Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Outcast 

The Cartwrights come to the aid of Leta Malvet when she is ostracized by the community after her father and brother are hanged by a lynch mob for killing two men while trying to rob the ... See full summary »

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... Ben Cartwright
... Adam Cartwright
... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
... Clay Renton
... Leta Malvet
... Harvey Bufford
... Mrs. Bufford
Robert P. Lieb ... Spence (as Robert Lieb)
... Dr. Paul Martin
Joel Ashley ... Boyd
... Garth
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The Cartwrights come to the aid of Leta Malvet when she is ostracized by the community after her father and brother are hanged by a lynch mob for killing two men while trying to rob the stagecoach that they thought carried the Ponderosa's payroll. But Adam is sure that the gang will try again when they find out that the Malvets came up empty-handed and suspects that it's no coincidence when Leta's beau, bad boy Clay Renton, comes back to town. Written by shepherd1138

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Western

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TV-G
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9 January 1960 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Ben Cartwright: Son, there's one thing a man can't do, and that's to tell a woman who to love and who not to love.
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I love you but...
17 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

I've seen Irene Tedrow in a lot of guest appearances, and it seems she always has that sour look on her face! I don't usually like her character, and I can't remember if she ever plays nice characters or not).

This episode starts with a lynching. Though it's revealed early in the episode that the father and son were indeed guilty of robbery and murder, the lynching was still something that should not have happened. The daughter/sister is devastated at seeing her family killed in such a manner and has to spend a few days recovering at the Cartwright home (isn't it interesting how many women are taken care of at the Cartwright home without a woman in sight???)

She has a boyfriend who lies to her about his involvement. She's in love with him and is blinded by his badness. Leta is treated like a thief as well and is shunned by the townspeople who really want nothing to do with her (but will buy her eggs). Leta and Clay's story is never pretty and doesn't end that way either.

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