main characters in this Western adventure were two gallant and amiable ex-outlaws trying to go
The governor had promised them a pardon for their past crimes if they
could stay out of trouble for one year, but with a price still on their heads, a lot
of grudges against them, and a bit of larceny still in their hearts, that was no
Chased across two seasons by posses, bounty hunters and old outlaw friends who
wanted them to join in on some escapade, they never did get
their pardon. The occasional role of Clementine Hale, another lovable rogue, was added in October 1971
to give the program some continuing female interest.
December 31, 1971, star Peter Deuel, age 31, was found shot to death in his
Hollywood Hills apartment, an apparent suicide. With only a few episodes
already in the can, the role of Joshua Smith quickly had to be recast. Roger Davis, who had been
doing the programs opening and closing narrations, was chosen, and a partially
completed episode was finished with Davis redoing scenes already filmed by Deuel.