Bonanza (1959–1973)
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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. While Ben suffers from ... See full summary »

Director:

William F. Claxton

Writers:

David Dortort (created by), Preston Wood
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Gregory Walcott ... Ed Thornton
Carl Reindel Carl Reindel ... Frank Wells
Heather Menzies-Urich ... Martha Thornton (as Heather Menzies)
Chick Chandler ... Doctor Lucas Myles
Harlan Warde ... Tom Boyle
Darrell Larson ... Brian Boyle
Ken Mayer ... Sheriff
Scott Walker ... Blue - Wells Gangmember
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Harvey - Wells Gangmember
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Storyline

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. While Ben suffers from recurring nightmares of Joe being unable to help, Joe tries to persuade Thornton to do the right thing. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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fever dream | bullies | coward | See All (3) »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1970 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Who will help
17 September 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

While Ben and Joe Cartwright are traveling through some unfamiliar country, Lorne Greene is thrown from his horse and seriously injures his back, possibly it's fractured. Michael Landon tries to get help from various sources and all he runs into is fear from a group of homesteaders and a bully of a ranch foreman who is hired to do just that to the homesteaders.

A couple of outstanding guest performances are in this Bonanza story. Carl Reindel plays the bully and he's taken it in his head that Michael Landon can be bullied. You can imagine that was a foolish mistake. Also Chick Chandler does a fine job as the local doctor who provides the needed medical assistance for Ben Cartwright when he finally gets to him. He's a crusty old cuss.

This one about a desperate Michael Landon fearing for a possibly fatally injured Lorne Greene is a good one.


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