Alias Smith & Jones


Ben Murphy, Peter Duel, Roger Davis (not shown; played Hannibal Heyes after the unfortunate death of Peter Duel)

This show ran for 3 seasons, Jan 1971 - Jan 1973. Condisering I wasn't even BORN till Dec 1972 don't even ask me how I remember this show, but I do. I remember not liking when Hayes was suddenly someone else. I remember that my Mom was in LOVE (love, lust; what's the diff?) with Peter Duel's character and thought Ben Murphy was cute, too. I'm just kinda curious as to HOW I know this and actively remember this series. Weird.

Episode Summary

Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two successful and popular outlaw cousins in the old West, decide it´s time to go straight. The problem is that the governor just can´t give them amnesty right away, they have to prove that they deserve it. And in the meantime they will still be wanted. Hunting them is everybody, from sheriffs to bounty hunters, to posses and ordinary people. Hannibal Heyes/Joshua Smith is the thinker, the poker player and the optimist, while Kid Curry/Thaddeus Jones is the quick-drawing worrier who sometimes is a bit slow. Together they are Smith and Jones...
On New Year's Eve, 1971, Peter Duel died from a gunshot wound to the head. The death was officially ruled suicide. Duel was fighting an alcohol addiction (he had been convicted of DWI), had been drinking that night, and was depressed over his legal problems and the state of his career, feeling that Alias Smith and Jones was hardly his best work. The runaway success of Alias Smith abd Jones led to a grueling schedule for the actors, as cast and crew worked overtime to produce more episodes to keep up with public demand, and this may also have played a part. The role of Hannibal Heyes was filled within only a few hours by Roger Davis, who had originally done the voice-overs in the opening credits, but the show´s popularity sank steadily - as did the interest for Western shows in general, and the series was canceled in January 1973.
Episode List
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
1: Alias Smith and Jones (90 min.) 16: The Day They Hanged Kid Curry (90 min.) 39: The Long Chase
2: The McCreedy Bust 17: How to Rob a Bank in One Hard Lesson 40: High Lonesome Country
3: Exit from Wickenburg 18: Jailbreak at Junction City 41: The McCreedy Feud
4: Wrong Train to Brimstone 19: Smiler with a Gun 42: The Clementine Ingredient
5: The Girl in Boxcar #3 20: The Posse That Wouldn't Quit 43: Bushwack!
6: The Great Shell Game 21: Something to Get Hung About 44: What Happened at the XST?
7: Return to Devil's Hole 22: Six Strangers at Apache Springs 45: The Ten Days That Shook Kid Curry
8: A Fistful of Diamonds 23: Night of the Red Dog 46: The Day the Amnesty Came Through
9: Stagecoach Seven 24: The Reformation of Harry Briscoe 47: The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick
10: The Man Who Murdered Himself 25: Dreadful Sorry, Clementine 48: McGuffin
11: The Root of It All 26: Shootout at Diablo Station 49: Witness to a Lynching
12: The Fifth Victim 27: The Bounty Hunter 50: Only Three to a Bed
13: Journey from San Juan 28: Everything Else You Can Steal
14: Never Trust an Honest Man 29: Miracle at Santa Marta
15: The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke 30: 21 Days to Tenstrike
31: The McCreedy Bust: Going, Going, Gone!
32: The Man Who Broke the Bank at Red Gap
33: The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg
34: The Biggest Game in the West
35: Which Way to the OK Corral?
36: Don't Get Mad, Get Even
37: What's in It for Mia?
38: Bad Night in Big Butte

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