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Alias Smith and Jones

Witness to a Lynching (Season 3, Episode 11)
Not Rated
TV Episode | 60 min | Western

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...See moreThe 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 See less
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Director
Richard C. Bennett (as Richard Bennett)
Writers
Roy Huggins (story) (as John Thomas James) | Glen A. Larson (created by) | Nicholas E. Baehr (teleplay)
Composer
Cinematographer
Editor
Albert J.J. Zúñiga (as Albert J. Zuniga)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 16, 1972

Release date
Dec 16, 1972 (United States)
Awards
Series awards
2 nominations

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12 cast members
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Ben Murphy
Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones) Jed 'Kid' Curry (alias Thaddeus Jones)   See fewer
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Roger Davis
Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith) Hannibal Heyes (alias Joshua Smith)   See fewer
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John McGiver
Doc Snively Doc Snively   See fewer
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Brenda Scott
Cybele Snively Cybele Snively   See fewer
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John Russell
Sheriff Lom Trevors Sheriff Lom Trevors   See fewer
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G.D. Spradlin
Simpson Simpson   See fewer
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Kenneth Tobey
Sheriff Kimball Sheriff Kimball   See fewer
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Ann Doran
Mrs. Simpson Mrs. Simpson   See fewer
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Barry Cahill
Marshal Guthrie Marshal Guthrie   See fewer
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Dick Whittington
Telegrapher Telegrapher   See fewer
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Paul Schott
Conductor Conductor   See fewer
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Ralph Story
Narrator (uncredited) Narrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 20 votes