The brother of a man Hoss killed in self-defense says he understands but secretly plans revenge.

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Herschel Bernardi ...
Clarence Bolling
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The brother of a man Hoss killed in self-defense says he understands but secretly plans revenge.

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24 September 1961 (USA)  »

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Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Traditional Negro spiritual
Portion sung by Herschel Bernardi
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A great script and unusual staging make this great to watch
24 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Out of the years of watching Bonanza from child to adult, this is one episode that always stayed with me.

Herschel Bernadi has a strange turn here as Clarence Bolling, whose brother was shot by Hoss Cartwright. This episode's name "The Smiler," says it all. It is a creepy story of revenge, all with a smile overlaying it.

Good writing, great staging and pacing. And it can send chills up your spine. Great ripping yarn, all the suspense you could want.

The central character, Bolling, is evil pure and cold. Herschel Benardi was one of my favorite actors, especially having known him in his Broadway performances, like "Zorba." Good acting all around. Try and watch it.


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