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The Wild West adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their Nevada ranch while helping the surrounding community.

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  • Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Ben Cartwright / ... (430 episodes, 1959-1973)
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  Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright / ... (430 episodes, 1959-1973)
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  Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright / ... (415 episodes, 1959-1972)
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  Adam Cartwright (202 episodes, 1959-1965)
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  Townsman / ... (141 episodes, 1959-1973)
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  Hop Sing / ... (107 episodes, 1959-1973)
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  Sheriff Roy Coffee (99 episodes, 1960-1972)
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  Candy Canaday (91 episodes, 1967-1973)
Martha Manor ...
  Townswoman / ... (91 episodes, 1960-1972)
Bob Miles ...
  Townsman / ... (76 episodes, 1959-1968)
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  Deputy Clem Foster / ... (58 episodes, 1961-1972)
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  Jamie Hunter Cartwright / ... (51 episodes, 1968-1973)
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  Dr. J.P. Martin / ... (26 episodes, 1960-1967)
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  Townsman / ... (25 episodes, 1965-1973)
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  Gunman / ... (23 episodes, 1959-1972)
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  Bartender / ... (21 episodes, 1961-1968)
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  Dr. Paul Martin / ... (18 episodes, 1959-1970)
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  Dr. J. P. Martin / ... (16 episodes, 1969-1972)
Clint Sharp ...
  Stage Driver / ... (16 episodes, 1960-1968)
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  Store Owner / ... (15 episodes, 1962-1969)
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  Griff King (15 episodes, 1972-1973)
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  Buck / ... (14 episodes, 1959-1971)
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  Deputy Sheriff Clem / ... (13 episodes, 1960-1968)
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  Crusty / ... (12 episodes, 1960-1970)
Bern Hoffman ...
  Bartender / ... (12 episodes, 1963-1971)
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  Burkhart / ... (12 episodes, 1959-1967)
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  1st Robber / ... (12 episodes, 1960-1972)
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  Little Cowboy / ... (12 episodes, 1960-1971)
Raymond Guth ...
  Bill Cooper / ... (11 episodes, 1962-1971)
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  Dusty Rhodes / ... (11 episodes, 1968-1971)
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  Billings / ... (10 episodes, 1959-1971)
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  Arch Stewart / ... (10 episodes, 1960-1971)
Remo Pisani ...
  Bartender / ... (10 episodes, 1969-1971)
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  Capt. Arnholt / ... (9 episodes, 1961-1971)
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  Collier / ... (9 episodes, 1960-1972)
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  Charlie / ... (9 episodes, 1961-1972)
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  Telegrapher / ... (9 episodes, 1960-1967)
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  Sheriff Ed / ... (8 episodes, 1961-1972)
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  Deputy Sheriff Rick Conley / ... (8 episodes, 1960-1971)
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  Arch Tremayne / ... (8 episodes, 1968-1972)
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  Abner Ledbetter / ... (8 episodes, 1962-1972)
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  Doc Tasker Dunkatt / ... (8 episodes, 1961-1971)
Ken Drake ...
  Brave Pony / ... (8 episodes, 1960-1969)
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  Solicitor George Osgood / ... (8 episodes, 1962-1972)
Clegg Hoyt ...
  Barney / ... (8 episodes, 1960-1966)
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  Stableman / ... (8 episodes, 1960-1967)
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  Capt. John Fenner / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1972)
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  Clerk / ... (7 episodes, 1959-1967)
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  Almont / ... (7 episodes, 1962-1970)
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  Barney Arden / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1968)

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Plot Summary

The Cartwrights' one-thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch is located near Virginia City, Nevada, site of the Comstock Silver Lode, during and after the Civil War. Each of the three sons was born to a different wife of Ben's; none of the mothers are still alive. Adventures are typical Western ones, with lots of personal relationships/problems thrown in as well. Written by edited by Rob

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Also Known As
  • Ponderosa (United States)
  • Les clairons du Pony Express (France)
  • ボナンザ (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Bröderna Cartwright (Sweden)
  • Бонанца (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 49 min
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Budget $105,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Michael Landon wore four-inch lifts in the series. See more »
Goofs During the first season opening credits, the Cartwrights can be seen galloping on horses on a dirt road that contains an unmistakable set of tire tracks from the truck carrying the camera in front of them. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Zenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Bonanza See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening sequence, when the actors ride on their horses towards the camera and are introduced, the order in which they are introduced is never consistent - this was most likely done to prevent a single actor from becoming the "main" star of the show. See more »
Quotes Ben Cartwright: You and your education.
Adam Cartwright: Education is progress! Now what have you got against it?
Ben Cartwright: I don't have anything against education - as long as it doesn't interfere with your thinking!
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