Pete Duel and Ben Murphy in Alias Smith and Jones.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
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
@doctorwhonico it still kills me also
This was TV’s answer to “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The movie was tremendously popular at the time.
This series was class
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.
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
One of my favorite shows when I was a kid !
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.
now you can what pray tell
It is tragic that he did not get help. Life can be rough at times, but all things pass if you let them.
I was a little girl in love with Pete. Devestated when he took his life. I really could not understand it. Now I can.
Thanks for posting.
Recall watching this in the early 1970′s on a black and white TV set at my Grans.
Also recall being shocked that one of the stars had shot himself
Not such happy days….
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.
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.
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
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.
Peter Duel was a favorite actor of mine-it really hurt when he had committed suicide.
what a great show – action – humor – witty style
what a terrible loss of life at a young age
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.
I miss Pete so much.
Thanks for that I’ll check it out.
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
Does anyone know the name of a film that Pete duel starred in where he escapes in a small aircraft at the end with a woman. It was shown soon after he died but I can’t remember the whole film.
It was first shown in 1970 that’s when I watched it.
Does anyone know the name of a film that Pete Duel made where he and some others escape in a small aeroplane at the end? I saw it once soon after he died but I was only 9 years old and would love to see it again.