Alias Smith and Jones

1971, TV Show

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Question: Question: I caught Alias Smith and Jones on the Western Channel and once more enjoyed a great show. Was it ever determined why Pete Deuel committed suicide? — Barbara, Oklahoma City

Televisionary: If there were any concrete reasons — and it often isn't just one issue in such cases — I'm not aware of them, Barbara. However, from what I've read, it's pretty clear that Duel (who for professional reasons changed the spelling of his name from the version you supply) was a pretty intense guy who was, to say the least, dubious about the television game and fame in general.

During a TV Guide interview in 1971, after his series launched on ABC in January of that year, Duel readily admitted he wasn't comfortable with doing press. "This is a part of the business I find amusing and also frightening," he said. "There's a kind of reality to all this press-personality myth, but fame in s  Read Full Article

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 3/2/1972

Season 2, Episode 23
While trying to avoid a bounty hunter, Heyes and Curry are conned into helping their old friend Georgette Sinclair.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 2/24/1972

Season 2, Episode 22
Heyes and Curry declare war on the ruthless woman who had them beaten and thrown out of King City.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 2/10/1972

Season 2, Episode 20
Heyes and Curry are hired by a rich rancher to prove him innocent of a murder charge.

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 2/3/1972

Season 2, Episode 19
Heyes deposits $200,000 in counterfeit money in the bank to assure his invitation to a high-stakes poker game.

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Question: I caught Alias ...

Question: Question: I caught Alias Smith and Jones on the Western Channel and once more enjoyed a great show. Was it ever determined why Pete Deuel committed suicide? — Barbara, Oklahoma City Televisionary: If there were any concrete reasons — and it often isn't just one issue in such cases — I'm not aware of them, Barbara. However, from what I've read, it's pretty clear that Duel (who for professional reasons changed the spelling of his name from the version you supply) was a pretty intense guy who was, to say the least, dubious about the television game and fame in general. During a TV Guide interview in 1971, after his series launched on ABC in January of that year, Duel readily admitted he wasn't comfortable with doing press. "This is a part of the business I find amusing and also frightening," he said. "There's a kind of reality to all this press-personality myth, but fame in s read more

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Premiered: January 05, 1971, on ABC
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Premise: A good-natured buddy Western about two charismatic outlaws who are trying to stay straight for one year so they can earn a pardon from the governor for their past misdeeds. Of course, avoiding trouble is easier said than done for the Butch and Sundance-like duo, since there is still a sizable bounty on their heads.

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