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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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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Sheriff Lom Trevors: [last lines, which became theme lines for show] You've been granted provisional amnesty. 'Course the governor can't come flat out and give you amnesty now without letting himself in for a lot of criticism. So first you got to prove you deserve it. 'Til then, only you, me, and the governor will know about it. It'll be our secret.
Jed 'Kid' Curry: Secret?
Hannibal Heyes: For how long?
Sheriff Lom Trevors: Well, the governor figures a year. He figures if you can stay out of trouble for twelve months, you can do it forever. Then you got it! The whole ...
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7 May 1999 | by (North St. Paul, MN) – 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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