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"Bonanza" The Trail Gang (1960)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
26 November 1960 (Season 2, Episode 11)
About to set out on a cattle drive, Ben hires a young drifter named Sam Jackson as one of his drovers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Killing Dad See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright

Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright

Edgar Buchanan ... Hallelujah Hicks

Richard Davalos ... Johnny Logan (as Dick Davalos)

Robert J. Wilke ... Brazos (as Robert Wilke)
Linda Lawson ... Melinda Bowers

James Westerfield ... Sheriff John Logan

Richard Devon ... Jake Rubidah
Harry Antrim ... Judge Armbruster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rex Andrews ... Townsman (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)

Bill Clark ... Trail Hand (uncredited)
Betty Endicott ... Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Bob LaWandt ... Barfly (uncredited)

Cactus Mack ... Trail Hand (uncredited)
Martha Manor ... Blonde Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Trail Hand (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Clint Sharp ... Trail Hand (uncredited)
Chick Sheridan ... Trail Hand (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Rich 
Writing credits
Carey Wilber (written by)

David Dortort (created by) uncredited

Fred Hamilton  creator (uncredited)

Produced by
David Dortort .... executive producer
Thomas Thompson .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Rose 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
Film Editing by
Everett Douglas 
Art Direction by
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Andrew J. Durkus .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Voglin .... assistant director
Art Department
Dwight Thompson .... property master
Sound Department
Harry Lindgren .... sound recordist
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
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 .... composer: theme music
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Other crew
James W. Lane .... production executive
Edward W. Walsh .... story editor
Martha Manor .... stand-in (uncredited)

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

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Copyright has expired and is now in the public domain.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Killing Dad, 1 July 2014
Author: Michelle Palmer from United States

Characters involved: Father and son - John and Johnny Logan.

Main Characters: Hoss and Ben Cartwright. Little Joe and Adam are MIA.

For some odd reason, land tycoon and probably one of the richest men of his time is doing his own cattle drive with Hoss. He's desperate for hands and hires some with questionable reputations. Along comes a young man who seems really nice and all, but he was in prison and now wants to kill his father for putting him there.

The episode was a good one. There's a good lesson about tough love and accepting your family's mistakes and all. The characters were believable.

One thing about having an episode with a lot of character actors is watching several different of our baddies coming together to be bad and good. Every episode is unique, but it's nice to see the actor's character seems to have a lot in common show to show. Good episode.

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