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The Young Country (1970)

Unrated | | Western | TV Movie 17 March 1970
An adventurous young gambler searches for the owner of a mysterious fortune.


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Credited cast:
Walter Brennan ... Sheriff Matt Fenley
Joan Hackett ... Clementine Hale
Wally Cox ... Aaron Grimes / Ira Greebe
Pete Duel ... Honest John Smith
Roger Davis ... Stephen Foster Moody
Skip Young ... Desk clerk
Steve Sandor ... Parker
Robert Miller Driscoll ... Harvey 'Fat' Chance
Richard Van Vleet ... Randy Willis
Elliott Street ... R.R. ticket clerk
Barbara Gates Barbara Gates ... Woman
Luis Delgado Luis Delgado ... Billings
Thomas Bellin Thomas Bellin ... Dr. Mudd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Postmaster
Robert Gooden ... 1st player


An adventurous young gambler searches for the owner of a mysterious fortune.

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17 March 1970 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roger Davis would replace Pete Duel after his death playing the same character in the series Alias Smith and Jones. See more »


Sheriff Matt Fenley: This here is Dr. Mudd.
Stephen Foster Moody: The Dr. Mudd?
Dr. Mudd: No. My name just happens to be Mudd.
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Before Alias Smith and Jones!
18 January 2015 | by eposey-9-970909See all my reviews

This was made before the hit and by the same people who made the hit show Alias Smith and Jones which starred Peter Duel and Roger Davis. It has the same kind of writing, directing, themes and even the same actors, props and scenes. Why this wasn't picked up as a series is another TV mystery because it is as good as Smith and Jones. It is different as Duel plays a con man after some stolen money and Davis is a semi-honest nice guy who finds the money and intends to return it but gets mixed up with Duel and the talented funny gorgeous Joan Hackett. For any fan of Smith and Jones this is a must see. I have been a Smith and Jones fan since I was 9 and watched it in it's original run and reruns and now on DVD. I was reading about the show when I came across this movie and watched in online. It is really good and would like on DVD but it's never been released as I can find. But again if you are a fan of Smith and Jones or Peter Duel and Roger Davis see this.

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