect is innocent.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Ann Barchester
John Baer ...
Jim Lansing
Arthur Barchester (as Ted DeCorsia)
Richard Bartell ...
James Parnell ...
Ric Applewhite ...
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Josh is headed for town when he spots an old friend known as Doc filling his bottles of tonic for sale. Josh stops to chat and then heads on in to town. As he prepares to enter the hotel a young man rushes out nearly knocking him down. After getting cleaned up and changing clothes he plans to rest and play some cards at the saloon but before he can get a seat Doc enters asking to talk to Josh in private. He takes Josh to his wagon where he reveals Jim Lansing hiding in his wagon. He is the man suspected in the robbery who is from the east so he has no friends in the town. Doc asks Josh for his help to clear Jim as Doc believes Jim to be innocent. Josh refuses and leaves. Upon returning to his hotel room, he finds Ann Barchester sitting in his room. Upon entering her husband Arthur announces himself. He is offering $1000 to find Jim who he believes stole the money. Josh says nothing about Jim while he finds it strange Arthur won't let his wife speak. Josh returns to Doc to find Jim but... Written by Anonymous

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23 November 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Too much time wasted on useless parts of the story.
23 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode begins as Josh meets a fast talking medicine man that has an elixir that cures just about anything. Both are making their way into the local town so they arrive in town about the same time.

It just so happens that the local bank has been robbed and everyone believes that the young man from Boston, Jim Lansing, is responsible. During the evening the medicine man gets Josh and takes him out to the wagon where Jim is hiding out. The medicine man believes Jim's story and ask Josh to help the young man out.

But when the bank owner offers a thousand dollar reward for Jim, people everywhere including Josh will have to think twice. And now the bank owner believe that Josh, Jim and the medicine man may all be in on the theft.

This was a different kind of story from the regular plots that we usually receive from the series. Was not sure if they were trying for a semi-comedy or a dark suspense kind of show. This is a fast 25 minute show since there is much going on during the episode. In review, more time should have been on other interesting characters than useless dialog from a man pushing medicine.

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