Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
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Three for One 

When Randall has a sheriff bed a prisoner, the man's gang kidnaps the sheriff and two others and threatens to kill one per day until the man is freed as the deputy's girl pressures him to let the sheriff die as condition for marriage.


Murray Golden


Norman Katkov


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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve McQueen ... Josh Randall
Richard Anderson ... Tom
Gloria Talbott ... Jennifer Clay (as Gloria Talbot)
Terry Becker ... Deputy Fred Kimball (as Adam Becker)
Leonard Bell Leonard Bell ... Sheriff Ken Turner
Sydney Smith ... Ben Farrell (as Sidney Smith)
Dee Pollock ... Ben, Jr.
Harry Landers ... Lafe
Kasey Rogers ... Kate
Fred Krone Fred Krone ... Walt


In Center City Deputy Fred Kimball relieves Sheriff Ken Turner but his mind is else where. He had another argument with his girlfriend Kate, a saloon girl. She is not satisfied with his job as deputy for them to marry. Ken tells Fred that Josh will bed his prisoner Tom Fellows overnight. As the Sheriff leaves, he hears a man in distress but it is Lafe Martin kidnapping him. After Josh jails Tom, an attractive woman stops him. The woman, Jennifer, the wife of Tom has been trailing the two of them. She wants to ride with them to be with her husband at his trial but Josh refuses. The next morning as Josh arrives to get his prisoner Ben Farrell, local banker, rushes in wanting to see the sheriff. His son and another boy are missing as is the sheriff who is late. As he leaves he sees the Sheriff's horse arrive with a note that Farrell reads. The sheriff and the two boys are being held until Tom Fellows is released. One will be killed each day. The deputy gets up a posse but his girlfriend ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

21 December 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Josh would come back, just six weeks later, to capture another Richard Anderson character; this time, an old friend, Sheriff Jim Kramer in the episode 'Epitath'. See more »

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Richard Anderson as the prisoner
6 May 2019 | by ebertipSee all my reviews

Anderson plays a big role when Josh doesn't see that one coming. Interesting last 15 seconds.

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