Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
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Josh is arrested on a bogus horse-stealing charge. Jason shows up to get him out of jail and a proposal for the two of them to work together. Together they kill 3 brothers wanting revenge against Josh for killing their brother.


George Blair

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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve McQueen ... Josh Randall
Wright King ... Jason Nichols
Robert Morris ... Billy Joe Henry
Elaine Riley ... Panama
Leslie Bradley ... Marshal Thompson (as Leslie E. Bradley)
Richard Farnsworth ... Rance (as Dick Farnsworth)
Wayne Heffley ... Homer


Late at night Marshal Thompson with two deputies wake up the livery stable owner to see if Josh and his horse are there. The horse is but Josh is asleep at the hotel. The Marshal rouses Josh out of his sleep to arrest him for stealing the horse he was riding. The next morning Jason Nichols with Dog arrive at the jail looking for Josh. Jason introduces himself as a deputy from Virginia City who wired the Marshal to arrest Josh. Jason asks to visit Josh who is sleeping again. Jason tells Josh he is there to bail him out but Josh realizes it is a lie. Jason wants to work with Josh so he had him arrested and hopes to arrest Billy Joe Henry who has a bounty on his head to prove he can work with Josh. Josh knows Henry and his two brothers as he killed Henry's brother Eddie. Henry has an agreement with the Marshal and upon learning about Josh, plans to kill him - and Jason. Will Josh and Jason work together or go their separate ways as Jason realizes he may have bit off too much? Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

6 February 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Jason and Josh: change for Wanted?
24 June 2019 | by ebertipSee all my reviews

Are the producers testing the waters for a different Wanted? Jason wants the bounty on Billy Joe and disables Josh. Josh points out the difficulties in going after Billy Joe and his two brothers. The show has interesting parallels/contrasts. Josh and Panama both argue against needless killing. Jason and Billy Joe are for shooting it out. Billy Joe baits Jason by calling him Peach Fuzz.

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