Bonanza: Season 5, Episode 3

Rain from Heaven (6 Oct. 1963)

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A drought brings a rainmaker with a very sick daughter to Virginia City.


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Episode cast overview:
Tulsa Weems
Claudia Bryar ...
Mrs. Weems
Mickey Sholdar ...
Jube Weems
Eileen Chesis ...
Mary Beth Weems
Herbert Lytton ...
Fred (as Herb Lytton)
Deputy Clem Foster
Mary Newton ...
Mrs. Crane


The territory is suffering from a drought. Tulsa Weems, a rainmaker from the Tennessee hill country, comes to help. Tulsa brings his impoverished family and sick daughter with him. Ben refuses to pay for something he doesn't believe will work, but offers to help Tulsa and his family. Tulsa refuses, saying "hill people don't take charity." Ben finds that Tulsa's daughter has typhoid fever, and the doctor is away. The Cartwrights must find a way to help a family that doesn't want "charity." Tulsa in turn resolves to bring rain to end the drought, and finds in his faith a way forward in his time of trial. Written by Charles Delacroix

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6 October 1963 (USA)  »

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[last lines]
Ben Cartwright: Oh I believe in a Rain Maker: the one you were praying to last night.
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