Bonanza: Season 2, Episode 32

The Dream Riders (20 May 1961)

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Hoss gets diverted by a hot air balloon while a family friend robs the Virginia City bank.


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Episode cast overview:
Major John F. Cayley
Burt Douglas ...
Private Bill Kingsley
Sergeant Hines
Diana Millay ...
Diana Cayley
Jonathan Hole ...


Ben's old friend Major John Cayley plans to rob the Virginia City bank to finance his dream of constructing an airship capable of crossing the Atlantic. His scheme involves e diverting the attention of Virginia City's citizenry, including Ben's son Hoss, with a hot air balloon. Written by Kitten Cavendish

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This was director Robert Altman's favorite of the episodes he directed for Bonanza (1959). He and star Dan Blocker became close friends, a friendship that only ended with Blocker's untimely death. See more »

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