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Year: 1971 | 1972 | 1973

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Alias Smith and Jones

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.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Forrest Tucker ... Deputy Harker Wilkins

Susan Saint James ... Miss Porter

James Drury ... Sheriff Lom Trevors

Jeanette Nolan ... Miss Birdie Pickett

Earl Holliman ... Wheat

Dennis Fimple ... Kyle
Bill Fletcher ... Kane

John Russell ... Marshall

Charles Dierkop ... Shields

Bill McKinney ... Lobo

Sid Haig ... Outlaw
Kelton Garwood ... Outlaw (as John Harper)
Jon Shank ... Outlaw

Peter Brocco ... Pincus
Harry Hickox ... Bartender
Owen Bush ... Engineer

Julie Cobb ... Young Girl
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: The McCreedy Bust

21 January 1971
A wealthy art collector, McCreedy, hires the duo to procure a bust of Caesar that, unfortunately, the current owner doesn't want to part with. Of course he will want it back. But while we're waiting, let's see if McCreedy or Hannibal will out-con the other at cards.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Burl Ives ... Big Mac McCreedy

Cesar Romero ... Armendariz

Edward Andrews ... Ralph Peterson

Mills Watson ... Blake

Duane Grey ... Sheriff
Charles Wagenheim ... Bartender

Orville Sherman ... Hank
Micil Murphy ... Delgado

Rudy Diaz ... Guard
Jimmie Booth ... Stage Driver (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

Hank Robinson ... Jim - Poker Player (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: Exit from Wickenburg

28 January 1971
Hannibal and the Kid have finally found good jobs in a town where they can really fit in. So why is everyone trying to convince them to get out of town? And more to the point; why are they being so polite about it? And why can't our heroes take some good advice just once?

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Susan Strasberg ... Mary Cunningham

Slim Pickens ... Mike

Mark Lenard ... Jim Plummer

Pernell Roberts ... Sam Finrock

Ford Rainey ... Warren Epps
Michael Bow ... Young Cowboy
Dan Kemp ... Al Gorman
Amzie Strickland ... Girl
Paul Kent ... Ben Morrison
Lew Brown ... Frank Johnson
Danny Borzage ... Barfly (uncredited)

Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Barfly (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... Old Gambler (uncredited)

Michael Jeffers ... Gambler (uncredited)
Johnny Lee ... Tommy Cunningham (uncredited)

Rod McGaughy ... Barfly (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Roulette Dealer (uncredited)

Max Wagner ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Wrong Train to Brimstone

4 February 1971
Desperate to leave a town where the sheriff knows them on sight, Hayes and Curry steal train tickets and board a sold-out train bound for Brimstone. They discover the men they're impersonating are Bannerman detectives, hired to destroy their old gang.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

J.D. Cannon ... Harry Briscoe

Beth Brickell ... Sara Blaine

William Windom ... Jeremiah Daley

J. Pat O'Malley ... H.T. McDuff
Harry Hickox ... Strothers
William Mims ... Grady
Charles H. Gray ... Carl Grant

William Bryant ... Fred Gaines
Robert Gibbons ... Train Depot Clerk

William Christopher ... Telegrapher

Jon Lormer ... Farmer
Cecil Combs ... Bannerman Agent (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Jack Lilley ... Bannerman Agent (uncredited)

Hal Needham ... Devil's Hole Gang Leader (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: The Girl in Boxcar #3

11 February 1971
Decoys, misdirections and deceptions are the order of the day as Hannibal and the Kid get a taste of the other side of the robbery business when they are hired to transport $50,000. To add to the confusion, throw in a very naive, idealistic young woman as a love interest and possible thief.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

John Larch ... Mike Griffin

Alan Hale Jr. ... Andrew J. Greer (as Alan Hale)

Heather Menzies-Urich ... Annabelle (as Heather Menzies)

Royal Dano ... John Lambert
Conlan Carter ... Breen
Jack Garner ... Stacey

Claudia Bryar ... Minerva Lambert

Michael Carr ... Briggs
Liam Dunn ... Telegrapher
Ray Ballard ... Hotel Clerk
Raymond Guth ... Farmer

Norman Leavitt ... Wagon Driver

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

Rod McGaughy ... Cowboy Helping Girl Off Train (uncredited)
Sandy Ward ... Brakeman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: The Great Shell Game

18 February 1971
Hannibal has finally met up with a nice girl he can take home to mother. She's refined and proper and, wait a minute, a money hungry gold digger! And wait another minute, Hannibal is working a horse racing con on her. Has Hannibal given up bank robbery for the confidence game? There has to be another story behind this story.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Diana Muldaur ... Grace Turner

Sam Jaffe ... Soapy Saunders

Peter Breck ... Chuck Morgan
Vincent Beck ... Steward

Ken Mayer ... Marshall Slater
Paul Micale ... Man
Jim Malinda ... Hotel Clerk
Jimmie Booth ... Stage Driver (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Mexican Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: Return to Devil's Hole

25 February 1971
A lovely lady hires Hannibal to help her find her husband who joined the Devil's Hole Gang to escape an errant murder change. At least that's her story, or rather one of her stories. Her supposed husband has a different story. Their relationship turns out to be not so loving and bullets fly, quite literally.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Fernando Lamas ... Big Jim Santana

Diana Hyland ... Clara Phillips

Brett Halsey ... Hamilton

Dennis Fimple ... Kyle

Bill McKinney ... Lobo (as William McKinney)

Lee de Broux ... Hardcase

Sid Haig ... Merkle

Jon Lormer ... 2nd Desk Clerk
Booth Colman ... Carlton
Charlie Briggs ... Red Mattson

Vaughn Taylor ... 1st Desk Clerk

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: A Fistful of Diamonds

4 March 1971
The problem with being a notorious outlaw is everyone likes to pin every crime that crops up on you. That includes lying, embezzling, murdering bankers. Which is fine if you're trying to become an infamous legend but a problem if you're hoping for a pardon for your past crimes. So Heyes and Curry have to set things to right. And there's nothing like a diamond field to get a crooked banker into a even bigger mess so he has to confess to avoid a noose. Isn't greed a wonderful thing?

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

John McGiver ... August Binford

Michele Carey ... Betsy Jamison

Sam Jaffe ... Soapy Saunders

Mike Road ... Lom Trevors
Clarke Gordon ... Charlie Wells
Paul Sorensen ... Oliver Bristow

Lou Wagner ... Butler
Ken Scott ... Ben Morgan

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: Stagecoach Seven

11 March 1971
More bullets than words fly - (or at least it seems that way), when Heyes and Curry board a stagecoach, and take a ride with 6 other passengers. Soon, the coach is surrounded by thugs who know Heyes and Curry's identity, and want to kill them for the bounty, but the stationmaster refuses, and as the outlaws start blazing away, the stationmaster tries to figure out a way to stop it.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Keenan Wynn ... Charlie Utley

Steve Ihnat ... Harry Downs

L.Q. Jones ... Clint Weaver

Dana Elcar ... Benjamin T. Bowers

John Kellogg ... Joe
Mitzi Hoag ... Winifred Bowers
Angela Clarke ... Hannah Utley

Randolph Mantooth ... Dan Loomis
Sallie Shockley ... Ellen Loomis

Geoffrey Lewis ... Patch
Nick Benedict ... Phil
Bernard Greene ... Stationmaster

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell ... Weaver's Thug (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 10: The Man Who Murdered Himself

18 March 1971
Hannibal and Kid Currey got 2 jjobs; one dangerous the other, who knows. The Kid lost the coin toss (as usual), and is to deliver a wagon-load of high explosives to a mining operation. Hannibal gets the job of playing tour guide for a group of archaeologists looking for a long lost tribe of Indians; almost 7ft. tall, and with flaming red hair. As the Kid faces every life threatening situation imaginable, Hannibal Heyes begins to realise that no one on the expeditionms what they seem - except, for the lovely Julia Finney, and someone has murder in mind. No wonder his job pays more, if only Hannibal can survive to collect it.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Patrick Macnee ... Norman Alexander

Slim Pickens ... Sheriff Benton

Juliet Mills ... Julia Finney
Charles Davis ... Kevin Finney

Dennis Fimple ... Kyle

Bill McKinney ... Lobo

Don Keefer ... Dr. Hiram Wilson
Maurice Hill ... Miles Parker

Walter Barnes ... Deputy

Harry Northup ... Hank (as Harry E. Northup)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 11: The Root of It All

25 March 1971
Judy Carne, Pete Duel's "Love on a Rooftop" co-star, plays one of 3 Boston spinsters; 2young women and an older chaperone. The women are supposedly taking a Wild West tour before returning home. Leslie O'Hara's secretly holding a letter, which Heyes saves from a bandit gang, and Leslie wants the letter back and is willing to pay $500 for it, sparking the boys' attention. Also on the trail's a mysterious, persnickety man from the federal government. It turns out everyone's on the trail of money from a bank robbery and the letter is a key, and when we say "everyone," we mean it ...

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Judy Carne ... Leslie O'Hara

Tom Ewell ... Deputy Treadwell

Logan Ramsey ... Oscar Rosewood

Mills Watson ... Squint Simpson

Meg Wyllie ... Prudence Palmer
Victoria Thompson ... Margaret Chapman

Jerome Cowan ... Waldo Hennessy
Elliott Montgomery ... Jenson (as C. Elliott Montgomery)
Walt Davis ... Sheriff Brewster
Frank Arno ... Phil Laudermilk (uncredited)
Cecil Combs ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Lefty Gooch (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Townsman (uncredited)
Read Morgan ... Conductor (uncredited)

Chuck Roberson ... Stage Driver (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: The 5th Victim

1 April 1971
"The A.B.C. Murders" for the Western crowd: a serial killer is picking off participants in a poker game one by one, including the attempted murders of Heyes and Curry, to conceal the real target, a man whose wife he covets.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Joseph Campanella ... Jake Carlson

Sharon Acker ... Rachel Carlson

Ramon Bieri ... Sheriff Moody

Sean Garrison ... Harvey Bishop

Barbara Rhoades ... Helen

Woodrow Parfrey ... Sam Winters

C. Lindsay Workman ... Minister (as Lindsay Workman)

Bill Quinn ... Doctor
Dennis Robertson ... Deputy
Frederic Downs ... Judge Peters
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Augie Helms (as Red Morgan)
Jimmie Booth ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Waiter (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 13: Journey from San Juan

8 April 1971
On a journey to Mexico "to drive cattle north of the border" (their real motive isn't revealed until the end of the show), Heyes and Curry meet a Cajun French woman who was shanghaied by a sea captain and only barely managed to escape. They take her to the American woman who owns a casino in San Juan, then set about wooing both ladies -- Heyes faking it for the casino owner; Curry for real with the Frenchwoman, who's a talented singer.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Claudine Longet ... Michelle Monet

Susan Oliver ... Miss Blanche Graham

Nico Minardos ... El Clavo

Dub Taylor ... Johnson

Gregory Sierra ... Juan

Joaquín Martínez ... Carlos (as Joaquin Martinez)

Med Flory ... Marshal
Curt Conway ... McKendricks

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Cantina Barfly (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 14: Never Trust an Honest Man

15 April 1971
Traveling on a train with the owner of the railroad, Curry accidentally switches bags with the millionaire's secretary. After finding her unmentionables and a Bible (Heyes cracks that the Bible is proof the bags were switched), he also finds $5 million in jewelry. They visit Oscar Harlingen, the millionaire and return the jewels to him, with his thanks. Later, the Harlingen's son Allen (Severn Darden in a dual role; he appears to use a pseudonym for playing Allen) practices appraising the jewels. They look phony to him, so his exasperated father shows him how to evaluate gems. Oops. They really ARE phony. Oscar Harlingen wastes no time gathering up a posse to go after Heyes and Curry. What nobody except the secretary and her boyfriend -- the leader of the posse -- know is that she is the thief, having switched out the jewels earlier. The posse leader uncharitably hires two hit men to assassinate Heyes and Curry once he's found them, and split the jewels with the young woman. When one of the hit men recognizes Heyes and Curry, he refuses to go through with the murder contract and cold-cocks the other gunman. In the ensuing fracas, the posse leader is accidentally killed. The men track down the secretary (Marj Dusay), who claims Oscar Harlingen stole the jewels from her father when they were partners. It's not true. The price for the secretary to stay out of prison is to marry Allen Harlingen, who is sweet on her.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Severn Darden ... Oscar Harlenjen / Alan Harlenjen

Marj Dusay ... Christine McNeice

Richard Anderson ... James Quirt

Robert Donner ... Preacher
Bill Fletcher ... Logan

Ford Rainey ... Father

Burt Mustin ... Jeweler
Glenn Dixon ... Butler

Michael Carr ... Hank

Robert Bruce Lang ... Carl

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke

22 April 1971
Charlie O'Rourke, a friend of Heyes and Curry from their outlaw days, is about to be hanged for a robbery which resulted in several deaths. He recognizes Heyes and Curry from his jail-cell window and offers them a map to the gold bars he stole, wanting that to be his "legacy" to them. The boys decline, but others -- including Bannerman detective Harry Briscoe -- steal the map and head after the gold. In the interests of staying honest and turning the tables on Briscoe, an old foe who might be a friend, the boys start trailing the gold hunters.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Joan Hackett ... Alice Banion

J.D. Cannon ... Harry Briscoe

Guy Raymond ... Sheriff Carver

Billy Green Bush ... Charlie O'Rourke (as Billy 'Green' Bush)
Erik Holland ... Kurt Schmitt
Hank Underwood ... Vic
Steve Gravers ... Parson
Gary Van Ormand ... Clyde (as Gary Van Orman)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Townsman (uncredited)

Joe Phillips ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: The Day They Hanged Kid Curry

16 September 1971
The second and last 90-minute episode (the third show filmed for the second season) finds Heyes visiting wealthy con artist Silky O'Sullivan at his San Francisco mansion -- only to find out that Kid Curry is on trial for murder in Colorado. Heyes rushes to the town and thinks he sees Curry in the dock -- until the real Curry cheerfully waves at him. The man on trial is an impostor; what's more, he never committed the murder he's accused of. Curry loves the idea of "dying" and going off the wanted list, but Heyes reminds him -- and the impostor -- that this will leave Heyes up a certain creek without a paddle. The impostor apologizes but won't back down. Just before the impostor is due to be hanged, Heyes shouts out that Curry's "grandmother" (Silky Sullivan in drag) is coming on the next train to say goodbye. The judge agrees to stay the execution, and soon enough "Grandma Curry" arrives. The disguise is enough to fool the not-too-bright sheriff's deputy in charge of the prisoner, but Heyes grabs for a gun and tries to force the issue. They manage to get the fake Curry out of jail and hide out, but now the whole town is looking for them -- as are members of their old Devil's Hole Gang, who have taken an interest in the affair.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Robert Morse ... Fred Philpotts

Walter Brennan ... Silky O'Sullivan

Slim Pickens ... Sheriff Whittaker

Belinda Montgomery ... Penny Roach

Henry Jones ... Judge

Earl Holliman ... Wheat

Dennis Fimple ... Kyle

Mickey Shaughnessy ... Deputy Hollis

Paul Fix ... Tom Hansen

Frank Maxwell ... Defense Attorney

Vaughn Taylor ... Willis
Dennis Rucker ... 2nd Deputy
Amzie Strickland ... Miss Buckley

Sid Haig ... Griffin
Read Morgan ... Lobo
Elliott Montgomery ... Deputy Collie (as C. Elliott Montgomery)
Donald Chaffin ... Preacher (uncredited)
Booth Colman ... Telegraph Operator (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 2: How to Rob a Bank in One Hard Lesson

23 September 1971
Three psychotic thugs -- a man and two women -- hold Curry hostage. The price for his safe return is for Heyes to go through a step-by-step instruction to the man of how to blow up a top-of-the-line bank safe without harming the money inside. Heyes suspects that the thugs will kill him and Curry afterwards anyway, and schemes to trick the group into letting him get the drop on them.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Jack Cassidy ... Harry Wagener

Joanna Barnes ... Janet Judson

Greg Mullavey ... Deputy Lee Harper
Karen Machon ... Lorraine

Bobby Bass ... Lester Wilkey

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

Hank Robinson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Bank Teller (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 3: Jailbreak at Junction City

30 September 1971
Heyes and Curry are deputised by the sheriff of Big Bend,to take some outlaws to Junction City. The sherif there knows them by sight, but a local judge may save them from the law.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

George Montgomery ... Curt Clitterhouse

James Wainwright ... Ribs Johnson

Jack Albertson ... Judge Handley

Kenneth Tobey ... Sheriff Slocum
Bryan Montgomery ... Johnny
Thomas Bellin ... Springer
Angus Duncan ... Chester Brubaker

William Bryant ... Barker (as Wm. Bryant)

Harry Northup ... Potts (as Harry E. Northup)

Allen Emerson ... Hancock

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Waiter (uncredited)
Harry Hickox ... Bartender (uncredited)

Burl Ives ... Big Mac McCreedy (voice) (uncredited)

Jon Lormer ... Telegrapher (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 4: Smiler with a Gun

7 October 1971
Roger Davis, playing alongside his old friend Peter Deuel for the last time (they often competed for roles during the 1960s) turns up as perpetually smiling Danny Bilson, a remarkably fast gun who impresses even Kid Curry. Danny, Curry and Heyes in turn all draw the attention of Seth, a miner who believes he can get at least $20,000 out of a New Mexico mine Seth has -- with the help of three young, strong men. All four agree and work the mine, which lives up to expectations. During a celebration drink-and-dance when they have reached the target figure, Danny plays drunk and waits for the other three to pass out -- then steals the gold and all the food and water. Heyes, Curry and Seth try to walk across the desert. Seth slips away during the night and lies down to die when he thinks he's far enough away -- but Heyes and an extremely angry Curry find his body anyway. Heyes and Curry make it to a creek, refresh themselves and start asking around every town in New Mexico for Danny. When they find him, he is now a wealthy saloon owner with all but $500 tied up in investments. To further make his point, Danny lets a young gunfighter challenges him and drops the young buck in his track. Curry decides to get Danny's goat so badly that Danny will try to back-shoot him, hoping against hope that Danny will miss and Curry can drill him before Danny can fire a second round. That's exactly what happens. This was the first time Ben Murphy (Curry) worked with Roger Davis, but five months after this show filmed in late July 1971, Davis came back permanently as the new Hannibal Heyes.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Will Geer ... Seth

Roger Davis ... Danny Bilson

Barbara Stuart ... Lurene

Milton Frome ... A Barker

Leo Gordon ... Ebenezer

Harry Lauter ... Sheriff

Dick Haynes ... 2nd Bartender
James Houghton ... Barker's Assistant

Colby Chester ... The Young Cowboy
Edwin Rochelle ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 5: The Posse That Wouldn't Quit

14 October 1971
Desperate to escape an unusually persistent and smart group of trackers, Heyes and Curry take up with a family and their two tomboyish daughters. The father goes to get supplies while the mother frets about the girls not growing up to be ladies. Which is true: the girls embarrass Curry with their rifle-shooting prowess (he bets them on his pistol prowess and comes out ahead). When the posse DOES capture Heyes and Curry, rifle shots from the girls scare them off. Heyes and Curry soon learn the girls and their mother will go to trial for springing notorious fugitives, and the mother (who didn't know about Heyes and Curry or what the girls did) will take the brunt of the rap. The boys scheme to get the family out of jail. Glen Larson created a new character on "McCloud" after meeting Sidney Clute on the set of this episode, where Clute plays a prosecutor; Clute would play Det. Simms or variations on him for the rest of his life, including a three-year run as La Guardia on "Cagney and Lacey" until his death.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Vera Miles ... Belle Jordan

Richard X. Slattery ... Sheriff Morrison
Charles H. Gray ... Jesse Jordan

Cindy Eilbacher ... Beth Jordan

Lisa Eilbacher ... Bridget Jordan

Bert Holland ... D.A. Lyons

Sidney Clute ... Prosecutor Clark
Russell Wiggins ... Hank Smithers (as Russell Garland Wiggins)

Peter Brocco ... Judge (uncredited)
James Chandler ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Walt Davis ... Deputy (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Assistant D.A. (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 6: Something to Get Hung About

21 October 1971
Sarah Henderson ran out on her husband and hooked up with Jim Stokely, a charming drifter. Mr. Henderson wants her back, and has hired Smith and Jones to retrieve her. The boys quickly make friends with Stokely, which both helps and hinders them as they try to persuade Sarah that her alcoholic husband has sobered up and is the man she used to love. Sarah decides to give her husband a second chance, and all seems well -- for one night. Then somebody blows Mr. Henderson's head off with a shotgun. Stokely is the obvious suspect -- too obvious for Heyes and Curry to stomach, having been convinced that the man is no killer. So who did do it? With help with a friendly local sheriff who doesn't recognize them, the boys spread the word that they've stolen the murder weapon and plan to have it tested for fingerprints -- hoping the killer will go after the gun. Features a great final shootout (although both the killer and the sheriff seem to fire when their guns should be empty). Ken Lynch's role as another sheriff helped land him the part of Sgt. Grover on "McCloud" the next season.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Monte Markham ... Jim Stokely

Meredith MacRae ... Sarah Henderson (as Meredith Mac Rae)

Roger Perry ... R. M. Foster

Noah Beery Jr. ... Sheriff (as Noah Beery)

Paul Carr ... Hank Henderson

Ken Lynch ... Sheriff Gaines
Gary Van Ormand ... Deputy Sheriff (as Gary Van Orman)
Dick Valentine ... Messenger

Jon Locke ... Marsh
Nick Borgani ... Stage Depot Clerk (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Harper Flaherty ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Bob Orrison ... Bob (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Secretary (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 7: Six Strangers at Apache Springs

28 October 1971
Alias Smith and Jones are hired to recover thousands of dollars in gold dust stashed away by Caroline Rangley and her late husband two years ago, after being attacked by local renegade Indians, in the nearby hills of a one horse town of Apache Springs.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Carmen Mathews ... Caroline Rangely

Patricia Harty ... Lucy Fielding

Sian Barbara Allen ... Sister Grace
John S. Ragin ... Edward Fielding (as John Ragin)

Logan Ramsey ... Smithers
Wallace Chadwell ... Mr. Evans (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
D. Gale Thompson ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 8: Night of the Red Dog

4 November 1971
A Seinfeldesque "show about nothing" begins with plenty as Heyes, Curry, a doctor, an undertaker and a cowboy see an old man stagger and fall in the street. It takes all of them to lift him because he's carrying more than his weight in gold dust. Thinking he's dying, the old man lets his benefactors work the mine. They all make out like bandits -- until the old man shows up very much alive and orders them off his property, though he'll let them keep what they've taken so far. Heyes and Curry prepare to leave with their cache, only to find out someone else has literally made out like a bandit and stolen it. Then a snowstorm buries the cabin. The old man grudgingly lets the group stay there for the winter (fortunately, he has enough supplies for five extra people). Eager to find out who stole their gold, the boys start a poker game with the other three men. When the doctor, a bad poker player, gives hints that he may be the thief, the boys introduce a variant called "Montana Red Dog," where the doctor keeps betting big on the next card being turned over. Despite the prospector's warning that "Montana Red Dog is a game for suckers," the doctor eventually loses all his chips. But that doesn't conclusively prove that he's the thief, and Curry catches pneumonia in the meantime. Heyes nurses him with the doctor's stethoscope, and thinks of a new use for the device in the meantime. But will that stop the thief?

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Jack Kelly ... Dr. Chauncey Beauregard

Joe Flynn ... Ralph Marsden
Robert Pratt ... Billy Boggs

Rory Calhoun ... Jason Holloway

Paul Fix ... Clarence Bowles
Shannon Christie ... Florence
Patti Chandler ... Secretary (as Patricia Chandler)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 9: The Reformation of Harry Briscoe

11 November 1971
In the second half of what later became the TV movie "The Gun and the Nun" (shown on CBS Late Night in the late 1970s and possibly syndicated), Harry Briscoe is on the track of Sister Isabel, née Molly, who used to work as a "typewriter" (the name applies to the job as well as the instrument during these early years) in a Kansas City bank. That is, until she allegedly embezzled $30,000 from the cash reserve and took off. Since Molly is Irish Catholic, it was a simple matter for her to join two other sisters looking to establish a mission, posing as having been assigned to them by another convent. Harry isn't fooled by the disguise, but he is also greedy and want to swipe the money and head for Mexico. "Sister Isabel" evades the boys for a while posing as a saloon girl, but Harry eventually catches her and robs her. Our heroes, realizing Harry can be a real friend to them if he's caught and given a lesson on going straight to avoid being shipped to prison, go after him.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

J.D. Cannon ... Harry Briscoe

Jane Wyatt ... Sister Julia

Dub Taylor ... Jim

Joyce Jameson ... Madge

Jane Merrow ... Sister Isabel

Alan Baxter ... Sam
Read Morgan ... Charley
Beverly Carter ... Laura
Elliott Montgomery ... Grocery Clerk (as C. Elliott Montgomery)
Jimmie Booth ... Stage Driver (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Tom Humphrey ... Townsman (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: Dreadful Sorry Clementine

18 November 1971
Clementine Hale, a friend of our heroes since they grew up together in Kansas, meets the boys in Denver and shows them a group photograph they all posed for not too long ago. The photo is invaluable to lawmen who want to arrest Heyes and Curry, and Clementine waves it at the boys in an attempt to get them to go along with her larcenous scheme. Years earlier, banker Winford Fletcher had stolen $50,000 from the bank where Clementine's father worked, then framed HIM for the theft and sent him up the river. The boys ride into Fletcher's home town and pose as land grabbers, convincing Fletcher to buy up all the land he can get hold of and paying through the nose. This episode was meant to introduce Clementine and Diamond Jim as regular characters, but he didn't appear again and she did only one more show (Sally Field had many other commitments at this point).

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Rudy Vallee ... Winford Fletcher

Keenan Wynn ... Horace Wingate

Don Ameche ... Diamond Jim Guffy

Sally Field ... Clementine Hale

Jackie Coogan ... Crawford

Buddy Lester ... Drunk
Ken Scott ... Toomey

Stuart Randall ... Hawkins

William 'Billy' Benedict ... Janitor (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Ticket Clerk (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 11: Shootout at Diablo Station

2 December 1971
Heyes and Curry are among seven people ambushed by outlaws and held hostage in a way station. The leader of the gang, knowing Heyes are Curry are in touch with Sheriff Lom Trevors, politely outlines his plan to assassinate the sheriff when he comes looking for our heroes, in revenge for the death of his brother by Lom (actually, one of his deputies). The gang is prepared to wait a day and a night for Lom, forcing the group to do the same and try to think of ways to warn Lom before he gets bushwhacked. The mercurial leader (Neville Brand) is the biggest threat. The American flag outside the way station plays a key part in the plot.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Howard Duff ... George Fendler

Anne Archer ... Ellen Lewis

Neville Brand ... Chuck Gorman

Pat O'Brien ... Hayfoot Stockton

Steve Sandor ... Bud
Elizabeth Lane ... Mary Lewis
Bill Fletcher ... Hank

Mike Road ... Sheriff Lom Trevors

Jim Antonio ... Harry
Gary Van Ormand ... Ward Webster
Jack Manning ... Bart Lewis
Jimmie Booth ... Stage Driver (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Telegrapher (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 12: The Bounty Hunter

9 December 1971
Ex-slave Joe Sims has a cheerful demeanor that masks intensive hatred for the white racists who have dogged him all his life. He has an uncanny ability to track down Heyes and Curry wherever they go and trap them, planning to turn them in for the reward money and methodically ignoring their pleas that they have reformed. After witnessing some of Sims' confrontations with vicious whites, Heyes and Curry are sympathetic to his plight and try to help him, but Sims won't let them go.

Season 2, Episode 13: Everything Else You Can Steal

16 December 1971
Blackjack Jenny, an honest middle-aged card dealer, meets our boys in New Mexico and asks them to keep a lookout for her son, who wrote her from the town saying he had a big score of some kind. When the letters stopped, she suspected the big score involved something illegal and that something bad happened to him. Both scenarios are true: the son and a partner, posing as Heyes and Curry, were tricked by a bank executive into posing as Heyes and Curry. When the executive (the banker's son-in-law) was able to figure out the combination to the safe, he then murdered them both. The executive has a girlfriend on the side, a restaurant waitress, whom Heyes and Curry try to charm into getting information on the impostors. Ends with a rather chilling description of vigilante justice as the only solution.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)
Allen Joseph ... Old Man

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Patrick O'Neal ... Kenneth Blake

Jessica Walter ... Louise Carson

Ann Sothern ... Blackjack Jenny

David Canary ... Sheriff W.D. Coffin
Kermit Murdock ... Henry Blodgett
Dennis Rucker ... Billy Black
Parker West ... Caleb White

Robert Gooden ... Deputy Sheriff

Richard Hatch ... Blake's accomplice

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)

Charles Dierkop ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 14: Miracle at Santa Marta

30 December 1971
It will take a Miracle at Santa Marta for Curry to escape a firing squad after a wealthy visitor to a Mexican resort town is murdered. The miracle comes from Heyes visiting and discovering an early case of identity theft, in which two women claim to be the same Kentucky socialite who left home many years ago. The victim recognized the impostor and was killed for it ... but which woman is the impostor?

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Joanna Barnes ... Mrs. Hanley

Craig Stevens ... Rolf Hanley

Nico Minardos ... Alcalde

Ina Balin ... Margaret Carruthers

Pat Crowley ... Meg Parker (as Patricia Crowley)

Charles Tyner ... Turner

Gregory Walcott ... Sam Bleeker
Fernando Escandon ... Clerk
Steve Gravers ... Bookie (as Steven Gravers)

Rudy Diaz ... 1st Policeman
Ref Sanchez ... Stableman
Henry Carr ... Porter (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Townsman (uncredited)
Henriquetta Senalada ... Maid (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 15: 21 Days to Tenstrike

6 January 1972
Heyes and Curry, unable to find work because of an economic depression, accept a rancher's offer of pay plus a fat bonus if they can help herd cattle to a Colorado town. Soon, one of the cattle-drive hands picks a fight with Curry, which ends in a no-decision despite the beating Curry takes. The next morning, the trail boss finds the hand stabbed to death with a stiletto knife. Curry doesn't own one and neither does anyone else on the drive, but because of the fight he's the main suspect. When a second murder in the same fashion occurs when Curry is chained to a wagon wheel for the night, Curry is set loose, but the team is getting extremely edgy because of the murders and because the rancher and the hands lose everything if they don't make the town by the deadline of the title. Curry thinks the two murder victims recognized him from a holdup and maybe confided in their killer, but who might that be? When the cook utters an ill-chosen remark about the rancher's wife (who's traveling with the group and congratulated Curry on holding his own in the fight, a third stiletto murder occurs. The boys must confide in the cook, who then figures out who the murderer is and swears revenge. Curiously, Walter Brennan did this episode as trail cook Gantry in BETWEEN his stints as con artist Silky O'Sullivan that season. Dick Cavett plays the sheriff of Tenstrike, the destination town, in a cameo designed to cross-promote his show and this one, both drawing marginal ratings.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Walter Brennan ... Gantry

Pernell Roberts ... Terence Tynan

Linda Marsh ... Elizabeth Tynan

Robert Colbert ... Bud

Steve Forrest ... Jake Halloran

Glenn Corbett ... Ralph
Joe Haworth ... Steve
Richard Wright ... Hank

Harry Harvey ... Telegrapher (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Paul Schott ... Phil

Dick Cavett ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Fred McDougall ... Cowhand (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 16: The McCreedy Bust: Going, Going, Gone

13 January 1972
The title object and the story around it occupies less than a quarter of this episode's screen time. At the beginning, Big Mac MacCreedy hires Smith and Jones to steal it -again - from the neighboring Arminderez ranch. Heyes refuses, but agrees to teach one of MacCreedy's men how to do it instead. Heyes and Curry also agree to escort the bust the last half of the way to an auction house, where Big Mac will get rid of it once and for all. While waiting at the assigned spot in a small town, Heyes and Curry confront a town bully - and keep backing down, to the surprise of an alcoholic ex-clergyman who had completely lost his faith in humanity. But the bully keeps pushing his edge, and Curry starts losing his temper. After this plot thread is concluded (at the end of Act Four) the tag shows the ultimate fate of the bust.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Lee Majors ... Joe Briggs

Burl Ives ... Big Mac McCreedy

Bradford Dillman ... Spencer

Cesar Romero ... Armendariz

Ted Gehring ... Seth Griffin

Bing Russell ... Sheriff
Paul Micale ... Little Man
Robert P. Lieb ... Auctioneer
Jimmie Booth ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Harold 'Hal' Frizzell ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jerry Harper ... Poker Player #1 (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Barfly (uncredited)
Daniel Francis Martin ... Dealer (uncredited)

Hal Needham ... Duke (uncredited)
John Rayner ... Man (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Auction Clerk (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 17: The Man Who Broke the Bank at Red Gap

20 January 1972
While playing cards on a train with banker Chester Powers, our heroes are recognized by another banker, Winford Fletcher (the villain of "Dreadful Sorry, Clementine," Fletcher pulls a gun on the group and says the 2 cost him a great deal of money to get out of trouble (apparently, he bought his way out of prison time on top of being swindled for $50,000). Powers bluffs Fletcher with a hidden "gun" and Fletcher backs down. That gives Powers an idea. He has speculated with and lost all the securities and bonds in his bank. The cash is still there, but there will be a run on the bank if word of his other losses gets out. So he robs the bank himself and ... you got it ... pins it on Heyes and Curry, giving them a chunk of the money to buy their silence. The boys pretend to accept, but scheme to pit Powers and Fletcher - who have reached a secret deal to jointly testify against Heyes and Curry - against each other. They take their share of the stolen money and give it to Fletcher in return for his testimony that they DIDN'T rob the bank when it was knocked over a second time (which is exactly what they do). Now to get Powers and Fletcher, along with U.S. Treasury agents, into the fray with one another ...

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Broderick Crawford ... Chester E. Powers

Rudy Vallee ... Winford Fletcher

Ford Rainey ... Deputy D.A. Collins

Dennis Fimple ... Kyle Murtry
Clarke Gordon ... Sheriff McWhirter
Bill Toomey ... Jenkins
Jerry Harper ... Townsman
Joe Schneider ... Jess
Richard Wright ... Billy
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 18: The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg

27 January 1972
Heyes and Curry are captured by a farm family and brought into Hadleyburg. The farmer wants the bounty money, but has a change of heart and helps them escape. That puts the farmer and his wife into very hot water and make Heyes and Curry very ashamed. Help comes from detective Harry Briscoe, who's investigating a crooked gambling house in another town. Heyes goes to the house and plays blackjack, notices a marked deck at the start of the card game, and gets it replaced with an unmarked deck. He counts the cards in the old sharpie's trick and only making big bets when the deck is near the bottom and he can tell what he's likely to get on the last few hands. Briscoe watches incognito as Heyes wins $32,000. After realizing that Heyes is counting cards, the casino manager orders regular shuffles of the deck, at which time Heyes stops playing and reveals a collection of marked decks that the casino has hidden. Briscoe steps forward and busts the casino owner and dealer. With the money, Heyes and Curry go on a spending spree all over Hadleyburg, making so many civic improvements to the town that it's impossible to field a jury that hasn't been touched by their generosity (smooth lawyer Adam West helps out as well). When Briscoe is called to the stand, he testifies that Heyes and Curry came by the money honestly and are doing all this just to be nice. The judge does not direct an acquittal, rather, the farmer and his wife are pronounced "not guilty" by the jury.

Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

J.D. Cannon ... Harry Briscoe

Sheree North ... Bess Tapscott

Wally Cox ... Matt Tapscott

Adam West ... Brubaker

Andy Devine ... Sheriff Bintell
Dave Garroway ... Judge

Gene Evans ... Phillips
Frederic Downs ... Mr. Hanson, Prosecutor

David Gruner ... Tommy Tapscott (as David Richard Gruner)

Robert Gooden ... Deputy
Daniel F. Martin ... Jury Foreman
Bill Anderson ... Cobb

Al Bain ... Juror (uncredited)
Jimmie Booth ... Stage Driver (uncredited)

Roger Davis ... Narrator (uncredited)
Dave Dunlop ... Juror (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Hannibal Heyes (voice) (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Townsman (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Juror (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Juror (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 19: The Biggest Game in the West

3 February 1972
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, Curry and Heyes (now played by Roger Davis) relax in a gully when a satchel of money literally lands in their laps, thrown from a passing carriage. Heyes opens it and finds $200,000 -- every bill of it a bad counterfeit. Heyes thinks it over for a few seconds and then comes up with a brilliant plan. After shaving off his mustache (Roger Davis had one in real life; after the first day of filming, Universal executives told Davis the mustache looked "sinister" and Roy Huggins wrote the comment into a scene where Heyes shaves), Joshua Smith goes to a bank and asks to put the satchel in a safety-deposit box for the time being. He and Thaddeus Jones are wealthy land buyers, he says, and he wants people to know he has enough money to buy his way into anything. That includes a famous weekly poker game where all the big ranchers join once a week. The banker spreads the word, and Smith is quickly invited to the game, where he soon wins $35,000. But that's when two members of the Devil's Hole Gang (Kyle McMurtry and a masked, non-speaking extra filling in as Wheat Carlson) raid the game and clear the table. That's bad enough, but the banker has also looked inside the safe deposit box and found the money. He threatens to denounce Smith and Jones to the ranchers, and meanwhile the local sheriff has picked up on the name "Wheat" and is looking for the other members of the Devil's Hole Gang, which of course include Heyes and Curry. Our heroes' only chance is for Curry to ride ninety to nothing to Devil's Hole and get the other ranchers' share -- which also equals $200,000 -- back while leaving them the amount Heyes won before the robbery. Then Heyes opens the banker's safe, takes out the counterfeit money and replaces it with the real stuff, which a U.S. Treasury agent verifies. As soon as the Treasury agent leaves, Heyes rushes the $200,000 back to the poker table (minus a $100 bill he dropped and stuck in his pocket), sticks the bad money in the Treasury agent's satchel, and hightails it with Curry to a freight train just before the sheriff figures things out. About two-thirds of this episode was re-shot over four and a half days of filming to replace Pete Deuel's scenes (Davis had to exactly mimic him); a few new scenes include the opening titles and a still picture of Smith and Jones getting off a stagecoach.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Jim Backus ... Joseph P. Sterling

Chill Wills ... Bixby

Rod Cameron ... Sheriff Grimly

Donald Woods ... Halberstam

Ford Rainey ... Collins

Bill McKinney ... Lobo Briggs

Dennis Fimple ... Kyle Murtry
Jackie Russell ... Sally

Jon Lormer ... Parsons

X Brands ... Poker Player
Steve Gravers ... Mattson (as Steven Gravers)
Jimmie Booth ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
Cecil Combs ... Deputy (uncredited)
Arnold Roberts ... Devils Hole Gang Member (uncredited)
Jerry Schumacher ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 20: Which Way to the O.K. Corral?

10 February 1972
To stop the MacCreedy-Armindariz feud from coming to a rope's end, Heyes and Curry ride to the aid of their former employer Patrick "Big Mac" MacCreedy, who is accused of murdering the foreman of his across-the-Rio-Grande neighbor Armindariz's ranch. In fact, MacCreedy only witnessed the shooting and has no idea who the killer is (viewers don't either; the killer is never revealed). While hurrying to help the dying man, MacCreedy saw a neer-do-well drifter (Neville Brand) swipe the man's rifle and take off with it. Heyes and Curry find that the drifter has gone to Tombstone, Arizona -- home to Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, who both play major roles in the story. They acquire a warrant for the drifter's arrest as a material witness, but it's not an extradition warrant. Thus they need to lure or trick the drifter back to Texas. To do so, they ask a lady friend named Georgette Sinclair who is what would later be called a nightclub singer, meeting her in Tombstone and letting her "woo" the drifter while they watch and play poker. The idea is to get the drifter to fall in love with the singer, agree to go to Colorado with her -- stopping for half a minute in Texas along the way.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Neville Brand ... Sam Bacon

Cameron Mitchell ... Wyatt Earp

Burl Ives ... Big Mac McCreedy

Michele Lee ... Georgette Sinclair

John Russell ... Deputy Marshal Bart Russell
William Mims ... Will McIntyre

Jackie Coogan ... Harvey Clifford
Bill Fletcher ... Doc Holliday

Virginia Gregg ... Emma McIntyre

Bill Quinn ... Dispatcher
Walt Davis ... Deputy Sheriff Jake
Tom Waters ... Sheriff

William Bakewell ... Baker (uncredited)
Jimmie Booth ... Second Stage Driver (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Stage Depot Clerk (uncredited)
Red Currie ... Deputy Joe (uncredited)
Jim Drum ... Poker Player #1 (uncredited)
Maurice Hill ... Cherokee (uncredited)
Robert Knox ... Deputy (uncredited)
John Leuger ... Poker Player #3 (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Poker Player #2 (uncredited)
Gary Puckett ... Saloon Cowboy (uncredited)
John Rivera ... Albert Diego (uncredited)

Hank Robinson ... Man Watching Poker Game (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 21: Don't Get Mad, Get Even

17 February 1972
Heyes is cheated at poker by big, obnoxious Wheelwright. Georgette Sinclair, in the second of three appearances, is hired to help Heyes carry out the title phrase, which Heyes utters while leaving. "Wheelwrong" also cheats George and gives her a literal horselaugh when she tries to bewitch him with a string of pearls. The group goes to Silky O'Sullivan, who lent them the necklace to begin with, and after enduring his rage talk him into lending them money to "ransom" the necklace.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Michele Lee ... Georgette Sinclair

Robert Middleton ... Verle Wheelwright

John Banner ... Otto

Walter Brennan ... Silky O'Sullivan

Gregg Palmer ... Fermin
Karen Smith ... Fanny Turpin
Dave Morick ... Hotel Clerk
Sonny Shields ... Holdup Leader (as Eugene Shields)
Monty Laird ... Fargo
Jimmie Booth ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 22: What's in It for Mia?

24 February 1972
Mia Bronson, a con artist, has used her ill-gotten money to take over an entire town. Among her victims is newspaper publisher Goerge Austin: she stole all of his advertisers and forced him to sell her the paper for $10,000, half its value. Two of her other victims are Heyes and Curry, whom she cheats with marked decks of cards and has beaten up for complaining. Austin and his daughter find them and nurse them back to health. While recuperating, Heyes and Curry talk to Austin and find out he has been experimenting with the developing chemicals used in photography. He has developed a chemical printing process that will exactly duplicate an image, except that like a photographic negative it is in reverse. The boys come up with a plan. After cleaning up so Mia won't recognize them, they go into town and pass themselves off as counterfeiters who have hired Austin to do their printing for them. They show off two $1000 bills, one real and the other a duplicate. Mia demands more proof, and Austin obliges by duplicating one of Mia's bills. Now if she will just give him twenty more ...

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Ida Lupino ... Mia Bronson
Sallie Shockley ... Charlotte Austin

Buddy Ebsen ... George Austin

John Kellogg ... Dealer
George Robotham ... Max
Allen Dodd ... Karl
Bud Walls ... Cliff
Edwin Rochelle ... Cashier (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 23: Bad Night in Big Butte

2 March 1972
The hunt for a lost diamond. The diamond belongs to anyone who possesses it after midnight on July 4, which is when the show starts. Georgette Sinclair also turns up to help in the hunt, but extensive renovations to the hotel make all her efforts (and those of the boys) futile, until Georgette gets extra info and Heyes uses a con game to make sure the diamond stays with them.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Arthur O'Connell ... Sheriff of Big Butte

Jack Elam ... Boot Coby

Pat Buttram ... First Sheriff

Sam Jaffe ... Soapy Saunders

Michele Lee ... Georgette Sinclair

Mills Watson ... Deputy Sheriff Sam Perkins

Dave Willock ... Hotel Clerk in Big Butte

Frank Ferguson ... Mr. Billings - Undertaker
Robert Nichols ... First Man
Walt Davis ... Minister
Laura Rose ... Moxie
Paul Schott ... First Hotel Clerk
Danny Sands ... Driver
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: The Long Chase

16 September 1972
While evading a posse, the boys run into their old friend, Harry Briscoe (J.D. Cannon in his last appearance on this show), who's been fired by the Bannerman Detective Agency and is now a derelict. They sympathize with him and convince him to use his old credentials to fool the smart sheriff and his dumb deputy by "arresting" them before the posse does. The sheriff lets Briscoe go with Heyes and Curry, but sends the deputy along on the stagecoach to Wyoming. Now to fool the deputy, which is fairly easily done, and to fool the sheriff a second time, which is much harder. Fortunately, they happen upon a pair of bank-robbing killers whom only Briscoe recognizes, and he uses trickery to catch them and get back into the Bannerman Agency's good graces. The ending of this show, as the boys ride through the Utah countryside and chat, was recycled for all subsequent episodes (the boys are filmed in long shot and their dialog was changed for each show). This show and parts of several others were subsequently syndicated under the title "The Long Chase," shown as a TV-movie separate from the series episodes.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

James Drury ... Sheriff Tankersley

J.D. Cannon ... Harry Briscoe

Larry Storch ... Mugs McGeehu

Frank Sinatra Jr. ... Deputy Wermser

George Keymas ... Hank Silvers

Jon Lormer ... Proprietor
Tom Waters ... Ranch Owner

Stephen R. Hudis ... Boy (as Stephen Hudis)
Laurie Ferrone ... First Girl
Renee Tetro ... Second Girl
Dave Garroway ... Moroni Stevens (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 2: High Lonesome Country

23 September 1972
The boys are bushwhacked while accompanying Phil Archer and his wife through the desert.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Buddy Ebsen ... Phil Archer

Rod Cameron ... Luke Billings

Marie Windsor ... Helen Archer
Walt Davis ... Clyde
Monty Laird ... Bill
Clarke Gordon ... Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 3: The McCreedy Feud

30 September 1972
Patrick "Big Mac" MacCreedy is tired of years of feuding with the neighboring Amandariz family, whose land abuts his own and is occasionally shaped by the Rio Grande. So he hires Heyes and Curry to try to negotiate a settlement. They put on their game faces and have their hats in hand as they visit the Armaendariz mansion, and get the expected rebuff. But there is a new player in the game -- Armandariz's spinster sister, who is even less friendly than he but who has a deeply religious streak. Heyes and Curry play on that, telling her that MacCreedy is a Catholic widower and piling on the soft soap (some of which is actually true). Carlotta, the sister, decides to investigate MacCreedy herself. There may be a way out of the feud after all. This was the writing debut of Juanita Bartlett for Roy Huggins, who brought her over to "The Rockford Files" a couple of years later; he soon left but she stayed for the whole run and worked extensively with Huggins protégé' Stephen J. Cannell before starting her own company as a producer.

Season 3, Episode 4: The Clementine Ingredient

7 October 1972
Heyes (aka Smith) has a plan, that, if he & Curry (aka Jones) settle in Mexico, their old friend Clementine (Sally Field) should join them. Pretending to be the wife to one of them to appear respectable.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Sally Field ... Clementine Hale

Ramon Bieri ... Ted Thompson

Alejandro Rey ... Ramon Cordoba

Mills Watson ... Chester
Joe Haworth ... Tad
Dave Morick ... 2nd Clerk
Walt Davis ... 1st Clerk (as Walter Davis)
Cody Bearpaw ... Indian
Ref Sanchez ... Stable-Keeper

Jerry Brown ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Jess Franco ... Guard (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 5: Bushwack!

21 October 1972
The first of five episodes to deal with the real-life Wyoming Stockgrower's Association (which led to the Johnson County War of 1892 and inspired the film "Heaven's Gate," which changed many details of the story): two gunmen try to bushwhack Smith and Jones for being in league with "cattle rustlers" -- which in WSGA parlance, applied to anybody who owned fewer than 300 cattle. A small cattle rancher, who has tangled with the gunmen in the past, comes up behind them, surprises them and shoots them down in their tracks. He claims self-defense, but knows people will call it murder (which it is), so asks Smith and Jones to escort him, his wife, his partner and his cattle to Montana where he will be reasonably safe. WSGA "detectives" send out an armed party dedicated to killing the whole lot. When Heyes and the gunman are both critically wounded, Curry goes berserk and blasts away at them until they turn tail. Heyes survives (his comment about being shot in the head later became a tagline for "The Rockford Files"), but the killer dies -- and Curry figures out the truth. Now everyone has a moral dilemma.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Glenn Corbett ... Marty Alcott

Christine Belford ... Ellie Alcott

Frank Converse ... Chris Truitt

Michael Conrad ... Mike McCloskey

Ford Rainey ... Teshmacker
Charles H. Gray ... Sheriff Wiggins
Todd Martin ... Pete
Mark Holly ... Jake Horn
Sonny Shields ... Phil Westerly

Buddy Foster ... Alonzo Taylor
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 6: What Happened at the XST?

28 October 1972
This show could also be called "Alias Frank Canton." An outlaw the boys rode with in Texas got into a little too much hot water, hightailed it north, changed his name and passed himself off as a lawman. As such, he became sheriff of Johnson County and chief enforcer for the Wyoming Stock Growers' Association. "Canton" is willing to tolerate Smith and Jones for a while as long as they don't call him by his real name -- which they have an annoying habit of doing. In "Heaven's Gate," Canton has an even larger role (in fact, he's an association member who hires all the killers) -- and is killed at the end by Jim Averill; in this episode, a title card over a freeze-frame shows that he outlived the Johnson County War by forty years, went back to Texas, begged a pardon from a new governor and became a high-ranking Oklahoma state executive.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Keenan Wynn ... Artie Gorman

William Smith ... Deputy Orville Larkin

Ed Nelson ... Sheriff Frank Canton

Geoffrey Lewis ... Deputy Burk Stover
Eve McVeagh ... Woman

David Gruner ... Boy
Dave Morick ... Hotel Clerk
William D. Gordon ... Reverend Siever
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 7: The Ten Days That Shook Kid Curry

4 November 1972
The disappearance of a young heir to a fortune appears to be a kidnapping for ransom orchestrated by Kid Curry as Thaddeus Jones. At least that's what the heir would like to think. In fact he himself is the kidnapper and Curry is his hostage. The kidnapper has his eye on an eligible bachelorette, whom he plans to woo with the ransom money once it gets out of escrow and is paid. Heyes, who comes into town separately, doesn't know all the details but puts together enough to realize Curry is likely to be murdered and his body dumped in a stream until it rots once the ten days are up. So Heyes decides to woo the eligible bachelorette on his own. He meets up with Doc Holliday, whom he knows from a poker game (Holliday was a great winner at faro but not much of a poker player; Heyes had won $20,000 from him in the earlier game, only to have Wyatt Earp force him to lose it back). Heyes points out the young woman and explains that he wants to court her. He's already swiped a book of poetry and memorized it to appeal to her intellectual instincts; now he wants to prove he's a man of means. So, he proposes that he and Holliday play poker together under the woman's eye. Heyes will "win" Holliday's stash (then give it back immediately once they leave the room) and impress the woman with his money. Holliday surprisingly agrees and the plan goes off. But Heyes must still try to track the woman and her treacherous boyfriend to the hideout where Curry is being held hostage.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Shirley Knight ... Amy Martin

Edd Byrnes ... Willard Riley
Bill Fletcher ... Doc Holliday
Frederic Downs ... Judge

Ted Gehring ... Jorgensen
Steve Gravers ... Bartender (as Steven Gravers)

Randall Carver ... Young Man

Barbara Bosson ... Mrs. Schwedes

Bill Quinn ... Hotel Clerk
Jimmie Booth ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Dr. Bronson (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 8: The Day the Amnesty Came Through

25 November 1972
Had series finales been a staple in 1972, this would have been it. Heyes and Curry get a telegram from Wyoming sheriff Lom Trevors that the Governor has at long last given them amnesty, and rush to meet the sheriff (Western veteran John Russell takes over from Mike Road, who had played the role in the first two seasons and still voiced it in the opening credits). But the day the amnesty came through is also the day the Governor was removed from office (as a territorial governor, he was appointed by the President -- when the Executive Mansion was occupied by a President of a different party, in this case Grover Cleveland, he appointed one of his own party men to the post). The new Governor, George W. Baxter, is a friend of Trevors and agrees to keep the amnesty on the table, and maybe approve it if the boys will track down his missing daughter. Our heroes succeed, but return to find that Baxter has been removed from office ("Seems he fenced in some Federal land"). Trevors doesn't know the new Governor, Charles Midnight. The last words of the episode are a replay of the words spoken in the pilot (and in the opening credits) about the boys keeping their nose clean until the Governor figures they deserve amnesty. A printed crawl over the last shot records the tumultuous history of the Wyoming Territory governors during the period in question (although buffs will spot several flaws: Governor Midnight's name wasn't Charles -- Roy Huggins may have confused him with famous rancher Charles Goodnight; and the period where the gubernatorial merry-go-round took place was in the infamously deadly-cold and stormy winter of 1886-1887 rather than the summer where filming took place).

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Brett Halsey ... Ed Starr
Lane Bradbury ... Ellen Anderson
Warren Vanders ... Curly Red Johnson

John Russell ... Sheriff Lom Trevors

Robert Donner ... Charlie Taylor

Charles Dierkop ... Clayton Crewes

Jeff Corey ... Governor George W. Baxter
Robert Nichols ... Magruder
Sonny Shields ... Black Henry Slade

Frank Ashmore ... Guard (as Frank Stell)

Gerald McRaney ... Telegrapher (as Jerald McRaney)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 9: The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick

2 December 1972
Sorrell "Boss Hogg" Booke has the title role, as a mining-company executive who went from Arizona to Old Mexico to try to settle miners' grievances over unpaid wages, only to be taken hostage in his own right by the miners, who hope to use him as a bargaining chip. A mine supervisor has a particular interest in getting Zulick back to Arizona, but won't explain why. It turns out that Zulick is a lot more valuable than anyone suspected, for reasons that are hidden until nearly the last minute. Another surprise comes when the mine detective turns Heyes and Curry over to the sheriff and then refuses the reward on them in Wyoming, allowing the sheriff to set them free, because he is convinced his debt of gratitude is too great. Ironically, "Bonanza" was also floundering in the ratings in a new time slot against a Norman Lear situation comedy ("All and the Family" was "ASJ"'s nemesis; "Maude" was trouncing "Bonanza"); the two shows would end production and then leave the air less than a week apart.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

David Canary ... Doc Donovan

Sorrell Booke ... Conrad Meyer Zulick

Slim Pickens ... Sheriff Sam

John Kellogg ... Meade
Dennis Rucker ... The Deputy

Michael T. Mikler ... Fallon (as Michael Mikler)
Bert Santos ... Lopez
Ninette Bravo ... Girl Dancer
Laurie Ferrone ... Salvation Army Girl
Walt Davis ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 10: McGuffin

9 December 1972
While riding from one town to the next the boys answer a man's cry for help and find themselves involved with treasury department agents, counterfeiters, and stolen plates. There's also the matter of a woman who may be the man's daughter or a counterfeiter herself.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Darleen Carr ... Kate Lewis

L.Q. Jones ... Peterson
Clarke Gordon ... McGuffin

Jackie Coogan ... Passenger Agent

Mort Mills ... First Man

Walter Brooke ... Chief Agent
Jack Manning ... Dr. O'Connell
Allen Joseph ... Ticket Agent

Alice Nunn ... Hotel Clerk

Chuck Hicks ... Carson

X Brands ... Roberts
Nick Borgani ... Riverboat Passenger (uncredited)
Monty Laird ... Telegrapher (uncredited)
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 11: Witness to a Lynching

16 December 1972
The last episode to be filmed ("Only Three to a Bed," airing four weeks later, was left over from the Utah trip at the beginning of the season) again delves into "Heaven's Gate" territory, albeit less obviously than other episodes. Members of the Wyoming Stock Growers' Association have lynched two small ranchers they accused of rustling. Sheriff Lom Trevors hires the boys to get the two surviving witnesses out of Wyoming and into Nebraska. The WSGA sends a sheriff after them with extradition warrants as material witnesses, and offers them a fat bribe if they promise to perjure themselves and say they didn't see the accused killers. The lynching was based on the 1889 hangings of Jim Averill and Ella "Cattle Kate" Watson, whom Michael Cimino would resurrect as the leads of "Heaven's Gate" -- set three years later.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

John McGiver ... Doc Snively

Brenda Scott ... Cybele Snively

John Russell ... Sheriff Lom Trevors

G.D. Spradlin ... Simpson

Kenneth Tobey ... Sheriff Kimball

Ann Doran ... Mrs. Simpson
Barry Cahill ... Marshal Guthrie
Dick Whittington ... Telegrapher
Paul Schott ... Conductor
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 12: Only Three to a Bed

13 January 1973
The boys hire on to cut out horses, break them and get them to market before a Big Daddy rancher nearby can claim all the mavericks running the range as his own. In a role reversal of sorts for our heroes, Heyes strikes out miserably talking the talk and playing the cards with a beautiful brunette, while Curry finds a kinship with a very young, very beautiful young blonde lady who is traveling with her very protective older brother.

Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)

Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)

Jo Ann Pflug ... Beegee

Dana Elcar ... Sam Haney

Laurette Spang ... Emma Sterling

John Kerr ... George Sterling

Dean Jagger ... Mark Tisdale

Paul Fix ... Bronc
Pepper Martin ... Head Gunman

Janet Julian ... Belle Haney (as Janet Johnson)
Gary Van Ormand ... Stage Driver (as Gary Van Orman)

Michael Rupert ... Boy
Ralph Story ... Narrator (uncredited)

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