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





Episode cast overview:
Dan Tobin ...
Wynn Pearce ...
Mr. Johnson,
Tim O'Brien
John J. Harrison
Owen Bush ...
J.R. Huggins
Howard Wendell ...
Harrison's Advisor
Carl Milletaire ...
Harrison's Advisor
Mr. Miller


When Ben and Adam have to leave town, Ben leaves Little Joe in charge. A series of events causes Joe and Hoss to rob the bank, and they are pursued by their own father who is plenty mad. But things only get worse for the two bank robbers when Ben gets a hold of them. Written by Michelle

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28 January 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Directed by Robert Altman. Spot the personal touches. See more »


Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: I've been wanting to make some changes around here.
Ben Cartwright: Changes?
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Well, n... not changes, sir... More like improvements. I mean like uh... well... cleaning the stable and all those fence posts above the ravine, they need to be replaced. They're all full of dry rot. You know... things like that.
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Little Joe left in charge
18 April 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Poor Hoss must have felt like Fredo Corleone the son the Don skipped over as a successor. Ben Cartwright puts Little Joe in charge when he and Adam go away. And Michael Landon handles it beautifully.

With the best of intentions Landon talks the gullible Dan Blocker into robbing the Harrison Bank of Virginia City. Ian Wolfe the Harrison in charge has ordered the Virginia City branch closed. Dan Tobin and Owen Bush decide to skip out with the bank's deposits before Wolfe steals it.

Using his decision making authority Michael Landon decides to rob the bank before any of them. All this leads to an episode laced with humor as these two financial geniuses try to avoid all kinds of criminal charges with a nervous Lorne Greene worried about losing the Ponderosa trying to make up for what his dimwit sons have done.

A few laughs guaranteed in this story.

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