Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Season
1
Episode
11

The Favor (15 Nov. 1958)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Western


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Owing a favor to a sheriff, Josh agrees against better judgment to go to the lawless town of Bent Horn to bring back a man wanted for bank robbery and murder based on the word of another man who was involved in the robbery.


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22 August 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
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| Best Episode So Far
Josh is hired by an old friend, "Hank Bedloe," the sheriff at Sand Rock, to find the partner of a bank robber he just captured. In the robbery, a town man was killed and the town is out for blood, nearing riot status. In order to prevent that, the sheriff is holed up in a secret room with the crook so that the riot won't ensue. Randall is the only one he can trust to find that other 'partner in crime' while he stays protecting his suspect.

Josh is sent to "Bent Horn," an extremely lawless town, a town full of bad men to find that one. Knowing the reputation of the town, our hero is reluctant to go but owes the sheriff a favor, so he goes. There, he not only encounters the hostile town but his suspect ("Ted Jenks") AND the revengeful brother of the man killed back at Sand Rock. Trying to bring "Jenks" back turns out to be a quite an ordeal with a surprise ending that leaves Josh Randall very shook.

As you can tell, this episode is full of action and suspense, perhaps the best I've seen so far in the first 11 editions of this first season. Josh's final comment in here is quite telling, too - something you would never hear on television today.

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