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"Bonanza" (1959) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
Year: 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: A Rose for Lotta

12 September 1959
Lotta Crabtree is hired by mining tycoon Alpheus Troy to lure one of the Cartwrights into town and hold him for ransom in exchange for Ponderosa timber rights.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Yvonne De Carlo ... Lotta Crabtree

George Macready ... Alpheus Troy
Barry Kelley ... Aaron Cooper

Willis Bouchey ... George Garvey
Christopher Dark ... Langford Poole
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Sammee Tong ... Hop Ling

Ned Glass ... Stagecoach Driver
George Barrows ... Henchman (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Henchman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Death on Sun Mountain

19 September 1959
The Cartwrights go up against two San Francisco men who plan to get rich by killing off the antelope herds--which the Indians rely on for their food--and selling the meat to Virginia City's swarms of gold miners.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Barry Sullivan ... Mark Burdette

Karl Swenson ... Carl Harris
Leo Gordon ... Early Thorne
Bek Nelson ... Glory
Harry Bartell ... Chief Winnemucca
Ron Soble ... Tukwa
Jeanne Bates ... Stella Harris
Robin Warga ... Michael Harris
Jay Hector ... Harold Harris
Zon Murray ... Miner
Rex Andrews ... Townsman (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: The Newcomers

26 September 1959
The Cartwrights discover an old enemy killing steers on The Ponderosa. Their camp has a sickly woman who needs to get to the high desert country. When an innocent man is killed, Ben decides to boot them all back to California but he gets resistance from the others in the camp and some local miners who now believe Ben is hiding gold.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Inger Stevens ... Emily Pennington
John Larch ... Blake McCall
Robert Knapp ... John Pennington (as Bob Knapp)
Charles Maxwell ... Krug
George J. Lewis ... Jose Moreno
Byron Foulger ... Justin Flannery
Duane Grey ... Wyoming
Jon Lormer ... Doc Riley (as John Lormer)
Martin Mason ... 1st Miner
Troy Melton ... Merrill
Nick Borgani ... Miner (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: The Paiute War

3 October 1959
In order to escape punishment for mistreating two Paiute women, a trader blames it on Adam Cartwright. The Paiutes seize Adam and make him a hostage as war erupts between the tribe and a local militia.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Jack Warden ... Mike Wilson

Anthony Caruso ... Chief Winnemucca

Michael Forest ... Young Wolf
Walter Coy ... Captain Kelley
Douglas Kennedy ... Bill Stewart
Howard Petrie ... Major Ormsby
Peter Coe ... Major Hungerford
George Keymas ... Ring Nose
Mike Ragan ... Vern Wilson (as Michael Ragan)

I. Stanford Jolley ... Turner
Gregg Martell ... Bruno
Bill Borzage ... Townsman (uncredited)
Clem Fuller ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Bartender / Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: Enter Mark Twain

10 October 1959
The Cartwrights help Virginia City reporter Samuel Langhorne Clemens investigate suspected shady goings-on between a railroad company and a local judge.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Howard Duff ... Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain
Dorothy Green ... Minnie Billington
Patrick McVey ... Bill Raleigh
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Edmon Ryan ... Daniel Lash (as Edmund Ryan)

John Litel ... Judge Jeremy Clarence Billington
Lane Bradford ... Lash's Foreman
Anne Whitfield ... Rosemary Lawson (as Ann Whitfield)
Percy Helton ... Blurry Jones
Robert Carson ... Marshal
Arthur Lovejoy ... Dr. Ephram Lovejoy
Nick Borgani ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 6: The Julia Bulette Story

17 October 1959
Little Joe falls in love with an older woman, the owner of the town's saloon/brothel, much to the chagrin of his family, moralizing town leaders, and a rival for her affection.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Jane Greer ... Julia Bulette
Alexander Scourby ... Jean Millain
Roy Engel ... Dr. Paul Martin
Robert Stevenson ... George Romley (as Robert J. Stevenson)
Kay E. Kuter ... Mr. Finch (as Kay Kuter)
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Robert Williams ... Tom (as Robert B. Williams)
Mary Munday ... Gladys
Kem Dibbs ... Sheriff Brad Olins (as Ken Dibbs)

Rush Williams ... Pete
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Bartender (uncredited)
Billy McCoy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Townsman (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Sowards ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: The Saga of Annie O'Toole

24 October 1959
Feisty Annie O'Toole comes west with her old Da to mine silver and winds up feeding the silver miners, shanghaiing Adam Cartwright to be her partner in her tent-kitchen, "The Square Meal", and her attorney in Miner's Court when an old enemy challenges her right to her claim.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Ida Lupino ... Annie O'Toole

Alan Hale Jr. ... Swede Lundberg
Henry Lascoe ... Gregory Spain
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
John Patrick ... Kevin O'Toole
Richard Reeves ... Clayton
Ollie O'Toole ... Simpson
Walt Davis ... Miner (uncredited)
Tex Holden ... Miner (uncredited)
Brad Morrow ... Bart (uncredited)
Noble "Kid" Chissell ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Miner (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Indian (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Miner (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: The Phillip Diedesheimer Story

31 October 1959
Adam and Hoss put their lives and the Cartwright reputation on the line to help German engineer, Philip Diedesheimer, convince greedy silver mine owners and shareholders to use his innovative honeycomb support system to improve mine shaft safety and save miners' lives.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright (credit only)

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright (credit only)
John Beal ... Philip Diedesheimer

Mala Powers ... Helene Holloway

R.G. Armstrong ... Andrew Holloway
Charles Cooper ... Gil Fenton
Paul Birch ... Tregallis
Robert Osterloh ... Casey
William Forrest ... Mine Owner
Alan Reynolds ... Mine Owner
Howard Negley ... Dcotor

Mae Marsh ... Mary
Blondie Bronzell ... Miner (uncredited)
Forrest Burns ... Miner (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Miner (uncredited)
James Dime ... Miner (uncredited)
John George ... Miner (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Miner (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Miner (uncredited)
William Meader ... Mining Clerk (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jack Perkins ... Brawler (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Miner (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Mine Owner (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Mine Owner (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Miner (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Miner (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: Mr. Henry Comstock

7 November 1959
When threatened by a man fraudulently sold a part of the Ponderosa by a Henry T.P. Comstock, the Cartwrights remember when they first met the silver-tongued claim-jumper and his scheme that laid the foundation of Virginia City.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Jack Carson ... Henry T.P. Comstock
Richard H. Cutting ... Ol' Virginny (as Richard Cutting)
Jack Mather ... Heck Turner
Bruce Gordon ... Chief Winnemucca
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Terence de Marney ... Pat O'Reilly (as Terrence deMarney)
John Dierkes ... Pat McLaughlin
Charles Wagenheim ... Pike
Joanne Sages ... Princess Saratucci (as Joanna Sages)
Abel Fernandez ... Lean Knife
Bill Clark ... Miner (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Miner (uncredited)
John Quijada ... Miner (uncredited)
Peggy Rea ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Miner (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Miner (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 10: The Magnificent Adah

14 November 1959
When an actress named Adah Menken comes into town, Ben considers marrying her, but his sons have other ideas. Meanwhile, trouble arrives when Adah's old lover, washed-up heavyweight boxer John C. Regan, comes along seeking his former glory.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Don Megowan ... John C. Regan

Ruth Roman ... Adah Isaacs Menken

Hal Smith ... Durwood Watkyns
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
William Mims ... One-armed miner (as Bill Mims)
Fay Roope ... Castellan
Nancy Root ... Actress portraying Olinska
Mauritz Hugo ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Sledge (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Cowboy in Blue Shirt (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 11: The Truckee Strip

21 November 1959
Caught in the middle of a longtime family feud over a disputed piece of land, star-crossed lovers Joe Cartwright and Amy Bishop try to convince their stubborn fathers to resolve their differences as tension escalates into violence.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Adrienne Hayes ... Amy Bishop
Carl Benton Reid ... Luther Bishop

James Coburn ... Pete Jessup
Charles Horvath ... Willard Trump
S. John Launer ... Jason Carter
John Frederick ... Man (as John Merrick)
Jim Hayward ... Man
Peter Chong ... Lo Chow
Bob Miles ... Red Holt (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: The Hanging Posse

28 November 1959
Little Joe and Adam join a posse bent on catching the murderers of Vannie Johnson. The longer they take to catch them, the more whipped into a lynching party they become, much to the liking of the grieving widower.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Paiute Scroggs

Adam Williams ... Blackie Marx (as Andy Williams)
Onslow Stevens ... Flint Johnson
Alan Reed Jr. ... Charles 'Blue' Buford
Ron Hagerthy ... Billy Johnson (as Ron Haggerty)
Robert Griffin ... Deputy Jeb Clinton (as Robert E. Griffin)
John Harmon ... Schuster
Ray Hemphill ... Buck Timmons (as Roy Hemphill)
Bob Kline ... Kirk (as Robert Kline)
Dick Rich ... Shoehoffer
George Sawaya ... Posse Member
Evelyn Scott ... Vannie Johnson
Barbara Pepper ... Lil McSween
Augie Gomez ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 13: Vendetta

5 December 1959
When one of the Morgan brothers is shot and killed by Ben during a bank holdup, they vow revenge. The friends he thought he had in town decide to hide away while a wounded Ben lays up waiting for them to ride into town.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Whitney Blake ... Ann Samuels
Simon Scott ... Tom Pryor
Mort Mills ... Carl Morgan
Grant Richards ... Standford
Bartlett Robinson ... Ralph Carter
Bill Quinn ... Doc Travis (as William Quinn)

Harry Carey Jr. ... Zack Morgan
John Milford ... Ned Morgan
Maurice Manson ... Mr. Martin
Steve Rowland ... Billy Morgan
William Pullen ... Sheriff Sam Toller
James Gavin ... Townsman
Baynes Barron ... Skinner
Kay Stewart ... Mrs. Martin
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)
Forrest Burns ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Barfly (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Townsman (uncredited)
William Meader ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 14: The Sisters

12 December 1959
Adam has a duel with someone who insulted a saloon girl he likes. Ben is concerned that his son is getting involved with a girl who's past hasn't been very rosy. When she is shot and killed in his arms, he is arrested for her murder while the real killer he shot at gets away.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Buddy Ebsen ... Sheriff Jesse Sanders

Fay Spain ... Sue Ellen Terry
Jean Willes ... Amelia Terry

Malcolm Atterbury ... Dixie
John Stephenson ... John Henry
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Charles Meredith ... Referee at Duel
Clarke Alexander ... Man at Bar
Bill Clark ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: The Last Hunt

29 December 1959
Hoss and Little Joe soon discover that the Shoshone Indian brave who tries to rob their hunting camp is actually a soon-due, pregnant Shoshone woman who refuses to tell them why she left her tribe and appears to be making her way towards Virginia City.

Season 1, Episode 16: El Toro Grande

2 January 1960
After tangling with bandits on the way to California to buy a prize bull for the Ponderosa, Little Joe fends off a pretty senorita and her jealous fiancé, while Hoss discovers that the bull has been spirited away by a little boy who is convinced that the Cartwrights plan to kill and eat his big bovine friend.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Ricardo Cortez ... Don Xavier Losaro

BarBara Luna ... Cayetena Losaro (as Barbara Luna)
Armand Alzamora ... Eduardo El Montalban
Alan Roberts ... Epifanio Lopez
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ... Valiente Lopez
Penny Santon ... Esmerelda Lopez

Alma Beltran ... Maria Theresa Losaro
Tina Menard ... Floriana
Ralph Moody ... Indian Chief
Rodd Redwing ... Indian Brave (as Rodd Red Wing)
Don Kelly ... Second Bandit
Duane Cress ... Bandit
Augie Gomez ... Man Loading Bull (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 17: The Outcast

9 January 1960
The Cartwrights come to the aid of Leta Malvet when she is ostracized by the community after her father and brother are hanged by a lynch mob for killing two men while trying to rob the stagecoach that they thought carried the Ponderosa's payroll. But Adam is sure that the gang will try again when they find out that the Malvets came up empty-handed and suspects that it's no coincidence when Leta's beau, bad boy Clay Renton, comes back to town.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Jack Lord ... Clay Renton

Susan Oliver ... Leta Malvet

Edward Platt ... Harvey Bufford
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Bufford
Robert P. Lieb ... Spence (as Robert Lieb)
Roy Engel ... Dr. Paul Martin
Joel Ashley ... Boyd
Mark Allen ... Garth
Rex Andrews ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sam Bagley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Borzage ... Townsman (uncredited)
William Meader ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: A House Divided

16 January 1960
Ben tries to uncover the reason gold and silver exporter, Frederick Kyle, has befriended Little Joe before the shadowy businessman's hidden Civil War agenda tears Virginia City, and the Cartwright family, apart.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Cameron Mitchell ... Frederick Kyle
Stacy Harris ... Regis

John Anderson ... Gorman
Marianne Stewart ... Lily Van Cleet Kyle
Howard Wendell ... Hennessy
Dan Riss ... Tom Madigan
Mickey Simpson ... Northern Miner

Jon Locke ... Southern Miner (as John Locke)
Kenneth MacDonald ... Sheriff

Stafford Repp ... Mine Owner (as J. Stafford Repp)
Barry Cahill ... Luke
Rex Andrews ... Barfly (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Mine Owner at Meeting (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 19: The Gunmen

23 January 1960
Hoss and Little Joe are mistaken for bloodthirsty hired killers in a small Texas town dominated by two feuding families.

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright / Big Jack Slade

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright / Little Jim Slade

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright (credit only)

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Henry Hull ... Sheriff B. Banneman Brown
George Mitchell ... Jubal Hadfield
Douglas Spencer ... Alonzo McFadden
King Donovan ... Twirly Boggs
Dennis Holmes ... 'Black' Alonzo McFadden

Ellen Corby ... Lorna Doone Mayberry
Ann Graves ... Amanda McFadden
Jenny Maxwell ... Clara Lou Kinsey
Bill McLean ... Bartender in Kiowa Flats (as Billy McLean)
Jonathan Gilmore ... Anse Hadfield
Jody Fair ... Lisabelle Jones
Dorothy Neumann ... Ouisey McFadden
Dorothy Crehan ... Susan Hadfield
Bill Clark ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jaye Durkus ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Townsman (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ken Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 20: The Fear Merchants

30 January 1960
The Cartwrights come to the aid of a Chinese-American stable hand accused of murder. Opposing them is a manipulative mayoral candidate who wants all "foreigners" to leave Virginia City.

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Gene Evans ... Andy Fulmer
Helen Westcott ... Amanda Ridley
Frank Ferguson ... J.R. Ridley
Christopher Dark ... Jesse Tibbs
Guy Lee ... Jimmy Chang
Ray Stricklyn ... Billy Wheeler
Philip Ahn ... Mr. Lee Chang
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Patricia Michon ... Sally Ridley (as Pat Michon)
Arthur Space ... Cyrus Hammond
Gregg Barton ... Sheriff Halstead
Alexander Campbell ... Judge
Peter Chong ... Chinese Elder
Spencer Chan ... Chinese Elder (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Townsman at Inquest (uncredited)
Joe Phillips ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 21: The Spanish Grant

6 February 1960
The Cartwrights try to disprove the validity of a Spanish land grant to stop the De La Cuesta family from seizing part of the Ponderosa and all of the Carson Valley settlers' homestead lands.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Patricia Medina ... Isabella Maria Ynez Y Castra De La Cuesta / Rosita Morales

Sebastian Cabot ... Don Antonio Luga

Paul Picerni ... Sanchez

Celia Lovsky ... Dona Theresa Esperanza
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Ned Wever ... Judge Blaton
Mike Ragan ... High Card Smith (as Michael Ragan)
Salvador Baguez ... Joe - Proprietor
John Frederick ... Andy Logan (as John Merrick)
Claudia Bryar ... Mary Logan
Stuart Randall ... Sheriff Hawkins

Genaro Gomez ... Spanish Dancer
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 22: Blood on the Land

13 February 1960
Jeb Drummond is a murderous sheep herder that has Adam taken hostage to try and force Ben to sign over a large section of Ponderosa land to him.

Season 1, Episode 23: Desert Justice

20 February 1960
When a brutal U.S. Marshal arrests one of the Ponderosa's workers for murder to transport him to Los Angeles for trial, and a doubtful Hoss and Adam come along in the stagecoach, along with a Dr. and his beautiful daughter, to make sure the Marshal doesn't kill him before they get there. The question also arises later of whether the ranch worker is really guilty and dangerous after all.

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Claude Akins ... Marshal Emmett Dowd
Fintan Meyler ... Andrea Strasser
Wesley Lau ... Dave Walker

John Wengraf ... Dr. Anton Strasser

Will Wright ... Micah Bailey
Ron Hayes ... Hurd Cutler
Bud Osborne ... Charlie - Stagecoach Driver
Tom Greenway ... Deputy Dan

Season 1, Episode 24: The Stranger

27 February 1960
Inspector Leduque comes from New Orleans to Virginia City to take Ben Cartwright back for a 20 year murder. When Ben declares publicly that he is withdrawing from the Governor's race, the townsfolk are upset not just about this but Little Joe has also been accused of gunning down Leduque's deputy in cold blood.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lloyd Nolan ... Inspector Charles Leduque
Hal Baylor ... Tom Cole
Arthur Shields ... Dennis
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Robert Foulk ... Sheriff Brady
Donald Foster ... Albert Gibbons

Joan Staley ... Dixie
Elizabeth York ... Alice
Jomarie Pettitt ... Louise Gibbons (as Jo Marie Pettit)
Charles Tannen ... Jake the Clerk

Hank Worden ... Station Attendant
Bill Clark ... Deputy (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ... Barfly (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 25: Escape to Ponderosa

5 March 1960
Three deserters escaped from an Army stockade to the Ponderosa. When a Captain comes looking for them, Ben realizes what they've had to deal with and promises to let his good friend in charge of that fort know the real truth.

Season 1, Episode 26: The Avenger

19 March 1960
Ben and Adam are locked in jail, about to hung for a crime they didn't commit. Joe and Hoss must find out why the witnesses to the alleged crime have perjured themselves before the execution takes place. They receive help from an unexpected source, a drifter called Lassiter who is searching for the men who committed a lynching in Kansas years ago.

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Vic Morrow ... Lassiter

Jean Allison ... Sally Byrnes
Richard Devon ... Mr. Hawkins
James Anderson ... Fred
Harry Swoger ... Bert

Ian Wolfe ... Ed Baxter
Nestor Paiva ... Thornton
Robert Griffin ... Sheriff Hansen
Eugene Mazzola ... Jimmy (as Eugene Martin)
Bill Catching ... Hoag
Robert Brubaker ... Barney Arden
Bern Bassey ... Hangman's Assistant (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Bill, Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)

Dan White ... Zeke Jackson (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 27: The Last Trophy

26 March 1960
When an English couple comes to the Ponderosa on vacation, the beautiful wife slowly makes it clear that is no longer proud of her great hunter husband, because he has become less of the action man she married and more of a peaceful man, but that could all change when they are kidnapped for ransom along with Adam Cartwright.

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Hazel Court ... Lady Beatrice Dunsford
Edward Ashley ... Lord Marion Dunsford

Bert Freed ... Solomon Belcher
Ken Mayer ... Whitey

Naomi Stevens ... Touma
Don Hix ... Kavanaugh
Jimmy Carter ... Kavanaugh's Grandson
Jerado Decordovier ... Belcher's #1 Renegade (uncredited)
Ray Jones ... Townsman (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 28: San Francisco

2 April 1960
The Cartwrights, with Hop Sing, finish a cattle drive in San Francisco. Ben warns the other men of the dangers of the big city. Nevertheless, some of the men are careless and naive. Two of the hired hands disappear, and Ben suspects that the men were shanghaied. With invaluable assistance from several of Hop Sing's cousins, the Cartwrights locate the missing men and break up the racket.

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Kathleen Crowley ... Kathleen aka Quick-Buck Kate

David White ... Alexander Pendleton / Shanghai Pete
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Murvyn Vye ... Cut-Rate Joe

Richard Deacon ... Captain Shark
Robert Nichols ... Johnny
O.Z. Whitehead ... Hamp
Stephen Roberts ... Police Sergeant

James Hong ... Hop Sing's #3 Cousin
Herb Vigran ... Bartender
Michael Ross ... Big Henchman
Tor Johnson ... Busthead Brannigan

Donnelly Rhodes ... Little Henchman (as Don Rhodes)
Rex Andrews ... Townsman (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Townsman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Townsman (uncredited)
James J. Casino ... Townsman (uncredited)
Spencer Chan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Sailor (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Drunk Sailor (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Sailor (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul King ... Townsman (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Sailor (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Sailor (uncredited)
Ted Smile ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Sailor (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Sailor (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 29: Bitter Water

9 April 1960
A neighboring rancher, Andy, is good friends with Ben, but his son (Todd) wants to sell their land for mining operations which will spoil the water rights agreement that Andy and Ben made years ago.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Don Dubbins ... Todd McCarren
Merry Anders ... Virginia Keith
Robert F. Simon ... Len Keith (as Robert Simon)

Rhys Williams ... Andy McCarren
Kenneth Becker ... Jim Tucker (as Ken Becker)
Frank Watkins ... Roy Wilkins
Clarke Alexander ... Jamison
Forrest Taylor ... Rancher
George Bell ... Rancher (uncredited)
John Breen ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Rancher (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lynn Noe ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Rancher (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Cattle Seller (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 30: Feet of Clay

16 April 1960
A woman dies. Her husband is in prison, and the sheriff needs someone to look after the boy until the boy's uncle can come to claim him. The Cartwrights begin to take care of the boy at the Ponderosa. When the boy arrives at the ranch, he does not know that his father is in prison. The boy learns the truth about his dad, and news reaches the Ponderosa that the convict has escaped from prison. The Cartwrights deal with the possibility that the boy's father may be coming their way.

Season 1, Episode 31: Dark Star

23 April 1960
Little Joe comes upon a gypsy girl. Frightened, she runs and falls becoming unconscious. When she wakes, they discover that she believes she is bewitched and so do her people who banished her. Her birth under a dark star has fostered this belief. Little Joe, smitten, must rescue her from this belief, her people and someone posing as a wolf.

Season 1, Episode 32: Death at Dawn

30 April 1960
Organized crime comes to Virginia City -- in the form of a protection racket.

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Robert Middleton ... Sam Bryant

Gregory Walcott ... Farmer Perkins

Morgan Woodward ... Sheriff Biggs
Nancy Deale ... Beth Cameron

Paul Carr ... McNeil
Wendell Holmes ... Judge Scribner
Hugh Sanders ... Dr. Brahm
Peter Leeds ... Norton
Ric Marlow ... Scoffing Townsman
Anthony Jochim ... Hangman
Bill Edwards ... Mr. Cameron
Nick Borgani ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... 2nd Gunman (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jess Kirkpatrick ... Kelly (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Showdown

10 September 1960
An outlaw gang robs Virginia City's bank and makes off with almost all of its money. The youngest member of the gang manages to get a job on the Ponderosa as a bronc buster with the intention of informing the bank robbers of any posses that may threaten their hideout. While Ben, Adam and Hoss welcome the newcomer, Little Joe becomes suspicious of his activities.

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Ben Cooper ... Sam Kirby
Jack Lambert ... John Pardo

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Jody Warner ... Ellie McClure
John Maxwell ... Tom McClure

Norman Leavitt ... Rudy the Telegrapher
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Link (as Red Morgan)
Bill Clark ... Fight Spectator at Picnic (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Fight Spectator at Picnic (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Cartwright Ranch Hand (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 2: The Mission

17 September 1960
Charlie Trent used to be an Army scout. Now he's the town drunk. Hoss helps him regain his self-esteem when he has him volunteer to lead a gold-bearing troop through the desert where there's very little water.

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright (credit only)

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright (credit only)

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Henry Hull ... Charlie Trent

John Dehner ... Captain Pender
Peter Whitney ... Lewt Cutter
Don Collier ... Sergeant

Harry Carey Jr. ... Corporal Burton
Lane Bradford ... Buck

Donnelly Rhodes ... Latigo (as Don Rhodes)
Dale Van Sickel ... Morgan
Mike Ragan ... Kelly (as Michael Ragan)
Ray Hemphill ... Johnson
Robert Adler ... O'Hara
Robert F. Hoy ... Cowboy in Blue Shirt (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Leo Needham ... Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 3: Badge Without Honor

24 September 1960
After a U.S. deputy marshal apparently saves Adam's life by gunning down two men who shot at him, he eventually reveals that he in town to bring a close friend of the Cartwrights to San Francisco to testify in a statewide racketeering trial, but the Deputy Marshal's motives soon become suspect as to what he really want to do with the reluctant witness.

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Dan Duryea ... U.S. Dep. Marshall Gerald Eskith
Fred Beir ... Jason Blaine
Christine White ... Mariette Blaine
Wendell Holmes ... Judge Rand
Richard Warren ... Gideon Clevenger

James Hong ... Number One, Hop Sing's Cousin
Rod McGaughy ... Clevenger Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Bill Clevenger (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Scared Townsman on Horse (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 4: The Mill

1 October 1960
The Cartwrights' neighbor Tom Edwards has lived as a paraplegic, ever since an accident involving Ben Cartwright and a gun. His ranch is going to waste. His wife Joyce is a longtime friend of Ben, and Ben decides to help the Edwards couple by making Tom a business proposition: the Cartwrights will build a grain mill on Edwards' land. In return, Ben only wants his investment money back, plus fifteen percent. Tom and his hired hand Ezekiel are suspicious of Ben, but Tom agrees to the deal. The Cartwright men build the mill, but tension begins to rise when Ezekiel makes comments which rekindle Tom's suspicion.

Season 2, Episode 5: The Hopefuls

8 October 1960
A wagon train of Quakers from Ohio are passing through town heading to Slaytersville. Adam tags along as he is smitten with the leader's daughter. Little does he know that the man he just befriended in town has eyes on the gold they're carrying to their promised land.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Larry Gates ... Jacob Darien

Patricia Donahue ... Regina Darien

Dennis Patrick ... Sam Bord
Charles Maxwell ... Shenandoah
Jason Johnson ... Matthew
Paul Genge ... Mr. Blair
Richard Reeves ... Townsman #1 (as Dick Reeves)
Clegg Hoyt ... Townsman #2
Hank Patterson ... Blacksmith
Clarence Straight ... Older Man
Tom Newman ... Card Player
Rex Andrews ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Quaker Woman (uncredited)
John George ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Quaker Woman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 6: Denver McKee

15 October 1960
Ranchers are being killed, cattle stolen, and retired U.S. Deputy Marshall Denver McKee leads various posses after the suspects but never seems to be able to find them. In the meantime, McKee seems to have plenty of money to take care of his gorgeous daughter back home from schooling in the East.

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Franchot Tone ... Denver McKee

Natalie Trundy ... Connie McKee
Ken Mayer ... Miles Briscoe
Stephen Courtleigh ... Harley

Bob Barker ... Mort
William Fawcett ... Pete Redfern
Jim Galante ... Party Guest
Jack Lester ... Johnson (uncredited)
Pete Robinson ... Fleming (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 7: Day of Reckoning

22 October 1960
When an Indian saves Ben Cartwright's life from a near fatal knife attack by another Indian, Ben later gives the Indian and his pregnant wife a strip of fertile farming land. Unfortunately the land is next to and very racist farmer and things turn deadly.

Season 2, Episode 8: The Abduction

29 October 1960
Jennifer Beale is abducted in the hopes her rich father, Joshua, the richest silver baron on the Comstock, will pay a $1M ransom. The plan unravels when the beautiful Della is killed and Hercules, who loves her, finds out who did it.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Gerald Mohr ... Phil Reed
Barbara Lawrence ... Della Thompson
Jackie Russell ... Jennifer Beale
Theodore Marcuse ... Roudin the Great Mystic
Jerry Oddo ... Gerner
Bob Hopkins ... Carnival Announcer
Laurie Mitchell ... Harriet

Stafford Repp ... Sheriff Brady
Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei ... Hercules (as Robert Maffei)
Mary Orozco ... Daisy the Fat Lady
Bill Clark ... Carnie Thug #1 (uncredited)
Eddie Hice ... Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Carnival Attendee (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 9: Breed of Violence

5 November 1960
Dolly Kincaid so feed up with her extremely dominant, controlling, sheriff father, that she runs away with her boyfriend. She later finds out he is the leader of some murderous bank robbers and when they kidnap Hoss and Joe, she still sticks with him.

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
John Ericson ... Vince Dagen
Myrna Fahey ... Dolly Kincaid

Val Avery ... Sheriff Trev Kincaid
Hal Baylor ... Clegg

Norman Alden ... Poke (as Norm Alden)

Paul Lukather ... Robie
Stuart Randall ... Deputy Sheriff
Charles Wagenheim ... Trager
Bill Clark ... Posse Rider (uncredited)
Ken Drake ... John (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... John (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: The Last Viking

12 November 1960
Gunnar is a long-lost relative of the Cartwright family. When Gunnar arrives at the Ponderosa, the family takes him in for the evening. Gunnar is the brother to one of Ben Cartwright's late wives. Unbeknownst to the Cartwright family, Gunnar is also the leader of a band of criminals called The Comancheros. Little Joe is visiting his girlfriend away from the ranch. When Little Joe and his girlfriend are kidnapped by The Comancheros, the Cartwrights and Gunnar are forced into a difficult situation.

Season 2, Episode 11: The Trail Gang

26 November 1960
About to set out on a cattle drive, Ben hires a young drifter named Sam Jackson as one of his drovers. What he doesn't know is that Jackson is really outlaw Johnny Logan, who signed on to the drive because he knew it was going to pass near the town of Waycross, and Logan is determined to kill the Waycross sheriff--who is his father.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Edgar Buchanan ... Hallelujah Hicks
Richard Davalos ... Johnny Logan (as Dick Davalos)

Robert J. Wilke ... Brazos (as Robert Wilke)
Linda Lawson ... Melinda Bowers
James Westerfield ... Sheriff John Logan
Richard Devon ... Jake Rubidah
Harry Antrim ... Judge Armbruster
Rex Andrews ... Townsman (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Trail Hand (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Trail Hand (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Trail Hand (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Clint Sharp ... Trail Hand (uncredited)
Chick Sheridan ... Trail Hand (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 12: The Savage

3 December 1960
Adam rides up on some Indians wanting to harm a white woman they believed was a mountain spirit. He kills them but not before they wound him. The woman nurses him back to health but the rest of the tribe is still out there looking for her.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Anna-Lisa ... White Buffalo Woman / Ruth Halversen
Hal John Norman ... Chief Chato (as Hal Jon Norman)
Victor Millan ... Dako
Bob Wienskjo ... Kaska (as Bob Wiensko)
Frank Sentry ... Iowa
Maurice Jara ... Tolka
Henry Wills ... McGregor

Larry Chance ... Haddon (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 13: Silent Thunder

10 December 1960
Angry with the way a beautiful deaf girl is treated by her father, a sheepherder living in a remote mountain cabin, Little Joe takes it upon himself to teach her sign language so they can communicate better. His plan backfires when the young woman falls in love with him and the girl's brutish neighbor resents her lavishing attention on the youngest Cartwright.

Season 2, Episode 14: The Ape

17 December 1960
Hoss mentors a lonely, mentally challenged man who, with superhuman size and strength, becomes extremely dangerous when angered. These efforts are undermined by a saloon girl who only wants this giant man-child to manipulate him.

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Karen Sharpe ... Sheribelle, the Saloon Girl
Cal Bolder ... Arnie 'The Ape' Guthrie

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee

Leonard Nimoy ... Freddy
Charles Tannen ... Dave, the Bartender
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Pepe (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Rex Andrews ... Barfly (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Barfly (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Chick Sheridan ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 15: The Blood Line

31 December 1960
When 16-year-old Todd Grayson arrives from Boston to Virginia City, he is told that his father has been killed by Ben Cartwright. Ben shot Luke Grayson in self-defense, but Todd won't listen to this. The boy has only one thing in his head: to avenge his father by killing Ben Cartwright.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Jan Sterling ... Dianne Jordan

David Macklin ... Todd Grayson

Lee Van Cleef ... Appling

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee

Norman Leavitt ... Bert
Thomas Browne Henry ... Ab Jenkins (as Thomas B. Henry)
Ed Prentiss ... Minister
Dan Riss ... Charlie
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman at Funeral (uncredited)

Dan White ... Stagecoach Station Agent (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 16: The Courtship

7 January 1961
Hoss falls prey to the wiles of a beautiful woman with a gambling addiction and refuses to believe she's only interested in his money in spite of Adam's proof to the contrary.

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Julie Adams ... Helen Layton
Paul Dubov ... Frank the Card Dealer

Lyle Talbot ... The Handsome Dude in Bar
Marshall Reed ... Hammond
Lou Krugman ... Jean
Charles Tannen ... Charlie the Bartender
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Girl in Hotel (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Card Player (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 17: The Spitfire

14 January 1961
After Joe kills a man in self defense who tried to set fire to the Ponderosa to clear himself some land, he has to take his lively, feisty, wild, daughter home and she, and her relatives, are now determined to kill Joe.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Katherine Warren ... Maud Hoad
Anita Sands ... Willow Hoad

Jack Elam ... Dodie Hoad
Steven Terrell ... Bud Harvey (as Steve Terrell)

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Mary Treen ... Mrs. Shaughnessy
Jack Mather ... Bart Hastings
Don C. Harvey ... Jeb Hoad
Claude Hall ... Hoad Family Member
Theodore Lehmann ... Hoad Family Member (as Ted Lehmann)
Bill Clark ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Hastings Hand (uncredited)
Chick Sheridan ... Hastings Hand (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 18: The Bride

21 January 1961
The Cartwright boys are shocked by the unexpected arrival of a beautiful young woman who claims to be Mrs. Ben Cartwright. But when Ben comes home to the Ponderosa that night, the new bride declares that he is not the man she married and the Cartwrights soon find themselves involved in what could become a fatal case of mistaken identity.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

John McIntire ... Sheriff Mike Latimer
Suzanne Lloyd ... Jennifer Lane

Adam West ... Frank Milton
William Mims ... Ed Bailey

Hank Worden ... Ned Birch - Old Miner
Mickey Simpson ... Miner
Herb Vigran ... Bartender
Rex Andrews ... Barfly (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Barfly (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Deputy (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Barfly (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Driver (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 19: Bank Run

28 January 1961
Hoss and Joe rob a bank for altruistic reasons in and are pursued by the law.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Dan Tobin ... Finch
Wynn Pearce ... Mr. Johnson, Bank Teller

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Walter Burke ... Tim O'Brien

Ian Wolfe ... John J. Harrison
Owen Bush ... J.R. Huggins
Arnold Merritt ... Frank the Telegrapher
Howard Wendell ... Harrison's Advisor
Carl Milletaire ... Harrison's Advisor
Mickey Finn ... Mr. Miller
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Townswoman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Owner of the Mules (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Jack Lilley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Townswoman (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bruno VeSota ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 20: The Fugitive

4 February 1961
Adam goes to Mexico to investigate the death of a friend, only to face hostile townspeople and the dead man's wife.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Ziva Rodann ... Maria Reagan

James Best ... Carl Reagan
Frank Silvera ... El Jefe
Arthur Batanides ... Pablo
Veda Ann Borg ... Beulah
Salvador Baguez ... Gomez
Alex Montoya ... Juan

Will Wright ... Will Reagan
Ray Beltram ... Barfly (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 21: Vengeance

11 February 1961
Hoss accidentally kills Willie the town drunk. His remorse may not be enough to stop Willie's hate-filled brother who only wants revenge even though the towns people know it wasn't Hoss' fault.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Adam Williams ... Red Twilight
Beverly Tyler ... Mary
Keith Richards ... Willie Twilight
Robert Griffin ... Sheriff (as Robert E. Griffin)
Olan Soule ... Hotel Clerk
Roy Engel ... Doc Tolliver
Tom Kennedy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Ponderosa Ranch Hand (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 22: The Tax Collector

18 February 1961
Jock Henry is a very likeable fellow. Ask anyone. When he's given the job of collecting taxes, his peculiar methods of figuring out what people owe causes everyone to reconsider.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Eddie Firestone ... Jock Henry

Kathie Browne ... Ellen Henry
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Russ Conway ... Dave Hart
Charles Watts ... Ellery
Florence MacMichael ... Nancy Hart
Maudie Prickett ... Mrs. Ellery

Henry Corden ... Bookie
Walter Bacon ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Bell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Breen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Alphonso DuBois ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jaye Durkus ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Townsman (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Baxter (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Townswoman (uncredited)
William Meader ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ... Townsman (uncredited)
Joe Phillips ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Barber (uncredited)
Chick Sheridan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 23: The Rescue

25 February 1961
The Cartwrights deal with cattle rustlers.

Season 2, Episode 24: The Dark Gate

4 March 1961
Ross Marquette's behavior over the past few months can't be easily explained -- beating his wife, rustling cattle, robbing a stage, killing a man. Adam is determined to find out why his friend is acting so strangely before it's too late.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

James Coburn ... Ross Marquette
Cece Whitney ... Delphine Marquette (as CeCe Whitney)

Harry Dean Stanton ... Billy (as Dean Stanton)
John Mitchum ... Jake
Roy Engel ... Doctor
Med Flory ... Monk Hartley (as Ned Florey)

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
James Anderson ... Sam
Joe Di Reda ... Joe - Minister
Donald Foster ... Mr. Begley

Rush Williams ... Matthew
Bill Clark ... Payroll Guard (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Stagecoach Driver #1 (uncredited)
Clint Sharp ... Stagecoach Driver #2 (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 25: The Duke

11 March 1961
The Cartwrights challenge an arrogant and cruel British prizefighter, the Duke, and his alcoholic manager to a bout with John Heenan (the Benicia Boy), after the Cartwrights' meek friend J.D. gets pulverized by the Duke in a bar-fight. J.D. is adored by saloon girl Marge, but he has been too shy to return her affections. While the Cartwrights wait to see if Heenan will actually take the bout and come from San Francisco, the Duke pursues Marge and assaults her when she rebuffs him. When the manager comes to Marge's rescue, he too is beaten up by the Duke (who, it turns out, is the manager's brother). Infuriated by all this, Hoss Cartwright himself challenges the Duke, and knocks him out in the fourth round of a bare-knuckle fight refereed by Sheriff Roy Coffee. The Duke and his brother-manager reconcile in the humility of defeat, then learn that the Benicia Boy will accept the proposed bout, but only the Duke comes to San Francisco. The Duke apologizes to all he has offended while in Virginia City and heads west to fight Heenan.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Maxwell Reed ... Clarence 'The Duke of London' Simpson

Randy Stuart ... Marge Fuller

J. Pat O'Malley ... Harry Simpson
Jason Evers ... J.D. Lambert

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Al Christy ... Bartender Joe
Jimmie Booth ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
John George ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chester Hayes ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bert Madrid ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Rod McGaughy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Roy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chick Sheridan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Tracy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 26: Cutthroat Junction

18 March 1961
Jed Trask has been with the Sierra Mail & Stage Lines for many years. When a group of gunmen in the town of Latigo cuts off delivery of the goods and mail, he goes after those responsible with the help of some on the Virginia City council - the Cartwrights.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Robert Lansing ... Jed Trask
Shirley Ballard ... Belle Trask
Dick Wessel ... Big Mike Campbell (as Richard Wessel)
John Harmon ... Weasel
J. Edward McKinley ... Walker

Dan White ... Simms
Robert Anderson ... Thorn (as Bob Anderson)
Jim Hayward ... Jose McCorkland
Robert Adler ... Stage Driver
Bob Miles ... Gang Member
Chet Brandenburg ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Rod McGaughy ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 27: The Gift

1 April 1961
Little Joe is off to buy a gift for his pa's birthday. He's unaware that where he is heading the local Indians are on the war path and they've got him in their gun sights.

Season 2, Episode 28: The Rival

15 April 1961
Hoss is riding back from his sweetheart Cameo's house when he comes up on a group of men that have just killed a young couple. Hoss recognizes one of the men as his friend Jim Applegate. Hoss is torn between his friend and the law.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Peggy Ann Garner ... Cameo Johnson

Charles Aidman ... Jim Applegate
Robert McQueeney ... Gideon
Joe De Santis ... Morehouse

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Orville Sherman ... Jess Morehouse
Charlene Brooks ... Peggy Morehouse
Bill Clark ... Clem Johnson
Rex Andrews ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Milan Smith ... Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 29: The Infernal Machine

22 April 1961
Hoss helps out a shy inventor who needs financial backing to build a horseless carriage. Things do not go well until a slick promoter sells shares into the new automobile. But things turn sour when the promoter skips town.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Eddie Ryder ... Daniel Pettibone
June Kenney ... Robin Pettibone
Naura Hayden ... Big Red (as Nora Hayden)

George Kennedy ... Peter Long
Willard Waterman ... Cyrus K. Throckmorton

Vaughn Taylor ... Horace Ogleby
Ken Mayer ... Jeb
Shug Fisher ... Jeff
Ricky Kelman ... 1st Boy (as Rickey Kelman)
Richard Correll ... 2nd Boy
Danny Borzage ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Breen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Townsman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 30: The Thunderhead Swindle

29 April 1961
The mines in the Comstock Lode seem tapped out. With the sharp rise in unemployment, the promise of silver found in the thunderhead could mean boom or bust to everyone in Virginia City. Can the Cartwrights make sure that it's kept?

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Parley Baer ... Jack Cunningham
Judson Pratt ... Jim Bronson

Vito Scotti ... Leon Flores
Ross Elliott ... Watkins

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Walter Coy ... Frank Furnas
Harvey Stephens ... Jock McPherson
Michael Hinn ... Thornton
William Flaherty ... Wheeler
Charles Horvath ... Howell
Rex Andrews ... Miner (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Miner (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Bully (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Miner (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Townswoman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Miner (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Possible Investor (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy ... Small Miner on Street (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Miner (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Miner (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Miner with Club (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Henchman (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... Miner (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Possible Investor (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Miner in Thunderhead (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 31: The Secret

6 May 1961
Joe is accused of murdering a girl. Her father and brothers want to hang Joe and The Cartwrights race to prove his innocence.

Season 2, Episode 32: The Dream Riders

20 May 1961
Hoss gets diverted by a hot air balloon while a family friend robs the Virginia City bank.

Season 2, Episode 33: Elizabeth, My Love

27 May 1961
At the bedside of a seriously ill Adam, Ben thinks back to his days as a first mate on a sailing ship and his marriage to Adam's mother, Elizabeth Stoddard.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Geraldine Brooks ... Elizabeth Stoddard Cartwright
Torin Thatcher ... Capt. Abel Morgan Stoddard
Berry Kroeger ... Mandible
Richard Collier ... Otto

Ted Knight ... Halloran
Bob Hopkins ... Mariner
Bill Quinn ... Adam's Doctor
Molly Roden ... Mrs. Callahan
Alex Sharp ... Blackmer
John Close ... Bell

Selmer Jackson ... Elizabeth's Doctor
Max Slaten ... Bartender
Jack Rice ... Van Meer (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 34: Sam Hill

3 June 1961
The Cartwrights join to help mystical blacksmith Sam Hill save the land his drunk, sea-dog father signed away to an old enemy, discover the circumstances behind his mother's death, and solve the mystery of why a tropical tree flourishes in spite of cold Nevada winters.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Claude Akins ... Sam Hill

Edgar Buchanan ... John Henry Hill
Ford Rainey ... Colonel Tyson
Robert Ridgely ... Billy Joe
Caroline Richter ... Lonesome Lil
Howard Wendell ... Willis

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Mickey Simpson ... Percy - Bartender
Richard Bartell ... Hathaway
Nesdon Booth ... Hotel Clerk
Bill Clark ... Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Soldier (uncredited)

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: The Smiler

24 September 1961
The brother of a man Hoss killed in self-defense says he understands but secretly plans revenge.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Herschel Bernardi ... Clarence Bolling

Catherine McLeod ... Mrs. McClure

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Bill Zuckert ... Gilbert
Robert Foulk ... Deputy Sheriff Fred

Scatman Crothers ... Jud
Hy Terman ... Arthur Bolling
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Cowboy at Bar (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 2: Springtime

1 October 1961
When their spring-fever antics injure miserly businessman, Jedediah Milbank, requiring recuperation at the Ponderosa, Ben orders each of his sons to carry out one of Mr. Milbank's seemingly simple tasks, unaware that they may prove impossible for the kind-hearted Cartwright boys to complete.

Season 3, Episode 3: The Honor of Cochise

8 October 1961
The Cartwrights must try to get help for Adam, seriously wounded by an Apache bullet, and find out why Cochise and his warriors have threatened to kill them all if they don't hand over an army captain taking refuge in their trail camp.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Jeff Morrow ... Cochise

DeForest Kelley ... Captain Moss Johnson
Stacy Harris ... Col. Clinton Wilcox

Bing Russell ... Major Reynolds

Al Ruscio ... Delgado
Hal John Norman ... Apache Warrior (as Hal Jon Norman)
Robert Rothwell ... Lieutenant Culver

Raymond Mayo ... Doctor
Bill Clark ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 4: The Lonely House

15 October 1961
Joe Cartwright and the young widow of a family friend are held hostage on her isolated ranch outside Platte City by the same gang that robbed Little Joe in the town bank earlier that day.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright (credit only)

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Paul Richards ... Trock

Faith Domergue ... Lee Bolden
James Beck ... Gavin (as Jim Beck)

Vito Scotti ... Pooch
Ray Hemphill ... Banker
Betty Endicott ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 5: The Burma Rarity

21 October 1961
Everyone seems to think he should marry widow Hawkins - except Ben! When he is asked to assist some land buyers to Virginia City, he must put up with all the talk. Then he finds out that the buyers want to sell a rare gem known as the Burma Rarity to finance the land deal. Now Ben must work quickly to find the buyers who left town with widow Hawkins $25K she paid for the gem.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Beatrice Kay ... Clementine Hawkins

James Griffith ... Sam Pearson
Charles Watts ... Mr. Jefferson

Joan Staley ... Blonde Girl
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Wally Brown ... Henry Morgan
Dave Willock ... Phil Axe
Nestor Paiva ... Chief Crazy Fox

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
William Keene ... Mr. Nagel
Howard Wright ... Insurance Man
Bill Clark ... Barfly (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Barfly (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 6: Broken Ballad

29 October 1961
Ed Payson, a reformed gunfighter, has returned to Virginia City to tend some property he owns. When he's welcomed with resistance by some of the townspeople, Adam decides to help him, even though everyone thinks he may have killed Dave, the grocer's son.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Robert Culp ... Ed Payson
Ray Daley ... Billy Buckley

Dabbs Greer ... Will Cass
Abigail Shelton ... Sally Cass (as Abbagail Shelton)
Robert Christopher ... Deputy Sheriff Stu Cahill
Richard Rosmini ... Jaime
John Graham ... Cass's Attorney
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 7: The Many Faces of Gideon Flinch

5 November 1961
Jennifer Flinch and her uncle Gideon come to Virginia City on the stage to see a client named Bullet Head Burke. They need to explain why his $5K investment has all been spent. Through a case of mistaken identity, now Bullet Head must figure out who is the real Gideon Flinch.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Sue Ane Langdon ... Jennifer Flinch

Arnold Stang ... Jake 'the Weasel'

Ian Wolfe ... Gideon Flinch
Harry Swoger ... William 'Bullet Head' Burke

Joe Turkel ... Thug #1
Bobby Jordan ... Thug #2 (as Robert Jordan)

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Robert Foulk ... Clem
Clem Bevans ... Jeb

Burt Mustin ... Burt Lucas
Ricky Kelman ... Sammy - Little Boy
Charles Horvath ... Drunk in Gray Hat
George Dunn ... Drunk #2
Owen Bush ... Hotel Clerk
Bill Clark ... Roy's Prisoner (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Townswoman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Townswoman (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 8: The Friendship

12 November 1961
The Cartwrights convince the prison warden to free 23-year-old chain-gang convict, Danny Kid, imprisoned since he was an orphan of thirteen, and take him on as a ranch-hand to repay him for saving Little Joe from being dragged to death by a spooked horse.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Dean Jones ... Danny Kidd
Janet Lake ... Ann Carter
Edward Faulkner ... Bob Stevens (as Ed Faulkner)

Norman Alden ... Teller (as Norm Alden)
Rusty Lane ... Warden

Stafford Repp ... Carter
Roy Wright ... Travis
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Party Guest (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Party Guest (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 9: The Countess

19 November 1961
Unsettling events that could spell financial ruin for the Ponderosa mysteriously coincide with the arrival of a wealthy countess who seems determined to win the love of Ben Cartwright, the man she spurned twenty years before in New Orleans.

Season 3, Episode 10: The Horse Breaker

26 November 1961
The Cartwrights hope that time and therapy will get bronc breaker, Johnny Lightly, back in the saddle after a bad fall. But Johnny soon faces thinly veiled hostility from the young nurse sent to help him, threats from a rancher who blames Ben Cartwright for his family's calamities, and a growing fear that he may never walk again.

Season 3, Episode 11: Day of the Dragon

3 December 1961
His search for the two men who kidnapped his bride-to-be, Su Ling, will soon take angry Chinese warlord, General Tsung, from San Francisco to the Ponderosa where Little Joe has been challenged to explain how he won the girl in a poker game.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lisa Lu ... Su Ling
Richard Loo ... General Mu Tsung
Philip Ahn ... Dr. Kam Lee
Mort Mills ... Gordon
Harry Lauter ... Barrett
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Bill Clark ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Benson Fong ... (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 12: The Frenchman

10 December 1961
Hoss insults a feisty Frenchman who demands satisfaction with swords, unaware that the little rogue believes himself to be the reincarnation of medieval, outlaw poet Francois Villon and is destined to suffer his namesake's fate of being sentenced to death on the gallows for murder.

Season 3, Episode 13: The Tin Badge

17 December 1961
Tired of being considered the baby of the family by his older brothers, Little Joe accepts a temporary job of a small town sheriff. But he soon suspects he's been set up and wants answers. Meanwhile, others are plotting a crime that could end in murder.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Vic Morrow ... Ab Brock

Karen Steele ... Sylvia Ann Goshen

John Litel ... Mayor George Goshen
Robert Fortier ... Higgler
David Manley ... Virgil
Bill Catching ... Banker
Stephen Chase ... Mr. Jennings
Betty Endicott ... Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Barfly (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Stableman (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 14: Gabrielle

24 December 1961
The Cartwrights find a loving home for Gabrielle, a blind eleven year old girl, whose parents were killed in an overturned wagon; but Gabrielle wants to live with her grandfather, a crusty mountain hermit who wants nothing to do with anyone...including his orphaned granddaughter.

Season 3, Episode 15: Land Grab

31 December 1961
The Cartwrights play host to an eccentric old soldier friend of Ben's while trying to track down a mysterious swindler named Polk who is illegally deeding parcels of the Ponderosa to settlers looking for homesteads.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

John McGiver ... Col. Jonathan Bragg / John Polk
George Mitchell ... Mike Sullivan
Lisette Loze ... Lisette Belrose
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Don Wilbanks ... Bobby Jacks
Don Oreck ... Eddie Wheeler
Dennis Whitcomb ... Mr. Henri Belrose
Jason Johnson ... Jean Wheeler
Fay McKenzie ... Victoria Gates

Eileen Ryan ... Amanda Gates
Fred Sherman ... Hotel Clerk
Bob Miles ... Kip Taylor
Bob LaWandt ... Settler (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 16: The Tall Stranger

7 January 1962
A handsome, charismatic con man sweeps Margie Owens off her feet with promises of excitement and adventure, jeopardizing Hoss Cartwright's hopes to wed the pretty rancher's daughter.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Kathie Browne ... Margie Owens
Sean McClory ... Mark Connors

Jacqueline Scott ... Kathie
Russell Thorson ... George Owens
Ed Prentiss ... Doctor
Dorothy Neumann ... Woman
Robert Ridgely ... Father
Forrest Taylor ... John
Bert Carlon ... Doctor
Henry Wills ... Gilbert
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Party Guest (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Party Guest (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 17: The Lady from Baltimore

14 January 1962
Bitterly disappointed in her husband's financial failures, genteel matriarch Deborah Banning travels to visit her friends on the Ponderosa, hoping to turn her family's fortunes around by marrying her only daughter off to a Cartwright son.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Mercedes McCambridge ... Deborah Banning

Audrey Dalton ... Melinda Banning

Hayden Rorke ... Horace Banning
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Robert Adler ... Stagecoach Driver
Bill Clark ... Shotgun Guard (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 18: The Ride

21 January 1962
Because he didn't see the gunman's face, witness Adam Cartwright can't convince his family and the sheriff of his certainty that good friend, Bill Enders, was one of the hooded men responsible for robbing a way station and killing the attendant.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Jan Merlin ... Bill Enders
Grace Gaynor ... Mary Enders

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Chubby Johnson ... Toby Barker
Hal Baylor ... Arch Stewart
Bob Harris ... Sammy Yates
Bill Clark ... Bafly (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Townsman (uncredited)
William Meader ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Jim Becker (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bruno VeSota ... Fat Cowboy (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 19: The Storm

28 January 1962
While visiting the Ponderosa, Ben's old friend, sea Captain Matthew White, is forced to reveal a terrible secret after Little Joe Cartwright falls in love with and plans to wed the Captain's daughter, Laura, once a freckle-faced playmate from Joe's childhood in New Orleans, now grown into a beautiful woman.

Season 3, Episode 20: The Auld Sod

4 February 1962
Town drunk Danny Lynch's letters written to his dear Irish mother tell her of his life as a wealthy Nevada rancher, and when the old lady comes to America to pay her son a surprise visit, Danny convinces the Cartwrights to let him pretend that he is the owner of the Ponderosa and they are the hired hands.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
James Dunn ... Danny Lynch
Cheerio Meredith ... Nellie Lynch
Jeff DeBenning ... John Higgins (as Jeff De Benning)
Howard Wright ... Howie

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Keith Richards ... Mr. Riley

Norman Leavitt ... Ramsey the Telegrapher
Jack Carr ... Card Player
Pete Robinson ... Card Player
Edward Astran ... Barfly (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 21: Gift of Water

11 February 1962
A drought has ravaged the flat lands and Hoss stops to water at the Ganther farm where Jason Ganther is attempting to dig a well and get to water which he believes is just a few further feet down. Hoss decides to help him and they begin drilling for water. Meanwhile ranchers in the high country have started up a vigilante group to keep families from leaving the flat lands and settling in the high country where water is plentiful. Disgusted by the vigilantes the entire Cartwright family soon begins helping the Ganthers. Tensions mount between the two groups as the Cartwrights race against time to find the water before violence erupts.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Royal Dano ... Jason Ganther

Majel Barrett ... Belle Ganther
Pam Smith ... Lindy Ganther

James Doohan ... Bill Collins
Kay Stewart ... Mrs. Collins

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Paul Birch ... Luther Kent
Bill Clark ... Man WIth Collins Family (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Collins' Daughter (uncredited)
Harry Lauter ... John Lane, Vigilante (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 22: The Jackknife

18 February 1962
Searching for missing Ponderosa cattle, Adam Cartwright stops to aid injured rancher, Matt Grant, takes him home and stays to help his wife and son while he recovers. But Adam doesn't know that Matt is part of a gang of rustlers responsible for the missing cattle, and now that Adam can identify him, they want him dead before their next job.

Season 3, Episode 23: The Guilty

25 February 1962
Tuscon gunman, Jack Groat, swore to kill Sheriff Lem Partridge for putting him in prison after a bullet from Groat's gun during a drunken street brawl accidentally killed Sheriff Partridge's wife. Now, 10 years later and fresh out of prison, Groat has tracked retired Lem Partridge to Virginia City and is soon holding Lem's son, Jimmy, and good friend Ben Cartwright hostage. But things go bad and Ben must soon explain to Lem... and try to convince himself... that there was nothing he could have done that day to stop Groat from shooting Jimmy in the back.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lyle Bettger ... Lem Partridge
Charles Maxwell ... Jack Groat
Anne Benton ... Caroline Partridge (as Ann Benton)

Edward Platt ... Wade Colly (as Edward C. Platt)

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Jack Easton Jr. ... Jimmy Partridge
Betty Endicott ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 24: The Wooing of Abigail Jones

4 March 1962
The Cartwright boys help cowhand Hank romance reluctant teacher Abigail.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Vaughn Monroe ... Hank Myers

Eileen Ryan ... Abigail Jones

Norma Varden ... Ma Nutley
Robert Stevenson ... Charlie the Proprietor (as Robert J. Stevenson)
Diana Darrin ... Margie
John Breen ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Barfly (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Barfly (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 25: The Lawmaker

11 March 1962
The Cartwrights may have to take the law into their own hands when Virginia City's temporary sheriff, rancher Asa Moran, uses his new badge as a license to kill.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Arthur Franz ... Asa Moran
Charlie Briggs ... Charlie Fitch (as Charles Briggs)

Les Tremayne ... Judge George Jackson

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Rosalind Roberts ... Vicki
Roy Engel ... Doctor Paul Martin
John Mitchum ... Lou Palmer
Bob Miles ... Robber During 2nd Robbery
Bill Catching ... Robber During 1st Robbery (as J.P. Catching)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Saloon Girl (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Barfly (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
George Sawaya ... Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Lem - Shopkeeper (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 26: Look to the Stars

18 March 1962
The Cartwrights encourage young genius, Albert Michelson, to pursue his scientific experiments while trying to discover why schoolmaster, George Norton, expelled Albert from school and seems determined to stand in the way of his appointment to the prestigious Annapolis Naval Academy.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Douglas Lambert ... Albert Abraham Michelson

William Schallert ... George Norton
Joe De Santis ... Samuel Michelson
Penny Santon ... Rosalie Michelson
Booth Colman ... Henry P. Quince
Salvador Baguez ... Antonio Garcia
Wallace Rooney ... Boardman
Richard Vera ... Miguel Garcia
George DeNormand ... Townsman (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Townswoman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Townswoman (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 27: The Gamble

1 April 1962
Little Joe is his family's only hope when he escapes from a kangaroo court that has framed the Cartwrights for a bank robbery and sentenced them all to hang.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Charles McGraw ... Sheriff Gains

Ben Johnson ... Deputy Sheriff Stan Mace
Robert Sampson ... Artie Clay
Jan Harrison ... Joyce
Joseph Walsh ... Billy Tyler (as Joey Walsh)
Raymond Greenleaf ... Judge Jackson

I. Stanford Jolley ... Harry
Robert Foulk ... Deputy Sheriff Clem
Morris Ankrum ... Mr. Mason
Emile Avery ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
John Breen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Deputy Sheriff / Ponderosa Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Townswoman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Townswoman (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Ponderosa Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Murdered Bank Clerk (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 28: The Crucible

8 April 1962
After being robbed in the desert, Adam stumbles onto a seemingly chivalrous prospector named Peter Kane, who offers him a mule and supplies for three days work. However, Kane is a demented madman who is interested in psychological torture, hoping to drive a seemingly rational man like Adam to murder. As Ben, Hoss and Little Joe try to retrace the missing Adam's footsteps, Adam must rely on his own wits to defeat Kane.

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Lee Marvin ... Peter Kane
Howard Ledig ... Frank Preston
Barry Cahill ... Jim Gann
William Edmonson ... Blacksmith
Roy Barcroft ... Sheriff
Paul Barselou ... Bartender (as Paul Barselow)
Betty Endicott ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 29: Inger, My Love

15 April 1962
The back story behind Ben's three wives is up to Inger, Ben's second wife (and mother of Hoss). The story relates the first meeting between Ben and Inger, as Ben and a young Adam were traveling west.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Inga Swenson ... Inger Borgstrom
Jeremy Slate ... Gunnar Borgstrom
James Philbrook ... McWhorter
Johnny Stephens ... Little Adam Cartwright
Taggart Casey ... Gunner's Friend
Harlan Warde ... Constable
Charles Fredericks ... Bartender
Helen Brown ... Mrs. Miller
Nolan Leary ... Doctor
Troy Melton ... Man in Cafe (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 30: Blessed Are They

22 April 1962
Ben Cartwright and Virginia City's enigmatic new minister work together to decide which set of feuding grandparents, the Mahans or the Clarkes, will have custody of their recently orphaned twin grandchildren.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Robert Brown ... The Reverend
Ford Rainey ... John Clarke
Irene Tedrow ... Winifred Mahon
Walter Sande ... Tom Mahan
Amzie Strickland ... Mary Clarke
Leslie Wales ... Peggy Clarke
Robert Brubaker ... The Judge
Robert Foulk ... Deputy Sheriff Clem
Rory O'Brien ... Kenny Clarke
Tracy Stratford ... Susan Clarke

Arthur Peterson ... Reverend Jordan
Emile Avery ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Breen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Clarke's Daughter (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Clarke's Daughter (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Arthur Peterson (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 31: The Dowry

29 April 1962
A stagecoach carrying Alexander Dubois, his daughter Michele and her fiancé Don Ricardo Fernandez is held up. Her dowry is stolen and Monsieur Dubois is injured trying to get it back. Little Joe brings them all to the Ponderosa where Dubois can recuperate from his wound. Adam and Hoss track the bandits and recover the dowry but the bandits get away and more attempts to steal it are made. The Cartwrights begin to grow suspicious of Don Fernandez and the way he seems to take all of this in stride.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Luciana Paluzzi ... Michele Dubois
Lee Bergere ... Ricardo Fernandez
Steven Geray ... Alexander Dubois
Ken Mayer ... Crusty
Bill Clark ... 3rd Robber (uncredited)
Roy Engel ... Doc Martin (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... 2nd Robber (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... 1st Robber (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 32: The Long Night

6 May 1962
Adam has a day and a half to deliver a large bankdraft. He is ambushed by an escaped convict. When he is mistaken for one of the escapees by the posse, Adam is hardpressed to prove his identity. All they want to do is hang him.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright (credit only)

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

James Coburn ... Elmer Trace
Jack Chaplain ... Billy McCord
Frank Ferguson ... Sheriff Hill
William Bramley ... Townsend

Whit Bissell ... Henry Neighbors
Paul Dubov ... Skidmore

Bing Russell ... Poindexter

Dorothy Adams ... Martha Neighbors
E.J. André ... Prospector (as E.J. Andre)
Al Avalon ... Johnny
Eric Barnes ... Brubaker

Season 3, Episode 33: The Mountain Girl

13 May 1962
Joe is entrusted to see that Grandpa Coomb's deathbed wish is carried out. That his granddaughter is returned to the people she never knew -- the high society Harkers. Joe must teach her to be like them before they arrive as all she's known is the life of a sheepherder living in the mountains.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Nina Shipman ... Trudy Coombs / Harker

Warren Oates ... Paul Magruder
Carl Benton Reid ... Josiah Harker
Nancy Hadley ... Stephanie Harker

Will Wright ... Seth Coombs
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Mary Treen ... Annie Wilson
Robert F. Hoy ... Jeb (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 34: The Miracle Maker

20 May 1962
Susan's father is killed in a terrible accident she feels responsible for. Her inability to walk is something that Hoss hopes he can help with if the new faith healer in town proves he is more than just a charlatan.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Ed Nelson ... Garth
Patricia Breslin ... Susan Blanchard
Mort Mills ... Thorne
Jean Inness ... Aunt Celia
Tol Avery ... Dr. Moore

Raymond Bailey ... Sam Blanchard
Bill Quinn ... Doctor Gross
Robert Adler ... Jeb
Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Townsman (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Townswoman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Townswoman (uncredited)

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: The First Born

23 September 1962
Clay Stafford just arrived in Virginia City but already seems to know who Joe and the Cartwrights are. When he gets a job on their ranch as a cowhand, his past is revealed and hopes it will not affect his new relationship with them, especially Joe.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Barry Coe ... Clay Stafford
Eddy Waller ... Harry

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Robert Karnes ... Miner
Mike Ragan ... Miner

Don Beddoe ... Stan Perkins
Ben Erway ... Banker
Rex Andrews ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sam Bagley ... Barfly (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Miner (uncredited)
John Breen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Miner (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ... Townsman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Miner (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Miner (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
William Meader ... Saloon Dealer (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Miner (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Saloon Dealer (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ... Barfly (uncredited)
Sol Murgi ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Miner (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 2: The Quest

30 September 1962
Wanting to prove his independence and (at the same time) break out of the shadows of his Pa and older brothers, Little Joe sets out to win a lucrative timber contract for the Ponderosa.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
James Beck ... Dave Donovan (as Jim Beck)
Grant Richards ... Will Poavey
Frank Gerstle ... Jake Weber
Dan Riss ... Bert Crawford
Harry Lauter ... Drunk
Charles Seel ... Hawkins
Grandon Rhodes ... Mr. Simpson
Sam Bagley ... Barfly (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Barfly (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Granite (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Troy Melton ... Gunman (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Bobby (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 3: The Artist

7 October 1962
Matthew Raine, once a world class artist, has lost his sight due to disease. When befriended by Ben Cartwright, he realizes he has been feeling sorry for himself all this time and with his friend Ann's help, finds a way to turn his darkness into light.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Dan O'Herlihy ... Matthew Raine
Virginia Grey ... Ann Loring

Arch Johnson ... Gavin
William Keene ... Stevens
S. John Launer ... Buyer (as S. Jon Launer)
Ralph Montgomery ... Bartender
Frank Chase ... Jim
Ethan Laidlaw ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 4: A Hot Day for a Hanging

14 October 1962
While making a payment delivery, Hoss is wrongfully accused of being a bank robber with the money being his loot.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph Cartwright

Denver Pyle ... Sheriff Tom Stedman
Olive Sturgess ... Mary Ann Wilson

Roy Roberts ... Jesse Fillmore
Terry Becker ... Shukie
Kelly Thordsen ... Ned Larson
John Harmon ... McCray
Gene Roth ... Milton Conley
Rayford Barnes ... Austin
Lane Bradford ... Tibbs
John Mitchum ... Bartender
Robert Carson ... Elmer Horner
Sam Bagley ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Breen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Noble "Kid" Chissell ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Roy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 5: The Deserter

21 October 1962
An Army Colonel comes to the Ponderosa looking for a man who was under his command, who deserted whom he believes lives in the vicinity of the Ponderosa. He wants to bring him to Washington for court martial. He shows them a picture and they claim not to know him but it's their neighbor, Bill Winters. Just as the Colonel was leaving he is shot by an arrow. While the Colonel rests, Ben goes to Bill who admits it's true. Ten years ago, the Colonel was tasked with keeping the Indians in line and he decided to do that by raiding them. Bill chose not to follow him and aided some of them to escape but he still raided the Indians and many were killed. He learns that there'll be another attempt on the Colonel so he goes to the Ponderosa and kills the Indian who was sent to kill him. When the Colonel sees Bill, he pulls his gun on him but Ben tells him that he saved his life. He then reveals that Bill is his son. When the Indians learn of Bill's connection to the Colonel, they take him for punishment. His wife, who's one of the Indians he saved tells Ben. Ben asks to speak to the Chief whom he knows. The Colonel knows that the Chief won't give his son back so he offers himself in exchange for his son. Knowing that the Indians will kill him, he asks Ben to speak to the Indians for him.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright
Robert Sampson ... Bill Winters

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Gale Garnett ... Maria Winters

Anthony Caruso ... Chief Keokuk

Michael Landon ... Joseph Cartwright
Robert Carricart ... Myoka
George Keymas ... Running Wolf
Hal John Norman ... Medicine Man (as Hal Jon Norman)
Andrea Darvi ... Little Maria Winters
Ricky Branson ... Little Edward Winters

Claude Akins ... Col. Edward J. Dunwoody
Bill Clark ... Shoshone Indian (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Shoshone Indian (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 6: The Way Station

28 October 1962
Adam finds shelter overnight at a stagecoach way station. There he meets others ranging from a beautiful girl to a dangerous outlaw on the run.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright (credit only)

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright (credit only)

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright (credit only)

Robert Vaughn ... Luke Martin

Dawn Wells ... Marty Johnson
Trevor Bardette ... Jesse Johnson
Dorothy Green ... Lucy Fisher
Walter Reed ... Tim Fisher
Raymond Guth ... Lafe
Keith Richards ... Sheriff Ross
Bert Stevens ... Man Exiting Hotel (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 7: The War Comes to Washoe

11 November 1962
Civil war politics and Little Joe's romance with the daughter of an important Confederate sympathizer bring disagreement and hard feelings with him and Adam, and things don't get any better when there is shady goings on suspected between the girls father and higher up Confederate turncoats right before the crucial vote whether or not Nevada should join the Union, where Joe is a delegate.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Harry Townes ... Judge David Terry
Joyce Taylor ... Morvath Terry
Barry Kelley ... Bill Stewart

Alan Caillou ... Walter Craigsmuir
David Whorf ... Peter
Wallace Rooney ... Judge
Harry Swoger ... Charlie
Marshall Reed ... Party Guest
Leon Alton ... Delegate (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Delegate (uncredited)
John Breen ... Delegate (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Delegate (uncredited)
Forrest Burns ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Donald Chaffin ... Delegate (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Delegate (uncredited)
Jaye Durkus ... Delegate (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Ford ... Delegate (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Delegate (uncredited)
Chester Hayes ... Delegate (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry Minsey ... Delegate (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Delegate (uncredited)
Joe Phillips ... Delegate (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Delegate (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Delegate (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Clerk (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Delegate (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Delegate (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 8: Knight Errant

18 November 1962
Hoss Cartwright's good deed results in hard feelings when the mail order bride he has volunteered to escort to a neighboring rancher falls in love with him before she reaches her intended groom.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Judi Meredith ... Lotty Hawkins

John Doucette ... Walter Prescott

Phil Chambers ... Dick Thompson

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Tyler McVey ... Townsman
Roy Engel ... Doctor Martin
George Robotham ... Frank
Gil Perkins ... Whitey
John Breen ... Barfly (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Townswoman (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Townswoman (uncredited)
Tina Menard ... Francesca (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Henry (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 9: The Beginning

25 November 1962
The Cartwrights find Billy Horn, a young man who was taken captive and raised by the Shoshone. He comes to live with them and befriends them, as they try to re-accustom him to the white man's ways. However, a threat emerges with Milton Tanner, a wealthy landowner who is making a claim for one-third of the Ponderosa. Billy believes that Tanner should be fought head on, as the Indians had taught him, rather than in court, and the Cartwrights are unable to convince him otherwise. Billy decides to confront Tanner himself.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright (credit only)

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Carl Reindel ... Billy Horn
Robert Burton ... Ned Lewis

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee

Ken Lynch ... Milton Tanner

Raymond Bailey ... Judge Griffith
Francis De Sales ... Prosecutor
Lon Dean ... Store Clerk
John Breen ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Cowhand in Tan Vest (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Rod McGaughy ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 10: The Deadly Ones

2 December 1962
Mexican freedom fighters loyal to Benito Juárez take over the Ponderosa, gravely wound Little Joe, and force Ben to guide them to a wagon train loaded with gold being smuggled to California by Emperor Maximilian.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright (credit only)

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Will Kuluva ... General Arturo Diaz
Leo Gordon ... Forsythe
Lee Farr ... Johnny Simms
Jena Engstrom ... Molly Reed
Paul Fierro ... Pablo
Rico Alaniz ... Miguel
Bill Clark ... Wagon Guard (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 11: Gallagher's Sons

9 December 1962
Will and Charlie bury their father with the help of Hoss. He decides to help them get to their aunt but he finds out soon enough that he's taken on more than he bargained for when he finds out how their pa was killed.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright (credit only)

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright (credit only)

Robert Strauss ... Blake
Larrian Gillespie ... Charlotte 'Charlie' Gallagher
Eileen Chesis ... Wilhelmina 'Will' Gallagher
Craig Curtis ... Tully
Chubby Johnson ... Sam

Victor French ... Conn
Ken Mayer ... Stage Driver
William Henry ... Lou (as Bill Henry)
Tom Greenway ... Sheriff
Bill Clark ... Relay Station Employee (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Baggage Man (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 12: The Decision

16 December 1962
Hoss suffers a life-threatening injury. Only surgery by a doctor in jail for murder can save him.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

DeForest Kelley ... Dr. Michael Jons

John Hoyt ... Judge Franklin Grant
Lisabeth Hush ... Karen Jons
Eddie Quillan ... Danny Culp
Walter Sande ... Sheriff Wall
Will J. White ... Deputy Hoff
Bill Clark ... Stephens (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Hanging Spectator (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 13: The Good Samaritan

23 December 1962
A jilted friend of Hoss can't seem to shake the bottle. When a woman and her daughter arrive on the stage the party that was supposed to greet them has left town. Hoss tries to play matchmaker but his friend seems determined to sabotage the whole thing.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright (credit only)
Don Collier ... Wade Tyree

Jeanne Cooper ... Abigail Hinton
Noreen DeVita ... Bonnie Hinton (as Noreen de Vita)
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Roy Engel ... Doctor Martin
Gene Coogan ... Buggy Driver (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Bartender Sam (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 14: The Jury

30 December 1962
Hoss faces scorn and accusations of bribery when he refuses to vote with his fellow jurors to convict a man for murder based solely on the testimony of the victim's brother who witnessed the act on a dark night.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright (credit only)

Jack Betts ... Jamie Wrenn
Don Haggerty ... Bud Murdock
James Bell ... Hjalmer Olson

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Bobs Watson ... Junior
Arthur Space ... Judge Crane
Tol Avery ... Breese
Byron Foulger ... Taylor
Sara Haden ... Townswoman
Bob Harris ... Deputy
Michael Hinn ... Williams
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Russell Custer ... Townsman (uncredited)
Alphonso DuBois ... Townsman (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Bruno VeSota ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 15: The Colonel

6 January 1963
One of Ben Cartwright's old war buddies who claims to be a business tycoon developing a new territory, woos a wealthy Virginia City widow and jeopardizes a Ponderosa land deal.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
John Larkin ... Col. Frank Medford
Helen Westcott ... Emily Colfax (as Hellena Westcott)

Edward Platt ... Will Flanders
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Asa Flanders (as Warren Kemmerling)

Mary Wickes ... Martha
C. Lindsay Workman ... Clerk (as Lindsay Workman)

Phil Chambers ... Austin
Betty Endicott ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
William Meader ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 16: Song in the Dark

13 January 1963
Incriminating scratches on cowhand Danny Morgan's arm and his penchant for riding alone through the night strumming his guitar makes him the prime suspect when a woman is found strangled the morning after witnesses heard Danny's voice singing in the dark outside her cabin.

Season 4, Episode 17: Elegy for a Hangman

20 January 1963
Adam helps an angry young man to confront the "hanging judge" who sentenced his father to death in a high-stakes miscarriage of justice.

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Keir Dullea ... Bob Jolley

Otto Kruger ... Judge W.H. 'Hanging Harry' Whitaker

Kevin Hagen ... Hobie Klinderman
Bill Zuckert ... Senator Cal Prince (as William Zuckert)

Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Ron Soble ... Morton - a Gunman
Roy Engel ... Dr. Paul Kay
Emile Avery ... Stage Driver / Townsman (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Breen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Russell Custer ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... Townsman (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 18: Half a Rogue

27 January 1963
Hoss harbors kindred spirit Big Jim Layton on the Ponderosa while trying to clear the wounded mountain man's name from charges of theft and murder.

Season 4, Episode 19: The Last Haircut

3 February 1963
Little Joe finds himself at the scene of a murder, and befriends the victim's vengeance-minded son.