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. Written by
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"Desert Justice" is the first of four episodes of "Bonanza" in which Claude Akins
appeared. The others are "The Mill", "Sam Hill" and "The Deserter". See more
In the scene where the stagecoach stops and meets up with Cutler - shortly after Cutler talks about his partner, the stagecoach driver, Charlie, has his leg over the rail of the seat. Every shot of Claude Akins afterwards shows Charlie with his leg down off the rail. For the rest of the scene Charlie's leg keeps swapping back and forth. At the end of the scene when they are leaving, Charlie once again takes his leg off the rail. See more
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Can't you load it any faster, Joe?
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Can't I load it any faster?