Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 3, Episode 1

The Trial (21 Sep. 1960)

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Four ex-army personnel stage a illegal mock trial accusing their former lieutenant of dereliction of duty.


(as Harry Harris Jr.)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Burke ...
Daniel Trenner
Howard Catlett
John Pickard ...
Carl Langley
Edwin Mills ...
Sam Atkins
Tom Vize ...
Harvey Griffith
Bob January ...
Frank Nelson


After using Josh to capture a man on a fictitious charge, a sheriff takes the prisoner for trial. A trial conducted by himself and four other former soldiers who believe the captive - their former lieutenant - deserted them in a rebel ambush six years earlier. Written by JSH12

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21 September 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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New Opening But Same Great Show
23 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first "surprise" of this new season - the third and last of "Wanted: Dead Or Alive" - is the new opening. It's very dramatic, very cool and a lot better than the old one which we saw the first two years of this great old TV western.

Otherwise, things look the same as far as the great acting, good direction and lighting and varied-and-interesting stories. They are also intelligent stories; they don't insult you with dumb or clichéd stories. You are never quite sure how things will wind up, and this story is a perfect example of it.

We also get two well-known guest stars in this opening-week episode: Paul Burke, who went on to star in TV's "The Naked City," and James Coburn, who turned out to be a famous actor on the big screen. A couple of years after this episode was filmed, series star Steve McQueen and Coburn were together on the war flick, "The Great Escape." By then, McQueen was now a movie star, as well.

This is a very good opening show, with a very satisfying ending that will put a smile on your face, and it almost makes me feel bad it's the last season but, hey, McQueen was entitled to go on to bigger and better things!

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