Wanted: Dead or Alive

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Episode Guide

    • No Trail Back
      No Trail Back
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      11/28/59
      9.1
      Joe Hooker, after raiding a bank on behalf of his brother Ben, is bitten by a dog with rabies. Upon learning this, the sheriff ends his pursuit. Josh, however, decides to go after Hooker anyway.
    • The Fourth Headstone
      The Fourth Headstone
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/1/58
      9.0

      Josh is hired on to help transport a female prisoner who has murdered three men to another jail.

    • The Pariah
      The Pariah
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      3/26/60
      8.9
      The good townspeople hire gunmen to kill Randy Holleran who is responsible for several deaths and trouble in the town. Josh is asked by the father to help protect his son.
    • Breakout
      Breakout
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      9/26/59
      8.9
      Prison officials allow Randall to help Tom Dunn escape in order to retrieve the missing fifty thousand dollars Dunn had stolen.
    • Bounty on Josh
      Bounty on Josh
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      1/25/61
      8.8
      Josh is asked to meet a client at the hotel, at his arrival he is shot. Josh tries to figure out who is behind the shooting.
    • Amos Carter
      Amos Carter
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      5/9/59
      8.8
      Josh tries to reconcil two families whose feud has reached dangerous proportions.
    • Railroaded
      Railroaded
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      3/14/59
      8.8

      Josh comes to the defense of a boy accused of murdering an undercover Pinkerton detective aboard the train.

    • Man on Horseback
      Man on Horseback
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      12/5/59
      8.8
      Charley Red Cloud is blamed for the murder of Will Bascomb. Bascomb's brother, Merv places a high bounty on Red Cloud.
    • Reckless
      Reckless
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/7/59
      8.8
      Well-known businessman Tate Bradley hires Josh and other bounty hunters to find Tony Egan who killed his son, but was ruled an accident. When Randall finds the supposed killer and returns him. Bradley refuses to pay the bounty because Egan is still alive.
    • Eight Cent Reward
      Eight Cent Reward
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      12/20/58
      8.8
      A poor family with not much and hopes destroyed by storms and rustlers who want their land. Josh tries to help and right at Christmas a small miracle does occur.
    • The Hostage
      The Hostage
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/10/59
      8.8
      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.
    • The Empty Cell
      The Empty Cell
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      10/17/59
      8.7
      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.
    • Estralita
      Estralita
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/3/59
      8.7
      While hot on the trail of a murderer, Josh comes across a man about to be lynched by a group of vigilanties. The victim happens to be the same man that Randall has been chasing.
    • The Inheritance
      The Inheritance
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      4/30/60
      8.7

      Clint Davis, a blind and dying rancher, hires Josh to find his renegade son.

    • The Looters
      The Looters
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/12/60
      8.7
      Josh is on his way to River City to pick up three prisoners, when an unexpected tornado destroys the jail, killing the sheriff. Josh is on the hunt to recapture the escapees.
    • Call Your Shot
      Call Your Shot
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      2/7/59
      8.7
      Josh is hired by Gabe Henshaw to find his son Will.
    • Monday Morning
      Monday Morning
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      3/8/61
      8.7
      After being coerced into stealing a large amount of money from his workplace, Charlie Glover has a change of heart and hires Josh to help him return the money before his boss finds out.
    • The Voice of Silence
      The Voice of Silence
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      2/15/61
      8.7
      Josh is hired by Frank Hagen to protect his deaf-mute daughter Carol Hagen while he's away on business. During Josh's stay at the Hagen Farm, he encounters a strange drifter and former bank robber named Harry Brice accompanied by his criminal partners.
    • Bad Gun
      Bad Gun
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      10/24/59
      8.7

      After a salesman sells a customer a defective gun, he hires Josh to retrieve the dangerous weapon.

    • Secret Ballot
      Secret Ballot
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      2/14/59
      8.6
      Randall's old war buddy Ned Easter is running for mayor in a town governed by corrupt mayor Barney Pax and his brother Steve, whom he has made sheriff. The Pax brothers avoid honest competition by shooting up Ned's rallies and such. Ned's wife Carole has summoned Randall to stand by Ned in case of trouble, but doesn't want Ned to know she did so. It so happens that Randall has a wanted poster on Steve, for "shooting up half of Colorado."moreless
    • Death Divided by Three
      Death Divided by Three
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      4/23/60
      8.6
      Josh and Jason are on the trail of an outlaw wanted for murder in Arizona. The outlaw's wife is also seeking her husband.
    • Pay-Off at Pinto
      Pay-Off at Pinto
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      5/21/60
      8.6
      Bank of Pinto having been robbed hires Josh to go to Santa Fe to replenish the funds.
    • Chain Gang
      Chain Gang
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      12/12/59
      8.6
      After being arrested for a minor offence, Josh is put on the chain gang and put to work on the local mine.
    • The Showdown
      The Showdown
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/26/60
      8.6
      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.
    • Til Death Do Us Part
      Til Death Do Us Part
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/8/58
      8.6
      Beautiful Stacy Torrance is wanted for the murder of her husband, but when Josh finds her husband still alive he tries to have the charges cleared.
    • The Matchmaker
      The Matchmaker
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      9/19/59
      8.6
      Josh reluctantly plays matchmaker and enlists the aid of Amy Williams to teach Charlie the proper way to behave and act so that he can confidently find his own bride.
    • Shawnee Bill
      Shawnee Bill
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/4/58
      8.5
      After a crooked poker game, Josh is led to believe that his opponent is Shawnee Bill.
    • Criss-Cross
      Criss-Cross
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/16/60
      8.5
      When Josh brings in the wrong man mistakenly and after his release he finds the real criminal notifying Josh of the mans whereabouts.
    • Three for One
      Three for One
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      12/21/60
      8.5
      Josh with prisoner Tom Fellows in tow, stops in the town of Center City overnight, unaware that one of Tom's cohorts is devising a plan to free him.
    • The Monster
      The Monster
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      1/16/60
      8.5
      Josh goes after an elephant trainer who is using the animal to scare away the whole town so he can rob the town blind.
    • Littlest Client
      Littlest Client
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      4/25/59
      8.5
      Josh is hired by a 10 year old girl to find her father, she refuses to believe that he is dead.
    • Competition
      Competition
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      1/31/59
      8.5
      Josh is confronted by two bounty hunters who think he is onto a big paying job.
    • Eager Man
      Eager Man
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      2/28/59
      8.5
      Fugitive Ted Nelson will surrender to his friend Josh Randall, if his wife shares the reward. Gar Foley also a bounty hunter has other ideas.
    • The Kovack Affair
      The Kovack Affair
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      3/28/59
      8.5
      Josh is called by his old friend Jesse to help Meaghan keep her hotel from the hands of corrupt Kovack.
    • Epitaph
      Epitaph
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      2/8/61
      8.5
      Josh tries to return an old friend and former sheriff who robbed a bank to stand trial, but the journey becomes dangerous after another bounty hunter gets involved.
    • Hero in the Dust
      Hero in the Dust
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/1/61
      8.5
      Josh is hired by Harry Weaver to find his twin brother Pete. Pete is using his resemblence to his brother to get away with murder.
    • Dead Reckoning
      Dead Reckoning
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      3/22/61
      8.4
      Paul Decker is wanted for murder. His wife asks Josh to find her husband and bring him back alive before the Taggert brothers catch up with him for murdering their brother.
    • Prison Trail
      Prison Trail
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      5/14/60
      8.4
      Josh and Jason are delivering four criminals unaware that a stranger is following them to seek revenge on those criminals.
    • The Corner
      The Corner
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      2/21/59
      8.4
      Accused of killing a friend, bounty hunter Josh Randall tries to prove himself innocent.
    • Angels of Vengeance
      Angels of Vengeance
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      4/18/59
      8.4
      Josh kills a young man in self-defense, the victim's father, the head of a religious cult, then orders Josh's death.
    • Montana Kid
      Montana Kid
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/5/59
      8.4
      A kid is the key for Josh to find Johnny Deuce who cheated during a poker game and took a lot of money off Josh. Now Josh goes after Deuce in order to get his money back.
    • The Tyrant
      The Tyrant
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      10/31/59
      8.4
      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.
    • Vanishing Act
      Vanishing Act
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      12/26/59
      8.3
      On the trail of bank robber Bart McCready, Josh discovers that he is posing as an escape artist named "The Great Bartolo".
    • The Last Retreat
      The Last Retreat
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      1/11/61
      8.3
      Sarah Lawton's identification led to killer Clem Robinson's conviction. Now Clem has escaped from prison, and Josh is hired for protection by Mrs. Lawton because her lawyer husband is a coward.
    • The Spur
      The Spur
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      1/17/59
      8.3
      Josh is hunting for wanted murderer Vic Warsaw when he finds out that his bounty was gunned down.
    • Reunion for Revenge
      Reunion for Revenge
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      1/24/59
      8.3
      Intent on revenge several escaped convicts confront Josh's prisoner who is responsible for them going to jail.
    • Crossroads
      Crossroads
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      4/11/59
      8.3

      Josh is on the track of a suspected murderer, when the father tries to avert his son's capture.

    • The Choice
      The Choice
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/14/60
      8.2
      Jane Koster asks Josh's help with her husband, Frank who is also a bounty hunter. He is out looking for Stacy Lenz with a score to settle and Jane fears for his life.
    • To the Victor
      To the Victor
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/9/60
      8.2
      Josh is hired by the men of the town to try and persuade the ladies to return to their homes after rebelling against their husbands gunplay.
    • A House Divided
      A House Divided
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      2/20/60
      8.2
      Josh is hired by an attractive woman to find and clear the name of her father wrongly accused of murder. The real killer hires Jason to find the same man too.
    • The Partners
      The Partners
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      2/6/60
      8.2
      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.
    • The Twain Shall Meet
      The Twain Shall Meet
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/19/60
      8.2
      Josh allows an Eastern newspaper reporter to go with him on a manhunt for a story.
    • Vendetta
      Vendetta
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      4/9/60
      8.1
      Josh captures and returns a wanted recruit to an Army Camp. The commanding officer re-instates the wanted man and refuses to pay Randall his bounty money.
    • Rope Law
      Rope Law
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      1/3/59
      8.1

      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 a well respected citizen.

    • The Martin Poster
      The Martin Poster
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/6/58
      8.1
      After Marshall Jeff Wilcox is killed by the Martin Brothers, Josh takes matters into his own hands.
    • Tolliver Bender
      Tolliver Bender
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      2/13/60
      8.0
      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.
    • Jason
      Jason
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      1/30/60
      8.0
      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.
    • Ransom for a Nun
      Ransom for a Nun
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/18/58
      7.9
      Mother Superior asks Josh to find Sister Grace who is being held by outlaws.
    • Journey for Josh
      Journey for Josh
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/5/60
      7.9
      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.
    • Angela
      Angela
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      1/9/60
      7.9

      Angela Pryor is seeking revenge against the man who murdered her father during a burglary. Josh is also after the same man for other crimes.

    • Barney's Bounty
      Barney's Bounty
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      3/29/61
      7.8
      Josh tries to reconcile an old friend and his son while they pursue a pair of escaped prisoners.
    • The Healing Woman
      The Healing Woman
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/12/59
      7.8

      Tom takes his very ill son away from medical help and takes him to a witch, a so-called healer, jeopardizing his son's full recovery.

    • The Medicine Man
      The Medicine Man
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/23/60
      7.8
      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.
    • Triple Vice
      Triple Vice
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      2/27/60
      7.8
      Josh and Jason go to Mexico Al Hemp's brother Billy. Al took the blame for Billy's crime and ends up waiting for his brother a no show.
    • The Trial
      The Trial
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/21/60
      7.7
      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.
    • Sheriff of Red Rock
      Sheriff of Red Rock
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      11/29/58
      7.7

      The sheriff of Red Rock allows his prisoners to escape, so two bounty hunters can collect the reward and split it three ways.

    • Miracle at Pot Hole
      Miracle at Pot Hole
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      10/25/58
      7.7
      Josh hands over a criminal to Sheriff Wilson and finds out the sheriff is a crook. He begins to doubt the guilt of his so-called criminal.
    • El Gato
      El Gato
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      2/22/61
      7.6
      A timid photographer named Archie Warner comes west with hopes of being the first to shoot a photo of a famous Mexican bandit. Josh happens to be a friend of 'El Gato', and is hired by Archie to met him.
    • Twelve Hours to Crazy Horse
      Twelve Hours to Crazy Horse
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      11/21/59
      7.6
      Josh delivers Dan Murdock, wanted for multiple murders, in Mesa City. He learns that the local sheriff is the brother of Crazy Horse's deputy, one of the victims, and it's unlikely that Murdock will arrive safely. Josh goes along to make sure that he does.
    • One Mother Too Many
      One Mother Too Many
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/7/60
      7.6
      Josh is hired by Beth a widow, to find her runaway son, who is currently in the care of her vindictive mother-in-law.
    • The Most Beautiful Woman
      The Most Beautiful Woman
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      1/23/60
      7.5
      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.
    • The Favor
      The Favor
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/15/58
      7.4
      Josh searches for a robbery suspect in a town called Bent Horne run by outlaws.
    • The Giveaway Gun
      The Giveaway Gun
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/11/58
      7.4
      Josh is looking for an unknown gunman which can only be identified by the peculiar way he draws his gun.
    • Detour
      Detour
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      3/1/61
      7.3
      Martin Fairweather has two lovely daughters which are the objects of a young man's affection. Papa doesn't want to lose his best cook and best cleaner so he proceeds to chase any possible suitors away. Josh's job is to distract Papa long enough for the girls to elope!
    • Mental Lapse
      Mental Lapse
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      1/2/60
      7.3
      An amnesia victim has posters up asking for help finding information about himself.
    • Black Belt
      Black Belt
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      3/19/60
      7.2
      Josh goes after a Korean named Sammy Wong wanted for murder. His hands are his deadly weapon, being the karate expert that he is.
    • Desert Seed
      Desert Seed
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      11/14/59
      7.2
      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).
    • The Bounty
      The Bounty
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      9/20/58
      7.2

      A vicious bounty hunter named Daimler is sought by Josh after Daimler gunned down an elderly fugitive.

    • The Legend
      The Legend
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      3/7/59
      7.1
      Josh is hired by Sam McGarrett to lead him with his son and daughter into the Mesa desert to find a hundred year old treasure.
    • Six-Up to Bannach
      Six-Up to Bannach
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      1/10/59
      7.0
      Josh is on his way to Bannach to prevent the execution of an innocent man and he must travel by stagecoach one that is carrying boxes of dynamite.
    • Bounty for a Bride
      Bounty for a Bride
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      4/4/59
      7.0
      A man hires Josh Randall to persuade his daughter to come back home. The girl, who was kidnapped by Indians years before, refuses to return because she feels that the Indians are now her people.
    • Drop to Drink
      Drop to Drink
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      12/27/58
      7.0
      After a Pony Express carrier is held up and the courier with a $20,000 diamond ring go missing. Josh is hired to find him.
    • Fatal Memory
      Fatal Memory
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/13/58
      7.0

      On the trail of an Army deserter, Josh is surprised when he realizes that the fake wanted posters for Colonel Sykes just happens to be the Army commander that he served under.

    • Surprise Witness
      Surprise Witness
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/2/60
      7.0
      Josh captures a notorious killer but no one wants to testify against him, until a surprise witness come forward, his mother.
    • Double Fee
      Double Fee
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      3/21/59
      6.9

      An opera singer hires Josh to find her sister who has been kidnapped and is being held ransom.

    • Dead End
      Dead End
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      9/27/58
      6.9
      After being hired to apprehend a ranch worker who stole money and disappeared, Josh undercovers more than he bargained for.
    • The Conquerors
      The Conquerors
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      5/2/59
      6.8

      A banker hires Josh to find his runaway son. The boy has joined a mercenary army that preys on small Mexican villages.

    • Ricochet
      Ricochet
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      11/22/58
      6.8
      Josh is hired to look for a missing husband and ends up in a murder conspiracy.
    • Die by the Gun
      Die by the Gun
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      12/6/58
      6.8

      Aboard a stagecoach with prisoner in hand, Josh and the coach driver are attacked by escapees heading for the Mexican border.

    • The Cure
      The Cure
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/28/60
      6.5
      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.
    • Witch Woman
      Witch Woman
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      12/28/60
      6.5
      Rafael hires Josh to protect him and his family from his father-in-law and a local witch woman.
    • Rawhide Breed
      Rawhide Breed
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      12/13/58
      6.4
      The Kreager brothers are on the trail of Josh and his prisoner, when a sudden attack by Apaches leaves his prisoner dead.
    • Baa-Baa
      Baa-Baa
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/4/61
      6.2
      Josh is hired to find Baa-Baa a beloved pet of Mrs. Goode's. Her husband is desperate to find Baa-Baa as he is in the dog house with her until Baa-Baa returns. Josh reluctantly goes and looks for the lost sheep admist much ridicule from other ranchers and cowboys alike.
    • The Long Search
      The Long Search
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      3/15/61
      5.8
      Yoshika Nakamura comes west to find a man named Bill Timmons who promised to marry her when he visited Japan. Yoshika hires Josh to help her locate Timmons, and during his venture learns about Japanese culture.
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