Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
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Dreadful Sorry Clementine 

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 ... See full summary »


Barry Shear


Roy Huggins (story) (as John Thomas James), Glen A. Larson (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)
Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)
Rudy Vallee ... Winford Fletcher
Keenan Wynn ... Horace Wingate
Don Ameche ... Diamond Jim Guffy
Sally Field ... Clementine Hale
Jackie Coogan ... Crawford
Buddy Lester ... Drunk
Ken Scott ... Toomey
Stuart Randall ... Hawkins


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 Peter Harris

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Release Date:

18 November 1971 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


Hannibal Heyes: Clem, you're the one who used to tell us, "Crime doesn't pay!"
Jed 'Kid' Curry: Yeah, Clem, what happened to you?
Clementine Hale: I discovered greed.
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"Dreadful Sorry Clementine" was a good intro for me in initially watching "Alias Smith and Jones"
11 September 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After years of knowing about this show through some promos and reading about it, I finally got to see an ep of "Alias Smith and Jones". I also knew about the suicide of Pete Duel not long after this ep aired so I was glad to see one with him in it. Anyway, the two former outlaws encounter one Clementine Hale (Sally Field), a childhood friend who wants them to swindle a banker named Winford Fletcher (Rudy Vallee) who sent her father, also former associate of his, up the river. So they enlist the help of conman Diamond Jim Guffy (Don Ameche) for their plans. But Fletcher has other ideas...This was quite an entertainingly clever and amusing intro for me on this series especially when I also saw such good character actors like Jackie Coogan, Buddy Lester (very funny as a drunk), and Keenan Wynn in tow. So on that note, I recommend this ep of "Alias Smith and Jones".

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