Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
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Never Trust an Honest Man 

Traveling on a train with the owner of the railroad, Curry accidentally switches bags with the millionaire's secretary. After finding her unmentionables and a Bible (Heyes cracks that the ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Heyes

Writers:

Glen A. Larson (created by), Philip DeGuere Jr. (as Phil DeGuere)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Pete Duel ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)
Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)
Severn Darden ... Oscar Harlenjen / Alan Harlenjen
Marj Dusay ... Christine McNeice
Richard Anderson ... James Quirt
Robert Donner ... Preacher
Bill Fletcher Bill Fletcher ... Logan
Ford Rainey ... Father
Burt Mustin ... Jeweler
Glenn Dixon Glenn Dixon ... Butler
Michael Carr ... Hank
Robert Bruce Lang ... Carl
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Storyline

Traveling on a train with the owner of the railroad, Curry accidentally switches bags with the millionaire's secretary. After finding her unmentionables and a Bible (Heyes cracks that the Bible is proof the bags were switched), he also finds $5 million in jewelry. They visit Oscar Harlingen, the millionaire and return the jewels to him, with his thanks. Later, the Harlingen's son Allen (Severn Darden in a dual role; he appears to use a pseudonym for playing Allen) practices appraising the jewels. They look phony to him, so his exasperated father shows him how to evaluate gems. Oops. They really ARE phony. Oscar Harlingen wastes no time gathering up a posse to go after Heyes and Curry. What nobody except the secretary and her boyfriend -- the leader of the posse -- know is that she is the thief, having switched out the jewels earlier. The posse leader uncharitably hires two hit men to assassinate Heyes and Curry once he's found them, and split the jewels with the young woman. When one ... Written by Peter Harris

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original air date of April 15, 1971 is for the Eastern and Central time zones only. The show led into an NBA basketball playoff game, which ran long and pre-empted the show in the Mountain and Pacific time zones (where it was to run after the game). Viewers in that time zone saw this show on April 29. See more »

Quotes

[Logan and Preacher get ready to ambush Heyes and Curry]
Logan: Didja have to finish the whole bottle?
Preacher: Yep. That way, I can convince myself I don't know what I'm doing.
Logan: You probably couldn't shoot and hit the ground.
Preacher: Drunk or sober, Logan, I never miss. It's my lone remaining virtue, such as it is.
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