Wanted: Dead or Alive

The BEST episodes of Wanted: Dead or Alive

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Wanted: Dead or Alive originally aired in Black and white on CBS. The pilot aired on the series "Trackdown" in March 1958. Bounty hunter Josh Randall was unlike any bounty hunter, he usually gave half or all of his reward money to good causes. He was a gentlemen and very respectful of the elderly. He was a man of few words and seemed to lack emotion but he was adept at using his gun, not an ordinary gun but a .44-.40 sawed-off 1892 Winchester carbine which he had on his "Mare's Leig", BUT the cartridges in his belt were .45-.70! His catch phrase in almost every episode was "Let's Go" which he spoke softly and sounded more like les goo. A treasure one not to be missed, especially to see Mr. Cool himself, Steve McQueen.

Last Updated: 4/15/2022Network: CBS
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Journey for Josh
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Journey for Josh

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/5/1960

Josh is delivering a female prisoner and becomes smitten with her, unknown to him is her accomplice, who is following them to break her loose.

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The Twain Shall Meet
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10.00
1 votes

#2 - The Twain Shall Meet

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/1960

Josh allows an Eastern newspaper reporter to go with him on a manhunt for a story.

Directors: Richard Donner
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The Showdown
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10.00
1 votes

#3 - The Showdown

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/1960

Johnny Haywood, a childhood friend of Josh's claims to be innocent of the crime he is accused of. When he escapes, Josh is ordered to bring him back - dead or alive.

Directors: Murray Golden
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The Empty Cell
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9.00
2 votes

#4 - The Empty Cell

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/17/1959

Josh delivers a prisoner to the sheriff, in the morning Josh realizes that there was an impostor and that the prisoner has successfully escaped with his cohort.

Directors: Thomas Carr
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Barney's Bounty
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8.87
31 votes

#5 - Barney's Bounty

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/29/1961

Josh stops at his friend Barney's to get horses for his two prisoners, they manage to escape, leaving Josh and Barney to get them back for the reward.

Directors: Richard Donner
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Ransom for a Nun
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8.71
7 votes

#6 - Ransom for a Nun

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/18/1958

Mother Superior asks Josh to find Sister Grace who is being held by outlaws.

Directors: Don McDougall
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Competition
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8.00
1 votes

#7 - Competition

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 1/31/1959

Josh is confronted by two bounty hunters who think he is onto a big paying job.

Directors: R.G. Springsteen
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Call Your Shot
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8.00
1 votes

#8 - Call Your Shot

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/7/1959

Josh is hired by Gabe Henshaw to find his son Will.

Directors: Donald McDougall
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The Hostage
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8.00
2 votes

#9 - The Hostage

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/10/1959

Josh delivers Jumbo Kane, a highly dangerous and already sentenced to death man. Soon after he has handed him over to the sheriff, Kane takes the sheriff by surprise and kills him.

Directors: Donald McDougall
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Bad Gun
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8.00
1 votes

#10 - Bad Gun

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/24/1959

After selling a customer a defective gun, Josh is hired to retrieve the dangerous weapon.

Directors: Thomas Carr
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Man on Horseback
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8.00
2 votes

#11 - Man on Horseback

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/5/1959

Charley Red Cloud is blamed for the murder of Will Bascomb. Bascomb's brother, Merv places a high bounty on Red Cloud.

Directors: Donald McDougall
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Vanishing Act
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8.00
1 votes

#12 - Vanishing Act

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/26/1959

On the trail of bank robber Bart McCready, Josh discovers that he is posing as an escape artist named ""The Great Bartolo"".

Directors: Donald McDougall
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The Most Beautiful Woman
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8.00
1 votes

#13 - The Most Beautiful Woman

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/23/1960

John Garth comes to town looking for his darling Lil, he feels something terrible has happened. There was a fire in the saloon and he thinks she died.

Directors: Arthur D. Hilton
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Jason
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8.00
2 votes

#14 - Jason

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 1/30/1960

Josh caught 'Doc' Phillips, the partner of Clell Fennon, and now wants to use him as a bait to get Fennon - worth $5.000 - himself.

Directors: George Blair
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The Partners
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8.00
2 votes

#15 - The Partners

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/6/1960

Josh gets arrested - for horse theft. Then he finds out it was Jason who wants him behind bars because Jason wants to go after Billy Joe Henry alone.

Directors: George Blair
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Tolliver Bender
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8.00
1 votes

#16 - Tolliver Bender

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/13/1960

Josh needs Tolliver's testimony in a nearby town unfortunately Amos McKenna wants to hang Tolliver and will only allow him to go if one of the two Josh or Jason stays in his place.

Directors: George Blair
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The Trial
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8.00
1 votes

#17 - The Trial

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/1960

Daniel Trenner is wanted for court martial because of his cowardice several men is his platoon lost their lives. Josh is after Trenner for other reasons and wants to stop the trial.

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The Cure
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8.00
1 votes

#18 - The Cure

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/1960

Emily Kendrick hires Josh to keep her beloved Harry from drinking himself to death, she has matrimony on her mind and with the arrival of Harry's brother for the wedding, she wants to make sure that all goes as planned.

Directors: Gene Reynolds
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The Medicine Man
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8.00
1 votes

#19 - The Medicine Man

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/23/1960

Josh and a phony medicine man help out a man who was framed and falsely accused of the theft of a huge sum of money.

Directors: R.D. Donner
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The Tyrant
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7.67
3 votes

#20 - The Tyrant

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/31/1959

Recruited by the army, Josh seeks the horses and the deserter who stole them. And he finds both the horses and the man - in custody of the town's marshal. But the marshal, who's ruling the town with an iron fist, isn't willing to give them back.

Directors: Donald McDougall
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Reunion for Revenge
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7.60
5 votes

#21 - Reunion for Revenge

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 1/24/1959

Intent on revenge several escaped convicts confront Josh's prisoner who is responsible for them going to jail.

Directors: R.G. Springsteen
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Rope Law
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7.50
2 votes

#22 - Rope Law

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/3/1959

Josh returns with his prisoner Brace Logan and a lynch mob overtakes him. A little too late the townspeople realize that Logan was innocent and that the guilty party is some well respected.

Directors: Thomas Carr
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Desert Seed
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7.50
2 votes

#23 - Desert Seed

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/14/1959

Josh manages to track down Juan Gomez in the desert near the Mexican border where he's living now with his family. His nephew Pachito rides in to protect his uncle. (Afterall he is the future Pancho Villa).

Directors: Donald McDougall
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Chain Gang
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7.50
2 votes

#24 - Chain Gang

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/12/1959

After being arrested for a minor offence, Josh is put on the chain gang and put to work on the local mine.

Directors: Thomas Carr
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The Monster
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7.50
2 votes

#25 - The Monster

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/16/1960

Josh goes after an elephant trainer who is using the animal to scare away the whole town so he can rob the town blind.

Directors: Thomas Carr
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