Bonanza

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BonanzaBen Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, "Bonanza" is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S8, EP32 "Clarissa"Ben's visiting cousin (Nina Foch) uses the Cartwrights' sympathy to gain control of the household.
S5, EP16 "My Son, My Son"Ben is torn between his feelings for a widow and his suspicions about her son, acquitted of one murder and now suspected of another.
S5, EP17 "Alias Joe Cartwright"The Army arrests Little Joe after a deserter and murder suspect, whom Joe resembles, forces him to exchange clothes; guest Keenan Wynn.
S5, EP18 "Gentleman From New Orleans"A wily Frenchman (John Dehner) claiming to be the pirate Jean Lafitte involves the Cartwrights in a double murder and a robbery.
S5, EP19 "The Cheating Game"Adam is suspicious when he sees an old friend of Laura's deceased husband talking to a con man after offering Laura needed money.
S5, EP20 "Bullet for a Bride"Little Joe is convinced he loves a girl he blinded in a hunting accident who is now recuperating on the Ponderosa; guest Denver Pyle.
S8, EP33 "Maestro Hoss"A Gypsy fortuneteller (Zsa Zsa Gabor) convinces Hoss he is a musical genius.
S5, EP13 "The Prime of Life"Depressed Ben withdraws, feeling responsible for a death that occurred as a result of his successful bidding for a lumber contract.
"Bonanza"Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, "Bonanza" is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S5, EP14 "The Lila Conrad Story"A judge (Andrew Duggan) falls for an accused murderess and runaway dance hall girl being protected from vengeful gunmen by Little Joe.
S5, EP15 "The Ponderosa Matador"The competition for the affections of a visiting senorita leads Hoss, Little Joe and Adam to be drawn into bullfighting.
S2, EP17 "The Spitfire"A Kentucky mountain clan swears revenge on Little Joe after he shoots a family member for arson.
S2, EP16 "The Courtship"Adam tells betrothed Hoss his intended is a compulsive gambler who caused her husband's death.
S2, EP15 "The Blood Line"An Easterner swears revenge for the death of his father, a drunk that a Cartwright killed in self-defense.
S2, EP14 "The Ape"Adam and Little Joe try to warn Hoss when he befriends a violent man (Cal Bolder).
S2, EP13 "Silent Thunder"Little Joe runs into romantic complications when he tries to teach a deaf girl (Stella Stevens) sign language; guest Albert Salmi.
S2, EP12 "The Savage"Attacked by Shoshones while crossing a burial ground, Adam discovers that the "Indian" woman tending him is white.
S2, EP11 "The Trail Gang"An outlaw joins the Cartwrights' cattle drive, knowing it will take him to the town where his father is sheriff.
S2, EP10 "The Last Viking"Ben gives farmland on the Ponderosa to an outcast Indian (Ricardo Montalban) who saved his life; guest Madlyn Rhue.
S2, EP9 "Breed of Violence"A sheriff's daughter runs off with her boyfriend (John Ericson), unaware he is a murderous bank robber.
S2, EP8 "The Abduction"Hoss and Little Joe spend a most unforgettable night at the carnival when Little Joe's date disappears.
S2, EP7 "Day of Reckoning"Hoss' bandit uncle (Neville Brand) decides to bypass the Ponderosa, but his gang disagrees.
S2, EP6 "Denver McKee"The Cartwrights' neighbor (Franchot Tone), a former soldier and lawman, seeks security for his daughter.
S2, EP5 "The Hopefuls"Outlaws plot to steal a trunk containing the savings of a religious group heading for a new life in the West.
S2, EP4 "The Mill"A hired hand (Claude Akins) victimizes the Cartwrights' disabled neighbor (Harry Townes).
S2, EP3 "Badge Without Honor"A Deputy U.S. Marshal arrives to escort a man to California to testify against a gang; guest Dan Duryea.
S2, EP2 "The Mission"Hoss befriends a former Army scout (Henry Hull) who drinks to forget the massacre of his troop.
S2, EP1 "Showdown"A young bank robber gets a job on the Ponderosa to prevent the sheriff from finding the other members of his gang.
S1, EP32 "Death at Dawn"The deputized Cartwrights sentence a murderer to hang at dawn.
S1, EP31 "Dark Star"Little Joe falls for a Gypsy who believes she is a witch and, therefore, an outcast.
S1, EP30 "Feet of Clay"The Cartwrights befriend a boy whose father has been sent to jail and whose mother has recently died.
S1, EP29 "Bitter Water"When a neighbor agrees to sell his property, the Cartwrights fear the loss of water rights for their cattle.
S1, EP28 "San Francisco"Two traildrivers are shanghaied shortly after the Ponderosa cattle herd arrives in San Francisco.
S1, EP27 "The Last Trophy"Two British socialites find that they still have a lot to learn when they visit their friends, the Cartwrights.
S1, EP26 "The Avenger"A wanderer (Vic Morrow), seeking his parents' lynchers, arrives in Virginia City as Ben and Adam are convicted of murder.
S1, EP25 "Escape to the Ponderosa"Adam is taken hostage by a band of U.S. Army prisoners who have escaped and sought refuge on the Ponderosa.
S1, EP24 "The Stranger"A disabled New Orleans police inspector (Lloyd Nolan) comes to arrest Ben on a 20-year-old murder charge.
S1, EP23 "Desert Justice"A Ponderosa ranch hand faces charges of killing the wife of the U.S. marshal (Claude Akins) who came to arrest him.
S1, EP22 "Blood on the Land"A shepherd ignores the Cartwrights' warning not to drive his flock across the Ponderosa; guest Everett Sloane.
S1, EP21 "Spanish Grant"A former dance hall girl poses as a Spanish heiress to claim a land grant that includes part of the Ponderosa; guest Sebastian Cabot.
S1, EP20 "The Fear Merchants"A potential mayoral candidate attempts to stir up trouble between majority and minority groups in town.
S1, EP19 "The Gunmen"Little Joe and Hoss, mistaken for gunmen, get caught between feuding families.
Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, "Bonanza" is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
Original Air Date: Sep 12, 1959
Genres: ActionTV Series
Rating: TVPG
Playback: HD
2 seasons available on demand (31 episodes)
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