Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
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Hero in the Dust 

Josh is hired by Harry Weaver to track down his twin brother Pete, who's wanted with a $500 bounty on him. Harry is tired of being used by Pete plus the law and bounty hunters are apt to mistake him for Pete resulting in his own death.


Harry Harris (as Harry Harris Jr.)


Norman Katkov


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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve McQueen ... Josh Randall
Ralph Bell Ralph Bell ... Phil Richards (as Ralph S. Bell)
Audrey Caire Audrey Caire ... Polly (as Audrey Clark Caire)
Nick Bon Tempi Nick Bon Tempi ... Harry Weaver
Paul Bon Tempi Paul Bon Tempi ... Pete Weaver


Twin brothers Pete and Harry Weaver are breaking camp when Harry breaks the news to Pete that he is going his own way. Pete tries to tell Harry they must stick together but when Harry stays firm, Pete knocks him out and runs off his horse. Later, in his hotel room Josh hears a knock on his door. He opens it with his hand on his gun as Harry Weaver steps in. After finding no weapons on Harry, Josh listens to Harry's job offer. He hands Josh a poster that states Pete Weaver is wanted for $500 with a picture that matches Harry's face. Josh asks if Harry wants him to turn him in but Harry explains Pete is his twin brother. He produces his own birth certificate which shows him as Harry and not Pete. Harry is worried a bounty hunter or lawman will mistake him for Pete plus he believes Josh will bring Pete in alive. He offers Josh $106 for the job. Josh accepts the offer so the two head for where Harry thinks Pete may be. A rain storm forces them into a barn for cover where fellow bounty ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

1 February 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Harry and Pete were played by real-life twins Nick Bon Tempi and Paul Bon Tempi. See more »

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Not too much here
9 May 2019 | by ebertipSee all my reviews

The innocent twin hires Josh to safely bring in the guilty one. Side plot with greedy bounty hunter. After two episodes using a four barrel pistol, Josh gives the mare's leg a workout here. The female Polly fails to trick Josh. As to money, Josh ends up in the negative here. Nothing too imaginative in this episode.

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