Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
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Desert Seed 

Josh must bring a man back for murder. He has to outwit the man's nephew and men bent on claiming the bounty. Josh must prove to the nephew that he can be trusted to get his uncle back to stand trial for a crime committed in self-defense.


Don McDougall (as Donald McDougall)


Calvin Clements Sr. (as Calvin J. Clements)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve McQueen ... Josh Randall
Rafael Campos ... Pachito
Carlos Romero Carlos Romero ... Juan Gomez
Tom Gilson ... Tooney
Bing Russell ... Clay
Miriam Colon ... Mrs. Gomez (as Miriam Colón)


Josh is in a fire fight with Juan Gomez hiding in a remote cabin in Mexico who is wanted in the U.S. for a murder. A shot hits Josh in the side but he is able to run to a log with a different angle and continue fighting. After firing additional shots a white flag is waved followed by Gomez and his family coming out the door. Josh walks toward them but finds himself feeling faint and then faints. He awakens to find himself in bed attended by Mrs. Gomez. Gomez tells Josh he will abide by his promise to surrender. A wary Josh finds his gun nearby and realizes he is safe. However, Gomez's nephew Pachito has no sympathy for Josh promising to get revenge. Gomez tells Josh Pachito's father was killed leaving him with no trust. Two bounty hunters are also after Gomez having tracked him to his home. One, Clay, takes food to distract the dog while checking on who is in the house. He spots Josh and Gomez but restless animals force him to retreat as the family checks them and Josh spots the dog ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 November 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Different.....And Good
27 September 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was different, right from the introductory scene which involves a shootout at a rural house. Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) winds up winning the shooting battle and takes his prisoner from his home as his wife and son stand by. However, Josh, who had been shot in the mêlée, passes out.

The unexpected then happens: he's nursed back to health by the fugitive's wife. She says her husband is an honorable man "Juan," played by Carlos Romero, and will go quietly when Josh is healed. She has no use for bounty hunters, though. It's only her good-hearted husband's orders keeping Josh alive.

The bulk of the program concerns what happens after Josh begins to take "Paquto" back to justice. It's a long, hard ride through desert and dust storms and it's "follow the leader." I say that because the older boy "Pachito" (Ralfael Campos ( is following the two main guys, probably to kill Randall, and two villains are following all of them, ready to shoot them all and claim a reward.

It's a good show, with Josh even using vultures to help lay a trap!

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