Pete Duel in ‘Alias Smith and Jones: The McCreedy Bust’
The McCreedy Bust (Season 1, Episode 2; Airdate: 1/21/71)
Saddle-sore and road-weary, Heyes and Curry stop in a saloon for some much needed refreshment. An altercation there leads to them taking a job from Big Mac McCreedy (played by Burl Ives) — the town’s bigwig — to retrieve his prized Bust of Caesar from his nemesis across the border, Armendariz (played by Cesar Romero). Heyes brokers a deal for a payday of $20,000, to which McCreedy agrees, but only on the stipulation that the boys give him a sporting chance to win it back in a high-stakes poker game.