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? Written by
Did You Know?
During the spring of 1972, a group of Mexican-American advocates began a protest against casting people who were not of Mexican ancestry as Mexicans. One of their targets was the Greek actor who plays Alcalde in this episode. When they learned the character would return in "The Clementine Ingredient" (episode 3.4), they insisted a Mexican-American take over the role. Producer Roy Huggins
and Universal Television attempted to talk the advocates out of their uncompromising stance, then recast the role (paying the Greek actor a guest-star salary as a severance check). See more