The Best Of Bonanza - Disc 1
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Western / Action / Comedy / Drama (1960) ~ Color
Welcome to the Ponderosa, where Pa, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe Cartwright bring order and Family values to the Wild West. The Cartwright's 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 sons was born to a different wife of Ben's; none of the mothers is still alive. Adventures are typical western ones, with lots of personal relationships/problems thrown in as well.
Titles on this disk:
Blood on the Land: Jeb Drummond is a murderous sheep herder that has Adam taken hostage to try and force Ben to sign over a large section of Ponderosa land to him.
The Fear Merchants: The Cartwrights come to the aid of a Chinese-American stable hand accused of murder. Opposing them is a manipulative mayoral candidate who wants all "foreigners" to leave Virginia City.
The Gunmen: Hoss and Little Joe are mistaken for bloodthirsty hired killers in a small Texas town dominated by two feuding families.
The Spanish Grant: The Cartwrights try to disprove the validity of a Spanish land grant to stop the De La Cuesta family from seizing part of the Ponderosa and all of the Carson Valley settlers' homestead lands.
Directors: Felix E. Feist, Lewis Allen, Christian Nyby and
Writers: David Dortort (creator), Robert E. Thompson, Frank Unger, Thomas Thompson, Carey Wilber, Morris Lee Green and Laurence Heath
Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts