Bonanza: Season 1, Episode 28

San Francisco (2 Apr. 1960)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Cartwright (credit only)
Kathleen Crowley ...
Kathleen aka Quick-Buck Kate
Alexander Pendleton / Shanghai Pete
Victor Sen Yung ...
Murvyn Vye ...
Cut-Rate Joe
Captain Shark
Robert Nichols ...
O.Z. Whitehead ...
Stephen Roberts ...
Police Sergeant
Hop Sing's #3 Cousin
Herb Vigran ...
Michael Ross ...
Big Henchman


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. Written by Ken Miller <>

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Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Pa, how much did that little redheaded gal get for you?
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: [laughs] I wouldn't tell him, Pa. If she did get enough, we might want to sell you back. If she didn't get enough, you wouldn't want to admit it, would you?
Ben Cartwright: Very funny.
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We'll stay out of trouble this time
6 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I admit it, I really do love this episode. This is one of the "lighter" episodes, though maybe not as light-hearted as some of the other well-done episodes.

In this episode, Pa and the boys (minus Adam, who probably would have kept them all out of trouble) and even Hop Sing were in San Francisco. They act like this is the first time they've been there, but it's been referred to as a visiting spot in the past. Anyways, two of the Cartwright's best hands disappear and it seems, according to Hop Sing's Number 3 cousin, that they've been shanghaied! So Pa and the boys go out to investigate.

I won't go into detail of what happened, but it's a bust your guy episode at times, what with first Pa then Hoss getting it. My favorite part is Hoss wondering how much the woman sold his Pa for...

If you like the lighter side of Bonanza, definitely check this one out!

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