The Best Of Bonanza - Disc 3
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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:
The Hopefuls: A wagon train of Quakers from Ohio are passing through town heading to Slaytersville. Adam tags along as he is smitten with the leader's daughter. Little does he know that the man he just befriended in town has eyes on the gold they're carrying to their promised land.
Denver McKee: Ranchers are being killed, cattle stolen, and retired U.S. Deputy Marshall Denver McKee leads various posses after the suspects but never seems to be able to find them. In the meantime, McKee seems to have plenty of money to take care of his gorgeous daughter back home from schooling in the East.
Day Of Reckoning: When an Indian saves Ben Cartwright's life from a near fatal knife attack by another Indian, Ben later gives the Indian and his pregnant wife a strip of fertile farming land. Unfortunately the land is next to and very racist farmer and things turn deadly.
The Abduction: Jennifer Beale is abducted in the hopes her rich father, Joshua, the richest silver baron on the Comstock, will pay a $1M ransom. The plan unravels when the beautiful Della is killed and Hercules, who loves her, finds out who did it.
Directors: James Neilson, Jacques Tourneur, Richard Bartlett and Charles F. Haas
Writers: David Dortort (creator), E. Jack Neuman, Fred Freiberger, Steve McNeil, Laurence Heath, R. Harner Norris and Herman Groves
Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts