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Alias Smith And Jones (ABC 1971-1973 with Pete Duel and Ben Murphy)

USA / ABC – Universal / 1×90 minute episode 49×60 minute episode / Broadcast 21 January 1971 – 13 January 1973

Creator and Producer: Glen A. Larson / Music: Billy Goldenburg / Executive Producer: Roy Huggins

Western comedy drama series. Wanted outlaws Jed Curry and Hannibal Heyes are desperate to go straight, they are granted an amnesty by the Governor of Kansas but only if they can stay out of trouble for a whole year, and the deal has to remain secret.

The pair are forced to take aliases, Curry as Thaddeus Jones and Heyes as Joshua Smith, as they try their best to keep out of trouble for a year. Meanwhile Detective Harry Briscoe is on their trail determined to bring them to justice.

Pete Duel who played Hannibal Heyes committed suicide halfway through the series run apparantly unable to cope with the success of the series. The series, however, carried on with Duel simply being replaced by Roger Davis who in the first season voiced the opening narration which explained the premise behind the series, Ralph Story took over as the narrator for the years 1972-73.

cast
PETE DUEL as Hannibal Heyes (1971-72)
ROGER DAVIS as Hannibal Heyes(1972-73)
BEN MURPHY as Jed ‘Kid’ Curry
EARL HOLLIMAN as Wheat
JAMES DRURY as Sheriff Lom Travers
J.D. CANNON as Harry Briscoe





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