Alias Smith and Jones [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
A must see for the whole family. The best western/comedy ever made. Too bad we can't get the whole series in box sets. I'd buy them all! Universal, are you listening?
Signed Nostalgic Baby Boomer, Seattle, WA
Ben Murphy is Thaddeus Jones/Jed "Kid" Curry. Peter Duel is Joshua Smith/Hannibal Hayes.
The tragic news of peter Duel is probably the first news report I remember. It scared me for a reason. When Peter Duel died, I thought it was just the character on tv and the footage on the news shook me up. In later episodes of Alais Smith and Jones, I kept waiting for Peter Duel to return, but of course now I know why.
Peter Duel was an actor on the rise. The tv show was a hit. However, Peter Duel was suffering depression and had a serious alcohol problem. He committed suicide with a gun on New Years Eve, December 31, 1971.
In 1972, they found a replacement by hiring Roger Davis. The series continued until 1973.
This video is the tv-movie that started it all. it starts with a cute story of how, in the west, it is getting harder for Smith and Jones to crack a safe. Things are improving in security. They try to dynamite a safe, but that foils. Then Alias (Peter Duel) tries to crack the code of the safe. He is a pro at it, well until now. Then they steal the safe and jump it off a cliff. It fell all right, but it didn't open.
Will these bad guys ever turn good for amnesty? Jeanette Nolan tries to help them.
Earl Holliman plays "Wheat". Also in the cast: Forrest Tucker, Susan Saint James and James Drury.
To TPTB: PLEASE release the entire series on VHS or, better still, DVD!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My only complaint was that it hadn't been digitally remaster. I can't quite bring my self to watch the Roger Davis episodes.Published 5 months ago by Linda Leigh
The product came quickly so that was great. The quality of the DVDs were out of focus or blurry.
But, I was happy with it overall.
The only thing I didn't like about this box set is that it did not have a pic of Pete Duel on the cover along with Ben Murphy.Published 6 months ago by M. Hughes
There are three generations in this household who have watched these DVDs. We all enjoy this entertaining series and it's nice to be able to watch something that is not verbally or... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Manda
My only issue is the digital quality. There's a distinct distortion during playback. I'm the only one so far to have noticed it but inthe 4th episode in the interior train... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sandy
I have loved this show for as long as I can remember. It is equally hilarious and serious, keeping mostly true to the times. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Phoenix
It's just like going back in time. All the CDs worked beautifully! It was great to watch it without commercials!Published 12 months ago by packers fan in oklahoma
i had a problem with one of the episodes - it refused to play. But all the others worked fine.Published 13 months ago by Pablo
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