Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
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The Biggest Game in the West 

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, Curry and Heyes (now played by Roger Davis) relax in a gully when a satchel of money literally lands in their laps, thrown from a passing carriage. Heyes opens ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Singer

Writers:

Glen A. Larson (created by), Roy Huggins
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)
Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)
Jim Backus ... Joseph P. Sterling
Chill Wills ... Bixby
Rod Cameron ... Sheriff Grimly
Donald Woods ... Halberstam
Ford Rainey ... Collins
Bill McKinney ... Lobo Briggs
Dennis Fimple ... Kyle Murtry
Jackie Russell ... Sally
Jon Lormer ... Parsons
X Brands ... Poker Player
Steve Gravers ... Mattson (as Steven Gravers)

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On a lazy Sunday afternoon, Curry and Heyes (now played by Roger Davis) relax in a gully when a satchel of money literally lands in their laps, thrown from a passing carriage. Heyes opens it and finds $200,000 -- every bill of it a bad counterfeit. Heyes thinks it over for a few seconds and then comes up with a brilliant plan. After shaving off his mustache (Roger Davis had one in real life; after the first day of filming, Universal executives told Davis the mustache looked "sinister" and Roy Huggins wrote the comment into a scene where Heyes shaves), Joshua Smith goes to a bank and asks to put the satchel in a safety-deposit box for the time being. He and Thaddeus Jones are wealthy land buyers, he says, and he wants people to know he has enough money to buy his way into anything. That includes a famous weekly poker game where all the big ranchers join once a week. The banker spreads the word, and Smith is quickly invited to the game, where he soon wins $35,000. But that's when two ... Written by Peter Harris

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Trivia

Director of photography William Cronjager walked off the set when he heard of 'Peter Deuel''s death and stayed away when the show was re-filmed (he came back the following week to shoot the remaining episodes). Thus, in a few scenes where Hannibal Heyes' back is seen (scraps of footage of Deuel from behind, notably one scene where Heyes and Curry sit on adjacent beds talking), Cronjager's footage is used and the lighting of the scene changes notably from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Jed 'Kid' Curry: How'd you do?
Hannibal Heyes: How'd I do? Kid, it was a poker game. That's like me asking you if some little old lady outdrew you.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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