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
- Initially, the creators of the series had a hard time selling the show because bounty hunters were thought to be unsavory characters and have been portrayed as such in numerous western shows…
[show]Initially, the creators of the series had a hard time selling the show because bounty hunters were thought to be unsavory characters and have been portrayed as such in numerous western shows and movies. The creators overcame this obstacle by having Josh Randall give most, sometimes ALL, of his earnings to help people such as the families of people murdered by the men Randall brings in, thus making Randall a sympathetic and likable character.
- 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.