WAYS TO
WATCH:

See all
After being robbed in the desert, Adam stumbles onto a seemingly chivalrous prospector named Peter Kane, who offers him a mule and supplies for three days work. However, Kane is a demented ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
Peter Kane
Howard Ledig ...
Frank Preston
Barry Cahill ...
Jim Gann
William Edmonson ...
Blacksmith
...
Sheriff
Paul Barselou ...
Bartender (as Paul Barselow)
Edit

Storyline

After being robbed in the desert, Adam stumbles onto a seemingly chivalrous prospector named Peter Kane, who offers him a mule and supplies for three days work. However, Kane is a demented madman who is interested in psychological torture, hoping to drive a seemingly rational man like Adam to murder. As Ben, Hoss and Little Joe try to retrace the missing Adam's footsteps, Adam must rely on his own wits to defeat Kane. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 April 1962 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title comes from the play 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller, based on the Salem Witch Trials in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes as Adam and little Joe step out of the saloon and ask a local a question, a boom mic comes into view from the top center. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Without Horse, Water, Gun, Or Food
14 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This particular episode of Bonanza is centered on Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright. After making a successful cattle deal, Adam is robbed in the desert and left their without, horse, water, gun or food. He manages to make it to a mine where Lee Marvin is working a claim in the middle of nowhere.

Believe it or not, this was the frying pan into the fire for Adam. What Marvin wants is a slave to work the mine and when he hears who Adam is all his pent up resentments about class and the rotten life Marvin has had burst forth.

Though Lee Marvin and the regulars do a grand job, the story was way too unbelievable for me. If you see it you will not believe that Adam Cartwright would have been as civilized as all that.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
if they made a movie today...(which they never will) nick-pacific
"The Last Haircut" question marmac2768
ME TV will Show a Few of the Lost Episodes of Bonanza eveningstarz
ME TV Newletter Regarding the Lost Episodes of Bonanza eveningstarz
worst/dumbest episode? homesick251960
Adam or Will for Laura? eveningstarz
Discuss The Crucible (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?