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 ... Written by
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Director of photography William Cronjager
walked off the set when he heard of 'Peter Deuel''s death and stayed away when the show was re-filmed (he came back the following week to shoot the remaining episodes). Thus, in a few scenes where Hannibal Heyes' back is seen (scraps of footage of Deuel from behind, notably one scene where Heyes and Curry sit on adjacent beds talking), Cronjager's footage is used and the lighting of the scene changes notably from shot to shot. See more