Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 3, Episode 6

The Showdown (26 Oct. 1960)

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Josh feels compelled to repay a debt to an old friend who's in jail.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Drake ...
Johnny Haywood
June Dayton ...
Gloria Haywood
Jackie Loughery ...
Kitty Conners
Walter Sande ...
Sheriff Walt Spence
Mark Allen ...
Charlie Evans - Deputy
William Vaughn ...
Carl Silvera (as William Vaughan)
Leake Bevil ...
Robert Williams ...
Phil (as Bob Williams)


Josh feels compelled to repay a debt to an old friend who's in jail.

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26 October 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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A Very Good Episode With Some Big Twists
3 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Josh Randall" (series star Steve McQueen) is in a bind.

An old childhood best friend, "John Haywood," is in jail and is likely to be hanged. He appeals to Josh for help but Randall tells him the sheriff - another old friend - is an honest man, and questions his old pal John whether he is telling the truth. "John"(Tom Drake) is really laying a guilt-trip on Josh, too, reminding him that he once saved his life, blah, blah, blah. Before you know it, ol' John, the guy in the cell, grabs Josh, takes his gun and goes on the lamb.

Josh feels like a fool. "The guy took me like an amateur," he tells the sheriff, apologizing for being careless.

Now Josh is after the escapee. A shocker happens later which changes Josh's course. I won't say what it is, but this was a good hard-edged story, more like the kind I saw in the first season of this great western TV series.

This was a good one.

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