Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
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When a young runaway is framed for killing a Pinkerton agent, Randall turns detective to uncover the real killer. He learns there has been a series of murders on the railroad and there is a $200 reward for anyone killing an agent.


Thomas Carr


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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve McQueen ... Josh Randall
Edgar Buchanan ... Pop Michaels
Buzz Martin ... Sim Cole
Mort Mills ... Ed Bruner
Kasey Rogers ... Francie Keene
Jack Kruschen ... Sheriff Pig Wells


At the Two Creeks water stop a man hands a young man $2 to give the brakeman to let them ride the rails. The older man is taking a nap in a boxcar when the brakeman wakes him up and tells him to leave the train. When the man tells him he paid, the brakeman, Ed Bruner, uses a wood club to knock him out. He finds the man has a money belt and an ID showing he is a Pinkerton agent. Bruner throws the body off the moving train. At Solberg Josh gets off the train to find himself under arrest for the murder. However, he can prove he was a paying customer in the caboose. As Sheriff Pig Wells lets him go, Bruner brings the young man, Sim Cole, to the Sheriff saying he did it. When Josh goes to retrieve his horse from Pop Michaels, he learns there has been a series of train related murders and there is a $200 reward anyone who kills a Pinkerton agent. He decides to visit Cole in jail. After hearing his story, he decides to go to Juniper Wells to find the killer but bad decisions nearly kill him. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 March 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Pop Michaels: Must've throwed you off a train. Guess they didn't want your body messin' up the streets of Juniper. Lucky for me you got a thick skull.
Josh Randall: Lucky for you, huh?
Pop Michaels: I don't fancy diggin' a grave with nothin' but a pocket knife.
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26 April 2015 | by jimsmithwilmSee all my reviews

I am a great fan of Vera Miles and I think she actually played Francie Keene in Wanted Dead Or Alive (Railroaded.) I just watched it and she called a woman named Marty to relieve her twice at the card table. I think Kasey Rogers actually played the card player, Marty. None of the unnamed card players in the full cast were females. They are both very pretty ladies. (Vera Miles and Kasey Roger). I think Edgar Buchanan (Pop Michaels) were the real star and made it real funny. He had some really good lines. Steve McQueen is a very good actor and he worked great with Edgar Buchanan. This were my favorite episode of all of the Wanted Dead Or Alive television series.

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