Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
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Alias Smith and Jones 

Approved | | Western | Episode aired 5 January 1971
A pair of outlaws seeking amnesty from the Governor must stay incognito and out of trouble in a town while a friend pleads their case. The wait is complicated by a lovely bank manager and the arrival of members of their former gang.

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Marshall
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Lobo
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Kelton Garwood ...
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Jon Shank ...
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A pair of outlaws seeking amnesty from the Governor must stay incognito and out of trouble in a town while a friend pleads their case. The wait is complicated by a lovely bank manager and the arrival of members of their former gang.

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When the Devil's Hole gang is playing cards in the saloon, five of the six outlaws are visible - the sixth is tunneling beneath the street to get to the bank. Deputy Wilkins takes the guns from the outlaws at the table, yet when the entire gang asks for their guns back at after they end the game, all six are given gun belts. See more »

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Narrator: Nobody can really pinpoint just when that period called the West ended. Maybe it was when the last outlaws were captured or put out of business. If so, this story is about the end of the West. This was American's frontier at the turn of the century... indoor plumbing and telephones, automobiles and nickelodeons. The West was getting to be downright comfortable for everyone. Well, everyone but the outlaws.
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7 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This 1970 ABC movie was very well received and done in the Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid vein. The Pete Duel/Ben Murphy chemistry was excellent as they built strong scenes together. Their characters, Hannibal Heyes (Duel) and Jed Curry (Murphy) were trying to go crime free. The governor would grant them amnesty if they could do it for one year. The bad deal is they would still be wanted by the law. They could be killed, but could not kill. It was interesting to see how they would talk their way out of numerous situations (some which were very funny). This was so well received that they made it into a series which featured frequent guest star Sally Field as Clementine Hale. Sally Field and Pete Duel had starred in "Gidget" together.

Around New Years 1972, midway through their second season, Pete Duel lost his long time battle with depression and took his own life. ABC promptly replaced him with the show's narrator, Roger Davis. Even though Davis did an excellent job as Heyes, viewers had a hard time making the mental switch without thinking about the Pete Duel tragedy. ABC renewed the series for a Third Season (1972-73), however it was canceled in February of 1973.

When TNT or TVLand air the reruns of Alias Smith & Jones, whether it is the Duel/Murphy or Davis/Murphy chemistry, it is worth watching.


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