Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
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The Bounty 

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.


Thomas Carr


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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve McQueen ... Josh Randall
Mort Mills ... Clark Daimler
Jean Howell Jean Howell ... Juanita Hernandez
Francis McDonald ... Juan Hernandez
James Burke ... Sheriff John Tatum
Dennis Cross Dennis Cross ... Charley Two Hawks


Josh is allowed by some Indians to use their village well, although they meet him in a very unkindly way. When Josh relates this incident to his old acquaintance John at the Sheriff's Office in Miles City, John tells him that he have met the Indian Charlie Two-Hawks and the half-breed Juanita Hernandez. Juanita and her father Juan Hernandez have lived 15 years with a tribe of Indians two days away from Miles City. They are very reclusive, and never visit the town. John is suddenly interrupted by the bounty hunter Daimler, who steps into the office and says that he overheard them. Daimler is convinced that the mysterious Juan Hernandez in reality is Don Diego Vasquez, who has been wanted 15 years for murder. There is a reward of 500 dollars for him - dead or alive - and Daimler is going to get it. Josh promises the sheriff to stop Daimler from killing Juan Hernandez. Instead he will bring the old man alive to Miles City for a fair trial. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Release Date:

20 September 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Josh (Steve McQueen) is in the Sheriff's office, describing the situation to him (the sheriff), you can see a full body shadow on the open door. It is a man with a cowboy hat on, obviously standing just outside the doorway. Sure enough, after almost an entire minute, Daimler (Mort Mills), who was waiting for his cue, makes his entrance into the Sheriff's office. This is clearly a mistake. Daimler should have waited elsewhere, so no shadow would have been cast into the full frame picture. See more »


Josh Randall: [Randall addressing Daimler after receiving a warning from Charley Two Horse] He wanted to make sure we were after Hernandez. In his own way, he's trying to protect him. That's all he wants.
Clark Daimler: All I want is that $500 bounty. We didn't settle that one, Josh.
Josh Randall: It's all yours, under one condition: you bring Hernandez in to serve trial - alive.
Clark Daimler: I don't get you, Randall. You're supposed to be a bounty hunter.
Josh Randall: I am. I just believe in giving a man a break, whether he's got a price on his head or not.
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