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"Bonanza" The Toy Soldier (1963)

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20 October 1963 (Season 5, Episode 5)
Adam helps an alcoholic artist married to a lovely Piute woman to find a new way to help the Piute Indians oppressed by a powerful local rancher. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Painting for food See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright

Philip Abbott ... James Callan

Morgan Woodward ... McDermott

Trevor Bardette ... Scotty

Quinn K. Redeker ... Rollie (as Quinn Redeker)

Donna Martell ... Esther Callan

Michael Keep ... Johnny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Borzage ... Townsman Sitting in Chair (uncredited)

Gene Coogan ... McDermott Gunman (uncredited)
Sid Troy ... McDermott Gunman (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Tay Garnett 
Writing credits
Warren Douglas (written by)

David Dortort (created by) uncredited

Fred Hamilton  creator (uncredited)

Produced by
David Dortort .... executive producer
James W. Lane .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Rose 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
Art Direction by
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Kent McCray .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald R. Daves .... assistant director
Art Department
Dwight Thompson .... property master
Sound Department
Lyle Figland .... sound recordist
Joel Moss .... sound recordist
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Debolt .... camera & mechanical design
Casting Department
William Maybery .... casting supervisor
Editorial Department
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant
Music Department
Ray Evans .... composer: theme music
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist
William Lava .... music supervisor
Jay Livingston .... composer: theme music
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Other crew
Frank Cleaver .... story consultant
Robert Stillman .... production executive
Martha Manor .... stand-in (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Dortort  creator

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

USA:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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Scotty:I never saw a man so hated just for loving his fellow man.See more »


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Painting for food, 10 May 2017
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Pernell Roberts is sent on a mission to retrieve some strayed cattle and goes to the small town of Sheephead where the local town boss keeps everyone under his thumb including a small tribe of Piute Indians. Morgan Woodward is said boss and he's a real piece of work, a real Snidely Whiplash type of racist when it comes to the Piutes.

The Piutes have one friend among the whites Philip Abbott who is a talented but dissolute painter in the Fredric Remington tradition. He trades his paintings for just enough food to keep the tribe from starving. But Woodward's got lascivious eyes for Donna Martell, the Piute girl that Abbott married.

The offer Adam Cartwright brings is half the cattle if the Piutes will drive the rest back to the Ponderosa. But that's going to interfere in Woodward's nefarious schemes.

Abbott plays a fine part as a talented artist dissipated by drink as if that's not familiar in literature and in real life. Woodward is a most hateful villain in this fine Bonanza story.

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