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Alias Smith and Jones with Pete Duel and Ben Murphy

Pete Duel and Ben Murphy in Alias Smith and Jones.
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25 Responses to “Alias Smith and Jones with Pete Duel and Ben Murphy”

  1. skinnyrichard says:

    hannibal hayes and kids curry the two most sucessful outlaws in the history of the west………and in all the trains and banks they robbed they never shot anyone………….there’s one thing we gotta get hayes,outta this business……..classic boys classics……..i loved this as a 10 year old back then………..

  2. Delia1950 says:

    OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can’t believe this is gonna be released on DVD.
    I LOVED this series.
    What memories

  3. Lancaster730 says:

    One of the best westerns Ever made ! I really find it hard to believe Pete Duel is no longer with us , Pete really did have alot to live for , he had the looks . To me He WAS Hannible Hayes !! Rest In Peace Pete Duel

  4. Lancaster730 says:

    One of the best westerns Ever made ! I really find it hard to believe Pete Duel is no longer with us , Pete really did have alot to live for , he had the looks . To me He WAS Hannible Hayes !! Rest In Peace Pete Duel

  5. bblasy2 says:

    @doctorwhonico it still kills me also

  6. kurtb8474 says:

    This was TV’s answer to “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The movie was tremendously popular at the time.

  7. TheKingfisher10 says:

    This series was class

  8. linnyhaha says:

    I was 5 when my mom told me and I thought “why did he do that?”. So sad. Didn’t watch the series with the replacement.

  9. ashbyjay says:

    And happily it has just been announced that the full series is going to be released onto DVD – at long last!!! I will be watching Amazon USA like a hawk ;)

  10. doctorwhonico says:

    One of my favorite shows when I was a kid !

  11. recaulkulous says:

    I was a little cowboy when Pete took his own life. I felt weird about it, he always seemed so happy, I didn’t understand. I still don’t. Then what did the network do? Found another actor to play him. That was a terrible year for my innocence.

  12. kirkbyla says:

    now you can what pray tell

  13. ashbyjay says:

    It is tragic that he did not get help. Life can be rough at times, but all things pass if you let them.

  14. applesky007 says:

    I was a little girl in love with Pete. Devestated when he took his life. I really could not understand it. Now I can.

  15. chrischris1315 says:


    Thanks for posting.

    Recall watching this in the early 1970′s on a black and white TV set at my Grans.

    Happy days.

    Also recall being shocked that one of the stars had shot himself

    Not such happy days….

  16. Geert365 says:

    Probably the first time i felt a fear of death in my life looking at these guys as a kid and finding out
    one of them had already died. Remember always having a weird feeling about it watching the show.

  17. ashbyjay says:

    A number of actors have died accidentally because a gun has been loaded with ‘blanks’ – these are very dangerous at close range, so the best thing to do is never to point a gun either at yourself or another person.
    Pete Duel either accidentally shot himself or committed suicide while at his home on 31st December, 1971. It was a tragedy both for him and for his family, who never really got over it. Anybody out there contemplating such an action, please get help – that final step is so final.

  18. elleJify says:

    Travis loved “Dukes of hazzard” Pete Duel was murdered on that TV set. He thought he was firing a gun with blanks..but i could be wrong

  19. ashbyjay says:

    I know what you mean – so very sad. Not only was he very handsome, but he was an exceptionally gifted actor. It must have been an appalling time for his family and I don’t expect they ever got over it.

  20. hdwell says:

    Peter Duel was a favorite actor of mine-it really hurt when he had committed suicide.

  21. AllHailDiscordia says:

    what a great show – action – humor – witty style

    what a terrible loss of life at a young age

  22. sharibelle1999 says:

    we’re under hurricane warning where I live, but I’m not even worried about it, as long as I have Pete Duel on my youtube to watch, the rest of the world can pass me by or blow me away and I still won’t care.

  23. sharibelle1999 says:

    I miss Pete so much.

  24. airscrew1 says:

    Thanks for that I’ll check it out.

  25. ashbyjay says:

    Try the Internet Movie Data Base – there is a film listed there which sounds like it called ‘How to Steal an Aeroplane’ . I think this is probably it, Airscrew ;)

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