The Best Of Bonanza - Disc 2
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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:
Desert Justice: When a brutal U.S. Marshal arrests one of the Ponderosa's workers for murder to transport him to Los Angeles for trial, and a doubtful Hoss and Adam come along in the stagecoach, along with a Dr. and his beautiful daughter, to make sure the Marshal doesn't kill him before they get there. The question also arises later of whether the ranch worker is really guilty and dangerous after all.
Escape to Ponderosa: Three deserters escaped from an Army stockade to the Ponderosa. When a Captain comes looking for them, Ben realizes what they've had to deal with and promises to let his good friend in charge of that fort know the real truth.
The Avenger: Ben and Adam are locked in jail, about to hung for a crime they didn't commit. Joe and Hoss must find out why the witnesses to the alleged crime have perjured themselves before the execution takes place. They receive help from an unexpected source, a drifter called Lassiter who is searching for the men who committed a lynching in Kansas years ago.
The Stranger: Inspector Leduque comes from New Orleans to Virginia City to take Ben Cartwright back for a 20 year murder. When Ben declares publicly that he is withdrawing from the Governor's race, the townsfolk are upset not just about this but Little Joe has also been accused of gunning down Leduque's deputy in cold blood.
Director: Lewis Allen, Charles F. Haas, Christian Nyby
Writers: David Dortort (creator), Donald S. Sanford, Robert E. Thompson, Bill Barrett, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Clair Huffaker, Oliver Crawford and Laurence Heath
Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts