Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 3, Episode 5

The Twain Shall Meet (19 Oct. 1960)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Michael Lipton ...
Arthur Pierce Madison
Sophie Anderson
Howard Ledig ...
Jack Torrance
Sid Gonda
Rodney Bell ...
First Man
Jim Hayward ...
Second Man
Joseph J. Greene ...
Jim Arnold (as Joseph Greene)


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19 October 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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First director's credit for Richard Donner. See more »


Arthur Pierce Madison: Do you like your work?
Josh Randall: Well, I'm doin' it.
Arthur Pierce Madison: That's not what I asked you, Josh. Do you like it?
Josh Randall: Well, let's put it this way, pal. It's all I know.
Arthur Pierce Madison: Is it all you want?
Josh Randall: [pause] Almost. Not quite.
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Some Real Surprises In This Story
2 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Arthur Pierce Madison" (Michael Lipton) - is from a Boston newspaper and he's on assignment to write about the West, more specifically about the life of a bounty hunter. At first Josh isn't receptive but when Arthur tells him his name will become famous in print, it appeals to Randall's ego and he says, "okay."

He thinks he has to teach Arthur how to shoot and ride a horse but it turns out, he already knows both but in odd ways, and he only believes in shooting for sport. That's just one of several surprises by this "gentleman" from back East who is a nice guy but sometimes a hindrance when Josh goes searching for tough-guy "Jack Torrance," a man wanted for murder and armed robbery.

About halfway through this episode comes a big surprise, at least to this viewer. "Arthur" is in a saloon talking to this pretty woman with a low-cut dress and she looks familiar. When she speaks, I recognized the voice: it is Mary Tyler Moore!! She plays "Sophie Anderson," kind of a Southern con artist looking to get name in print. It was shocking to see what she showed, skin-wise, after mainly seeing her only as the more modestly-dressed "Laura Petrie" or "Mary Richards." According to her resume here on IMDb, MTM had been acting in TV roles for a couple of years.

Anyway, Lipton is the star of this episode which combined drama and humor.

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