Alias Smith and Jones: Season 3, Episode 11

Witness to a Lynching (16 Dec. 1972)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Western
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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, ... See full summary »

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Doc Snively
Brenda Scott ...
Cybele Snively
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Sheriff Lom Trevors
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Simpson
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Sheriff Kimball
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Mrs. Simpson
Barry Cahill ...
Marshal Guthrie
Dick Whittington ...
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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. Written by Peter Harris

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