Wanted: Dead or Alive

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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.



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  • Steve McQueen plays Josh Randall, a bounty hunter in the old West.

    9.0
    I can remember watching this show as a child. I guess I fell in love with Steve McQueen way back then while watching these episodes. I've looked it up and there were many, many familiar faces who were guess stars on this show. I recently bought the Season 2 DVD set. We sat down one evening and watched about five or six episodes in a row. Wow! Those thirty minute episodes seem to go by so fast. Guess it is because there are no commercials on DVDs. Ha! We have not had a chance to watch the rest of them, but I will get around to it soon.moreless
  • Go get 'em, Steve.

    7.5
    Wanted: Dead Or Alive featured the weekly adventures of Josh Randall, a bounty hunter. He roamed the Old West, corraling the bad guys that conventional lawman couldn't catch. This brought him into contact with a wide range of characters and situations, and Josh had to use his wits as much as his weapon.



    Speaking of weapons, I don't know exactly what kind of sawed-off firearm Josh was using. All I know is that I'd hate to be on the business end of it.



    During the second season they gave Josh a sidekick to pal around with, but that didn't last long. Josh Randall was born to be a lone wolf, doggedly stalking his prey.moreless
  • Coolest Western on TV

    10
    Steve McQueen had star qualities even in this early show. The show Wanted: Dead or Alive ran on television from 1859-1961. McQueen played bounty-hunter Josh Randall, who carried a sawed-off Winchester repeating rifle nicknamed the Mare's Leg to dispense justice. McQueen made a great anti-hero in this Western, a character he would portray in many films to the coolest extent. If you get a chance to see this show, do not pass it up. It is the quintessential King of Cool that McQueen became. I loved this show even though I was under ten while I was watching it. I loved McQueen in everything he did, even The Blob.

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  • A Flawless Classic Indeed!

    10
    It doesn\'t surprise, but saddens me that this show got a mediocre rating. I\'ll bet most of the reviewers were under 30! What turns them on is nudity, profanity, and off-color gutter humor; In other words, they probably loved Roseanne!

    This show, which was Steve McQueens first starring role, was great! Laid back by today\'s standards (but then, so was the Spanish Inquisition) it still had good acting, great story lines, and was a show that everyone could watch, understand, and like. I still remember as a 10 year old thinking how cool a weapon Josh Randall\'s \"Mare\'s Leg\" (a chopped-down 1873 Winchester Rifle) was, and still do, and wish that TV Land orm someone would bring it back on TV. Mediocre indeed! It was Great!moreless
  • FANS OF SCIENCE-FICTION DRAMA SHOULD BE HAPPY BECAUSE JERICHO SEASON TWO IS OUT THIS WEEK, ALONG WITH THE COMPLETE SERIES. IF NUCLEAR-DISASTER FICTION ISN'T TO YOUR TASTE, THEN YOU CAN ALWAYS SIT DOWN WITH THOSE FUNNY, FURRY CRITTERS IN MEERKAT MANOR SEASON THREE.

    June 17, 2008 DVD Releases

  • THIS WEEK DON'T MISS THE THIRD SEASON OF MEDIUM, OR THE COMPLETE SERIES STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP. YOU'LL WANT TO CHECK OUT THE MASTERS OF HORROR RELEASES TO START GETTING YOU IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT, OR EXPERIENCE RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES: VOLUME ONE FOR AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT BRAND OF HORROR.

    October 16, 2007 DVD Releases

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