Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Survivors 

A white woman, abducted by the Paiutes and thought to be dead, is brought back to Virginia City and reunited with her husband. When it is found she has an Indian baby to a Paiute chief, she... See full summary »

Director:

Leon Benson

Writers:

David Dortort (created by), S.H. Barnett | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Mariette Hartley ... Mamyope / Alicia Purcell
David Canary ... Candy Canaday
John Carter John Carter ... Wayne Purcell
Martin Ashe Martin Ashe ... Major Anderson
Harriet Medin ... Elizabeth Bowen
Lesley Woods ... Agnes Smith
Viola Harris Viola Harris ... Harriet Fletcher
Ed Bakey Ed Bakey ... Hake
Stuart Nisbet Stuart Nisbet ... Paul Fletcher
Sydney Smith ... Peter Green
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A white woman, abducted by the Paiutes and thought to be dead, is brought back to Virginia City and reunited with her husband. When it is found she has an Indian baby to a Paiute chief, she is outcast by the towns people and her husband alike. Only the Cartwrights remain her friends. Written by Queenslander

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1968 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Shades of Trooper Hook
6 August 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Ben Cartwright gets to show his reputation for tolerance and fair play in this Bonanza story about a woman held captive for years by the Paiutes and only recently freed to return to her husband. The only problem is that she's carrying a papoose courtesy of the Paiute chief. The story has elements of the classic Barbara Stanwyck/Joel McCrea western Trooper Hook.

Mariette Hartley is the guest star playing the woman who really didn't have any choice about whether she would submit to the Paiute chief's advances. Still Hartley's husband John Carter is understandably not crazy about having his wife's illegitimate kid around.

A lot of people have to get over both themselves and a lot of institutional racism they harbor. Hartley does well as the woman who is a mother first though even she's got no idea how this situation will play out.


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