Bonanza 에피소드 목록 - List of Bonanza episodes

1959 년 보난자 출연

Bonanza David Dortort가 개발 및 제작 한 미국 서부 TV 시리즈로 NBC 네트워크에서 14 시즌 동안 미국에서 방송 됩니다. 시리즈의 431 시간 분량의 에피소드 전체가 컬러 로 제작되었습니다. [1] 초연은 1959 년 9 월 12 일이었고 마지막 에피소드는 1973 년 1 월 16 일에 방송되었습니다. [2] 보난자 는 첫 시즌에 토요일 저녁에 방영되어 닐슨 시청률 45 위에 올랐습니다. 두 번째 시즌 동안 시리즈는 17 위로 올라 갔다. [3] Bonanza세 번째 시즌이 시작될 때 일요일 밤 9:00 PM으로 이동했습니다. 그 시간 슬롯에서 시청률이 치 솟고 시리즈 는 미국 프라임 타임 TV 에서 가장 인기있는 프로그램으로 왜건 기차 다음 으로 두 번째가되었습니다 . [3] 12 시즌까지 10 위권에 머물렀고, 6, 7, 8 시즌에서 1 위에 올랐다. [3] Bonanza 는 캐나다, 브라질, 유고 슬라비아, 영국, 프랑스, ​​이탈리아, 스위스, 사우디 아라비아, 태국, 호주, 일본 등 거의 50 개국에서 방송되면서 전 세계적으로 성공을 거두었습니다. [4]

Bonanza네바다 주 버지니아 시티 근처 폰 데로 사 목장을 배경 으로 Ben Cartwright ( Lorne Greene )와 그의 세 아들 (각각 다른 아내가), Adam ( Pernell Roberts ), Eric " 으로 구성된 카트라이트 가족의 주간 모험을 기록합니다. Hoss " ( Dan Blocker ) 및 Joseph ( Michael Landon ). 베테랑 배우 Victor Sen Yung목장 요리사 Hop Sing을 연기했습니다. 1964 년에 Pernell Roberts는 시리즈를 떠나고 싶다는 욕구를 표현하기 시작했고, 이에 따라 Barry Coe를 통해 Little Joe의 변덕스러운 모성 이복형 Clay로, Guy Williams 를 Ben의 조카 Will Cartwright로 대체 할 예정자를 소개했습니다 . 그러나 Roberts는 그의 계약을 완료하도록 설득되었고 시즌 6까지 남아있었습니다. Clay와 Will의 캐릭터는 중단되었습니다. 아홉 번째 시즌에 David Canary 는 Ranch Hand / foreman Candy Canady 로 출연진에 추가되었습니다 . 시리즈와 4 년 후 카나리는 계약 분쟁으로 떠났다. 12 시즌에 Mitch VogelBen Cartwright가 입양 한 10 대 고아 인 Jamie Hunter 로 출연진에 합류했습니다 . [5][6] 시즌 13이 끝난 후 1972 년 5 월 Dan Blocker가 사망 한 후 Greene, Landon, Vogel은 14 번째 시즌으로 시리즈를 이어 갔고 Canary는 Candy (Landon이 접근 한 것으로보고 됨)로 돌아 왔고 Tim Matheson 은 전 수감자로 소개되었습니다. 새로 고용 된 목장 경영인 그리프 킹. [5] [6] 이 프로그램은 화요일 밤으로 옮겨져 시청률이 52 위로 크게 떨어졌고 이후 취소되었습니다. [5] [6] 보난자 그러나 신디케이션에 인기가 계속하고있다. 1964 년부터 1967 년까지 "Bonanza"는 미국에서 가장 많이 본 프로그램이되었습니다.

첫 11 시즌은 지역 1에서 DVD로 출시되었습니다.

시리즈 개요

보난자 시즌 개요
시즌 에피소드 원래 방영 됨 계급 평가 묶여
첫 방영 마지막 방영
1 32 1959 년 9 월 12 일 (1959-09-12) 1960 년 4 월 30 일 (1960-04-30) N / A N / A N / A
2 34 1960 년 9 월 10 일 (1960-09-10) 1961 년 6 월 3 일 (1961-06-03) 17 24.8 N / A
34 1961 년 9 월 24 일 (1961-09-24) 1962 년 5 월 20 일 (1962-05-20) 2 30.0 N / A
4 34 1962 년 9 월 23 일 (1962-09-23) 1963 년 5 월 26 일 (1963-05-26) 4 29.8 루시 쇼
5 34 1963 년 9 월 22 일 (1963-09-22) 1964 년 5 월 24 일 (1964-05-24) 2 36.9 N / A
6 34 1964 년 9 월 20 일 (1964-09-20) 1965 년 5 월 23 일 (1965-05-23) 1 36.3 N / A
7 33 1965 년 9 월 12 일 (1965-09-12) 1966 년 5 월 15 일 (1966-05-15) 1 31.8 N / A
8 34 1966 년 9 월 11 일 (1966-09-11) 1967 년 5 월 14 일 (1967-05-14) 1 29.1 N / A
9 34 1967 년 9 월 17 일 (1967-09-17) 1968 년 7 월 28 일 (1968-07-28) 4 25.5 Gunsmoke
Family Affair
10 30 1968 년 9 월 15 일 (1968-09-15) 1969 년 5 월 11 일 (1969-05-11) 26.6 N / A
11 28 1969 년 9 월 14 일 (1969-09-14) 1970 년 4 월 19 일 (1970-04-19) 24.8 N / A
12 28 1970 년 9 월 13 일 (1970-09-13) 1971 년 4 월 11 일 (1971-04-11) 9 23.9 N / A
13 26 1971 년 9 월 19 일 (1971-09-19) 1972 년 4 월 2 일 (1972-04-02) 20 21.9 N / A
14 16 1972 년 9 월 12 일 (1972-09-12) 1973 년 1 월 16 일 (1973-01-16) 50 [7] 17.0 [8] N / A

에피소드

시즌 1 (1959–60)

보난자 , 시즌 1 개의 에피소드
아니요.
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표제 감독 작성자 원래 방송 날짜
1 1 "로타를위한 장미" 에드워드 루드비히 데이비드 도토 르트 1959 년 9 월 12 일 (1959-09-12)
광업의 거물 인 알페 우스 트로이는 로타 크랩 트리 ( Yvonne De Carlo ) 라는 여배우를 사용하여 조 카트라이트를 인질로 삼아 목재와 교환합니다. George Macready가 게스트로 출연합니다.
2 2 "태양 산의 죽음" Paul Landres Gene L. Coon 및 David Dortort 1959 년 9 월 19 일 (1959-09-19)
탐욕스러운 기회 주의자 한 쌍이 인도 땅에서 영양을 죽이고 버지니아의은 광부들에게 큰 이익을 위해 판매합니다. Barry SullivanKarl Swenson이 게스트로 출연합니다.
"새 이민자" 크리스찬 나이 비 토마스 톰슨 1959 년 9 월 26 일 (1959-09-26)
Cartwrights는 폰 데로 사에서 조종을 죽이는 오래된 적을 발견합니다. Hoss는 Cartwrights가 금을 숨기고 있다고 의심하는 배신적인 광부의 약혼자에게 반합니다. John LarchInger Stevens가 게스트로 출연합니다.
4 4 "파이 우테 전쟁" Paul Landres 진 L. 쿤 1959 년 10 월 3 일 (1959-10-03)
불길한 상인이 두 명의 파이 우테 여성을 공격하기 위해 아담을 구출하면서 부족과 지역 민병대 사이의 전쟁을 시작합니다. 앤서니 카루소 , 월터 코이 , 잭 워든이 게스트로 출연한다.
5 5 "마크 트웨인 입력" Paul Landres 해롤드 슈 메이트 1959 년 10 월 10 일 (1959-10-10)
Cartwrights는 버지니아시 기자 Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain ( Howard Duff )이 부패한 판사 ( John Litel ) 에 대한 조사를 습니다 .
6 6 "줄리아 불렛 스토리" 크리스찬 나이 비 알 C. 워드 1959 년 10 월 17 일 (1959-10-17)
그의 아버지와 형제들의 훈계를 무시하고 조는 마을의 술집을 소유 한 훨씬 나이 많은 여성 인 Julia Bulette ( Jane Greer ) 라는 부인에게 합니다.
7 7 "애니 오툴의 사가" 조셉 케인 토마스 톰슨 1959 년 10 월 24 일 (1959-10-24)
Annie O'Toole ( Ida Lupino )은 옛 Da와 함께 버지니아에 도착하여 Adam의 도움으로 은광에 수통을 세웁니다. Alan Hale Jr.가 게스트로 출연합니다.
8 8 "필립 Deidesheimer 이야기" 조셉 케인 토마스 톰슨 1959 년 10 월 31 일 (1959-10-31)
Pied Piper Philip Deidesheimer ( John Beal )는 Adam과 Hoss의 도움으로 버지니아 시티의 은광을 동굴에서 구하기위한 방법을 만들려고합니다.
9 9 "Mr. Henry Comstock" 존 브람 데이비드 도토 르트 1959 년 11 월 7 일 (1959-11-07)
폰 데로 사 일부를 사기로 판매 한 남성의 위협을 받으면 카트라이트는 클레임 ​​점퍼 인 헨리 콤 스톡 ( 잭 카슨 ) 을 만났던 날을 기억합니다 .
10 10 "웅장한 아다" 크리스찬 나이 비 도널드 S. 샌포드 1959 년 11 월 14 일 (1959-11-14)
카트라이트 소년들은 배우 아다 멘킨 ( 루스로만 )이 아버지와 결혼하려는 끔찍한 동기를 갖고 있다고 의심한다 . Adah의 오랜 연인 John C. Regan ( Don Megowan )은 그의 이전 영광을 찾기 위해 함께옵니다.
11 11 "트 러키 스트립" 크리스찬 나이 비 Herman Groves 1959 년 11 월 21 일 (1959-11-21)
은색 남작은 단지 목재에 손을 대기 위해 벤과 이웃 사이의 싸움을 조장하는 계획을 세웁니다. Joe Cartwright는 Amy Bishop ( Adrienne Hayes )과 사랑에 빠지고 두 연인은 Cartwrights와 Bishops 간의 가족 불화를 막으려 고합니다. James Coburn이 특별 출연합니다.
12 12 "행잉 포스" 크리스찬 나이 비 캐리 윌버 1959 년 11 월 28 일 (1959-11-28)
Adam과 Joe는 Vannie Johnson의 살인자들이 린치 폭도로 변하는 것을 잡으려고 노력합니다. Arthur Hunnicutt , Onslow Stevens , Adam Williams가 게스트로 출연합니다.
13 13 "상호 복수" 조셉 케인 로버트 E. 톰슨 1959 년 12 월 5 일 (1959-12-05)
벤과 호스는 복수심에 불타는 모건 형제들과 싸우는 데 도움을 구하면서 심각한 부상을 입었고, 그가 마을에 있다고 생각했던 모든 친구들이 숨어 있기로 결정했을 때만 비겁에 직면하게됩니다. 휘트니 블레이크 , 해리 캐리 주니어 , 존 밀포드 , 모트 밀스 , 스티브 롤랜드가 게스트로 출연한다.
14 14 "시스터즈" 크리스찬 나이 비 캐리 윌버 1959 년 12 월 12 일 (1959-12-12)
Adam은 자신의 팔에 총을 맞은 후 댄스홀 소녀 ( Fay Spain ) 를 살해 한 혐의로 거짓 고발을 당하고 그가 총에 맞은 진짜 살인자가 도망칩니다. Buddy EbsenJean Willes가 게스트로 출연합니다.
15 15 "마지막 사냥" 크리스찬 나이 비 도널드 S. 샌포드 1959 년 12 월 19 일 (1959-12-19)
Joe와 Hoss는 눈보라로부터 사냥 캠프를 강탈하려는 인도 임산부와 그녀를 찾으라는 명령을받은 Shoshones 그룹을 보호합니다. Raymond BaileyChana Eden이 게스트로 출연합니다.
16 16 "엘 토로 그란데" 크리스찬 나이 비 존 터커 배틀 1960 년 1 월 2 일 (1960-01-02)
조와 호스는 폰 데로 사를 위해 독특한 황소를 사기 위해 남쪽 땅으로 갔지만, 그들은 그 황소가 어린 소년에 의해 멀어 졌다는 것을 알게됩니다. Alma BeltranRicardo Cortez가 특별 출연합니다.
17 17 "추방자" 루이스 앨런 토마스 톰슨 1960 년 1 월 9 일 (1960-01-09)
Leta Malvet이라는 추방 된 여성은 그녀의 아버지와 형제가 살인 혐의로 교수형에 처해진 후 Cartwrights의 도움을받습니다. Leta 's beau 인 Clay Renton이 마을에 도착합니다. 잭로드수잔 올리버가 특별 출연한다.
18 18 "분할 된 집" 루이스 앨런 알 C. 워드 1960 년 1 월 16 일 (1960-01-16)
동맹 동조자 프레 더릭 카일은 버지니아 시티와 카트라이트가를 찢어 버리 겠다는 계획을 세웁니다. Ben은 Little Joe와 친구가 된 후 자신의 의제를 밝히려고합니다. 존 앤더슨 , 스테이시 해리스 , 카메론 미첼이 특별 출연한다.
19 19 "건맨" 크리스찬 나이 비 캐리 윌버 1960 년 1 월 23 일 (1960-01-23)
호스와 조는 피에 굶주린 고용 된 살인범으로 오해를 받으면서 텍사스의 작은 마을에서 가족 불화에 휘말립니다. 엘렌 코비 , 헨리 헐 , 조지 미첼이 게스트로 출연한다.
20 20 "공포 상인" 루이스 앨런 스토리 : 프랭크 웅거
각본 : 프랭크 웅거와 토마스 톰슨
1960 년 1 월 30 일 (1960-01-30)
버지니아 시티의 중국 시민들은 "외부인을 증오"하려는 교활한 시장 후보의 캠페인의 표적이됩니다. 필립 안헬렌 웨스트 코트의 게스트 스타.
21 21 "스페인 그랜트" 크리스찬 나이 비 스토리 : Morris Lee Green
각본 : Leonard Heideman 및 David Dortort
1960 년 2 월 6 일 (1960-02-06)
한 쌍의 사기꾼이 댄스홀 소녀 ( Patricia Medina ) 와 팀을 이루어 폰 데로 사를 포함한 네바다 땅을 손에 넣었습니다. Cartwrights는 스페인 토지 보조금의 유효성을 반증함으로써 그들을 막으려 고합니다. Sebastian CabotPaul Picerni가 게스트로 출연합니다.
22 22 "땅의 피" 펠릭스 페이스트 로버트 E. 톰슨 1960 년 2 월 13 일 (1960-02-13)
Jeb Drummond ( Everett Sloane )는 폰 데로 사 초원에서 그의 동물을 살찌 우기로 결심 한 탐욕스러운 양치기입니다. 그는 Adam을 인질로 데려 가서 벤이 폰 데로 사 일부에 서명하도록합니다.
23 23 "사막 정의" 루이스 앨런 도널드 S. 샌포드 1960 년 2 월 20 일 (1960-02-20)
Adam과 Hoss 는 잔인한 미국 보안관 ( Claude Akins )에 의해 재판을 받기 위해 캘리포니아로 끌려가는 목장의 손 ( Wesley Lau ) 을 도우 려 하지만, 상황은 처음과는 다릅니다 .
24 24 "이방인" 크리스찬 나이 비 스토리 : Oliver Crawford
각본 : Leonard Heideman
1960 년 2 월 27 일 (1960-02-27)
복수심에 불타는 뉴 올리언스의 경찰 조사관 LeDuque ( Lloyd Nolan )는 20 년에 걸친 살인 사건에 대한 Ben의 주지사 후보를 위태롭게합니다.
25 25 "폰 데로 사로 탈출" 크리스찬 나이 비 스토리 : Bill Barrett 및 Malcolm Stuart Boylan
각본 : Robert E. Thompson
1960 년 3 월 5 일 (1960-03-05)
벤은 잔인한 축산 사령관이 그들이 처리해야 할 일을 깨닫고 세 명의 수감자를 추적하는 것을 돕는 것에 대해 다시 생각하기 시작합니다. Joe Maross , Gloria Talbott , Grant Williams가 게스트로 출연합니다.
26 26 "어벤져" 크리스찬 나이 비 Clair Huffaker 1960 년 3 월 19 일 (1960-03-19)
Lassiter ( Vic Morrow ) 라는 신비한 낯선 사람 은 Hoss와 Joe가 Ben과 Adam을 아버지처럼 교수형에 처하기 전에 구하도록 도와줍니다. 방랑자는 몇 년 전 캔자스에서 린칭을 촉구 한 사람들을 찾고 있습니다. Ian Wolfe가 게스트로 출연합니다.
27 27 "마지막 트로피" 루이스 앨런 Bill S. Ballinger 1960 년 3 월 26 일 (1960-03-26)
영국 부부가 카트라이트를 방문하고 여성 ( 헤이즐 코트 )은 자신의 남편이 겁쟁이라고 생각합니다. 부부가 Adam Cartwright와 함께 몸값으로 납치되면 모든 것이 바뀝니다. 에드워드 애슐리버트 프리드가 게스트로 출연한다.
28 28 "샌프란시스코" 아서 루빈 토마스 톰슨 1960 년 4 월 2 일 (1960-04-02)
Cartwrights는 Hop Sing으로 샌프란시스코에서 가축 운전을 마칩니다. Ben은 한 쌍의 목장 손을 찾는 동안 Barbary Coast에서 상해를 입습니다. Kathleen Crowley , Richard Deacon , James HongDavid White .
29 29 "쓴 물" 조지 블레어 해롤드 잭 블룸 1960 년 4 월 9 일 (1960-04-09)
Cartwrights는 이웃 Andy ( Rhys Williams )의 아들 Todd ( Don Dubbins )가 자신의 땅을 광부에게 팔겠다고 위협 할 때 물이 오염 될 것이라고 걱정하고 있습니다 .
30 30 "찰흙 발" 아서 루빈 존 퓨리 아 주니어 1960 년 4 월 16 일 (1960-04-16)
Hoss는 어머니가 막 죽고 아버지가 감옥에 갇혀 있지만 오래 가지 않은 소년 ( David Ladd ) 을 위로하려고합니다 .
31 31 "다크 스타" 루이스 앨런 앤서니 로렌스 1960 년 4 월 23 일 (1960-04-23)
조는 자신이 마녀라고 생각하는 티르 자 ( 수잔 해리슨 ) 라는 집시를 연애한다 . 그녀의 사람들은 또한 그녀가 매혹되어 커뮤니티에서 추방되었다고 믿습니다.
32 32 "새벽의 죽음" 찰스 하스 Laurence E. Mascott 1960 년 4 월 30 일 (1960-04-30)
버지니아 시티를 보호 라켓 형태로 점령 한 범죄 조직이 벤을 납치합니다. 폴 카 , 로버트 미들턴 , 모건 우드워드가 게스트로 출연한다.

시즌 2 (1960–61)

보난자 , 시즌 2 에피소드
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33 1 "발표" 루이스 앨런 딘 라이스 너 1960 년 9 월 10 일 (1960-09-10)
막내 버지니아 시티의 은행을 털어 놓은 갱단 의 막내 ( 벤 쿠퍼 )는 카트라이트와 함께 일을하여 보안관이 공범자를 찾지 못합니다.
34 2 "미션" 제임스 닐슨 로버트 E. 톰슨 1960 년 9 월 17 일 (1960-09-17)
Hoss는 군대를 학살하기 전에 군대에서 최고 정찰병이었던 도시 술취한 Charlie Trent ( Henry Hull ) 와 친구가 됩니다. Hoss는 그가 자존감을 되찾도록 도와줍니다. John Dehner가 게스트로 출연합니다.
35 "명예없는 배지" 아서 루빈 존 트위스트 1960 년 9 월 24 일 (1960-09-24)
Cartwrights 는 샌프란시스코에서 열린 공갈 재판에 자신의 친한 친구이기도 한 주저하는 증인을 호위하도록 배정 된 미국 부 Marshall Gerald Eskith ( Dan Duryea )를 의심하게 됩니다.
36 4 "밀" 존 리치 중지 된 웰스 1960 년 10 월 1 일 (1960-10-01)
Cartwrights는 하반신 마비 환자 인 Tom Edwards ( Harry Townes )와 Ben의 오랜 친구 인 그의 아내 Joyce ( Dianne Foster ) 를 위해 공장을 지을 것을 제안합니다 . 톰이 고용 한 손인 에스겔 ( 클로드 에이킨 스 )은 벤을 의심한다.
37 5 "희망자들" 제임스 닐슨 E. 잭 뉴먼 1960 년 10 월 8 일 (1960-10-08)
퀘이커 여인이 아담을 설득하여 위험한 서쪽으로가는 마차 기차를 타도록합니다. 그는 여자의 아버지가 약속의 땅으로 가져가는 금을 눈여겨보고 있다는 사실을 모릅니다. 래리 게이츠 , 패트리샤 도나휴 , 데니스 패트릭이 게스트로 출연한다.
38 6 "덴버 맥키" 자크 투르 네르 프레드 프라이 버거 와 스티브 맥닐 1960 년 10 월 15 일 (1960-10-15)
Retired U.S. Deputy Marshall Denver McKee (Franchot Tone) is willing to do anything to make his daughter (Natalie Trundy) happy. Bob Barker guest stars.
39 7 "Day of Reckoning" Richard H. Bartlett Story by : Leonard Heideman
Teleplay by : Leonard Heideman and R. Harner Norris
October 22, 1960 (1960-10-22)
A bigoted and racist farmer (Karl Swenson) takes action when Ben gives an Indian a piece of land as a reward for saving his life. Ricardo Montalban and Madlyn Rhue guest star.
40 8 "The Abduction" Charles Haas Herman Groves October 29, 1960 (1960-10-29)
Joe's carnival date Jennifer Beale (Jackie Russell) is abducted in a deadly ransom plot orchestrated to extort money from his rich father Joshua. The plan unravels when Hercules (Robert Maffei) finds out who killed the woman he loved, Delia (Barbara Lawrence). Gerald Mohr and Stafford Repp guest star.
41 9 "Breed of Violence" Johnny Florea David Lang November 5, 1960 (1960-11-05)
Dolly Kincaid (Myrna Fahey) defies her lawman father (Val Avery) and runs off with a handsome stranger (John Ericson) who is actually a bank robber.
42 10 "The Last Viking" Johnny Florea Anthony Lawrence November 12, 1960 (1960-11-12)
Hoss's uncle Gunnar (Neville Brand) turns out to be the leader of a vicious band of outlaws called the Commancheros that kidnaps Little Joe and his girlfriend.
43 11 "The Trail Gang" John Rich Carey Wilber November 26, 1960 (1960-11-26)
Outlaw Johnny Logan (Richard Davalos) plots his revenge against his sheriff-father (James Westerfield) for sending him to prison years ago. To succeed, he disguises as Sam Jackson, a young drifter hired by Ben, who isn't aware of Johnny's real identity. Edgar Buchanan guest stars.
44 12 "The Savage" James Neilson Joseph Stone and Paul King December 3, 1960 (1960-12-03)
Adam falls for a girl (Anna-Lisa) believed by Indians to be the white buffalo woman. The tribe wants to harm her and is looking for her.
45 13 "Silent Thunder" Robert Altman John Furia Jr. December 10, 1960 (1960-12-10)
A deaf girl (Stella Stevens) is treated badly by her father and Joe decides to help her by teaching her sign language. The girl misunderstands Joe's actions as gestures of love.
46 14 "The Ape" James P. Yarbrough Gene L. Coon December 17, 1960 (1960-12-17)
Hoss tries to help a mentally-challenged man with immense physical strength to control his temper. His efforts are undermined by a saloon girl. Karen Sharpe and Leonard Nimoy guest star.
47 15 "The Blood Line" Lewis Allen 윌리엄 레이너와 마일스 와일더 1960 년 12 월 31 일 (1960-12-31)
토드 그레이슨 (데이비드 맥클린)은 아버지 루크의 죽음에 대해 벤에게 복수를 구한다. Jan SterlingLee Van Cleef가 게스트로 출연합니다.
48 16 "구애" 제임스 P. 야 브로 리처드 모건 1961 년 1 월 7 일 (1961-01-07)
Hoss는 사랑에 빠지고 아름다운 여성에게 청혼합니다. ( Julie Adams ) Adam은 강박적인 도박꾼이며 Hoss의 돈에만 관여한다는 것을 알고 있습니다.
49 17 "스핏파 이어" 윌리엄 D. 파 랄라 워드 호킨스 1961 년 1 월 14 일 (1961-01-14)
한 가족은 남자가 폰 데로 사에 불을 지르려고 시도한 후 자기 방어를 위해 배신적인 족장을 쏜 조에 대한 복수를 추구합니다. 잭 엘람캐서린 워렌이 특별 출연한다.
50 18 "신부" 앨빈 간저 리처드 뉴먼 1961 년 1 월 21 일 (1961-01-21)
아름다운 젊은 여성 ( Suzanne Lloyd )은 Ben의 아내이자 보안관 ( John McIntire )이라고 주장하며 폰 데로 사를 점령하기위한 복잡한 계획으로 그를 살인죄로 기소합니다. Adam West 게스트가 출연합니다.
51 19 "뱅크런" 로버트 알트만 NB Stone Jr. 1961 년 1 월 28 일 (1961-01-28)
Joe와 Hoss는 소유자가 예금자에 대한 몰수를 막기 위해 은행을 털었지만 결국 법에 의해 추적 당하게됩니다. Dan TobinIan Wolfe가 게스트로 출연합니다.
52 20 "도망자" 루이스 앨런 Richard H. Landau 1961 년 2 월 4 일 (1961-02-04)
Adam은 멕시코에서 친구의 죽음을 조사하고 적대적인 마을 사람들과 죽은 남자의 아내와 마주하게됩니다. Ziva Rodann , James Best , Frank SilveraArthur Batanides가 게스트로 출연합니다.
53 21 "복수" 딕 모더 마리온 파 소네트 1961 년 2 월 11 일 (1961-02-11)
Hoss는 그가 우연히 죽인 남자, 술에 취한 마을 Willie (Keith Richards) 의 복수심에 불타는 형제 ( Adam Williams ) 에게 총을 맞습니다 . 비벌리 타일러가 특별 출연한다.
54 22 "세금 징수 원" 윌리엄 위트 니 아놀드 벨 가드 1961 년 2 월 18 일 (1961-02-18)
버지니아시 시민들은 사람들이 얼마나 많은 빚을지고 있는지 알아 내기 위해 독특한 방법을 사용 하는 새로운 세리 조크 헨리 ( 에디 파이어 스톤 ) 에 맞서 반란을 일으 킵니다 .
55 23 "구출" 윌리엄 D. 파 랄라 스티브 맥닐 1961 년 2 월 25 일 (1961-02-25)
벤은 소도둑에서 아들을 구해야합니다. Leif EricksonRichard Coogan이 특별 출연합니다.
56 24 "다크 게이트" 로버트 고든 워드 호킨스 1961 년 3 월 4 일 (1961-03-04)
Rancher Ross Marquette ( James Coburn )는 이상하게 행동하고 친구 Adam이 아내와 바람을 피웠다 고 비난합니다.
57 25 "공작" 로버트 알트만 스토리 : Theodore & Mathilde Ferro
각본 : William R. Cox
1961 년 3 월 11 일 (1961-03-11)
여성들에게 약점이 있는 듀크 ( Maxwell Reed ) 라는 영국 복서가 상전에서 호스와 마주한다. 카트라이트의 온유 한 친구 인 JD ( 제이슨 에버스 ) 는 JD를 좋아하는 술집 소녀 마지 ( 랜디 스튜어트 )를 공격하는 듀크에 의해 분쇄된다 . 그의 형제 인 듀크의 매니저 ( J. Pat O'Malley )가 그녀를 구하러 온다.
58 26 "Cutthroat Junction" 딕 모더 Nat Tanchuck 1961 년 3 월 18 일 (1961-03-18)
Jed Trask ( Robert Lansing )는 임무 중 갑자기 해고 당했을 때 막아야했던 무법자들과 합류합니다. 그는 버지니아시 의회의 일부 사람들의 도움을 받고 있습니다.
59 27 "선물" 윌리엄 위트 니 Denne Bart Petitclerc 와 Thomas Thompson 1961 년 4 월 1 일 (1961-04-01)
조와 친구 ( 마틴 란다 우 )는 귀중한 아랍 종마와 함께 사막을 가로 질러 조의 아버지를위한 생일 선물을 얻습니다. 그들이 말 도둑들에게 스토킹을 당하고 있다는 사실을 알지 못했습니다.
60 28 "라이벌" 로버트 알트만 앤서니 로렌스 1961 년 4 월 15 일 (1961-04-15)
Hoss는 그의 연인 Cameo ( Peggy Ann Garner )의 애정에 대한 라이벌 인 Jim Applegate ( Charles Aidman ) 를보고 린칭 장면을 떠나 양심의 위기를 겪 습니다 .
61 29 "지옥의 기계" 윌리엄 위트 니 워드 호킨스 1961 년 4 월 22 일 (1961-04-22)
사기꾼이 버지니아시 시민들이 말이없는 마차에 투자하도록 설득합니다. 발기인이 발명품에 주식을 팔지 만 갑자기 그는 마을을 건너 뜁니다. 에디 라이더 , 준 케니 , 노라 헤이든 , 조지 케네디가 게스트로 출연한다.
62 30 "Thunderhead Swindle" 딕 모더 진 L. 쿤 1961 년 4 월 29 일 (1961-04-29)
실업률이 급격히 증가하고 Ben은 사기라고 생각하는 은색 파업에 대한보고를 반증하려고합니다. Parley Baer , Judson Pratt , Vito ScottiRoss Elliott가 게스트로 출연합니다.
63 31 "비밀" 로버트 알트만 존 호킨스 1961 년 5 월 6 일 (1961-05-06)
조는 가족 친구의 증언에 따라 소녀를 살해 한 혐의로 거짓 고발을 당합니다. Cartwrights는 그의 결백을 증명하기 위해 경주합니다. Crahan Denton이 게스트 출연합니다.
64 32 "드림 라이더" 로버트 알트만 James Van Wagoner와 Jack McClain 1961 년 5 월 20 일 (1961-05-20)
열기구 운동가는 버지니아 시티 시민의주의를 분산시키고 그의 동료들은 은행을 털려고 계획을 세웁니다. Sidney BlackmerStuart Nisbet이 게스트로 출연합니다.
65 33 "엘리자베스, 내 사랑" 루이스 앨런 앤서니 로렌스 1961 년 5 월 27 일 (1961-05-27)
Ben은 Adam의 어머니 인 Elizabeth Stoddard ( Geraldine Brooks ) 와 함께한 시간을 기억 하며 그의 아들은 중병에 걸렸습니다.
66 34 "샘 힐" 로버트 알트만 데이비드 도토 르트 1961 년 6 월 3 일 (1961-06-03)
Cartwrights는 대장장이 Sam Hill ( Claude Akins )이 술에 취한 아버지가 오래된 적에게 서명 한 후 어머니가 묻힌 땅을 유지하도록 습니다.

시즌 3 (1961–62)

보난자 , 시즌 3 에피소드
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67 1 "스마일 러" 토마스 카 루이스 리드 1961 년 9 월 24 일 (1961-09-24)
술에 취한 Hoss 의 형제 ( Herschel Bernardi )는 우연히 호신술로 살해당한 그의 복수를 비밀리에 계획합니다.
68 2 "봄" 크리스찬 나이 비 존 퓨리 아 주니어 1961 년 10 월 1 일 (1961-10-01)
Joe는 그와 그의 형제들이 봄을 즐기는 동안 우연히 늙은 사업가 Jedediah Milbank ( John Carradine )에게 상처를 줍니다.
69 "코치 세의 명예" 돈 맥 두걸 엘리엇 아놀드 1961 년 10 월 8 일 (1961-10-08)
인도 전쟁의 수장 인 Cochise ( Jeff Morrow )와 그의 전사들은 인도 여성과 어린이를 독살 한 육군 대장 ( DeForest Kelley )을 추적합니다 . Adam은 Apache 총알에 맞은 후 중상을 입습니다.
70 4 "외로운 집" 윌리엄 위트 니 프랭크 체이스 1961 년 10 월 15 일 (1961-10-15)
외로운 미망인은 부상당한 은행 강도에게 갱단이 그녀와 조를 인질로 잡는 경향이 있습니다. Paul RichardsFaith Domergue가 게스트로 출연합니다.
71 5 "버마 희귀도" 윌리엄 위트 니 NB Stone Jr. 1961 년 10 월 21 일 (1961-10-21)
사기꾼들은 전직 쇼걸에게 쓸모없는 보석을 팔려고하지만 그녀는 그들에게 너무 똑똑합니다. 마을 사람들은 Ben이 미망인 Hawkins ( Beatrice Kay ) 와 결혼하기를 원합니다 .
72 6 "깨진 발라드" 로버트 버틀러 존 T. 켈리 1961 년 10 월 29 일 (1961-10-29)
전 총잡이 에드 페이 슨 ( 로버트 컬프 )은 버지니아 시티로 돌아와 그의 과거를 뒤쫓 으려한다. Adam은 그를 돕기로 결정합니다.
73 7 "기드온 플린 치의 다방면" 로버트 알트만 로버트 빈센트 라이트 1961 년 11 월 5 일 (1961-11-05)
조는 조카 제니퍼 ( 수 안 랭던 ) 와 함께 총알 헤드 버크 ( 해리 스 워거 ) 가 투자 한 모든 돈을 썼던 사기꾼 기드온 플 린치 ( 이안 울프 )로 착각 한다.
74 8 "우정" 돈 맥 두걸 프랭크 체이스 1961 년 11 월 12 일 (1961-11-12)
조는 자신의 자유에 적응하기 위해 13 살 때부터 갇혀 있던 전 체인 갱 죄수 대니 키드 ( 딘 존스 ) 를 도우려고합니다 .
75 9 "백작 부인" 로버트 스파 William R. Cox와 William D. Powell 1961 년 11 월 19 일 (1961-11-19)
백작 부인 ( Margaret Hayes )이 버지니아 시티로 돌아와 20 년 전에 뉴 올리언스에서 쫓겨 난 벤과의 로맨스를 재개합니다.
76 10 "말 차단기" 돈 맥 두걸 프랭크 체이스 1961 년 11 월 26 일 (1961-11-26)
은 다리 사용을 잃어 우울한 야생마 버스터 조니 라이트 리 ( 벤 쿠퍼 ) 를 도우려고한다 .
77 11 "용의 날" 돈 맥 두걸 존 T. 듀간 1961 년 12 월 3 일 (1961-12-03)
조는 포커 게임에서 중국 노예 소녀 Su Ling ( Lisa Lu )을 얻었지만, 그녀는 그가 그녀를 풀어주는 것을 거부합니다. 한편 신랑이 될 청장 군 ( Richard Loo )이 그녀를 찾고있다.
78 12 "프랑스 인" 크리스찬 나이 비 노먼 레싱 1961 년 12 월 10 일 (1961-12-10)
Cartwrights는 중세 및 무법자 시인 François Villon ( Andre Philippe ) 의 환생이라고 주장하는 프랑스 인을 다룹니다 .
79 13 "주석 배지" 루이스 앨런 돈 잉걸스 1961 년 12 월 17 일 (1961-12-17)
인근 작은 마을의 두 시민이 살인을 저 지르려는 음모의 일환으로 조를 보안관으로 임명합니다. 그가 일을 맡은 후에 Joe는 의심스러워집니다. 빅 모로 , 카렌 스틸 , 존 라이트가 게스트로 출연한다.
80 14 "가브리엘" 토마스 카 앤서니 로렌스 1961 년 12 월 24 일 (1961-12-24)
카트라이트는 눈먼 소녀 Gabrielle Wickman ( Diane Mountford )이 자신이 저 지르지 않은 범죄로 21 년 동안 감옥에 갇힌 그녀의 은둔 할아버지를 찾 도록 돕 습니다.
81 15 "랜드 그랩" 데이비드 오릭 맥 디먼 워드 호킨스 1961 년 12 월 31 일 (1961-12-31)
정착민 들이 현재 Cartwrights가 주최하고있는 Ben 's ( John McGiver ) 의 파렴치한 친구가 판매 한 Ponderosa의 소유권을 주장하기 위해 증서를 사용하는 범위 전쟁이 곧 시작 됩니다.
82 16 "키 큰 낯선 사람" 돈 맥 두걸 워드 호킨스 1962 년 1 월 7 일 (1962-01-07)
Hoss 는 재산 사냥꾼의 사치스러운 약속에 똑같이 사로 잡힌 부유 한 여성 Margie Owens ( Kathie Browne )를 구혼 합니다.
83 17 "볼티모어에서 온 여인" 존 페이저 엘리엇 아놀드 1962 년 1 월 14 일 (1962-01-14)
지위를 추구하는 어머니 데보라 배닝 ( 메르세데스 맥 캠브리지 )은 남편의 재정적 실패에 실망하고 딸이 조와 결혼하도록 강요합니다.
84 18 "더 라이드" 돈 맥 두걸 워드 호킨스 1962 년 1 월 21 일 (1962-01-21)
Adam은 자신의 비즈니스 파트너 인 Bill Enders ( Jan Merlin )가 강도와 살인을 저지르고 있음을 증명하기 위해 나섰지 만 그의 가족과 보안관은 그의 증언에 확신이 없습니다.
85 19 "폭풍" 루이스 앨런 Denne Petitclerc 1962 년 1 월 28 일 (1962-01-28)
로라 화이트 ( 브룩 헤이워드 )는 조와 그녀의 아버지 매튜 화이트 ( 프랭크 오버 턴 ) 선장 이 폰 데로 사를 방문 했을 때 조에 대한 애정을 드러낸다.
86 20 "올드 쏘드" 윌리엄 위트 니 Charles Lang 1962 년 2 월 4 일 (1962-02-04)
목장의 손 대니 린치 ( 제임스 던 )는 자신의 아들이 폰 데로 사를 소유하고 있다고 생각하는 아일랜드 인 어머니를 위해 목장을 자신의 목장으로 삼는 모습을 카트라이트가들에게 설득합니다.
87 21 "물 선물" 제시 히브 스 보든 체이스 1962 년 2 월 11 일 (1962-02-11)
가뭄으로 긴장이 고조되고 Cartwrights는 가뭄에 휩싸인 농부들에게 물을 공급하기 위해 우물을 파고 있습니다. Royal Dano , Majel BarrettJames Doohan이 게스트로 출연합니다.
88 22 "잭나이프" 윌리엄 위트 니 프랭크 체이스 1962 년 2 월 18 일 (1962-02-18)
Adam은 아들이 친구가 된 부부의 결혼 생활을 구하려고합니다. Adam은 아버지 인 목장 주인 Matt Grant ( John Archer )가 도둑 갱단의 일원 이라는 사실을 모릅니다 .
89 23 "유죄" 루이스 앨런 클리포드 어빙 1962 년 2 월 25 일 (1962-02-25)
은퇴 한 보안관 Lem Partridge ( Lyle Bettger )는 소년이 복수심에 불타는 총잡이 Jack Groat ( Charles Maxwell )에 의해 총에 맞아 죽었을 때 그의 아들 Jimmy ( Jack Easton Jr )의 죽음에 대해 친구 Ben을 비난 합니다.
90 24 "아비게일 존스의 구애" 크리스찬 나이 비 노먼 레싱 1962 년 3 월 4 일 (1962-03-04)
Cartwrights 소년은 수줍은 목장 손 행크 마이어스 ( 본 먼로 ) 법원 학교 교사 Abigail Jones ( Eileen Ryan )를 돕습니다 .
91 25 "의원" 크리스찬 나이 비 스토리 : John A. Johns
각본 : Dick Nelson
1962 년 3 월 11 일 (1962-03-11)
버지니아 시티의 보안관 대리인 아사 모란 ( 아서 프란츠 )은 그의 권위를 남용하고 로이 커피는 부상으로 외출된다.
92 26 "별을 보아라" 돈 맥 두걸 로버트 엠 프레스코 와 폴 링크 1962 년 3 월 18 일 (1962-03-18)
Ben은 젊은 천재 Albert Michelson (Douglas Lambert)이 편협한 교장 ( William Schallert ) 때문에 학교에서 퇴학 당했다는 사실을 알게 됩니다.
93 27 "도박" 윌리엄 위트 니 스토리 : Michael Landon
각본 : Frank Cleaver 및 Michael Landon
1962 년 4 월 1 일 (1962-04-01)
조는 허위 살인 혐의로 처형 당하지 않도록 서둘러 아버지와 형제들을 구한다. 찰스 맥그로벤 존슨이 게스트로 출연한다.
94 28 "시련의 장" 폴 니켈 존 T. 듀간 1962 년 4 월 8 일 (1962-04-08)

Adam은 결국 광부 인 Peter Kane ( Lee Marvin ) 에게 의존해야하는 사막에서 좌초되어 카트라이트를 노예로 만들어 Adam을 살해하게됩니다.

참고 :이 에피소드는 Pernell Roberts가 자신의 연기 능력을 보여줄 수있는 최고의 기회를 제공했기 때문에 개인적으로 좋아하는 것 중 하나였습니다.
95 29 "Inger, My Love" 루이스 앨런 스토리 : Anthony Lawrence
각본 : Frank Cleaver 및 David Dortort
1962 년 4 월 15 일 (1962-04-15)
Ben은 그의 두 번째 아내와 Hoss의 어머니 Inger ( Inga Swenson ) 와의 구애를 기억 합니다.
96 30 "그들은 복이있다" 돈 맥 두걸 스토리 : Borden Chase
각본 : Borden Chase와 Frank Cleaver
1962 년 4 월 22 일 (1962-04-22)
벤은 버지니아 시티 시민들을 분열 시키겠다고 위협하는 마한 가족과 클라크 가족 간의 격렬한 불화를 해결해야합니다. Robert Brown , Ford RaineyIrene Tedrow .
97 31 "다 우리" 크리스찬 나이 비 로버트 빈센트 라이트 1962 년 4 월 29 일 (1962-04-29)

Cartwrights는 부상당한 남자 Alexander Dubois ( Steven Geray ), 그의 딸 Michele ( Luciana Paluzzi ) 및 그녀의 약혼자 Don Ricardo Fernandez ( Lee Bergere )를 데려갑니다 . Michele은 지참금을 빼앗 겼을 수도 있습니다.

참고 : 현장에서이 에피소드를 촬영하는 동안 Pernell Roberts의 말인 Sport는 진흙 투성이 길을 내리막 길을 가다가 미끄러 져 넘어졌습니다. 스포츠가 쓰러진 후, 블로커의 말인 Chub이 그를 뒤쫓았다. 로버츠와 블로커는 훈련받은대로 탈것에서 뛰어 내렸지 만 두 배우 모두 부상을 입었습니다. Roberts는 목을 삐었고 Blocker는 쇄골과 어깨가 부러져 한 에피소드를 놓친 다음 남은 시즌 동안 슬링을 착용했습니다.
98 32 "긴 밤" 윌리엄 위트 니 George Stackalee 및 EM Parsons 1962 년 5 월 6 일 (1962-05-06)
Adam은 탈출 한 죄수로 착각하고 실제 죄수 ( James Coburn )와 린치 폭도 사이에 잡힌 자신을 발견합니다 . Adam은 자신의 진정한 정체성을 증명해야합니다.
99 33 "산걸" 돈 맥 두걸 존 퓨리 아 1962 년 5 월 13 일 (1962-05-13)
Joe는 고인 이 된 소녀의 할아버지 인 Seth Coombs ( Will Wright )가 바라는대로 산 소녀 ( Nina Shipman )를 세련된 젊은 여성 으로 바꾸는 임무를 부여 받았습니다 .
100 34 "미라클 메이커" 돈 맥 두걸 스토리 : 루이스 리드
각본 : 프랭크 클레버와 프레스턴 우드
1962 년 5 월 20 일 (1962-05-20)
소위 믿음 치유 자 ( Ed Nelson )는 수잔 ( 패트리샤 브레슬린 )이 왜건 사고로 죽어가는 아버지에 대한 죄책감을 가지고 도와 주겠다고 제안합니다 .

시즌 4 (1962–63)

보난자 , 시즌 4 개의 에피소드
아니요.
전반적으로
번호
계절
표제 감독 작성자 원래 방송 날짜
101 1 "처음 태어난 사람" 돈 맥 두걸 주디와 조지 W. 조지 1962 년 9 월 23 일 (1962-09-23)
Joe는 새로운 목장의 손인 Clay Stafford ( Barry Coe )가 어머니의 맏아들 이라는 사실을 알았을 때 무엇을 해야할지 결정해야합니다 .
102 2 "퀘스트" 크리스찬 나이 비 John Furia [A] 와 Thomas Thompson 1962 년 9 월 30 일 (1962-09-30)
자신이 남자임을 증명하기 위해 조는 폰 데로 사에 대한 큰 목재 계약을 따 내기 시작합니다. Grant Richards , Frank Gerstle , Dan Riss가 게스트로 출연합니다.
103 "아티스트" 돈 맥 두걸 프랭크 체이스 1962 년 10 월 7 일 (1962-10-07)
벤은 시력을 잃은 예술가 매튜 레인 ( Dan O'Herlihy ) 을 도우려고합니다 . 그는 또한 그의 친구 Ann ( Virginia Gray )의 지원을 받고 있습니다.
104 4 "매달려 더운 날" 윌리엄 F. 클랙 스턴 프레스턴 우드와 엘리엇 아놀드 1962 년 10 월 14 일 (1962-10-14)
보안관 ( Denver Pyle )은 Hoss가 대금을 지불하는 동안 은행 강도와 살인을 저지른 후 그의 마을이 파산하지 않도록 구하기를 희망합니다.
105 5 "탈영병" 윌리엄 위트 니 노먼 레싱 1962 년 10 월 21 일 (1962-10-21)
카트라이트는 이웃 인 빌 윈터스 (로버트 샘슨)가 10 년 전 군대를 탈영시키려는 딜레마에 직면합니다.
106 6 "웨이 스테이션" 루이스 앨런 프랭크 클레버 1962 년 10 월 28 일 (1962-10-28)
필사적 인 도망자 ( Robert Vaughn )는 아담과 다른 사람들을 외딴 웨이 스테이션에서 포로로 잡습니다.
107 7 "Washoe에 전쟁이 온다" 돈 맥 두걸 앨빈 새핀 슬리 1962 년 11 월 4 일 (1962-11-04)
주립 대회 대표단은 네바다가 남북 전쟁에 참여할쪽에 대해 토론합니다. 남부 동맹 동조자의 딸과 어린 조의 로맨스는 그와 아담 사이에 긴장감을 불러 일으킨다. 해리 타운 즈 , 조이스 테일러 , 배리 켈리 , 앨런 카일 루가 게스트로 출연한다.
108 8 "기사 오류" 윌리엄 F. 클랙 스턴 조셉 호프만 1962 년 11 월 18 일 (1962-11-18)
Hoss는 자신과 사랑에 빠진 친구의 우편 주문 신부를 만났을 때 무심코 낭만적 인 삼각형을 시작합니다. Judi MeredithJohn Doucette가 게스트로 출연합니다.
109 9 "시작" 크리스찬 나이 비 프레스턴 우드 1962 년 11 월 25 일 (1962-11-25)
Joe tries to help Billy Horn (Carl Reindel), who was captured by Indians as a boy, adjust to life at the Ponderosa. A threat emerges when Milton Tanner (Ken Lynch) claims one-third of the Ponderosa and Billy wants to confront him the Indian way.
110 10 "The Deadly Ones" William Witney Story by : N. B. Stone Jr.
Teleplay by : Denne Petitclerc
December 2, 1962 (1962-12-02)
Mexican patriots loyal to Benito Juárez come to the Ponderosa in order to rob a gold wagon needed for the Mexican revolution and smuggled by Emperor Maximilian. Will Kuluva, Leo Gordon, Lee Farr and Jena Engstrom guest star.
111 11 "Gallagher's Sons" Christian Nyby Dick Nelson December 9, 1962 (1962-12-09)
Hoss helps out Will (Eileen Chesis) and Charlie (Larrian Gillespie), two orphaned girls who have been raised as boys. He doesn't know a posse is trailing them a bag of stolen money carried by one of the girls.
112 12 "The Decision" William F. Claxton Story by : Norman Jacob
Teleplay by : Frank Chase
December 16, 1962 (1962-12-16)
A doctor (DeForest Kelley) convicted of murder is the only one who can perform surgery on Hoss, whose life hangs in the balance.
113 13 "The Good Samaritan" Don McDougall Robert Bloomfield December 23, 1962 (1962-12-23)
Hoss tries to play matchmaker for a ranch hand (Don Collier) and a widow (Jeanne Cooper). His friend seems determined to sabotage the possible affair.
114 14 "The Jury" Christian Nyby Robert Vincent Wright December 30, 1962 (1962-12-30)
Hoss is the only one on a jury who believes a ne'er-do-well is innocent of murder. Since he doesn't agree with the other judges, he's accused of bribery. Jack Betts, Don Haggerty, James Bell and Bobs Watson guest star.
115 15 "The Colonel" Lewis Allen Preston Wood January 6, 1963 (1963-01-06)
An old Army buddy of Ben's jeopardizes the Cartwrights and a Ponderosa land deal with his lies. John Larkin, Helen Westcott and Edward Platt guest star.
116 16 "Song in the Dark" Don McDougall Judy and George W. George January 13, 1963 (1963-01-13)
Mysterious singer Danny Morgan (Gregory Walcott) has been charged with murder and Adam sets out to clear him.
117 17 "Elegy for a Hangman" Hollingsworth Morse Story by : E. M. Parsons
Teleplay by : E. M. Parsons and Shirl Hendryx
January 20, 1963 (1963-01-20)
A man (Keir Dullea) forces the reopening of a murder case, believing his father was wrongfully executed. Adam helps him.
118 18 "Half a Rogue" Don McDougall Arnold Belgard January 27, 1963 (1963-01-27)
Hoss takes in ornery hillbilly Big Jim Leyton (Slim Pickens), who has been framed for murder.
119 19 "The Last Haircut" William F. Claxton Charles Lang February 3, 1963 (1963-02-03)
Joe pursues a cold-blooded killer who used a tricky legal maneuver to escape justice. Perry Lopez and Chubby Johnson guest star.
120 20 "Marie, My Love" Lewis Allen Story by : Anne Howard Bailey and Anthony Lawrence
Teleplay by : Anthony Lawrence
February 10, 1963 (1963-02-10)
Ben remembers his courtship in New Orleans of Joe's mother and third wife, Marie (Felicia Farr).
121 21 "The Hayburner" William F. Claxton Alex Sharp February 17, 1963 (1963-02-17)

Hoss loses his Kentucky racehorse in a poker game and he wants it back. The Cartwright brothers try to come out ahead in the Virginia City Sweepstakes.

Note: This was Pernell Robert's favourite comedy episode. William Demarest and Ellen Corby guest star.
122 22 "The Actress" Christian Nyby Norman Lessing February 24, 1963 (1963-02-24)
An actress (Patricia Crowley) is torn between her love for little Joe and her desire for show business.
123 23 "A Stranger Passed This Way" Lewis Allen William L. Stuart March 3, 1963 (1963-03-03)
Hoss develops amnesia following a bushwhacking and is taken in by a Dutch couple mourning their son's death. They plan to take him to Michigan with them. Signe Hasso, Robert Emhardt and Addison Richards guest star.
124 24 "The Way of Aaron" Murray Golden Raphael David Blau March 10, 1963 (1963-03-10)
Adam falls for a Jewish woman (Aneta Corsaut) after helping her and her father.
125 25 "A Woman Lost" Don McDougall Frank Chase March 17, 1963 (1963-03-17)
Ben and an ex-prizefighter try to cure a woman (Ruta Lee) of her alcoholism.
126 26 "Any Friend of Walter's" John Florea Lois Hire March 24, 1963 (1963-03-24)
Hoss befriends an old prospector (Arthur Hunnicutt) and his communicative dog as he helps them fend off gold thieves.
127 27 "Mirror of a Man" Lewis Allen A. I. Bezzerides March 31, 1963 (1963-03-31)
A reformed convict is forced to switch identities with his evil twin, who is wanted for murdering a rancher and stealing a horse. Ron Hayes and Ford Rainey guest star.
128 28 "My Brother's Keeper" Murray Golden Seeleg Lester April 7, 1963 (1963-04-07)
Adam rejects the violent way of life in the West after shooting Joe by accident. Ken Lynch guest stars.
129 29 "Five into the Wind" William F. Claxton Meyer Dolinsky April 21, 1963 (1963-04-21)
Joe and five people are stranded after a stagecoach wreck. Joe is accused of murder when a man is found killed by Joe's knife. Kathleen Crowley and Betsy Jones-Moreland guest star.
130 30 "The Saga of Whizzer McGee" Don McDougall Robert L. Welch April 28, 1963 (1963-04-28)
Hoss befriends Whizzer McGee (George Brenlin), a little man with big ideas.
131 31 "Thunder Man" Lewis Allen Lewis Reed May 5, 1963 (1963-05-05)
Joe's girlfriend Ann Wilson (Toby Michaels) and her uncle Fred (Harvey Stephens) are going to Joe's birthday party, but the girl is molested and killed by explosives expert William Poole (Simon Oakland) who then works to keep his guilt secret by getting a job on the Ponderosa and staying with widowed neighbor Mrs. Gibson (Evelyn Scott).
132 32 "Rich Man, Poor Man" John Florea Story by : Arnold Belgard and Robert Fresco
Teleplay by : Richard P. McDonagh, Barbara and Milton Merlin
May 12, 1963 (1963-05-12)
Bumbling man Claude Miller (John Fiedler) loses his job and then tries to buy respect with his new-found wealth.
133 33 "The Boss" Arthur H. Nadel Leo Gordon and Paul Leslie Peil May 19, 1963 (1963-05-19)
The Cartwrights attempt to start a rally against the tyrannical owner (Carroll O'Connor) of a freight-line. The local strongman is also a former friend of Ben.
134 34 "Little Man... Ten Feet Tall" Lewis Allen Story by : Eric Norden and Frank Arno
Teleplay by : Eric Norden
May 26, 1963 (1963-05-26)
An Italian immigrant loses respect for his father (Ross Martin) when he meets Hoss.

Season 5 (1963–64)

Bonanza, season 5 episodes
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135 1 "She Walks in Beauty" Don McDougall William L. Stuart September 22, 1963 (1963-09-22)
Hoss takes a liking to a woman (Gena Rowlands) whose good looks have only led to unhappiness and a questionable choice of professions. Hoss asks her to be his wife and believes she can change even after she tries to seduce his brother Adam.
136 2 "A Passion for Justice" Murray Golden Peter Packer September 29, 1963 (1963-09-29)
Charles Dickens (Jonathan Harris) founds himself embroiled in controversy and antagonizes the citizens of Virginia City with his arrogance.
137 3 "Rain from Heaven" Lewis Allen Robert Vincent Wright October 6, 1963 (1963-10-06)
A rainmaker (John Anderson) offers his services to Virginia City during a drought. He brings with him his very sick daughter.
138 4 "Twilight Town" John Florea Cy Chermak October 13, 1963 (1963-10-13)
Bushwhacked, Joe wanders into a seemingly deserted town and collapses. He awakens and Louise (Davey Davison) tends to his wound, telling him he is in Martinville. Louise's father (Stacy Harris) and others enlist Joe's help to combat a terrorizing outlaw gang, but the town's sheriff's widow (Dorris Dowling) warns Joe to leave while he can. At the conclusion of a mighty battle, Joe's family finds him alone in a deserted town with no signs of life. Did Joe rally the town's citizens, or did he have a supernatural encounter?
139 5 "The Toy Soldier" Tay Garnett Warren Douglas October 20, 1963 (1963-10-20)
Adam helps an alcoholic artist (Philip Abbott) deal with bigots opposed to his marriage to a Paiute woman.
140 6 "A Question of Strength" Don McDougall Frank Cleaver October 27, 1963 (1963-10-27)
Hoss journeys through the wilderness with two nuns after bandits wreck their stagecoach. Judy Carne and John Kellogg guest star.
141 7 "Calamity Over the Comstock" Charles R. Rondeau Warren Douglas November 3, 1963 (1963-11-03)
Little Joe befriends and brings home to the Ponderosa Calamity Jane (Stefanie Powers), only to face the wrath of her boyfriend (Christopher Dark).
142 8 "Journey Remembered" Irving J. Moore Anthony Lawrence November 10, 1963 (1963-11-10)
Ben remembers his journey west with his second wife, Hoss's mother, Inger (Inga Swenson), after seeing Hoss in the barn waiting for a mare to be born.
143 9 "The Quality of Mercy" Joseph H. Lewis Peter Packer November 17, 1963 (1963-11-17)

Joe struggles with his conscience after witnessing a mercy-killing committed by his friend Seth Pruitt (Richard Rust).

Note: This was one of Michael Landon's favourite episodes.
144 10 "The Waiting Game" Richard Sarafian Ed Adamson December 8, 1963 (1963-12-08)
Adam becomes attracted to Laura (Kathie Browne), a widow who's unwilling to tell her daughter Peggy (Katie Sweet) the bad news about her father, Frank Dayton (Wayde Preston), being dead.
145 11 "The Legacy" Bernard McEveety Anthony Wilson December 15, 1963 (1963-12-15)
Believing their father to be dead after he goes missing during a hunt, the Cartwright boys set out to find the men who did it. Robert H. Harris, Phillip Pine and James Best guest star.
146 12 "Hoss and the Leprechauns" John Florea Robert Barron December 22, 1963 (1963-12-22)
Hoss brings home a strongbox filled with gold, claiming it belongs to leprechauns. A newly arrived Irish professor confirms the mythical creatures' presence and the whole town goes searching for them. Sean McClory, Robert Sorrells and Clegg Hoyt guest star.
147 13 "The Prime of Life" Christian Nyby Peter Packer December 29, 1963 (1963-12-29)
Ben competes with an old rival to win the railroad's lumber contract, but he soon questions his fitness to run the Ponderosa after an accident wounds him and kills a ranch hand. Jay C. Flippen guest stars.
148 14 "The Lila Conrad Story" Tay Garnett Story by : George Waggner
Teleplay by : Preston Wood
January 5, 1964 (1964-01-05)
The Cartwrights protect dance-hall girl Lila Conrad (Patricia Blair) from the friends of the man she killed in self-defense and from self-righteous Judge David Knowlton (Andrew Duggan) intent on saving her soul.
149 15 "Ponderosa Matador" Don McDougall Alex Sharp January 12, 1964 (1964-01-12)
The Cartwright boys compete for the attention of a visiting señorita (Marianna Hill): Adam relies on his charm and guitar, Hoss and Little Joe opt for a bull fight.
150 16 "My Son, My Son" William F. Claxton Denne Petitclerc January 19, 1964 (1964-01-19)
Ben's marriage to widow Katherine Saunders (Teresa Wright) is jeopardized by the widow's son being accused of murder.
151 17 "Alias Joe Cartwright" Lewis Allen Robert Vincent Wright January 26, 1964 (1964-01-26)
Joe is mistaken for an Army deserter who looks similar to him and has only a stubborn career army sergeant (Keenan Wynn) to help him avoid being executed.
152 18 "The Gentleman from New Orleans" Don McDougall William Bruckner February 2, 1964 (1964-02-02)
Hoss befriends a flamboyant, sword-brandishing newcomer from New Orleans (John Dehner) who claims to be Jean LaFitte.
153 19 "The Cheating Game" Joseph Sargent William L. Stuart February 9, 1964 (1964-02-09)
Laura Dayton (Kathie Browne) is told by a handsome grifter that she'll receive a large sum from her deceased husband's insurance, but it's actually part of a ruse to cheat her out of her money.
154 20 "Bullet for a Bride" Tay Garnett Tom Seller February 16, 1964 (1964-02-16)
Taken by feelings of guilt, Joe proposes to Tessa Caldwell (Marlyn Mason) he blinded by accident on a hunting trip.
155 21 "King of the Mountain" Don McDougall Robert Sabaroff February 23, 1964 (1964-02-23)
Hoss tries to stop Big Jim Leyton (Slim Pickens) and his fiancée's father from killing each other.
156 22 "Love Me Not" Tay Garnett Frank Cleaver March 1, 1964 (1964-03-01)
A girl (Anjanette Comer) who's been held captive by the Paiutes for many years falls in love with Ben when he takes her to the Ponderosa.
157 23 "The Pure Truth" Don McDougall Lois Hire March 8, 1964 (1964-03-08)

As acting deputy, Hoss is sent to bring in a prisoner, but he ends up in the wrong town and accused of robbing the bank. Glenda Farrell, Stanley Adams and Lloyd Corrigan guest star.

Note: This was the highest-rated episode of the series (source: Nielsen Media Research and quoted in numerous books).
158 24 "No Less a Man" Don McDougall Jerry Adelman March 15, 1964 (1964-03-15)
The citizens of Virginia City believe Sheriff Roy Coffee (Ray Teal) is too old to stop a raid from the Wagner gang and they demand his resignation.
159 25 "Return to Honor" Don McDougall Jack Turley March 22, 1964 (1964-03-22)
Ben hears his nephew Will (Guy Williams) has been murdered in Pine City, only to learn Will is alive and on the lam from counterfeiters whose engraving plates he swiped (First episode of Will Cartwright).
160 26 "The Saga of Muley Jones" John Florea Story by : Alex Sharp and Robert V. Barron
Teleplay by : Robert V. Barron
March 29, 1964 (1964-03-29)
Muley Jones (Bruce Yarnell), a distant cousin of the Cartwrights with a voice that can shatter glass, visits the Ponderosa. Meanwhile, the sheriff is looking for two moonshiners: Eskey (Jesse White) and Yuri (Strother Martin).
161 27 "The Roper" John Florea Peter Packer April 5, 1964 (1964-04-05)
Will (Guy Williams) is taken hostage by outlaws who robbed Ben and killed an Army soldier. He tries to save Ben and his sons.
162 28 "A Pink Cloud Comes from Old Cathay" Don McDougall Lewis Clay April 12, 1964 (1964-04-12)
Hoss receives a Chinese mail-order bride (Marlo Thomas) by mistake. Her militant ideas ignite a workers' rebellion and threaten the completion of a Virginia City railroad project.
163 29 "The Companeros" William F. Claxton Ken Pettus April 19, 1964 (1964-04-19)
Will Cartwright (Guy Williams) is asked by his old friend Mateo Ybarra (Frank Silvera) to return to Mexico with him to defend President Juarez.
164 30 "Enter Thomas Bowers" Murray Golden Jessica Benson and Murray Golden April 26, 1964 (1964-04-26)
Black opera singer Thomas Bowers (William Marshall) comes to Virginia City for a concert, but is suspected of being a runaway slave; some people want him arrested or worse. [9]
165 31 "The Dark Past" Murray Golden William Bruckner May 3, 1964 (1964-05-03)
Bounty hunter Dev (Dennis Hopper) appears to be haunted by a mysterious incident from his past.
166 32 "The Pressure Game" Tay Garnett Don Tait May 10, 1964 (1964-05-10)
Adam is pressured by Laura Dayton (Kathie Browne)'s aunt Lillian (Joan Blondell) into proposing, but he's unwilling to marry her.
167 33 "Triangle" Tay Garnett Frank Cleaver May 17, 1964 (1964-05-17)
As Adam secretly builds a home for his bride-to-be Laura (Kathie Browne), a love triangle ensues when Will (Guy Williams) falls for Laura Dayton.
168 34 "Walter and the Outlaws" Ralph E. Black Lois Hire May 24, 1964 (1964-05-24)
Old prospector Obie (Arthur Hunnicutt) asks Hoss to help him rescue his dog from gold thieves.

Season 6 (1964–65)

Bonanza, season 6 episodes
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169 1 "Invention of a Gunfighter" John Florea Daniel B. Ullman September 20, 1964 (1964-09-20)
Joe teaches to his friend Johnny Chapman (Guy Stockwell) how to use a six-shooter, only for the man to embark on a career as a ruthless bounty hunter.
170 2 "The Hostage" Don McDougall Don Mullally September 27, 1964 (1964-09-27)
Ben is taken hostage by a band of outlaws demanding a ransom of $100,000. The Cartwrights formulate a plan to rescue their father. Harold J. Stone and Jacqueline Scott guest star.
171 3 "The Wild One" William Witney Jo Pagano October 4, 1964 (1964-10-04)
Hoss is looking for a wild stallion for breeding and he chooses a gruff mountaineer (Aldo Ray), who is later confronted by the wife (Kathryn Hays) he left long ago.
172 4 "Thanks for Everything, Friend" Christian Nyby Jerry Adelman October 11, 1964 (1964-10-11)
Tom Wilson (Rory Calhoun), who's an expert in cards and women, saves Adam from drowning. This event begins a friendship that Adam will later regret.
173 5 "Logan's Treasure" Don McDougall Story by : Robert Sabaroff
Teleplay by : Ken Pettus
October 18, 1964 (1964-10-18)
Sam Logan (Dan Duryea) gets out of prison and tries to avoid those who are certain he's hidden a cache of stolen gold somewhere. Ben believes him and invites him to stay at the Ponderosa.
174 6 "The Scapegoat" Christian Nyby Rod Peterson October 25, 1964 (1964-10-25)
Hoss befriends suicidal man Waldo Watson (George Kennedy), who turns out to be a scapegoat for three men who intend to do him harm.
175 7 "A Dime's Worth of Glory" William F. Claxton Richard Shapiro and Esther Mayesh November 1, 1964 (1964-11-01)
Ben and Adam capture a known outlaw that tried to hold up the stage they were passengers on. After this episode, Ben turns down a dime novelist's offer to make the Cartwrights famous, so the novelist gives it to aging Sheriff Laramore (Bruce Cabot).
176 8 "Square Deal Sam" Murray Golden Jessica Benson and Murray Golden November 8, 1964 (1964-11-08)
The Cartwrights fall for the schemes of con artist Samuel T. Washburn, nicknamed Square Deal Sam (Ernest Truex).
177 9 "Between Heaven and Earth" William Witney Ed Adamson November 15, 1964 (1964-11-15)
Joe and his friend Mitch Devlin (Richard Jaeckel) are chasing a sheep-killing puma and Joe has to climb a steep slope, but something goes wrong.
178 10 "Old Sheba" John Florea Alex Sharp November 22, 1964 (1964-11-22)
Hoss injured traveling circus wrestler Bearcat Samspon (Henry Kulky). When the owner of the traveling circus squanders Hoss's winnings in a wrestling match, Joe and Hoss receive an elephant as payment.
179 11 "A Man to Admire" John Florea Mort R. Lewis December 6, 1964 (1964-12-06)
Hoss is accused of murdering a scheming businessman, and then has to rely on his new friend, an alcoholic lawyer (James Gregory), to clear him.
180 12 "The Underdog" William F. Claxton Don Mullally December 13, 1964 (1964-12-13)
Joe tries to help half Native American Harry Starr (Charles Bronson), who is accused of being a chronic horse thief.
181 13 "A Knight to Remember" Vincent McEveety Robert V. Barron December 20, 1964 (1964-12-20)
A knight in shining armor who calls himself King Arthur (Henry Jones) scares away bandits trying to rob a stagecoach carrying Adam.
182 14 "The Saga of Squaw Charlie" William Witney Warren Douglas December 27, 1964 (1964-12-27)
Old Indian Squaw Charlie (Anthony Caruso) befriends a little girl in spite of the townspeople ridiculing him. After she goes missing, the whole town wants his blood.
183 15 "The Flapjack Contest" William F. Claxton Story by : Tom Davison
Teleplay by : Frank Cleaver
January 3, 1965 (1965-01-03)
Hoss has to stay on a strict diet before a flapjack-eating contest: he has to win against champion Big Ed Simpson (Mel Berger).
184 16 "The Far, Far Better Thing" Bernard McEveety Mort R. Lewis January 10, 1965 (1965-01-10)
Joe competes with ranch hand Tuck (Warren Vanders) for the affections of Lucy Melviney (Brenda Scott), an Eastern girl with a thirst for adventure.
185 17 "Woman of Fire" William F. Claxton Suzanne Clauser January 17, 1965 (1965-01-17)
Shakespeare-inspired Adam takes care of a temperamental señorita (Joan Hackett) while her father finds her a husband.
186 18 "The Ballerina" Don McDougall Frank Chase January 24, 1965 (1965-01-24)
An aspirant ballerina (Barrie Chase) falls for her teacher and faces resistance from her father, who is a traveling violinist.
187 19 "The Flannel-Mouth Gun" Don McDougall Leo Gordon and Paul Leslie Peil January 31, 1965 (1965-01-31)
Desperate ranchers hire a gunman to take care of rustlers; tragedy follows and Sherman Clegg (Earl Holliman) is accused of murder.
188 20 "The Ponderosa Birdman" Herbert L. Strock Blair Robertson and Hazel Swanson February 7, 1965 (1965-02-07)
An eccentric inventor (Ed Wynn) plans to take flight with his meticulously crafted wings. Hoss tries to help him and his overly-protective granddaughter.
189 21 "The Search" William F. Claxton Frank Cleaver February 14, 1965 (1965-02-14)
Adam searches for his troublesome lookalike Tom Burns. His search lands him in the Placerville jail. Lola Albright and Elaine Devry guest star.
190 22 "The Deadliest Game" Gerd Oswald Jo Pagano February 21, 1965 (1965-02-21)
Aging circus aerialist Guido Borelli (Cesar Romero) grows jealous of his partner Petina (Ilze Taurins)'s attraction to Joe, but he's quick to comfort her after a fistfight with her boyfriend Carlo (Fabrizio Mioni) lands Joe in prison.
191 23 "Once a Doctor" Tay Garnett Martha Wilkerson February 28, 1965 (1965-02-28)
A vengeful Englishman comes after Doctor P.A. Mundy (Michael Rennie), nicknamed Professor Poppy, that he blames for the death of his wife.
192 24 "Right Is the Fourth R" Virgil Vogel Jerry Adelman March 7, 1965 (1965-03-07)
Adam tries to teach a course in frontier history and learns some unsettling facts about the territory's founders. Everett Sloane, Mariette Hartley and Barry Kelley guest star.
193 25 "Hound Dog" Ralph E. Black Alex Sharp March 21, 1965 (1965-03-21)
Cousin Muley Jones (Bruce Yarnell) returns along with hound dogs, but Tracy Ledbetter (Sue Ane Langdon) claims he stole them from her.
194 26 "The Trap" William Witney Ken Pettus March 28, 1965 (1965-03-28)
Married man Burk (Steve Cochran) sets a trap to keep Joe away from his wife (Joan Freeman), but when his plan backfires and he ends up dead, his twin brother decides to finish the job.
195 27 "Dead and Gone" Robert Totten Paul Schneider April 4, 1965 (1965-04-04)
Adam tries to help wandering troubadour Howard Mead (Hoyt Axton) overcome his habit of stealing after he tried to rob Johann Brunner (Steve Ihnat) and his sister Hilda (Susanne Cramer).
196 28 "A Good Night's Rest" William F. Claxton Story by : Jeffrey Fleece
Teleplay by : Frank Cleaver
April 11, 1965 (1965-04-11)
After dealing with Hoss' snoring, Adam's guitar playing and Little Joe's courting shenanigans, Ben checks into a hotel to try to get a good night's sleep. Eddie Firestone and Jean Willes guest star.
197 29 "To Own the World" Virgil Vogel Ed Adamson April 18, 1965 (1965-04-18)

Wealthy tycoon Charles Augustus Hackett (Telly Savalas) is out to get the Ponderosa.

Note: This episode features the final appearance of Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright.
198 30 "Lothario Larkin" William Witney Warren Douglas April 25, 1965 (1965-04-25)
Infamous womanizer Lothario Larkin (Noah Beery, Jr.) returns to Virginia City, to the displeasure of the fathers and the sheriff.
199 31 "The Return" Virgil Vogel Story by : Frank Chase & Ken Pettus
Teleplay by : Ken Pettus
May 2, 1965 (1965-05-02)
Ex-convict Trace Cordell (Tony Young) returns to town, but no one is glad to see him, especially Paul Dorn (John Conte), the banker he crippled in a bank robbery.
200 32 "Jonah" William F. Claxton Preston Wood May 9, 1965 (1965-05-09)
Ranch hand George Whitman (Andrew Prine) is offered a job on the Ponderosa when he saves Hoss's life, but rumors state that he's a jinx.
201 33 "The Spotlight" Gerd Oswald Richard Carr May 16, 1965 (1965-05-16)
Ben tries to talk retired opera star Angela Bergstrom (Viveca Lindfors) into resuming her career on the stage.
202 34 "Patchwork Man" Ralph E. Black Don Tait and William Koenig May 23, 1965 (1965-05-23)
Hoss hires recluse Albert 'Patch' Saunders (Grant Williams) to work on the Ponderosa. After learning about Patch's past, Hoss decides to help him.

Season 7 (1965–66)

Bonanza, season 7 episodes
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203 1 "The Debt" William F. Claxton William Blinn September 12, 1965 (1965-09-12)
Wiley Kane (Tommy Sands) and his sister Annie (Brooke Bundy) come to the Ponderosa to work off a debt from when their father Sam (Ford Rainey) swindled Ben.
204 2 "The Dilemma" William F. Claxton John Hawkins and Ward Hawkins September 19, 1965 (1965-09-19)
Ben is appointed as a temporary circuit judge, but he faces a dilemma when a man he helped to parole is suspected of robbing the bank. Tom Tully guest stars.
205 3 "The Brass Box" William F. Claxton Paul Schneider September 26, 1965 (1965-09-26)
Old teller of tall tales Don Jose Ortega (Ramon Novarro) claims to have a brass box of land grants that gives him ownership over most of the area around Virginia City, including the Ponderosa.
206 4 "The Other Son" William F. Claxton Thomas Thompson October 3, 1965 (1965-10-03)
Ben hires mule skinner Clint Watson (Ed Begley) and his sons to take nitroglycerin to California.
207 5 "The Lonely Runner" William Witney Thomas Thompson October 10, 1965 (1965-10-10)
A judge awards horse breeder Jim Acton (Gilbert Roland)'s beloved prize mare to rancher Sam Whipple (Ken Lynch).
208 6 "Devil on Her Shoulder" Virgil W. Vogel Suzanne Clauser October 17, 1965 (1965-10-17)
The Cartwrights try to help a woman who is the member of a religious group: she is being accused of being possessed and being a witch. Ina Balin, John Doucette and Victoria Vetri guest star.
209 7 "Found Child" Ralph E. Black Frank Cleaver October 24, 1965 (1965-10-24)
Hoss protects and becomes attached to a little girl called Lisa (Eileen Baral), whose parents were killed in a stagecoach robbery.
210 8 "The Meredith Smith" John Florea Lois Hire October 31, 1965 (1965-10-31)
Ben must figure which person, all claiming to be Meredith Smith, is the true heir to the estate of Jake Smith, a friend of his who asked him to make sure his estate would be given to a relative. Robert Colbert, Anne Helm, Strother Martin guest star.
211 9 "Mighty is the Word" William F. Claxton Story by : Robert Goodwin
Teleplay by : Thomas Thompson
November 7, 1965 (1965-11-07)
One of the Ponderosa's ranch hands plots revenge against the gunfighter-turned-preacher who killed his brother. Glenn Corbett, Michael Witney and Sue Randall guest star.
212 10 "The Strange One" Gerd Oswald Story by : Stephen Lord
Teleplay by : Jo Pagano and Stephen Lord
November 14, 1965 (1965-11-14)
A woman suspected of being a witch takes refuge on the Ponderosa -- where she amazes the Cartwrights with her ability to see the future. While recuperating, she predicts a future misfortune for Little Joe. Louise Sorel, Robert McQueeney and Jean Engstrom guest star.
213 11 "The Reluctant Rebel" R. G. Springsteen Wally George November 21, 1965 (1965-11-21)
Young rebel Billy Penn (Tim Considine) has second thoughts about life as an outlaw when the Cartwrights catch him stealing cattle.
214 12 "Five Sundowns to Sunup" Gerd Oswald William L. Stuart December 5, 1965 (1965-12-05)
A family of outlaws, guided by the mother, Elizabeth Lassiter (Marie Windsor), embarks on a kidnapping spree in order to prevent one of their own from being executed.
215 13 "A Natural Wizard" Robert Totten Story by : Suzanne Clauser
Teleplay by : William Blinn
December 12, 1965 (1965-12-12)
Skeeter Dexter (Eddie Hodges) is a boy who loves animals and he helps Hoss take care of a pregnant cow. Skeeter had a brutal stepfather and he is now being blamed by his mother for his father abandonment.
216 14 "All Ye His Saints" William F. Claxton William Blinn December 19, 1965 (1965-12-19)
Little Michael Thorpe (Clint Howard) sets out to find God in the hope that he can heal his gravely wounded father.
217 15 "A Dublin Lad" William F. Claxton Mort Thaw January 2, 1966 (1966-01-02)
Joe serves on a jury intent on convicting Terrence O'Toole (Liam Sullivan) of murder.
218 16 "To Kill a Buffalo" William F. Claxton Michael Fisher January 9, 1966 (1966-01-09)
A badly injured Indian, affected by prejudice, reacts violently to Hoss's helping hand. Hoss tries to teach him to overcome his hostility to the white man. Steve Gravers guest stars.
219 17 "Ride the Wind: Part 1" William Witney Paul Schneider January 16, 1966 (1966-01-16)
Ben is not pleased with Joe's decision to join the Pony Express. Victor Jory, Rod Cameron and DeForest Kelley guest star.
220 18 "Ride the Wind: Part 2" William Witney Paul Schneider January 23, 1966 (1966-01-23)
In spite of increasing Indian attacks, Curtis Wade (Rod Cameron) is determined to keep the Pony Express going.
221 19 "Destiny's Child" Gerd Oswald Robert V. Barron January 30, 1966 (1966-01-30)
Ben tries to find jobs for a pair of strangers who helped him pull his wagon out of the mud. Robert V. Barron, Dick Peabody and Walter Burke guest star.
222 20 "Peace Officer" William Witney Don Mullally February 6, 1966 (1966-02-06)
Ruthless lawman Wes Dunn (Eric Fleming) is hired to halt the violence in Virginia City while Sheriff Coffee is out of town.
223 21 "The Code" William F. Claxton Sidney Ellis February 13, 1966 (1966-02-13)
Joe must decide whether to obey the code of the west and answer a gunfighter's challenge. George Montgomery, Jan Shepard and Robert Ellenstein guest star.
224 22 "Three Brides for Hoss" Ralph E. Black Jo Pagano February 20, 1966 (1966-02-20)
And ordinary day becomes everything but ordinary when Hoss receives three mail-order brides. Stuart Erwin, Majel Barrett and Mitzi Hoag guest star.
225 23 "The Emperor Norton" William F. Claxton Story by : Gerry Prince Young and Robert Sabaroff
Teleplay by : Robert Sabaroff
February 27, 1966 (1966-02-27)
Joshua A. Norton (Sam Jaffe), a friend of Ben's who fancies himself an emperor, is about to be committed to an insane asylum.
226 24 "Her Brother's Keeper" Virgil W. Vogel Story by : Lee Pickett
Teleplay by : Mort Thaw
March 6, 1966 (1966-03-06)
Claire Armory (Nancy Gates) falls in love with Ben, but her invalid brother Carl (Wesley Lau) complicates her courtship with him.
227 25 "The Trouble with Jamie" R. G. Springsteen Helen B. Hicks March 20, 1966 (1966-03-20)
Ben's cousin Matthew (Ross Elliott) from the East brings his wife Elizabeth (Tracy Olsen) and his spoiled son Jamie (Michael Burns) for a visit to the Ponderosa.
228 26 "Shining in Spain" Maurice Geraghty Elliott Gilbert March 27, 1966 (1966-03-27)
Joe falls for Wendy Daniels (Judi Rolin), a beautiful girl who's anticipating the arrival of her father Taylor (Gene Lyons).
229 27 "The Genius" R. G. Springsteen Don Mullally April 3, 1966 (1966-04-03)
Hoss tries to help poet William Warlock Evans (Lonny Chapman) beat his alcoholism by hiring him as a ranch hand for the Ponderosa.
230 28 "The Unwritten Commandment" Gerd Oswald Story by : Dan Ullman
Teleplay by : Jo Pagano and William Blinn
April 10, 1966 (1966-04-10)
Young singer Andy Walker (Wayne Newton) wants to develop his talents against his stern father's wishes.
231 29 "Big Shadows on the Land" William F. Claxton William F. Leicester and Richard H. Bartlett April 17, 1966 (1966-04-17)
The Cartwrights deal with an immigrant winemaker family setting up business on Ponderosa land. Jack Kruschen and Brioni Farrell guest star.
232 30 "The Fighters" R. G. Springsteen Robert Goodwin April 24, 1966 (1966-04-24)
Hoss badly injures an over-the-hill boxer in a fight and refuses all other offers to box professionally. Michael Conrad, Phillip Pine and Mari Aldon guest star.
233 31 "Home from the Sea" Jean Yarbrough George F. Slavin and Stanley Adams May 1, 1966 (1966-05-01)
An old shipmate of Adam's plans to steal a shipment of gold from the Cartwrights. Ivor Barry and Wayne Heffley guest star.
234 32 "The Last Mission" R. G. Springsteen Story by : S. S. Schweitzer
Teleplay by : William Douglas Lansford and S. S. Schweitzer
May 8, 1966 (1966-05-08)
Ben accompanies old Army buddy Colonel Keith Jarrell (R. G. Armstrong) on a mission to make peace with the Paiutes, but Hoss becomes suspicious about the Colonel's real intentions.
235 33 "A Dollar's Worth of Trouble" Donald R. Daves Robert Goodwin May 15, 1966 (1966-05-15)
Hoss has his palm read and is told that two people -- a blonde and a gunman -- will affect his life. Sally Kellerman, Mabel Albertson and Hampton Fancher guest star.

Season 8 (1966–67)

Bonanza, season 8 episodes
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236 1 "Something Hurt, Something Wild" William Witney William R. Cox September 11, 1966 (1966-09-11)
Laurie Ferguson (Lynn Loring) accuses Joe of assaulting her, setting off a feud between her family and the Cartwrights.
237 2 "Horse of a Different Hue" William Witney William R. Cox September 18, 1966 (1966-09-18)
Ben has no idea that the outcome of a horse race he arranged has been fixed by an old friend of his, Colonel Robert Fairchild (Charles Ruggles).
238 3 "A Time to Step Down" Paul Henreid Frank Chase September 25, 1966 (1966-09-25)
Aging wrangler Dan Tolliver (Ed Begley) turns against the Cartwrights after his longtime friend Ben suggests that he should retire.
239 4 "The Pursued: Episode 1" William Witney Story by : Thomas Thompson and Marc Michaels
Teleplay by : Thomas Thompson
October 2, 1966 (1966-10-02)
The Cartwrights try to help a Mormon rancher overcome persecution against his beliefs. Eric Fleming, Dina Merrill, Lois Nettleton and Vincent Beck guest star.
240 5 "The Pursued: Episode 2" William Witney Story by : Thomas Thompson and Marc Michaels
Teleplay by : Thomas Thompson
October 9, 1966 (1966-10-09)
Bigots force Mormon rancher Heber Clawson (Eric Fleming) to flee with his two wives, one of whom needs medical attention.
241 6 "To Bloom for Thee" Sutton Roley June Randolph October 16, 1966 (1966-10-16)
Hoss proposes marriage to Carol Attley (Geraldine Brooks), a woman with a hidden past which includes having killed her abusive first husband and fleeing from the associated murder charge.
242 7 "Credit for a Kill" William F. Claxton Frederick Louis Fox October 23, 1966 (1966-10-23)
Joe lets his friend Morgan Tanner (Dean Harens) take credit for killing a horse thief, but when the outlaw's brothers come after him to get their revenge he has to make a difficult decision to save his friend's life.
243 8 "Four Sisters from Boston" Alan Crosland Jr. John M. Chester October 30, 1966 (1966-10-30)
Ben tries to stop a con artist from stealing an inheritance from four Boston sisters that are trying to prevent the auctioning of a property left to them by their uncle. Vera Miles guest stars.
244 9 "Old Charlie" William F. Claxton Bob and Wanda Duncan November 6, 1966 (1966-11-06)
Teller of tales Old Charlie Conners (John McIntire) brags about killing an outlaw, so the dead man's brothers seek their revenge.
245 10 "Ballad of the Ponderosa" William F. Claxton Story by : Rik Vollaerts
Teleplay by : Rik Vollaerts and Michael Landon
November 13, 1966 (1966-11-13)
A balladeer blames Ben for his father's hanging. Randy Boone, Ann Doran, Roger Davis and John Archer guest star.
246 11 "The Oath" Gerd Oswald Martha Wilkerson November 20, 1966 (1966-11-20)
Before his execution for murder, convicted man Big Charlie Monahan (Douglas Kennedy) has his son take an oath to kill the Cartwrights for revenge.
247 12 "A Real Nice, Friendly Little Town" Herman Hoffman Herman Hoffman November 27, 1966 (1966-11-27)
Hoss confronts a woman and her gun-toting sons after Joe is hit by ricocheting bullet, but the mother is more interested in protecting her kids than seeing justice done. Louise Latham, Mark Slade and Vaughn Taylor guest star.
248 13 "The Bridegroom" William F. Claxton Walter Black December 4, 1966 (1966-12-04)
Joe romances Maggie Dowling (Joanne Linville) so widower Jared Wilson (Ron Hayes) will be jealous enough to ask for her hand in marriage.
249 14 "Tommy" William Witney Story by : Mary Terri Taylor and Thomas Thompson
Teleplay by : Mort Thaw and Mary Terri Taylor
December 18, 1966 (1966-12-18)
The Cartwrights protect deaf-mute Tommy Miller (Teddy Quinn) and his mother from his stepfather, a vicious outlaw determined to take back his wife.
250 15 "A Christmas Story" Gerd Oswald Thomas Thompson December 25, 1966 (1966-12-25)
Singer Andy Walker (Wayne Newton) returns to Virginia City for Christmas with his scheming uncle, who plans to make a profit on the orphans' benefit.
251 16 "Ponderosa Explosion" William F. Claxton Alex Sharp January 1, 1967 (1967-01-01)
Joe and Hoss literally get more than they bargained for when a pair of con men lead them to invest in a pair of rabbits that subsequently multiply. Dub Taylor, Chubby Johnson, Chick Chandler and Phil Chambers guest star.
252 17 "Justice" Lewis Allen Richard Wendley January 8, 1967 (1967-01-08)
Joe seeks revenge on the bank clerk who killed his fiancée. Beau Bridges, Lurene Tuttle and Shirley Bonne guest star.
253 18 "A Bride for Buford" William F. Claxton Robert V. Barron January 15, 1967 (1967-01-15)
Hoss is certain that a saloon girl is only interested in a miner for his wealth. Lola Albright, Jack Elam, Paul Brinegar and Richard Devon guest star.
254 19 "Black Friday" William F. Claxton Herbert Kastle and John Hawkins January 22, 1967 (1967-01-22)
Joe tries to save his friend Steven Friday (John Saxon) from dying in a gunfight to avenge one of his victims and planned for Friday the 13th.
255 20 "The Unseen Wound" Gerd Oswald Frank Chase January 29, 1967 (1967-01-29)
Ben tries to help his friend Sheriff Paul Rowan (Leslie Nielsen) after his wife Katherine (Nancy Malone) shows concerns about his health: the Sheriff has been driven to the breaking point by years of violence.
256 21 "Journey to Terror" Lewis Allen Joel Murcott February 5, 1967 (1967-02-05)
After being suspected of being a member of Wade Hollister (John Ericson)'s gang, outlaws imprison Little Joe, Tom (Jason Evers) and Ellie Blackwell (Elizabeth Rogers) at the Blackwell farm.
257 22 "Amigo" William F. Claxton Story by : Jack Turley
Teleplay by : John Hawkins and Jack Turley
February 12, 1967 (1967-02-12)
Ben helps a wounded comanchero who is being pursued by a lynch mob, a band of terrorists and an angry Little Joe who has just lost a friend. Henry Darrow and Gregory Walcott guest star.
258 23 "A Woman in the House" Gerd Oswald Joel Murcott February 19, 1967 (1967-02-19)
Ben protects a girl from her alcoholic husband, but she's unable to tell gratitude from love. Diane Baker and Paul Richards guest star.
259 24 "Judgement at Red Creek" William F. Claxton Robert Sabaroff February 26, 1967 (1967-02-26)
Joe comes to suspect that a pair of murder suspects is lying because the leader of a posse does not intend to bring them alive. John Ireland, Martin West and Harry Carey Jr. guest star.
260 25 "Joe Cartwright, Detective" William F. Claxton Story by : Oliver Crawford
Teleplay by : Michael Landon
March 5, 1967 (1967-03-05)
Joe gets hooked on detective novels and tries to use Scotland Yard techniques to prevent a bank robbery. Mort Mills, Ken Lynch and Ed Prentiss guest star.
261 26 "Dark Enough to See the Stars" Donald R. Daves Kelly Colvin March 12, 1967 (1967-03-12)
A young ranch hand who is running from the law falls in love with a girl. Richard Evans and Richard Eastham guest star.
262 27 "The Deed and the Dilemma" William F. Claxton William F. Leicester March 26, 1967 (1967-03-26)
Ben tries to help an immigrant family, but a racist neighbor complicates things. Jack Kruschen and Brioni Farrell guest star.
263 28 "The Prince" William F. Claxton Story by : Melvin Levy
Teleplay by : John Hawkins
April 2, 1967 (1967-04-02)
The Cartwrights welcome Count Alexis (Warren Stevens) and Countess Elena (Claire Griswold), who are being targeted by thieves.
264 29 "A Man Without Land" Donald R. Daves Steve McNeil April 9, 1967 (1967-04-09)
To get Matt Jeffers (Royal Dano)'s land, a foreman murders his son and frames Little Joe.
265 30 "Napoleon's Children" Christian Nyby Judith and Robert Guy Barrows April 16, 1967 (1967-04-16)
Ted Arseneaux (Robert Biheller) believes that he is Napoleon and leads an army of young men in terrorizing Virginia City.
266 31 "The Wormwood Cup" William F. Claxton Story by : Joy Dexter
Teleplay by : Joy Dexter and Michael Landon
April 23, 1967 (1967-04-23)
A woman blames Joe for killing her brother and offers a thousand dollars to the man who will kill him in a fair fight. Little Joe tries to convince her that she's wrong, but it might be too late. Frank Overton, Judi Meredith and Clay Tanner guest star.
267 32 "Clarissa" Lewis Allen Chester Krumholz April 30, 1967 (1967-04-30)
The Cartwrights' Eastern cousin Clarissa Cartwright (Nina Foch) brings trouble when she visits to the Ponderosa.
268 33 "Maestro Hoss" William F. Claxton U.S. Anderson May 7, 1967 (1967-05-07)
Phony fortune-teller Madame Marova (Zsa Zsa Gabor) causes earaches when she convinces Hoss he's a master violinist.
269 34 "The Greedy Ones" Donald R. Daves James Amesbury May 14, 1967 (1967-05-14)
Greedy gold hunters threaten to destroy the Ponderosa after a prospector claims to have found a sample there. Robert Middleton, George Chandler and William Bakewell guest star.

Season 9 (1967–68)

Bonanza, season 9 episodes
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270 1 "Second Chance" Leon Benson Story by : Paul Schneider
Teleplay by : John Hawkins and Paul Schneider
September 17, 1967 (1967-09-17)
Ben joins an Army patrol to try and save Hoss and Joe from Indians. When Joe is wounded, they meet a dying doctor who is willing to help them. James Gregory guest stars.
271 2 "Sense of Duty" William Witney Story by : Gil Lasky and Abe Polsky
Teleplay by : John Hawkins
September 24, 1967 (1967-09-24)
Ben leads a militia troop unit that takes Paiute Indian Wabuska (Michael Forest), a man who is seen as a God by the Indians, to prison. (The first episode to feature David Canary as Candy Canady).
272 3 "The Conquistadores" Leon Benson Walter Black October 1, 1967 (1967-10-01)
Joe is kidnapped by a band of Mexicans miners searching for gold and held for ransom, but thieves are out to take the gold for themselves. John Saxon, John Kellogg and Carlos Rivera guest star.
273 4 "Judgement at Olympus" John Rich Walter Black October 8, 1967 (1967-10-08)
Candy is framed for the murder of A.Z. Wheelock (Arch Johnson)'s son in the town of Olympus, so Joe and Hoss try to clear him.
274 5 "Night Of Reckoning" Leon Benson Walter Black October 15, 1967 (1967-10-15)
A band of outlaws, previously involved in wounding Donnie Buckler (Ron Hayes), take Joe, Hoss, and Candy hostage as they search the Ponderosa for holdup money taken by one of their own.
275 6 "False Witness" Michael Moore Eric Norden October 22, 1967 (1967-10-22)
Billy Slater (Michael Blodgett) and Doug Slater (Bill Fletcher)'s gang stalk Joe, Hoss, Candy and a woman since they witnessed one of their crimes.
276 7 "The Gentle Ones" Harry Harris Frank Chase October 29, 1967 (1967-10-29)
An animal-loving cowboy (Robert Walker Jr.) must stand up to his brutish older brother in order to prove to a widow that he's not a coward.
277 8 "Desperate Passage" Leon Benson John Hawkins November 5, 1967 (1967-11-05)
The Cartwrights encounter two survivors of an Indian raid -- a suspected murderer and a woman who knows he's innocent.
278 9 "The Sure Thing" William Witney Story by : Robert Vincent Wright
Teleplay by : Robert Vincent Wright and Sidney Ellis
November 12, 1967 (1967-11-12)
A woman's dream of riding her stallion in a big-stakes race is jeopardized when her father associates himself with a gambler.
279 10 "Showdown At Tahoe" Gerald Mayer Thomas Thompson November 19, 1967 (1967-11-19)
Candy sets a trap for a band of outlaws bent on robbing Ben's timber operation.
280 11 "Six Black Horses" Donald R. Daves Story by : William Jerome
Teleplay by : William Jerome and Michael Landon
November 26, 1967 (1967-11-26)
An Irishman uses luck to outwit greedy businessmen.
281 12 "Check Rein" Leon Benson Story by : Robert I. Holt
Teleplay by : Olney Sherwood and Robert I. Holt
December 3, 1967 (1967-12-03)
The Cartwrights get involved in a man's fight to save his inheritance and himself from his greedy uncle.
282 13 "Justice Deferred" Gerald Mayer Jack Miller December 17, 1967 (1967-12-17)
Hoss realizes that his testimony has led to the hanging of an innocent man, so he sets out to convict the real killer.
283 14 "The Gold Detector" Donald R. Daves Ward Hawkins December 24, 1967 (1967-12-24)
After buying a gold detector, Hoss tries to prove its worth and protect it from thieves.
284 15 "The Trackers" Marc Daniels Story by : Frederick Louis Fox
Teleplay by : Reuben Bercovitch
January 7, 1968 (1968-01-07)
Ben, Candy and Hoss try to protect a recently-released prisoner suspected of robbery and murder.
285 16 "A Girl Named George" Leon Benson William H. Wright January 14, 1968 (1968-01-14)
The Cartwrights investigate a mystery involving an altered photograph.
286 17 "The Thirteenth Man" Leon Benson Walter Black January 21, 1968 (1968-01-21)
The Cartwrights clash with a range detective (Albert Salmi) who pressures his suspects into drawing first so he can kill them.
287 18 "The Burning Sky" John Rich Story by : Carol Saraceno
Teleplay by : William H. Wright
January 28, 1968 (1968-01-28)
A ranch hand (Michael Murphy) causes trouble when he arrives with his Indian bride (Dawn Wells).
288 19 "The Price of Salt" Leon Benson B. W. Sandefur February 4, 1968 (1968-02-04)
A woman (Kim Hunter) who has a monopoly on the salt needed for cattle sets off the buyers when she raises the price. James Best guest stars.
289 20 "Blood Tie" Seymour Robbie Arthur Dales[B] February 18, 1968 (1968-02-18)
One of three men tricks the Cartwrights into hiring him so he and his cohorts can rob them.
290 21 "The Crime of Johnny Mule" Leon Benson Joel Murcott February 25, 1968 (1968-02-25)
Johnny Mule (Noah Beery, Jr.), the man Hoss refused to convict for murder, breaks out of prison.
291 22 "The Late Ben Cartwright" Leon Benson Walter Black March 3, 1968 (1968-03-03)
An assassin complicates Ben's fight to prevent a corrupt tycoon's lackey from being elected governor.
292 23 "Star Crossed" William F. Claxton Thomas Thompson March 10, 1968 (1968-03-10)
Candy falls for a girl (Tisha Sterling) being harassed by a former lawman-turned-blackmailer (William Windom).
293 24 "Trouble Town" Leon Benson David Lang March 17, 1968 (1968-03-17)
The Cartwrights must find out why Candy is being held in River Bend on a minor charge without bail.
294 25 "Commitment at Angelus" Leon Benson Peter Germano April 7, 1968 (1968-04-07)
Joe gets involved in a miners' strike after the death of a friend leaves the miners without a leader.
295 26 "A Dream to Dream" William F. Claxton Michael Landon April 14, 1968 (1968-04-14)
When a man's guilt over his son's death lead him to drinking, his wife and other children pay more attention to Hoss.
296 27 "In Defense of Honor" Marc Daniels Story by : Richard Wendley and William Douglas Lansford
Teleplay by : William Douglas Lansford
April 28, 1968 (1968-04-28)
An outcast jeopardizes negotiations with the Indians when he decides to rejoin the tribe he rejected his whole life.
297 28 "To Die in Darkness" Michael Landon Michael Landon May 5, 1968 (1968-05-05)
Ben and Candy are trapped in a mine shaft by a vengeful ex-prisoner (James Whitmore), who wrongly served time based on the testimony of the pair.
298 29 "The Bottle Fighter" Leon Benson Story by : Colin MacKenzie and S. H. Barnett
Teleplay by : John Hawkins
May 12, 1968 (1968-05-12)
The only lawyer (Albert Dekker) who can defend Hoss in the case of a murdered cattle buyer is an alcoholic.
299 30 "The Arrival of Eddie" Marc Daniels John M. Chester and Ward Hawkins May 19, 1968 (1968-05-19)
Hoss seeks forgiveness from Eddie MaKay (Jan-Michael Vincent) for killing his father.
300 31 "The Stronghold" Leon Benson John Hawkins and William Riley Burnett May 26, 1968 (1968-05-26)
Joe and Candy are swindled out of a herd of cattle by the Farrell brothers (Paul Mantee, Michael Witney), so they follow the sparring brothers back to their Arizona hideout.
301 32 "Pride of a Man" William F. Claxton Ward Hawkins and Helen B. Hicks June 2, 1968 (1968-06-02)
Joe takes a job as a substitute teacher and must deal with two incorrigible boys and their father, who doesn't think his boys need an education.
302 33 "A Severe Case of Matrimony" Lewis Allen Michael Fessier July 7, 1968 (1968-07-07)
A band of Gypsies arrives on the Ponderosa and one of them wishes to marry a Cartwright.
303 34 "Stage Door Johnnies" William F. Claxton Alex Sharp July 28, 1968 (1968-07-28)
Hoss and Joe allow their rivalry for the affections of an attractive singer (Kathleen Crowley) to get them into damage suits.

Season 10 (1968–69)

Bonanza, season 10 episodes
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304 1 "Different Pines, Same Wind" Leon Benson Suzanne Clauser September 15, 1968 (1968-09-15)
Little Joe tries to convince an ailing recluse that she needs to file a legal claim to her remote property to prevent a timber tycoon from logging on her land.
305 2 "Child" Leon Benson Jack B. Sowards September 22, 1968 (1968-09-22)
Hoss, charged with robbery and murder, has to break out of jail in order to escape a lynch mob.
306 3 "Salute to Yesterday" Leon Benson John Hawkins September 29, 1968 (1968-09-29)
Possession of an Army payroll brings danger to the Cartwrights, Candy and a small Army unit, with some of Candy's past coming to light in the process.
307 4 "The Real People of Muddy Creek" Leon Benson Alf Harris October 6, 1968 (1968-10-06)
Ben is left alone with his prisoner (Joe Don Baker) to face a murderous and notorious gang after frightened citizens bail out.
308 5 "The Passing of a King" Leon Benson B. W. Sandefur October 13, 1968 (1968-10-13)
Ben is cheated out of a valuable bull by the son (Jeremy Slate) of one of his old friends (Denver Pyle), a cattle baron who has been declared legally incompetent.
309 6 "The Last Vote" Joseph Pevney Robert Vincent Wright October 20, 1968 (1968-10-20)
Hoss and Little Joe act as campaign managers for opposing mayoral candidates (Tom Bosley and Wally Cox) who are devoted friends.
310 7 "Catch as Catch Can" Robert L. Friend David Lang October 27, 1968 (1968-10-27)
The Cartwrights are accused of being deadbeats in an effort to discredit their good name.
311 8 "Little Girl Lost" Don Richardson Michael Fessier November 3, 1968 (1968-11-03)
The serenity of the Ponderosa is disrupted by a small relative of the Cartwrights, an unruly tomboy (Linda Sue Risk) who's the subject of a custody battle. Antoinette Bower guest stars.
312 9 "The Survivors" Leon Benson John Hawkins, Colin MacKenzie, S. H. Barnett November 10, 1968 (1968-11-10)
A young woman endures scorn when she returns to Virginia City with a child fathered by a Native American after four years of captivity by renegade Indians.
313 10 "The Sound of Drums" Robert L. Friend William F. Leicester November 17, 1968 (1968-11-17)
A stubborn landowner defies his family and neighbors by allowing Native Americans to live on his land.
314 11 "Queen High" Leon Benson Michael Fessier December 1, 1968 (1968-12-01)
Little Joe and Candy win a damaged ore processing mill in a poker game and encounter opposition from their competitor.
315 12 "Yonder Man" Leo Penn Milton S. Gelman December 8, 1968 (1968-12-08)
Ben's reunion with an old friend is marred when he learns that the man is wanted for stealing cattle and political crimes.
316 13 "Mark of Guilt" Leon Benson Ward Hawkins, Frank Telford December 15, 1968 (1968-12-15)
When a rancher that Little Joe fought with is found dead, he's arrested for murder.
317 14 "A World Full of Cannibals" Gunnar Hellström Preston Wood December 22, 1968 (1968-12-22)
Gunmen kidnap Little Joe and offer him in exchange for a grand jury witness.
318 15 "Sweet Annie Laurie" Don Richardson Jackson Gillis, John Hawkins, Jess Carneol, Kay Lenard January 5, 1969 (1969-01-05)
Hoss takes a frightened young wife (Joan Van Ark) to the Ponderosa to protect her from her estranged outlaw husband (James Olson).
319 16 "My Friend, My Enemy" Leon Benson Stanley Roberts, Jack B. Sowards January 12, 1969 (1969-01-12)
Candy has to rely on the testimony of a Native American horse thief to prove his innocence on a murder charge.
320 17 "Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds" Leon Benson Preston Wood January 19, 1969 (1969-01-19)
A British widow (Mildred Natwick) involves Candy in her plan to recover valuables she lost in a holdup.
321 18 "Erin" Don Richardson Sandy Summerhayes January 26, 1969 (1969-01-26)
Hoss announces his intention to marry a girl (Mary Fickett) who was raised by Native Americans.
322 19 "Company of Forgotten Men" Leon Benson Jess Carneol, Kay Lenard February 2, 1969 (1969-02-02)
A group of retired Army veterans plan to rob a mint with the help of Candy. James Gregory guest stars.
323 20 "The Clarion" Lewis Allen John Hawkins, Frank Chase February 9, 1969 (1969-02-09)
Ben buys a newspaper from a widow and proceeds to launch an exposé of an unscrupulous town boss.
324 21 "The Lady and the Mountain Lion" Joseph Pevney Larry Markes February 23, 1969 (1969-02-23)
A magician (Richard Haydn) plots to involve the Cartwright boys with his identical twin daughters in a swindling plot.
325 22 "Five Candles" Lewis Allen Ken Trevey March 2, 1969 (1969-03-02)
Ben and four companions are trapped in a collapsing courthouse and are forced to rely on an accused murderer for help.
326 23 "The Wish" Michael Landon Michael Landon March 9, 1969 (1969-03-09)
Hoss tries to help a freed slave (Ossie Davis) cope with bigots of a white community.
327 24 "The Deserter" Leon Benson B. W. Sandefur, John Dunkel March 16, 1969 (1969-03-16)
Candy tries to help an army sergeant locate a hidden arms plant.
328 25 "Emily" Leon Benson Elliot Gilbert, Preston Wood March 23, 1969 (1969-03-23)
Hoping to save her broken marriage, a woman accuses Little Joe of theft and trying to run off with her.
329 26 "The Running Man" Leon Benson Ward Hawkins March 30, 1969 (1969-03-30)
Little Joe and Candy try to protect a murder witness. Will Geer guest stars.
330 27 "The Unwanted" Herschel Daugherty Thomas Thompson, Suzanne Clauser March 30, 1969 (1969-03-30)
A marshal's daughter steals her father's money and runs off with an ex-convict.
331 28 "Speak No Evil" Leon Benson Norman Katkov, B. W. Sandefur April 20, 1969 (1969-04-20)
Ben and Hoss mediate a custody battle among relatives of a teenager who inherited a gold mine.
332 29 "The Fence" Lewis Allen Ward Hawkins, Milton S. Gelman April 27, 1969 (1969-04-27)
Ben and Hoss aid an ex-Confederate prison commandant who's being threatened by his former captives. Larry Linville guest stars.
333 30 "A Ride in the Sun" Leon Benson John Hawkins, Peter Germano May 11, 1969 (1969-05-11)
Bank robbers use the Cartwrights as dupes in a plot to loot the Virginia City bank.

Season 11 (1969–70)

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334 1 "Another Windmill to Go" James B. Clark Story by : Palmer Thompson
Teleplay by : Palmer Thompson
September 14, 1969 (1969-09-14)
The wording of an old law may cause Ben to lose the Ponderosa to an odd man who crossed it in a horse-drawn rowboat.
335 2 "The Witness" Don Richardson Joel Murcott September 21, 1969 (1969-09-21)
A young woman named Jenny Winters claims to have witnessed a stagecoach robbery.
336 3 "The Silence at Stillwater" Joseph Lejtes Preston Wood September 28, 1969 (1969-09-28)
Candy is accused of a string of serious crimes, including murder, robbery and arson in Stillwater.
337 4 "A Lawman's Lot is Not a Happy One" Don Richardson Vincent Wright October 5, 1969 (1969-10-05)
When Sheriff Roy Coffee and Ben are subpoenaed to testify in a land sharking trial in San Francisco, Hoss is appointed the acting sheriff of Virginia City. Hoss soon finds plenty of trouble on his hands, namely dealing with reluctant bridegroom Hiram Peabody (Tom Bosley), who wants to get arrested so as to avoid an impending marriage to an undesirable woman (whom has been his pen pal and has never met in person). He also must deal with a smooth-talking salesman who plans to sell shares in a planned resort in Virginia City.
338 5 "Anatomy of a Lynching" William Wiard Preston Wood October 12, 1969 (1969-10-12)
Will Griner is acquitted of a murder after two key witnesses disappeared before the trial. When a bloodthirsty lynch mob comes after him, thinking him to have silenced the witnesses, Griner goes to the Cartwrights for help.
339 6 "To Stop a War" Leon Benson Carey Wilber October 19, 1969 (1969-10-19)
Joe's old friend, Dan Logan (Steve Forrest), is hired as a range detective to stop a cattle rustling outbreak. Richard Bull guest stars.
340 7 "The Medal" Lewis Allen Frank Chase October 26, 1969 (1969-10-26)
Ben offers moral support to Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Matthew Rush (Dean Stockwell).
341 8 "The Stalker" Robert L. Friend D. C. Fontana November 2, 1969 (1969-11-02)
After Candy shoots and kills armed robber James Campbell in self defense, he learns that he left behind his widow, Lisa, and young son.
342 9 "Meena" Herschel Daugherty Jack B. Sowards November 16, 1969 (1969-11-16)
Joe and Candy compete for the attention of pretty Miss Meena Calhoun (Ann Prentiss).
342 10 "A Darker Shadow" Don Richardson John Hawkins, Jonathon Knopf November 23, 1969 (1969-11-23)
Joe's friend Wade Turner (Gregory Walcott), a storekeeper who is engaged and has been offered a promotion at work, tries to deal with a devastating brain tumor that leaves him with a paralyzing sensitivity to bright light and will soon render him blind.
343 11 "Dead Wrong" Michael Landon Michael Landon December 7, 1969 (1969-12-07)
Hoss and Candy stop at the Sunville saloon where they meet Salty Hubbard (Arthur Hunnicutt).
345 12 "Old Friends" Leon Benson Barney Slater December 14, 1969 (1969-12-14)
Two men whom Ben once worked with during a gold claim arrive in Virginia City ... on opposite sides of the law.
346 13 "Abner Willoughby's Return" Herschel Daugherty Jack B. Sowards December 21, 1969 (1969-12-21)
While returning home from a horse-buying trip, Joe is met by old seafaring friend Abner Willoughby (John Astin), who has returned to Nevada to find a stash of gold he hid 17 years earlier in Glory Hole.
347 14 "It's a Small World" Michael Landon Michael Landon January 1, 1970 (1970-01-01)
Circus midget and new widower George Marshall (Michael Dunn) struggles to deal with the prejudice of Mr. Flynt, the town's banker, when he refuses to hire him despite Ben's recommendation.
348 15 "Danger Road" William F. Claxton Milton S. Gelman January 11, 1970 (1970-01-11)
Ben needs to transport three large timber beams but the local freight company won't do it. When a new independent freight hauler is approached for the job, Ben recognizes "Gunny" Riley (Robert Lansing), a former soldier in the Mexican war, but on the opposite side.
349 16 "The Big Jackpot" Herschel Daugherty John Hawkins January 18, 1970 (1970-01-18)
Candy quits his job at the Ponderosa after inheriting a fortune from an old Indian friend. He takes a job as vice president of a land promotion firm, unaware that the president is defrauding customers.
350 17 "The Trouble with Amy" Leon Benson Jack Miller, John Hawkins January 25, 1970 (1970-01-25)
Ben comes to the aid of Amy Wilder (Jo Van Fleet), an eccentric old woman and animal hoarder, when a scheming neighbor wants her declared incompetent so he can purchase her home and property.
351 18 "The Lady and the Mark" Leon Benson Preston Wood February 1, 1970 (1970-02-01)
Former Ponderosa ranch hand Chris Keller (Christopher Connelly) seeks refuge at his old workplace after con artists stalk him for his $67,000 fortune. Ralph Waite guest stars.
352 19 "Is There Any Man Here" Don Richardson B. W. Sandefur February 8, 1970 (1970-02-08)
The daughter of Ben's friend Harry Carlisle, Jennifer (Mariette Hartley), develops a huge crush for the Cartwright patriarch. Ben notes that Jennifer is the same age as oldest son Adam, but that doesn't matter. It soon does matter when Jennifer's ex-fiancé, a wealthy banker from San Francisco, shows up demanding to take her back ... or else it will be the end of the Ponderosa.
353 20 "The Law and Billy Burgess" William F. Claxton Stanley Roberts February 15, 1970 (1970-02-15)
A new school is opened in Virginia City, and one of the students is an angry teen-aged boy named Billy Burgess (David Cassidy). After a difficult day at school, Billy angrily wishes that his teacher would die. Sure enough, the teacher is found murdered and Billy is fingered as the suspect.
354 21 "Long Way to Ogden" Lewis Allen Joel Murcott February 22, 1970 (1970-02-22)
A ruthless meat packer named Emit Whitney schemes to monopolize the local cattle industry by buying the rail line that is used to transport the cattle to market.
355 22 "Return Engagement" Don Richardson Stanley Roberts March 1, 1970 (1970-03-01)

Eleven years after her last stop in Virginia City caused trouble for a young Joe Cartwright, actress Lotta Crabtree (Sally Kellerman) returns for another engagement in the Nevada town. This time, it's Hoss who finds himself in the thick of a murder case.

Note: A new actress plays Miss Crabtree. The events of the show's pilot episode, "A Rose For Lotta", are disregarded.
356 23 "The Gold Mine" Leon Benson Preston Wood, Robert Bruckner March 8, 1970 (1970-03-08)
Joe helps a young Mexican boy who has suffered from years of abuse by two sadistic slave owners who now want the lad's gold claim and will do anything to get it.
357 24 "Decision at Los Robles" Michael Landon Michael Landon March 22, 1970 (1970-03-22)
While in Los Robles, Mexico, Ben is critically wounded by the town's cruel boss, John Walker. Ben manages to shoot and kill Walker, but now his son - the spitting image of his father - is hellbent on revenge.
358 25 "Caution, Easter Bunny Crossing" Bruce Bilson Larry Markes March 29, 1970 (1970-03-29)
In the series' only Easter-themed episode, a Quaker woman convinces Hoss to pose as the Easter bunny for the orphanage. While wearing a rabbit costume, Hoss must try to foil the efforts of a bumbling gang that is plotting to loot the Wells Fargo coach.
359 26 "The Horse Traders" Herschel Daugherty Jack B. Sowards April 5, 1970 (1970-04-05)
Meena Calhoun has gotten engaged to bumbling outlaw Virgil Potts, who is now trying to make an honest living in the livery business. Virgil soon finds himself in a heated rivalry with Joe, Hoss, and new friend Dusty, who have opened up a stable of their own.
360 27 "What are Pardners For?" William F. Claxton Jack B. Sowards April 12, 1970 (1970-04-12)
A pair of Easterners have read tall tales about the Wild West and come to Virginia City to live out their dream - be bank robbers in the tradition of their heroes. Hoss somehow becomes involved with their adventures.
361 28 "A Matter of Circumstance" William F. Claxton B. W. Sandefur April 19, 1970 (1970-04-19)
Alone at the Ponderosa while everyone else is away on a cattle drive, Joe suffers a compound fracture in his left arm when kicked by a horse spooked by a severe thunderstorm. Joe fights to stay conscious and treat his wounds.

Season 12 (1970–71)

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362 1 "The Night Virginia City Died" William Wiard John Hawkins September 13, 1970 (1970-09-13)
A series of destructive fires has Virginia City residents on edge and anxious to catch the arsonist.
363 2 "A Matter of Faith" William Wiard Jack B. Sowards, John Hawkins September 20, 1970 (1970-09-20)

An orphaned rainmaker named Jamie Hunter comes to Virginia City, hoping to help relieve the drought-stricken area. When Jamie's efforts aren't immediately successful, Ben helps the lad fend off the frustrated ranchers.

Note: First episode of Jamie Hunter and Dusty Rhodes (as a regular)
364 3 "The Weary Willies" Leo Penn Robert Pirosh September 27, 1970 (1970-09-27)
The Cartwrights lend their support to The Weary Willies, a group of Civil War veterans who are struggling to re-enter society. Richard Thomas guest stars.
365 4 "The Wagon" James Neilson Ken Pettus October 4, 1970 (1970-10-04)
Hoss is falsely accused of murder by a corrupt sheriff named Price Buchanan (Denver Pyle). While en route to prison, Hoss manages to escape the prison wagon with a woman named Madge Tucker (Salome Jens).
366 5 "The Power of Life and Death" Leo Penn Joel Murcott October 11, 1970 (1970-10-11)
The Cartwrights are part of a posse that is after Davis, who shot and killed an Army colonel, when they are attacked by a rogue Indian tribe.
367 6 "Gideon, the Good" Herschel Daugherty Ken Pettus October 18, 1970 (1970-10-18)
Gideon Yates (Richard Kiley), a corrupt lawman whose wife (Terry Moore) had shot her soon-to-be ex-husband, tries to silence the murder's only witness - Little Joe Cartwright.
368 7 "The Trouble with Trouble" Herschel Daugherty Jack B. Sowards October 25, 1970 (1970-10-25)
Hoss unwittingly volunteers to be named sheriff of an aptly named town named Trouble.
369 8 "Thornton's Account" William F. Claxton Preston Wood November 1, 1970 (1970-11-01)
After Ben is seriously injured in a horse-riding accident far from home, Joe seeks help from valley settlers who are terrified of a corrupt rancher and his foremen.
370 9 "The Love Child" Michael Landon Michael Landon November 8, 1970 (1970-11-08)
Old-school Zach Randolph (Will Geer) refuses to make amends with his gravely ill daughter, Etta (Carol Locatell), because her son had been born out of wedlock. Ben risks his family's friendship with the Randolphs to set the stubborn old man straight.
371 10 "El Jefe" William F. Claxton Ken Pettus November 15, 1970 (1970-11-15)
The Cartwrights come to the aid of Mexican farmers in the Prince River vicinity, after they were run off the land by a corrupt tycoon wanting to strip mine the area.
372 11 "The Luck of Pepper Shannon" Nicholas Webster John Hawkins November 22, 1970 (1970-11-22)
A reformed outlaw named Pepper Shannon comes to the Ponderosa seeking a job. Ben agrees to hire him, but has to keep both Pepper and an impressionable Jamie away from each other.
373 12 "The Impostors" Lewis Allen Robert Vincent Wright December 13, 1970 (1970-12-13)
Joe and Hoss pose as stagecoach robbers in an effort to track down their stolen money. However, their plans are forced to change after the wife of one of the robbers shows up.
374 13 "Honest John" Lewis Allen Arthur Heinemann December 20, 1970 (1970-12-20)
Honest John, a drifter, is looking for a nest and hopes to settle on the Ponderosa through his rapport with the newly adopted Jamie. But John's breakthrough with the boy must be weighed against the seamier side of his character.
375 14 "For a Young Lady" Don Richardson B. W. Sandefur December 27, 1970 (1970-12-27)
Jamie's new friend Carrie Sturgis, herself an orphan, is the subject of a heated custody battle between her scheming aunt and uncle. Joe takes it upon himself to see that the girl is protected.
376 15 "A Single Pilgrim" William Wiard Arthur Weingarten, Suzanne Clauser January 3, 1971 (1971-01-03)
Hoss is seriously wounded while accompanying the Brennan clan, Virginia natives who are settling out West, across Nevada Territory.
377 16 "The Gold-Plated Rifle" Joseph Pevney Preston Wood January 10, 1971 (1971-01-10)
In this adaptation of the Prodigal Son, Jamie - who is struggling to adjust to life on the Ponderosa and at his new school - damages Ben's valuable rifle. Refusing to take responsibility, he runs away.
378 17 "Top Hand" William F. Claxton Arthur Heinemann, John Hawkins January 17, 1971 (1971-01-17)
During a cattle drive, Ben finds himself involved in a power struggle between the trail boss the Cartwrights appointed (Ben Johnson) and a fellow rancher's foreman (Roger Davis), who schemes to take over the job.
379 18 "A Deck of Aces" Lewis Allen Stanley Roberts January 31, 1971 (1971-01-31)
Ben's dead-on lookalike, the scheming Bradley Meredith, causes serious problems when he poses as the Cartwright patriarch and sells area ranchers' land to the railroad.
380 19 "The Desperado" Philip Leacock George Lovell Hayes February 7, 1971 (1971-02-07)
It's a case of reverse racism, as a white-hating black outlaw couple (Louis Gossett Jr., Marlene Clark) kidnap Hoss and scheme to kill him.
381 20 "The Reluctant American" Philip Leacock Stanley Roberts February 14, 1971 (1971-02-14)
Leslie and Gillian Harwood (Jill Haworth, Daniel Massey) come to Nevada from England to take over the operation of a failing ranch near the Ponderosa.
382 21 "Shadow of a Hero" Leo Penn John Hawkins, Mel Goldberg February 21, 1971 (1971-02-21)
Gen. Ira Cloninger (Dean Jagger), an old friend of the Cartwrights, is toasted at a ceremony as a hero and asked to run for governor.
383 22 "The Silent Killer" Leo Penn John Hawkins February 28, 1971 (1971-02-28)
When an influenza outbreak strikes the Ponderosa, the treatment methods and philosophy of two women from different generations clash.
384 23 "Terror at 2:00" Michael Landon Michael Landon March 7, 1971 (1971-03-07)
A white supremacist named Mr. Ganns plans to disrupt a peace-treaty signing between the people of Virginia City and the Paiutes by massacring the entire town, then pin the blame on the Indian tribe.
385 24 "The Stillness Within" Michael Landon Suzanne Clauser March 14, 1971 (1971-03-14)
Joe is blinded by an explosion and wallows in self-pity as he struggles to come to grips with his condition. Ben hires a teacher (Jo Van Fleet) from the Institute for the Blind to help Joe deal with his predicament.
386 25 "A Time to Die" Philip Leacock Don Ingalls March 21, 1971 (1971-03-21)
Ben's friend, April Christopher (Vera Miles), is bitten by a rabid wolf during her visit. With no treatment available, the Cartwrights and April's family struggle to watch her condition deteriorate.
387 26 "Winter Kill" William Wiard Story by : Jack Rummler
Teleplay by : John Hawkins and Robert Pirosh
March 28, 1971 (1971-03-28)
During a harsh winter that kills off the stock of many ranchers, Ben offers to test a new breed's endurance by herding a cow from the stock on Sawtooth Mountain.
388 27 "Kingdom of Fear" Joseph Pevney Michael Landon April 4, 1971 (1971-04-04)

A delusional mining tycoon has the Cartwrights and Candy arrested on false trespassing charges and sentences them to slave labor at a gold mine. Richard Mulligan guest stars.

Note: The three year delay in the broadcast of this episode meant that David Canary was billed as a "Special Guest Star" because at the time the episode aired he was not a regular on the series.

Note: Filmed in 1968, this episode was originally scheduled to air during the 1968-1969 season. The show was pulled due to its violent content.
389 28 "An Earthquake Called Callahan" Herschel Daugherty Preston Wood April 11, 1971 (1971-04-11)
A traveling professional wrestler named Tom Callahan (Victor French) is the only person who can prove Dusty Rhodes's innocence when the Ponderosa foreman is falsely jailed. Sandy Duncan guest star.

Season 13 (1971–72)

Bonanza, season 13 episodes
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
390 1 "The Grand Swing" William F. Claxton John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins September 19, 1971 (1971-09-19)
Against Ben's orders, Jamie drives a supply wagon on a route he's not supposed to; he loses control and wrecks the wagon. Jamie escapes uninjured but one of the horses is so badly hurt it has to be shot.
391 2 "Fallen Woman" Lewis Allen Ward Hawkins September 26, 1971 (1971-09-26)
Jill Conway (Susan Tyrrell) is an alcoholic mother whose husband was sent to prison (for robbery) on Hoss's testimony. In a pent-up rage, Jill demands that Hoss look after her son.
392 3 "Bushwhacked" William Wiard Preston Wood October 3, 1971 (1971-10-03)
Two ranchers find a seriously wounded Little Joe in the Nevada desert. As he struggles for life, Joe mumbles incoherently about his surrealistic nightmares about a teepee and a wagon wheel.
393 4 "Rock-a-Bye, Hoss" Herschel Daugherty Preston Wood, Robert Vincent Wright October 10, 1971 (1971-10-10)
A "beautiful baby" contest that Hoss is judging quickly turns into a circus, thanks to the fortune-hunting parents who are determined to win at all costs.
394 5 "The Prisoners" William F. Claxton Arthur Heinemann October 17, 1971 (1971-10-17)
Little Joe helps an old-time sheriff escort cunning outlaw Hank Simmons to jail. The crafty Simmons kills the sheriff and injures Joe, but Joe turns out to always be one step ahead of Simmons.
395 6 "Cassie" Herschel Daugherty True Boardman October 24, 1971 (1971-10-24)
The Cartwrights assist Jamie's friend, Cassie O'Casey (Lisa Gerritsen), and Cassie's mother (Diane Baker) in dealing with their father and husband, Kevin, who is running a race horse scam.
396 7 "Don't Cry, My Son" Michael Landon Michael Landon October 31, 1971 (1971-10-31)
Virginia City's new doctor, Mark Sloan (Richard Mulligan), is dealt a double-blow when his wife leaves him, blaming him for their baby being stillborn. In the heat of the moment, Sloan kidnaps the baby of another woman.
397 8 "Face Of Fear" Chris Christenberry Ken Pettus November 14, 1971 (1971-11-14)
Jamie's girlfriend, Neta Thatcher, witnesses a drifter named Griff Bannon (Bradford Dillman) rob and kill a man at a roadside camp.
398 9 "Blind Hunch" Lewis Allen John Hawkins, Robert Pirosh November 21, 1971 (1971-11-21)
Civil War veteran Will Hewitt (Rip Torn) returns to Virginia City, blinded and determined to solve the mystery behind the death of his brother.
399 10 "The Iron Butterfly" Leo Penn Harold Swanton November 28, 1971 (1971-11-28)
Vengeful Sen. Carson (Peter Whitney) pins the blame on Hoss when his son is killed by his ex-girlfriend. The Cartwrights do all they can to stop Carson from destroying the Ponderosa.
400 11 "The Rattlesnake Brigade" William Wiard Gordon T Dawson December 5, 1971 (1971-12-05)
Jamie and three of his schoolmates - Lester, Judith and Roberto - are kidnapped after church by the nefarious Doyle gang, who escaped from a wagon carrying them to prison.
401 12 "Easy Come, Easy Go" Joseph Pevney Jack B. Sowards December 12, 1971 (1971-12-12)
In the third and final episode featuring the Calhouns, Luke is bankrupted after a stock investment gone bad, so he and his daughter Meena move to the Ponderosa until he can get back on his feet.
402 13 "A Home for Jamie" Leo Penn Jean Holloway December 19, 1971 (1971-12-19)
Ben begins the process to adopt Jamie as his son, but the process is complicated when Jamie's maternal grandfather, Ferris Callahan (Will Geer), comes forward wanting custody.
403 14 "Warbonnet" Arthur H. Nadel Arthur Heinemann December 26, 1971 (1971-12-26)
Joe is caught in the middle of a bitter dispute between an aging Native American chief and the man who stole the Indian's warbonnet years ago as a saloon decoration.
404 15 "The Lonely Man" William F. Claxton John Hawkins January 2, 1972 (1972-01-02)
In a rare episode with Hop Sing in the spotlight, the Cartwright's servant is panning for gold during a vacation when he falls in love with a white woman. The relationship blossoms into an engagement, but the marriage never takes place.
405 16 "Second Sight" Lewis Allen Arthur Weingarten, Suzanne Clauser January 9, 1972 (1972-01-09)
Hoss turns to a clairvoyant named Judith Coleman (Joan Hackett) to help in a search for Jamie, who has gotten lost in the high country. However, Judith is reluctant to help out, fearing that her psychic abilities will ruin her engagement to a minister.
406 17 "The Saddle Stiff" William F. Claxton Samuel A. Peeples, John Hawkins January 16, 1972 (1972-01-16)
Cactus Murphy (Buddy Ebsen), an embittered ranch hand whom Ben fired, suggests that the Cartwright patriarch is getting a little old to "put in a real week's work." Ben's response: Take a job under the assumed name Ben Brown and show Murphy that he is still more than capable of sweating out the job of a rancher.
407 18 "Frenzy" Lewis Allen Preston Wood, Karl Tunberg January 30, 1972 (1972-01-30)
Ben's friendship with the Kosovos, a young immigrant family from Serbia, puts him in danger when family patriarch Nick suffers a psychotic snap, goes on a rampage and barricades them in their home.
408 19 "Customs of the Country" Joseph Pevney Joseph Bonaduce February 6, 1972 (1972-02-06)
In a satirical look at unusual, silly laws and customs, Joe and Hoss try to explain to their skeptical father why their delivery run to Agua Santos, Mexico took so long. An unimpressed Ben listens as his sons explain their story.
409 20 "Shanklin" Leo Penn William Kelley February 13, 1972 (1972-02-13)
A band of rogue ex-Confederate soldiers comes to the Ponderosa to demand a $25,000 ransom. Hoss tries to disrupt the robbery and is critically wounded by the group's leader, Shanklin (Charles Cioffi).
410 21 "Search in Limbo" Leo Penn Don Ingalls February 20, 1972 (1972-02-20)
The Cartwrights attempt to reconstruct a 24-hour period of Ben's life after he fears he may have been the unknown gunman who shot down Sid Langley (Lawrence Montaigne), a corrupt real estate broker who has become hated in Virginia City.
411 22 "He Was Only Seven" Michael Landon Michael Landon March 5, 1972 (1972-03-05)
Jamie's 7-year-old friend, Jonah Morgan, is badly wounded when he and Jamie walk into the Virginia City Bank during a robbery by the evil Springer gang. Roscoe Lee Browne guest stars.
412 23 "The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother" Michael Landon Michael Landon March 12, 1972 (1972-03-12)
It's a case of comic mistaken identity when Hoss - on a delivery run for the Ponderosa - is mistaken as a member of the bumbling Younger Brothers gang.
413 24 "A Place to Hide" Herschel Daugherty William D. Gordon, Ward Hawkins March 19, 1972 (1972-03-19)
A friend of Ben's (Suzanne Pleshette) asks to stay with her daughter (Jodie Foster) at the Ponderosa for a time. Soon Ben discovers the woman is trying to plan a rendezvous with her husband who is a fugitive confederate soldier.
414 25 "A Visit to Upright" William Wiard Joseph Bonaduce March 26, 1972 (1972-03-26)
Ben's ability to close a lucrative cattle purchase with a picky livestock heiress (Loretta Swit) hinges on Hoss and Joe's ability to sell a dilapidated saloon they were duped into buying.
415 26 "One Ace Too Many" Lewis Allen Stanley Roberts April 2, 1972 (1972-04-02)

In his second attempt to cash in on Ben's good name, crooked lookalike Bradley Meredith learns that the Cartwrights are in Carson City and, posing as Ben, pretends that he is seriously ill and begins to liquidate the Ponderosa's assets.

Note: Dan Blocker (Hoss Cartwright)'s final television role. He passed away a month after this episode aired from complications following surgery. Note: Ray Teal's last appearance as Sheriff Roy Coffee.

Season 14 (1972–73)

Bonanza, season 14 episodes
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
416 1 "Forever: Episode 1" Michael Landon Michael Landon September 12, 1972 (1972-09-12)
Little Joe falls in love with Alice Harper (played by a young Bonnie Bedelia) who he meets while rescuing her gambler brother John (Andy Robinson) from a poker game gone bad.
417 2 "Forever: Episode 2" Michael Landon Michael Landon September 19, 1972 (1972-09-19)
See Episode 1
418 3 "Heritage of Anger" Nicholas Webster Don Ingalls September 26, 1972 (1972-09-26)
Ben helps ex-convict John Dundee (Robert Lansing) re-adjust to society. However, Dundee's boorish attitude complicates matters.
419 4 "The Initiation" Alf Kjellin Douglas Day Stewart October 3, 1972 (1972-10-03)
Jamie joins an elite club. However, when a classmate dies from cardiac arrhythmia during the initiation, the club's president Ted Hoag (Ron Howard) is blamed.
420 5 "Riot!" Lewis Allen Robert Pirosh October 10, 1972 (1972-10-10)

Ben becomes horrified while inspecting living conditions at the Nevada State Prison. So are the frustrated inmates, who take Ben hostage and make a series of demands to improve conditions.

Note: first episode of Griff King.
421 6 "New Man" Leo Penn Jack B. Sowards October 17, 1972 (1972-10-17)
In this sequel episode to "Riot," Ben helps parolee Griff King adjust to life outside of prison, giving him a job as a ranch hand.
422 7 "Ambush at Rio Lobo" Nicholas Colasanto Joel Murcott October 24, 1972 (1972-10-24)
Ben and a pregnant woman (Sian Barbara Allen) are held hostage by a gang of robbers, who are plotting a stagecoach robbery and are determined to prevent interference by anyone with the name Cartwright.
423 8 "The 26th Grave" Nicholas Colasanto Stanley Roberts October 31, 1972 (1972-10-31)
Samuel Clemens (Ken Howard) makes his return to Virginia City, this time offering tall tales over an unsolved murder that was tied to a claim jumping.
424 9 "Stallion" E. W. Swackhamer Jack B. Sowards November 14, 1972 (1972-11-14)
Joe is given a beautiful, black stallion for his birthday present, but winds up sacrificing it when he rides to the rescue of a young boy who was accidentally shot by his outlaw father.
425 10 "The Hidden Enemy" Alf Kjellin Stanley Roberts November 28, 1972 (1972-11-28)
Dr. Will Agar (Mike Farrell) is Virginia City's new town doctor. He can bring many new procedures to Nevada Territory. However, Dr. Agar is addicted to morphine, which results in trouble ... and in the end, tragedy.
426 11 "The Sound of Sadness" Michael Landon Michael Landon December 5, 1972 (1972-12-05)
Griff's friend, widowed farmer Jonathan May (Jack Albertson), wants to adopt two young orphans, one of whom is unable to talk. When Jonathan is told he cannot adopt the boys, Griff decides to set the adoption agency folks straight on what a loving father is.
427 12 "The Bucket Dog" William F. Claxton John Hawkins December 19, 1972 (1972-12-19)
Jamie buys an Irish setter named April. However, April was a runt and - according to its rightful owner - should be put to sleep because it is a disgrace to the breed. When April competes in a field trial, the dog's owner soon learns that it's not the size of the dog that matters, but the size of the fight in the dog.
428 13 "First Love" Leo Penn Richard Collins December 26, 1972 (1972-12-26)
Jamie becomes friends with Kelly Edwards (Pamela Franklin), who is abused by her husband, Dan. The catch: the husband happens to be the new teacher at the Virginia City School.
429 14 "The Witness" Lewis Allen Story by : Arthur Heinemann
Teleplay by : Joel Murcott and Arthur Heinemann
January 2, 1973 (1973-01-02)
A man posing as Candy robs one of Ben's elderly business associates; during the robbery, the woman suffers a fatal heart attack. Candy is quickly arrested and brought to trial.
430 15 "The Marriage of Theodora Duffy" William F. Claxton Ward Hawkins January 9, 1973 (1973-01-09)

Unknown to the Cartwrights, Griff is asked to be a government witness in helping to bring a gang of war criminals to justice and Griff is asked to pose as the husband of beautiful Theodora Duffy (Karen Carlson), whom the Cartwrights think Griff had abandoned years ago.

Note: This episode features the final appearances of Candy Canaday and Griff King and Victor Sen Yung as Hop Sing.

Note: Last episode filmed, but broadcast second to last based on edict from NBC that a season finale episode could not be focused on character(s) that weren't Cartwrights.
431 16 "The Hunter" Michael Landon Michael Landon January 16, 1973 (1973-01-16)
During a delivery run, Joe meets Cpl. Bill Tanner (Tom Skerritt), who turns out to be a war-deranged madman who enjoys stalking down his helpless victims before killing them. After stealing Joe's wagon and his supplies, the psychotic Tanner explains that Joe just became his latest "prey."

TV movies

Bonanza television movies
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
Bonanza: The Next Generation William F. Claxton Paul Savage March 3, 1988 (1988-03-03)
This is the continuing saga of the Cartwrights, only none of the original Cartwrights are here anymore but their sons appear. Ben and Hoss have passed on, Little Joe is MIA; he joined up with Teddy Roosevelt and is currently missing and Adam has emigrated to Australia. Ben's brother, Aaron is now in charge of the Ponderosa, and Little Joe's wife, Annie also lives there. His son, Benjamin has come back from the East. Charlie Poke is a man who owes his life to Ben Cartwright. He is now the ranch foreman and is not exactly on good terms with Aaron. Aaron has allowed a mining company access to the Ponderosa, but the man in charge has other ideas. Hoss' son, Josh, whom no one has seen before, has come to the Ponderosa to kill Hoss because he thinks Hoss deserted him and his mother - not knowing that Hoss died before he could go back to bring Josh's mother to the Ponderosa.
Bonanza: The Return Jerry Jameson Michael Landon Jr. November 28, 1993 (1993-11-28)
A man with a grudge against the late Little Joe seeks revenge on the Cartwrights and attempts to take over the Ponderosa, A.C. thinks about writing a letter to his father.
Bonanza: Under Attack Mark Tinker Denne Bart Petitclerc January 15, 1995 (1995-01-15)
A reimagining of the next generation of Cartwrights, three cousins Benji, A.C., and Josh join together to fight off forces to save the Ponderosa. Under the guidance of old friend Bronc Evans, they learn the meaning of family.

TV movies and prequel series

In 1988, NBC revived Bonanza with the television film Bonanza: The Next Generation. Lorne Greene, who was to have reprised his role as Ben Cartwright, died before production began, and was replaced by John Ireland as Ben's brother, Aaron Cartwright. Michael Landon Jr. played the role of Little Joe's son, Benjamin Cartwright.[10] Landon Jr. again played Benjamin Cartwright in a second television film Bonanza: The Return. Dirk Blocker, the son of Dan Blocker, played a supporting role in this film which, in its original broadcast on November 28, 1993, was preceded by Back to Bonanza, a one-hour special devoted to the original series.[11] A third TV movie, Bonanza: Under Attack, aired January 15, 1995. Landon Jr. also starred in this film.[12]

In 2001–2002, a "prequel" series, Ponderosa, aired on the PAX-TV network. Set 10 years prior to the first season, it starred Daniel Hugh Kelly as Ben Cartwright, Matt Carmody as Adam, Drew Powell as Hoss, and Jared Daperis as Little Joe.[13]

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ Shapiro 1997, pp. 5, 65–157.
  2. ^ Shapiro 1997, pp. 65, 157.
  3. ^ a b c "Ratings". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  4. ^ Poppy, John (December 1, 1964). "The Worldwide Lure of "Bonanza"". Look magazine. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c "Bonanza World Home". Bonanza World. Bonanza Ventures, Inc., and NBC, Inc. 2002–2010. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  6. ^ a b c Erickson, Hal (2010). "Bonanza". AllMovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  7. ^ http://www.thetvratingsguide.com/2020/02/1972-73-ratings-history.html
  8. ^ http://www.thetvratingsguide.com/2020/02/1972-73-ratings-history.html
  9. ^ Adams, Val. "2 Shows on Negroes", The New York Times, January 18, 1964, p.47
  10. ^ Erickson, Hal (2010). "Bonanza: The Next Generation". AllMovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  11. ^ Erickson, Hal (2010). "Bonanza: The Return". AllMovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  12. ^ Erickson, Hal (2010). "Bonanza: Under Attack". AllMovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  13. ^ "Ponderosa". film.com. RealNetworks. 2006–2008. Retrieved September 30, 2010.

Bibliography

Shapiro, Melany (1997). Bonanza: The Definitive Ponderosa Companion. Cyclone Books. ISBN 978-1-890723-18-7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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