Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
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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.



(as Dan Ullman)

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Josh Randall
... Helen Martin
... Ralph M. Meadows
Lee Farr ... Al Calico Jarrett
... Sheriff Don Neely
Charles Seel ... Bartender
... Waiter (as Lindsay Workman)


Josh is in Benson for a bit of vacation when two bounty hunters, Ralph Meadows and Al Jarrett, arrive with a dead man. The man is wanted but he was the mayor of Benson so his murder does not go over well with Sheriff Don Neely and the citizens. Their unethical methods offend Josh and he wants nothing to do with them. Josh tries to mind his own business but they think he's waiting for a big score and want in on it. Not realizing Josh is also a bounty hunter, the owner of the saloon/restaurant, Helen Martin, takes an interest in Josh by introducing herself. Finding her beautiful as well as intriguing Josh asks her to join him for a midnight buggy ride. However, Meadows and Jarrett's constant surveillance soon wears on Josh when Jarrett starts to follow Josh and Helen plus their presence in Benson is driving business away from town. He devises a scheme using Helen's talent to pit the two against each other. Written by tomtrekp

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Release Date:

31 January 1959 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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24 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Josh runs into two bounty hunters who want him to join forces with them. But Josh refuses since their professional ethics leaves much to be desired. Besides Randall has his eye on a comely saloon owner whose business is suffering because the town doesn't like bounty hunters. Trouble is Josh can't trust the two now that he's rejected their offer.

Slender episode, at best. Josh's ploy is supposed to be clever, but isn't very persuasive, plus all the action takes place in a hokey sound stage town. So add poor production values to a thin script, and you've got a lesser series entry. Good thing the series had a winning personality like the early McQueen to carry them over rough spots like this.

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