Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
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Death Divided by Three 

Josh and Jason track down a fugitive in Texas wanted for murder in Arizona who they find is also sought by his wife who claims he is innocent. When Josh catches the outlaw, he asks to avoid his wife but then escapes from Josh.

Director:

George Blair

Writer:

Don Brinkley
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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve McQueen ... Josh Randall
Wright King ... Jason Nichols
Mara Corday ... Lucinda Lorenz
Richard Garland Richard Garland ... Jake Lorenz
Walter Sande ... Sheriff
John Harmon ... Hotel Clerk
Mark Allen ... Blacksmith
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Josh and Jason track Jake Lorenz from Arizona to a hotel in Saddle Falls, Texas ahead of the posters from Arizona. The hotel clerk with some hesitation tells them Lorenz checked into room 2 using the name Jackson. When they knock on the door asking for Jackson, the door across the hall opens with a woman pointing a derringer at them. She tells them Lorenz is not in at the moment and she is his wife, Lucinda. She forces them into her room where she tells them Jake is innocent and even offers them $700 dollars to go away. Hearing a noise at the door across the hall, Jason is able to grab Lucinda while Josh checks who is there but finds the hotel clerk looking to tell them Lorenz had been seen at the blacksmith shop. Jason stays with Lucinda taking her to breakfast while Josh goes to the blacksmith shop but has to wait for Lorenz to return. Lucinda escapes, showing up as Josh captures Lorenz. She allows Lorenz to escape forcing Josh who is knocked out and Jason to work with the Sheriff ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1960 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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John Harmon who plays the hotel clerk....the same one who played the hotel clerk in "The Rifleman" and it's also the exact same hotel in The Rifleman. See more »

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When her back is shown while struggling with Jason, Mara Corday is wearing a modern for the time bra that had not been invented as of the 1860s. See more »

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Corday Is Captivating
5 January 2010 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Maria Corday as "Lucinda Lorenz" is the undisputed star of this episode. I can't say too much about her character in here without giving up the story. All I'll say is she plays the wife of a man whose picture is on an Arizona wanted poster, a man Josh and Jason are trying to bring in from Texas, with great difficulty. "Lucinda" really complicates the matter.

Can Josh/Jason deliver the guy? Is the guilty to begin with, or being framed? The story has some neat twists and turns.

Corday was 30 years old when she filmed this "Wanted: Dead or Alive" episode in 1960, and she looked fantastic with a pretty face and a eye-opener of a body. Hey, she was Playboy's "Playmate of the Month" in October of 1958," so you know I'm not exaggerating about her appearance.

Maria's resume has a big gap in it when she gave up acting to raise a family, only coming back to be part of four of her friend Clint Eastwood's movies. Her early career - was filled mainly with "B" films and TV guest shots.


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