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.
When phony wanted posters put a price on the head of a retired Confederate officer, Colonel Sykes' daughter summons Josh Randall to help keep the bounty hunters at bay while also uncovering the person behind the bogus posters.
A reclusive old man with an Apache bodyguard is wanted for a crime committed long ago. Randall tags along with an overeager bounty hunter to ensure the man is brought back alive as a favor to the Sheriff and the old man.
A ranch manager hires Randall to bring back a line rider charged with grand theft. The accused man's father joins Randall on the trek to the remote shack where the thief is thought to be hiding but tries to delay Randall on the way.
Randall is rooked into advancing half the bounty to a man who promises to lead him to the wanted criminal Shawnee Bill, but Bill may be closer than Randall thinks and he's not even the only bounty hunter on his trail.
A banker with a consuming thirst for vengeance hires Randall to accompany him to track down the man he believes responsible for his son's death and a bank robbery. The man Randall seeks can be identified by his distinctive gun draw.
Randall is deputized to transport a ruthless killer to Tucson, but exchanges him for the nun kidnapped by the killer's gang. The nettlesome nun then becomes a thorn in his side as he sets out to recapture his prisoner.
Randall brings a suspected murderer to Pot Hole, but fears the man won't receive a fair trial when he finds the townspeople in the grip of a power-mad bully who serves as the hanging judge over a kangaroo court.
When Josh as a favor to a friend escorts a beautiful woman to a trial that could see her hang for killing her husband, her lover, and a foreman, she uses all her seductive charm on him to convince him she is really innocent.
Josh is asked by Stacy Torrance for help when she finds a wanted poster under her door - for her for murder. She believes the posters are being put up by her husband, a riverboat conman, who she tried to murder after he mistreated her.
Owing a favor to a sheriff, Josh agrees against better judgment to go to the lawless town of Bent Horn to bring back a man wanted for bank robbery and murder based on the word of another man who was involved in the robbery.
Josh sets out to help a heartbroken wife locate her missing husband, but his mission of mercy meets with a resistant and tight-lipped townspeople. Josh discovers another man is also seeking the missing husband, but with murder in mind.
Josh is bushwhacked by bounty hunters in cahoots with the local sheriff, who now must keep Josh from blowing the whistle on their illegal but lucrative "bounty game". He finds himself in jail with his quarry and as new quarry.
A sadistic pair of killers escape from prison who have no qualms about killing. They hijack the stagecoach Josh is riding with a young prisoner by felling a tree on its path. They decide to use Josh and the prisoner as hostages.
Following an Indian attack on their stagecoach that kills his prisoner, Randall and an eastern gentleman unaccustomed to the ways of the West must trek to safety across many long, hot miles of hostile Apache territory.
On Christmas Eve Randall receives his most daunting assignment yet from a young boy who has eight cents to pay: bring in Santa Claus. Tricked into the job, Randall tries to make the best of a bad situation for the boy's family.
Thieves are lying in wait to ambush mail carriers and eventually Josh is hired to help insure that the mail will get through. The thieves have news about a $20,000 Diamond Ring that is being delivered which they are waiting for.
Josh is knocked out by a posse who wants his prisoner who is wanted for killing his step-daughter. When he goes to recover his reward, he finds he has been paid but he still wants justice and soon finds the prisoner may be innocent.
Josh needs to get his wounded prisoner to Bannach in three days to prevent an innocent man from hanging. His only option is a stagecoach carrying dynamite but Josh is willing to take the risk against the wishes of the driver.
Josh rides into a small town looking for Vic Warsaw but is told by the Sheriff that Warsaw was buried that day and killed by Miss Lucy Fremont the night before. But, when Josh examines Warsaw's belongings, he has other ideas.
Four men break out of prison looking for revenge against Aben Starr who turned them in after their first escape attempt. Josh finds Starr running a stage stop hoping to catch the escapees there but instead finds himself caught by them.
Josh is resting in Benson when two bounty hunters bring in a man - the mayor - dead. Although the man was wanted, the sheriff and others want nothing to do with the pair. When they disrupt Josh's plans, he concocts a trap for them.
A grieving father who is the town drunk hires Josh Randall with his last $30 to find his murdered son's body, but Josh's search for clues runs up against a cowardly conspiracy of silence. Josh isn't sure anyone is missing at all.
At the request of his friend's wife, Randall comes to assist and protect a war buddy in his bid for the town's mayoralty, quickly running afoul of the established political machine and its corrupt mayor and wanted sheriff.
A bounty hunter is not a hero in his own hometown, as Josh learns when he honors a dying friend's request to return his body to Cameron and the townspeople rush to judgment, believing Josh killed him for the reward money.
Josh is approached by the wife of a wanted man eager to turn himself in peacefully, provided Josh splits the bounty with his wife. To ensure the deal goes as planned, Josh enlists the aid of an old friend: Sheriff Pat Garrett.
A man with unwavering faith in a legend about lost treasure hires Josh to lead his family on an expedition into the desert to locate the cache of Spanish gold. His method of getting Josh may be fatal to Josh and the family.
When a young runaway is framed for killing a Pinkerton agent, Randall turns detective to uncover the real killer. He learns there has been a series of murders on the railroad and there is a $200 reward for anyone killing an agent.
Josh is requested to meet a famous singer at the opera house in Denver who has a job for him. He uncovers an unconventional kidnapping plot when he signs on to rescue the ransomed sister of the famous singer at Sugar Creek.
Josh comes to the aid of his old friend Jesse, who is being strong-armed into selling the Outrider Hotel and Saloon owned by his beautiful girlfriend who wants no violence by self-proclaimed mayor and town bully Peter Kovack.
A decidedly different and dangerous assignment awaits Josh when he agrees to go into the Apache camp and compete in their contests to win the hand of a white woman the Indians kidnapped as a child and have raised as their own.
Pursuing killer Joe Collins into the Superstition Mountains, Josh is followed by a man who believes Collins could be his long lost son. Because of a horseshoe problem, Josh catches up with the man who takes Josh to a possible hideout.
A blindly obedient religious cult cast lots and it falls upon a young woman to act as its angel of vengeance. Her mission is to murder Josh Randall in retaliation for his killing their cult leader's drunk son in a shootout.
Josh receives a letter from a girl at the St. Elizabeth Home for Young Ladies. Expecting a young woman, Josh finds a young orphan girl wanting him to find the parents she insists are still alive and with whom she yearns to be reunited.
A concerned father hires Josh to retrieve his son, a passionate young ideologue whose gift for rousing rhetoric is being used by plunderers to recruit freedom fighters to serve in their phony liberation of Baja California.
Josh's big talk after a dog is shot lands him in big trouble when his browbeating the locals in the saloon about ending the decades-long Carter-Blake feud gets him drafted to go reconcile the hate-fueled hillbillies for $200.