Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
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Witness to a Lynching 

The last episode to be filmed ("Only Three to a Bed," airing four weeks later, was left over from the Utah trip at the beginning of the season) again delves into "Heaven's Gate" territory, ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard C. Bennett (as Richard 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)
John McGiver ... Doc Snively
Brenda Scott ... Cybele Snively
John Russell ... Sheriff Lom Trevors
G.D. Spradlin ... Simpson
Kenneth Tobey ... Sheriff Kimball
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Simpson
Barry Cahill Barry Cahill ... Marshal Guthrie
Dick Whittington Dick Whittington ... Telegrapher
Paul Schott Paul Schott ... Conductor
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Storyline

The last episode to be filmed ("Only Three to a Bed," airing four weeks later, was left over from the Utah trip at the beginning of the season) again delves into "Heaven's Gate" territory, albeit less obviously than other episodes. Members of the Wyoming Stock Growers' Association have lynched two small ranchers they accused of rustling. Sheriff Lom Trevors hires the boys to get the two surviving witnesses out of Wyoming and into Nebraska. The WSGA sends a sheriff after them with extradition warrants as material witnesses, and offers them a fat bribe if they promise to perjure themselves and say they didn't see the accused killers. The lynching was based on the 1889 hangings of Jim Averill and Ella "Cattle Kate" Watson, whom Michael Cimino would resurrect as the leads of "Heaven's Gate" -- set three years later. Written by Peter Harris

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1972 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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