Bonanza (1959–1973)
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Bank Run 

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





Episode cast overview:
Adam Cartwright
Wynn Pearce ...
Mr. Johnson,
Sheriff Roy Coffee
Tim O'Brien
John J. Harrison
Owen Bush ...
J.R. Huggins
Frank the Telegrapher
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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Release Date:

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 »


Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Joe, what are you doing?
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Robbing the bank. Come on, where in this together.
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Outlaws int he family
17 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Cartwright characters: Joe and Hoss (Ben and Adam had smaller roles)

This is one of the humorous episodes. It's one of my favorites. I love seeing the bad boy side of Joe and Hoss. I can only imagine what they were like growing up. I'm sure they were taken to the woodshed a lot!

In this episode, Joe was playing telegrapher while his friend went to get something. Joe gets a message that a bank is closing. Before giving the message to the bank, he discovered that there was a scheme to hurt a nice, old man. So...

Joe and Hoss rob the bank. That's right - THEY ROB THE BANK!!! What follows is a series of events that leaves one laughing! I loved how Ben took everything so seriously, and in the end told Adam he would be pressing some charges against Joe and Ben. This shows how strict and loving of a father he was. Even though Joe and Hoss had the best of intentions, they still needed to be taught that their way of doing things was not good.

I loved Joe's confrontation with his father. Priceless!

Better yet: Nobody was hurt in the making of this episode...really!

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