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The Burning Sky 

The Cartwrights hire a new bronc buster who brings along a new bride -- an Indian woman who a few locals just don't feel comfortable around. One neighbor in particular takes a dislike to ... See full summary »

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Moon Holt
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Will Holt
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Britcher Green / Gore
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Aaron Gore
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Muley
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The Cartwrights hire a new bronc buster who brings along a new bride -- an Indian woman who a few locals just don't feel comfortable around. One neighbor in particular takes a dislike to her and she uncovers a secret he has been ashamed to reveal. Written by DrDOS

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28 January 1968 (USA)  »

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A county official tells Ben Cartwright, "It's always a good time for Storey County when the Ponderosa pays its taxes." The Ponderosa Ranch is located in Washoe and Ormsby Counties, not Storey. See more »

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'Candy' Canaday: [after hearing Mrs. Holt's first name] Excuse me, did you call her "Moon"?
Will Holt: Well, if you had a wife and her name was "Moon Rising Red Over Big White Top Stoney Mountain", what would you call her?
'Candy' Canaday: Moon!
Will Holt: That's what I decided.
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An old plot that added entertaining elements.
19 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this typical western type story, we have another tale of Indian racism when Mr and Mrs. Holt move into a shack on the Ponderosa property. It just so happens that Ms Holt is an Indian named Moon (Dawn Wells) and some of the local are outraged. The main outrage comes from Aaron Gore (Victor French) and he has been talking big in front of the locals trying to cause problems.

Mr Gore has a blond haired boy, Britcher, that has taken a shine to the Indian woman and this will be the catalyst to not only get the boy belt-whipped, it will give Gore, and his cronies, enough spark to rid the area of the Indian lover and his Indian wife.

But when Gore ends up catching the Indian woman we learn some valuable information that makes the episode even more interesting. And when Gore is shot, the Indian woman is blamed for the killing. Then for some reason, Gore has enough respect in town where a lynch mob comes riding out to kill the Indian woman.

Even though this was a routine plot for most westerns, there are some twist that makes for an entertaining episode. Plus when you add the fine acting of Victor French and the eye-candy of Dawn Wells, you have all the qualities for a interesting view. And sure enough this is a entertaining show.


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