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). Written by
Did You Know?
The con used in this episode was also used in the episode.of Maverick
(1957), entitled; Shady Deal at Sunny Acres (which was also written by series creator, 'Roy Huggins'). See more
Clem, you're the one who used to tell us, "Crime doesn't pay!"
Jed 'Kid' Curry
Yeah, Clem, what happened to you?
I discovered greed.