The Steve McQueen episode was on this morning but was vastly different than from what I've read about it. He did not play Josh Randall but twin brothers, one a killer the other a solid citizen, which gave him a real opportunity to show off his talent.
Hoby is on his way to pick up the wanted killer when he's robbed of everything but his clothes by an unseen man. When he arrives in town the sheriff won't believe his story and says the real Ranger has him in custody. It turns out that's the thief and other brother who believes the accused one is innocent. When they finally talk at a girlfriend's place the killer's true colors come out his brother realizes he's been duped.
Hoby's only friend in town runs the livery stable-can you believe Richard Devon as a good guy? He tells Hoby the sheriff's corrupt and in on the fix; as he's like the job himself he helps out when Hoby and the good brother join up to bring down the other one.
There's wasn't much humor in this episode which is what made Wanted: Dead or Alive different from what you'd expect from the premise. McQueen had a subtle comic touch which rung a smile out of the most serious situations and the show so enjoyable. He didn't scream "future star" here but that changed the next year.