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Originally broadcast from 1971 to 1973, 3 seasons 50 episodes. Inspired by the 1970 made for TV movie "The Young Country". Riding on the success of movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Ben Murphy even looks like Paul Newman. The names Smith and Jones originate from a comment in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when the characters are outside a bank and Sundance says "I'm Smith and you're Jones".
This is a 1972 intro with Ben Murphy and Roger Davis. Star Pete Duel committed suicide on Dec 31, 1971 of a self inflicted gunshot, he was 31 yrs old. Roger Davis took over for him. This show and Bonanza both aired their last episodes in January 1973, leaving only two other westerns, Gunsmoke and Dusty's Trail as the only westerns planned for the fall broadcast season. Westerns had mostly given way to police dramas.
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