Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
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The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick 

Sorrell "Boss Hogg" Booke has the title role, as a mining-company executive who went from Arizona to Old Mexico to try to settle miners' grievances over unpaid wages, only to be taken ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard C. Bennett

Writers:

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

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ben Murphy ... Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)
Roger Davis ... Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)
David Canary ... Doc Donovan
Sorrell Booke ... Conrad Meyer Zulick
Slim Pickens ... Sheriff Sam
John Kellogg ... Meade
Dennis Rucker Dennis Rucker ... The Deputy
Michael T. Mikler ... Fallon (as Michael Mikler)
Bert Santos Bert Santos ... Lopez
Ninette Bravo Ninette Bravo ... Girl Dancer
Laurie Ferrone Laurie Ferrone ... Salvation Army Girl
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Storyline

Sorrell "Boss Hogg" Booke has the title role, as a mining-company executive who went from Arizona to Old Mexico to try to settle miners' grievances over unpaid wages, only to be taken hostage in his own right by the miners, who hope to use him as a bargaining chip. A mine supervisor has a particular interest in getting Zulick back to Arizona, but won't explain why. It turns out that Zulick is a lot more valuable than anyone suspected, for reasons that are hidden until nearly the last minute. Another surprise comes when the mine detective turns Heyes and Curry over to the sheriff and then refuses the reward on them in Wyoming, allowing the sheriff to set them free, because he is convinced his debt of gratitude is too great. Ironically, "Bonanza" was also floundering in the ratings in a new time slot against a Norman Lear situation comedy ("All and the Family" was "ASJ"'s nemesis; "Maude" was trouncing "Bonanza"); the two shows would end production and then leave the air less than a ... Written by Peter Harris

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 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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Trivia

"Alias Smith and Jones" often played fast and loose with historical dates, particularly during this final season. References in this episode date it as being set sometime in 1885, when the preceding episode took place in 1886-87. See more »

Quotes

Fallon: [having just lost the poker game to Kid Curry] You know, mister, your luck is just a little bit too good to be true.
Jed 'Kid' Curry: Well, poker's not a matter of luck, friend. Maybe that's your problem-you think it is.
Fallon: It's not my problem. It's yours,'cause your luck just ran out.
[gets up and exits the saloon]
Jed 'Kid' Curry: [to the remaining players] Anybody got any idea what he meant by that?
Poker Player: Yeah, I'm afraid I do. Phil's a bad loser, and I think he went to get his gun. He's a lot better with that than he is with a deck of ...
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