- Two Short Newspaper Items on the Recast
Dallas Morning News, January 5, 1972
Davis has been signed to replace
Peter Duel in ABC's "Alias Smith and Jones." Davis,
who has been doing many commercials, sounds a great deal like
Henry Fonda and starred with Duel in a comic western "Movie
of the Week" last season titled "The Young Country."
- Finding a replacement could not have
been an easy task for the network since a great deal of the series'
marginal success was no doubt due to the chemistry between Duel
and co-star Ben Murphy.
- Segments already filmed with Duel will
continue to be run for the remainder of the month. Davis will
begin appearing in the series in the Feb. 3 episode.
Davis has been signed to replace Pete Duel in the ABC-Ch. 8 series,
Alias Smith and Jones. First appearance of young Davis will be
in the Feb. 3 episode. Davis has a number of TV credits and is
best identified by his voice which sounds like a young Henry
Fonda. He is much in demand for commercials because of his voice
quality. Interestingly, Davis appeared in a Universal-produced
World Premiere film which featured characters very similar to
the ones developed in Alias Smith and Jones. Los Angeles police
continue to believe that Duel's fatal wound was self-inflicted.
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