Wanted: Dead or Alive
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.
Last Episode03x26 Barney's Bounty Aired: Mar. 29, 1961
Josh stops at his friend Barney's to get horses for his two prisoners, they manager to escape, leaving Josh and Barney to get them back for the …
Series Fun Facts
- According to several episodes, Josh Randall was a war veteran having served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
- Steve McQueen's characterization of a sympathetic bounty hunter was first tested in an episode of the Western series, Trackdown which starred Robert Culp as a Texas Ranger.
- According to the A&E Biography profile of Steve McQueen (featured in the Season ONE DVD Set), McQueen took the role of Josh Randall because his prospects for acting in movies were drying up.…
[show]According to the A&E Biography profile of Steve McQueen (featured in the Season ONE DVD Set), McQueen took the role of Josh Randall because his prospects for acting in movies were drying up. When the series started becoming hit, McQueen began getting more and more noticed by the film industry. So much so that director John Sturges, who'd used McQueen in the war movie Never So Few cast McQueen in the western hit The Magnificent Seven, the movie that launched McQueen's rise to stardom. After making "Mag-7", McQueen began to get more and more movie offers again and decided to quit the show to pursue his film career, thus canceling the series.
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