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Alias Smith and Jones: Season 2: Episode 23 -- While trying to avoid a bounty hunter, Heyes and Curry are conned into helping their old friend Georgette Sinclair.
Alias Smith and Jones: Season 2: Episode 22 -- Heyes and Curry declare war on the ruthless woman who had them beaten and thrown out of King City.
Alias Smith and Jones: Season 2: Episode 21 -- Heyes and Curry lose a borrowed necklace valued at $50,000.
Alias Smith and Jones: Season 2: Episode 20 -- Heyes and Curry are hired by a rich rancher to prove him innocent of a murder charge.
Alias Smith and Jones: Season 2: Episode 19 -- Heyes deposits $200,000 in counterfeit money in the bank to assure his invitation to a high-stakes poker game.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
21 January 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular... See more »
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R.I.P. Glen Larson
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Legendary TV Producer Glen A. Larson Dead At 77
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dies
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Cast

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Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones) (50 episodes, 1971-1973)

Roger Davis ... Narrator / ... (48 episodes, 1971-1973)

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith) (33 episodes, 1971-1972)
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Series Directed by
Jeffrey Hayden (8 episodes, 1971-1973)
Alexander Singer (8 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jack Arnold (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Barry Shear (5 episodes, 1971)
Richard Benedict (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Fernando Lamas (2 episodes, 1971)
Gene Levitt (2 episodes, 1971)
Richard C. Bennett (2 episodes, 1972)
Jeff Corey (2 episodes, 1972)

Bruce Wilson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Glen A. Larson (50 episodes, 1971-1973)
Roy Huggins (44 episodes, 1971-1973)
Dick Nelson (8 episodes, 1971-1972)
Nicholas E. Baehr (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert Hamner (3 episodes, 1971)
William D. Gordon (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
David Moessinger (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Howard Browne (2 episodes, 1971)
Gloryette Clark (2 episodes, 1972)

Jo Swerling Jr. (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Roy Huggins .... executive producer (49 episodes, 1971-1973)
Jo Swerling Jr. .... associate executive producer / producer (42 episodes, 1971-1973)
Glen A. Larson .... producer (38 episodes, 1971-1972)
Steve Heilpern .... associate producer (34 episodes, 1971-1973)
Nicholas E. Baehr .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Original Music by
John Andrew Tartaglia (30 episodes, 1971-1973)
Pete Rugolo (8 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert Prince (3 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gene Polito (24 episodes, 1971-1973)
William Cronjager (17 episodes, 1971-1972)
John M. Stephens (9 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Film Editing by
John J. Dumas (12 episodes, 1971-1973)
Albert J.J. Zúñiga (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
Richard Bracken (9 episodes, 1971-1972)
Gloryette Clark (8 episodes, 1971-1972)
Thomas McMullen (3 episodes, 1972)
Bob Kagey (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Art Direction by
Phillip Bennett (34 episodes, 1971-1973)
Robert Emmet Smith (12 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bert Allen (35 episodes, 1971-1973)
Joseph J. Stone (12 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Costume Design by
Grady Hunt (1 episode, 1971)
 
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1971)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1971)
 
Series Production Management
Carl Beringer .... unit manager (21 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ben Bishop .... unit manager (14 episodes, 1971)
Bud Brill .... unit manager (10 episodes, 1971)
Burt Astor .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Gaudioso .... assistant director (19 episodes, 1971-1972)
G. Warren Smith .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1971-1972)
Richard C. Bennett .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1971-1973)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1971)
Ralph Ferrin .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Sound Department
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (21 episodes, 1971-1973)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (3 episodes, 1971)
Edwin S. Hall .... sound (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts (4 episodes, 1972-1973)

Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bill Raymond .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Mathias .... best boy electric / best boy: Electric (29 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (14 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (50 episodes, 1971-1973)

Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Billy Goldenberg .... composer: theme music (49 episodes, 1971-1973)
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (12 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Other crew
Nicholas E. Baehr .... executive story consultant (12 episodes, 1972-1973)
Arthur E. McLaird .... assistant: producer / assistant to producer (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
 

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Following co-star Pete Duel's sudden death on December 31, 1971, production on the series came to a halt for only half a day. Filming resumed on the afternoon of January 1, 1972 with Roger Davis re-filming Duel's scenes for the episode in production at the time of his death.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the entire show, Heyes and Curry have either one pair of saddlebags each, or nothing at all, yet they continually appear in different recurring outfits, including heavy coats, suits (with matching hats), and different vest/jacket combinations.See more »
Quotes:
Hannibal Heyes:Look, Wheat, I agree, we gotta bust him out. But it's gonna take finesse.
Kyle Murtry:Wheat didn't bring any of that.
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Gentle-Hearted Gem, 2 December 2005
Author: Gadfium from England

In the UK this gentle, unassuming western series stormed straight into viewers' hearts; garnered enormous audiences, and generated many fond memories... how many among us still recall the 'five pat-hand' poker trick? Lots and lots, I'd wager.

What made it so successful, in retrospect, was the thoroughness of the script preparation and the subsequent chemistry between the two leads. Roy Huggins' (aka John Thomas James) thoughtful and professional approach was everywhere. Many of the most memorable moments within the series were based upon fact and/or documented historical incidents e.g. soap selling dodges, poker escapades, safe-cracking attempts, and - although I was unaware of this as a child - it explains why so much of the series' background 'hung true'. Toss in the amiable, laconic tit-tat verbal interplay between Hannibal Heyes (Pete Duel) and Kid Curry (Ben Murphy)... and you ended up with small-screen magic.

Heyes followed the silver-tongued, 'I can talk us out of this calamity' approach, with endless undinted confidence and zest, but varying success; Curry, meanwhile, was content to watch him 'wing-it', then stepped in when catastrophe threatened - as it often did.

It was the 'little things' that made this series soar, the consistency of character, the fallibility, the kicks of fate that tweaked Heyes and Curry into two magnetically likable 'pretty good bad men'. The delicate interplays between two men who would 'do to ride the river'.

It was often the smallest stories that were the most successful, the ones where technically 'not a lot was happening'. For example, in one episode they got snowed-in, for the whole winter, in a remote mountain cabin... all very static? nope, just the opposite... what you got, was a heck of a lot of Heyes and Curry getting on with the business of making the best of a bad deal. Fantastic.

This is the 'less is more' approach; so often lauded - but oh so rarely allowed onto the screen. The actors gelled with their characters; the characters enthralled; the writing created an environment within which the ensemble could thrive.

So okay... some episodes were better than others, a couple were great, and a couple were not-so great; but through it all Smith & Jones bantered and bickered, won, lost, and kept on trying. It was joyous entertainment. Joyous.

What's that, you said? Naw... can't be... d'you mean, you really don't know the 'five pat-hand' poker trick?!

Watch and Enjoy!

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