Harry Starr, a half breed Comanche, is hired by the Cartwrights to work on the Ponderosa. When confronted with the prejudice of other hands he turns the other cheek. Meanwhile someone is stealing horses in the valley...is he involved?
Did You Know?
Burton finds a dollar-sign ("$") branding iron in a cabin when he and the Cartwrights go out looking for Harry, a suspect of horse thieving. He shows Little Joe how the "$" can be used to change the Ponderosa's pine-tree brand. Little Joe is surprised, as is Ben in a later scene. This evident lack of the knowledge that the "$" brand can cover the Ponderosa brand is erroneous. In "The Dark Gate" (#2.24), James Coburn's character, Ross Marquette, did the same thing, making a fortune by stealing Ponderosa cattle and covering the brand with a "$" brand, which Adam discovers to his dismay. See more