Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Hostage 

Ben is taken hostage by a gang of four outlaws, who are hoping for a $100,000 ransom from the Cartwrights for his safe return. As his sons formulate a plan to rescue their father, Ben ... See full summary »

Director:

Don McDougall

Writer:

Donn Mullally
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Harold J. Stone ... Chad Cord
Jacqueline Scott ... Willa Cord
Conlan Carter Conlan Carter ... Tip
Buck Taylor ... Billy
Cal Bartlett ... Len
Bill Clark ... Deputy Sheriff Jim
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Ben is taken hostage by a gang of four outlaws, who are hoping for a $100,000 ransom from the Cartwrights for his safe return. As his sons formulate a plan to rescue their father, Ben devises one of his own after he senses dissension amongst his captors. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52748@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kern River, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Great show to watch
26 June 2017 | by Thomas001See all my reviews

As much as Chad Stone was "in charge of this outfit", he did two honorable acts - he spared Ben's life when he did not have to, and he tried to see to it that his lovely wife Willa is taken care of.

One truly unfortunate goof - after Ben is "reclaimed" for the ransom, the boys ride back to the mine. As Little Joe (ever the show off, often annoying) swings his right leg over the horse's head, Joe makes a mistake and kicks the horse's head with his boot. Ouch! I am surprised that they did not cut the scene.


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