Bonanza: Season 1, Episode 24

The Stranger (27 Feb. 1960)

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Inspector Leduque comes from New Orleans to Virginia City to take Ben Cartwright back for a 20 year murder. When Ben declares publicly that he is withdrawing from the Governor's race, the ... See full summary »

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Hal Baylor ...
Tom Cole
Arthur Shields ...
Dennis
Victor Sen Yung ...
Robert Foulk ...
Donald Foster ...
Albert Gibbons
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Elizabeth York ...
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Inspector Leduque comes from New Orleans to Virginia City to take Ben Cartwright back for a 20 year murder. When Ben declares publicly that he is withdrawing from the Governor's race, the townsfolk are upset not just about this but Little Joe has also been accused of gunning down Leduque's deputy in cold blood. Written by DrDOS

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Dennis: Can I help you?
Inspector Charles Leduque: Yes, a couple of your newspapers.
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Take me, not my son!
3 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What do you get when you have one head-strong and short tempered young man, a daddy who is accused of doing something wrong, and a dead mother's good name being threatened? One HECK of an episode!

I'm not sure what the best part was. Little Joe's firy temper in the newspaper office, then later in the hotel where he actually kills someone was good. The drama surrounding the gunfight was good as well. Pa's sacrificing his future for that of his baby boy's was touching. And the journey towards New Orleans was simply sweet.

Unlike many of the episodes of Bonanza and Gunsmoke, this episode ended on a positive note. Ben's almost-too-nice-for-his-own-good attitude was something that helped the turnout. I guarantee you Adam and Little Joe wouldn't have been that nice...


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