One of the most popular Western series of the 1970s, ‘Alias Smith and Jones’ aired on NBC for 3 years from 1971-1973. In the tradition of the hit movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, ‘Alias Smith and Jones’ follows the exploits of former Devil’s Hole Gang leaders Kid Curry and Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith and Thaddeus Jones), a pair of successful and popular outlaws trying to go straight after a lifetime of mostly non-violent banditry.
Settling in a small western town, Curry/Jones and Heyes/Smith must stay out of trouble for an indefinite period of time to earn the pardon the Governor will grant if they can keep to the straight and narrow. In the meantime, they are fair game for the bounty hunters and the long arm of the law trying to put them away for good. Only the silver tongue of Heyes/Smith and the fast draw of Curry/Jones, (plus occasional help from their friends on both sides of the law!) keep them out of the hoosegow.
Starring Ben Murphy and Pete Duel as the two charming rogues, the series features a strong cast of recurring characters, including Burl Ives (Big Mac McCreedy), and Walter Brennan (Silky O’ Sullivan), as well as an outstanding roster of guest stars including Pernell Roberts, Susan Oliver, Alan Hale, Jr., Claudine Longet, Rory Calhoun, Jack Cassidy, Neville Brand, Chill Wills, Slim Pickens and John Russell, many of whom made multiple appearances on the show.
Narrator Roger Davis took on the role of Hannibal Heyes, following the untimely and unfortunate death of Pete Duel during the second season.
Includes the 90 minute pilot, Co-starring James Drury (The Virginian), John Russell (The Lawman) and Susan St. James (McMillian and Wife).
Alias Smith and Jones - The Pilot
Heyes and Curry, two non-violent bandits, try to earn a pardon from the Governor of Wyoming by staying out of trouble while overcoming the temptations of working at a bank.
Guest Stars Earl Holliman, Forrest Tucker, James Drury, Susan St. James
The McCreedy Bust
Heyes and Curry become involved in a running feud between a wealthy rancher and a Mexican neighbor concerning the ownership of a Roman bust of Caesar.
Guest Stars Burl Ives, Cesar Romero
Exit From Wickenburg
Smith and Jones find themselves ordered out of town after finding jobs helping a widow run the saloon left to her by her late husband.
Guest Stars Pernell Roberts, Susan Strasburg, Slim Pickens
The Wrong Train to Brimstone
Heyes and Curry gain passage on a trian that is full of Bannerman detectives who are setting a trap for them and their gang.
Guest Stars William Windon, J.D. Cannon, Beth Brickell
The Girl in Boxcar #3
A runaway girl riding the rails complicates Heyes and Curry's efforts to haul $50,000 to a town 400 miles away.
Guest Stars Alan Hale, Jr., Heather Menzies, Royal Dano
The Great Shell Game
Heyes seems to be reverting to his old thieving ways when he sets up a pretty young woman to lose $10,000 in a phony horse betting operation.
Guest Stars Diana Muldaur, Sam Jaffe, Peter Breck
A Fistful of Diamonds
After an embezzling banker and murderer sets up Curry and Heyes to take the fall for his crimes, the boys try to clear themselves by playing on his greed with a salted diamond field.
Guest Stars John McGiver, Michele Carey, Sam Jaffe
Way-station master Charlie Utley battles against beseiging outlaws for the reward on passengers Heyes and Curry.
Guest Stars Keenan Wynn, Steve Ihnat, L.Q. Jones
The Man Who Murdered Himself
While Curry drives a wagonload of dynamite across rugged country, Heyes I hired on as a guide for two Englishmen searching for a tribe of giant redheaded Indians rumored to have lived in the area of Devil's Hole.
Guest Stars Patrick MacNee, Slim Pickens
The Fifth Victim
A game of poker takes a nasty turn when one of the players starts murdering the others one by one.
Guest Stars Joseph Campanella, Sharon Acker
Journey From San Juan
Smith and Jones balance a Mexican bandit and a pretty saloon owner while they gather a herd of wild cattle as a cover for other activities.
Guest Stars Claudine Longeet, Susan Oliver
Never Trust An Honest Man
Curry and Heyes return $10 million in diamonds to a tycoon but wind up on the run when the gems turn out to be fakes.
Guest Stars Severn Darden, Marj Dusay
The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke
A saloon entertainer and a special agent suspect that Heyes and Curry's interest in a condemned robber is the same as their own; a rumored fortune in stolen buried gold.
Guest Stars Joan Hackett, J.D. Cannon
The Day They Hanged Kid Curry
Kid Curry is about to be hanged when Hannibal arrives in a small Colorado town, only to discover the condemned man is an imposter, and the real Curry is among the crowd.
Guest Stars Walter Brennan, Slim Pickens
How To Rob a Bank in One Hard Lesson
Kid is held hostage by three outlaws who want Hannibal to devise a plan to blow-up a bank safe without destroying the money inside.
Guest Stars Jack Cassidy, Joanna Barnes
Jailbreak at Junction City
When Heyes and the Kid are enlisted as deputies by a sheriff and entrusted with the job of escorting some prisoners to Junction City they know that the sheriff at Junction City knows who they really are and will cause problems for them.
Guest Stars Jack Albertson, George Montgomery
Smiler with a Gun
A former mining partner of Smith and Jones absconds with the cache of gold and leaves the men stranded without food or water. When the Kid and Hannibal catch up with him, Curry is forced to revert to his fast draw to stay alive.
Guest Stars Roger Davis, Harry Lauter, Will Geer
The Posse That Wouldn't Quit
With a posse dogging them relentlessly, Smith and Jones take refuge with a family known for assisting fugitives from the law.
Guest Star Vera Miles
Something to Get Hung About
Curry and Hannibal scheme to find the real killer when a reecently sobered up friend is accused of murdering his romantic rival.
Guest Stars Noah Beery, Jr., Jon Locke
Six Strangers at Apache Springs
Smith and Jones meet an unlucky lady evangelist, a stubborn Indian agent, a devious woman, and a hotel keeper when they decide to spend time in the deserted town of Apache Springs while retrieving buried gold from hostile Indian lands.
Guest Stars Carmen Mathews, Patricia Harty
Night of the Red Dog
After finding a man in the street who appears to be dying, Curry and Heyes become involved in the man's gold mining operation, only to find themselves eventually in a poker game called Montana Red Dog.
Guest Star Rory Calhoun
The Reformation of Harry Briscoe
A nun, Sister Isabel, is accused of embezzlement and Harry goes in pursuit of the nun, and the gold, too. Curry and Heyes follow, in hot pursuit of Harry, the gold, and Sister Isabel.
Guest Stars Read Morgan, J.D. Cannon
Dreadful Sorry, Clementine
The boys travel to Denver to meet up with an old friend, Clementine (Sally Field) who isn't above a little blackmail to make the boys do her bidding.
Guest Stars Sally Field, Jackie Coogan, Don Ameche, Keenan Wynn, Rudy Vallee
Shootout at Diablo Station
Heyes and Curry are among seven passengers ambushed and held hostage at a stage station by a band of notorious outlaws. Their leader, played by Neville Brand, plans to assassinate the sheriff.
Guest Stars Anne Baxter, Neville Brand
The Bounty Hunter
Lou Gosset, Jr. plays ex-slave Joe Sims, who relentlessly pursues Curry and Heyes to collect the reward money on their heads.
Guest Star Lou Gosset, Jr.
Everything Else You Can Steal
Blackjack Jenny (Ann Sothern) meets up with Smith and Jones in New Mexico and begs them to help her find her son, who turns out to be involved in a nasty scheme to clean out a bank's holdings.
Guest Stars Ann Sothern, Jessica Walter, Patrick O'Neal
Miracle at Santa Marta
It will take a Miracle at Santa Marta for Curry to escape a firing squad after a wealthy visitor to a Mexican resort town is murdered.
Guest Stars Craig Stevens, Joanna Barnes
21 Days to Tenstrike
While on a cattle drive to Colorado, a man is murdered, and the evidence points to Curry, who is chained to a wagon wheel, but when a second man is murdered in the same fashion, the entire endeavor is in jeopardy, and the men's lives hang in the balance.
Guest Stars Walter Brennan, Steve Forrest, Pernell Roberts, Dick Cavett
The McCreedy Bust: Going, Going, Gone!
Big Mac McCreedy (Burl Ives) hires Smith and Jones to steal a bust from his rival Armendariz (Cesar Romero).
Guest Stars Burl Ives, Cesar Romero, Lee Majors, Bradford Dillman
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Red Gap
While playing cards on a train with Chester Powers, another banker recognizes Smith and Jones and uses them as cover to rob his own bank.
Guest Stars Broderick Crawford, Rudy Vallee
The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg
A farming family captures Smith and Jones, and after their escape they get unexpected help from Harry Briscoe; the boys win big at a crooked poker game. They spread their ill gotten gains all over Hadleyburg, winning the hearts and minds of the people.
Guest Stars Adam West, J.D. Cannon, Wally Cox, Andy Devine
The Biggest Game in the West
Former members of the Devil's Hole Gang plot to knock over a high stakes poker game. During the filming of this episode, Pete Duel tragically lost his life, and Roger Davis stepped in to take his place as Kid Curry.
Guest Stars X. Brands, Rod Cameron, Jim Backus, Chill Wills
Which Way to the OK Corral?
To stop the McCreedy/Armendariz feud from ending in bloodshed, Smith and Jones track a drifter to Tombstone, Arizona, home of Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp.
Guest Stars Neville Brand, Burl Ives, Michele Lee, Jackie Coogan
Don't Get Mad, Get Even
Another poker game finds Hannibal cheated and at odds with Wheelwright. A pearl necklace Silky O'Sullivan loaned the boys comes into play as Georgette Sinclair tries to help them out.
Guest Stars Walter Brennan, Michele Lee
What's in it for Mia?
Mia the con artist buys an entire town, cheating Smith and Jones along the way, having her thugs beat the boys for good measure.
Guest Stars Buddy Ebsen, Ida Lupino
Bad Night in Big Butte
A lost diamond is the object of a search starting at midnight on July 4th.
Guest Stars Jack Elam, Pat Buttram, Sam Jaffee
The Long Chase
Running from the law, the boys run into Briscoe, fired from the detective agency and living on the fringe of society. Briscoe helps the boys evade the posse, and they help him get back into his former employer's good graces.
Guest Stars J.D. Cannon, James Drury, Dave Garroway
High Lonesome Country
Smith and Jones are bushwhacked while accompanying Phil Archer and his wife to the desert.
Guest Stars Buddy Ebsen, Rod Cameron
The McCreedy Feud
Tired of feudin' and fightin', McCreedy hires the boys to try to work out a settlement with his nemesis, Armendariz.
Guest Stars Cesar Romero, Burl Ives
The Clementine Ingredient
Kid Curry poses as Clementine's (Sally Field) husband when they travel to Santa Marta to make a delivery of $5,000 for McCreedy.
Guest Stars Cody Bearpaw, Sally Field, Alejandro Rey
Vigilantes from the Wyoming Stockgrower's Association bushwhack the boys, but a small-time rancher intervenes, killing the vigilantes. Smith and Jones agree to help him escape the noose by escorting him and his family to Montana.
Guest Stars Frank Converse, Glen Corbett
What Happened at the XST?
The Johnson County War is the background for this episode, as Smith and Jones become entangled with Frank Clanton, a former outlaw turned Stockgrower's enforcer.
Guest Stars William Smith, Ed Nelson, Keenan Wynn
The Ten Days That Shook Kid Curry
The disappearance of the scion to a fortune is taken to be the work of Kid Curry, but things are not what they seem,
and the heir himself is exposed as his own kidnapper. But Curry is in peril of losing his life to the conniving young man.
Guest Stars Edd Byrnes, barbara Bossom, Shirley Knight
The Day the Amnesty Came Through
After living on the (sort of) straight and narrow, it looks like the boys will finally get their amnesty.
But the new governor wants one little favor before he will grant it...
Guest Stars Lane Bradbury, Jeff Corey
The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick
A mining executive is taken hostage by the miners over a wage dispute, and Smith and Jones become involved,
only to be arrested by a greedy mine detective hungry for the reward money.
Guest Star Slim Pickens
While riding from one town to the next, the boys answer a man's cry for help and find themselves
involved with treasury department agents, counterfeiters, and stolen plates. There's also the matter
of a woman who may be the man's daughter or a counterfeiter himself.
Guest Stars Jackie Coogan, X. brands, L.Q. Jones
Witness to a Lynching
The boys are hired to protect two survivors of a Stockgrower's lynching party,
a traveling salesman and his daughter.
Guest Stars Barry Cahill, John Russell, Ann Dora
Only Three to a Bed
Smith and Jones hire on as cowboys cutting and breaking maverick horses.
Their love lives take opposite turns as Hannibal strikes out with a beautiful brunette,
and Curry becomes involved with a beautiful, but married blond!
Guest Stars Paul Fix, Jo Ann Pflug, Dean Jagger