Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

To the Victor 

Josh is sent for by Sheriff Mike Strata and the desperate men of Coronado. He is hired for $500 to convince the women of the town to come back to their men when they leave demanding that all towns men give up their guns for good.


Murray Golden


Ed Adamson


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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve McQueen ... Josh Randall
Frank Albertson ... Sheriff Mike Strata
George Ramsey George Ramsey ... Walt Pierson
Nacho Galindo ... Howard Wiley
Olan Soule ... Simon Denton (as Olan Soulé)
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Henry Foster
Jan Stine Jan Stine ... Kenneth Adams
Diana Crawford Diana Crawford ... Millie
Susan Crane ... Alice Adams
Richard Farnsworth ... Hal (as Dick Farnsworth)
Vince Deadrick Sr. Vince Deadrick Sr. ... Norman (as Vince Deadrick)
Suzanne Storrs Suzanne Storrs ... Liz Strata


Josh is headed for the town of Coronado but is taken out of his way by a sign changed by a woman. As he enters the town he sees men doing laundry, darning, and other tasks usually handled by women. Sheriff Mike Strata spotting Josh tells him to come quietly and quickly with him to the saloon. There he finds a group of desperate men led by the Sheriff. They offered him $500 in their message but Josh upon hearing the problem is not interested. The women of Coronado refuse to do any of their usual work until the men all put away their guns. They have taken up residence in the Town Hall coming out only at 4:00 pm each day to buy food at the general store. In addition, they have traded in their dresses for shirts and britches. Once the men agree to pay him the $500 whether he succeeds or not at the end of a week, Josh accepts the job. He tries unsuccessfully to convince the ring leader - the sheriff's daughter Liz - to end strike but instead Josh strikes out. He soon realizes it will take ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

9 November 1960 (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?


The newlywed couple was played by Jan Stine and Susan Crane. Although born almost 6 years apart, they died within a month of each other in 2010. See more »


At the beginning when sheriff Mike Strata meets Josh , he is telling him why he sent for him - he says THE WOMEN OF COLORADO...... instead of the name of the town, which is CORONADO . See more »

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