Bonanza: The Lost Episodes:
Sixteen Episodes Included
Long Hair, Strong Scripts
304.) Different Pines, Same Wind
September 15, 1968
Written by: Suzanne Clauser
Directed by: Leon Benson
An old woman thinks Joe is after her land when he actually wants her out of the hands of a destructive strip miner.
Guest Stars: Carrie Picket...Irene Tedrow,...Doc...John
Randolph,...Jason Milburn...Herbert Voland,...Jenks...G. D.
Spradlin,...Marks...George Murdock,...Bartender...John Wheeler,...Hal
Burton...(uncredited; stunts as logger),...Ed Jauregui...(uncredited; horseback double for Lorne Greene),...Bill Clark...(uncredited; horseback double for Dan Blocker),...Hal Burton (uncredited; horesback double for Michael Landon).
Trivia: Irene Tedrow makes her third appearance, this time as
Carrie, she was previously in three's, "Blessed Are They", and one's, "The
Outcast", and later in eleven's, "Abner Willoughby's Return". John Randolph makes his first of three appearances, later seen in twelve's, "Shadow Of A Hero", and fourteen's, "The Sound Of Sadness". G.D. Spradlin makes his first appearance, later seen as the
Sheriff, in twelve's, "The Trouble With Trouble". George Murdock, as the
heavy, previously seen in five's, "The Trap", as one of the local boys, who
gets between Little Joe and Booth Shannon. He was also in twelve's, "The Wagon".
Music Trivia: This season and episode marks Bonanza's tenth
anniversary. In tune with the the series' decade-long success, David Rose
and his 30 plus orchestra, play the Livingston-Evans theme in a new and
powerful rendition; a very brassy and articulated arrangement, heard and
rescored again, through the end of Bonanza's eleventh season, later scored by Harry Sukman.
Music Trivia: The newly scored chapter title music cue is heard that
accompanies the watercolor credits in sequence with the executive
producer, writers and director, performed by David Rose and the studio
sessionists. David Rose based this cue music on a theme he composed and
scored, "The Ponderosa" in 1961. The cue is more commonly known as "The Ballad Of Virginia City".
Location Scenes Filmed at: Franklin Lake, Southern California and
Spooner Lake, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Filming date: June 13-19, 1968.
September 22, 1968
Written by: Jack B. Sowards
Directed by: Leon Benson
While Hoss is in a remote town on business, he is arrested for murder and robbery. The town's richest man has just been killed, and the townspeople are less concerned with justice, rather the old man's money. They are convinced that if they threaten Hoss, he'll break down and tell them where he hid the fortune. A few of the town's top citizens, including the mayor, form a lynch mob, but only hang Hoss "part of the way". But when cowboy Child Barnett sees the lynch mob coming, he breaks Hoss out of jail, and the two men form a friendship on the run.
Guest Stars: Child Barnett...Yaphet Kotto,...Sheriff Miller...John
Marley,...Mayor Bringham...Harry Hickox,...Charlie Matson...Henry
Beckman,...Brother Stoner...Frank DeVol,...Clerk...Robert
Ball,...Buck...Charles Maxwell,...Chad...Bruce Kirby,...Harry...E. J.
Schuster,...Bill Clark...( uncredited; horseback double for Dan Blocker ),...Ed Jauregui...(uncredited; horseback double for Lorne Greene),...Hal Burton...(uncredited; horseback double for Michael Landon),...Ray Mazy...(uncredited; horseback double for David Canary)
Trivia: Yaphet Kotto makes his only Bonanza appearance, as black
cowboy, Child Barnett, and another appearance by serial star, Charles
Maxwell, this time as a way station owner.
Stunt Trivia: Bill Clark horseback doubles Hoss on location. Dan Blocker only does his filmed close-ups. Yaphet Kotto does all his filmed horseback shots with no stunt double.
Location Scenes Filmed at: Janss Conejo Ranch and September 1967 stock
footage of Ben, Joe, and Candy riding along the dirt road at Gooseneck Meadow, Truckee, California.
306.) Salute To Yesterday
September 29, 1968
Written by: John Hawkins
Directed by: Leon Benson
When on a cattle drive on Ponderosa land, the Cartwrights and Candy find a dying cavalry officer on the trail. With his last breath, he asks them to go help his commanding officer, Captain Harris. Riding atop a slope, they see Captain Harris and his soldiers fighting off Mexican bandits who are trying to steal the four kegs of gold hidden in the Army ambulance. The Cartwrights and Candy cut right between the soldiers and the Mexican bandits, in a spectacular chase through a little valley and wind up at a high and rocky outcrop, taking cover and assisting the soldiers.
Candy soon gets a few surprises: the head of the outlaw gang, Angel Montana is an old childhood friend, of Mexican/Indian descent. That's nothing compared to the other surprises: Sergeant Ordy, who raised him while he was a boy and his former wife, Ann, who is now Mrs.
Harris. The Sergeant explains Candy's youth to the Cartwrights; Candy and
Ann grew up together when their fathers were in the Army. Immediately
after their marriage, Ann's father sent Candy away and had the marriage
annuled. He felt Candy wasn't good enough for Ann.
To impress Ann, Candy
sneaks into the enemy camp to steal water and ammunition, using a trick
his old friend once taught him. Afraid of competition from Candy, Captain
Harris tries the same mission, and, not knowing Candy's helpful tricks, is
captured by the Mexicans. We get some insight into Candy's past. Candy's
father was a war hero who died when Candy was nine; and his mother died
of "loneliness and the frontier life", when Candy was only four. To
rescue Captain Harris from the bandits, Candy and Sergeant Ordy, who is a
expert demolitions man, must come up with a sure plan or they will never
get out alive. Third episode filmed for the tenth season.
Guest Cast: Captain Harris...Pat Conway,...Ann Harris...Sandra
Smith,...Sergeant Ordy...John Kellogg,...Angel Montana...Carlos
Rivas,...Corporal Jensen...Troy Melton,...Rio...Rudy Diaz,...Rojo...Pepe
Callahan,...Trooper Kelly...Richard Lapp,...Bob Miles...(uncredited;
horseback stunt as bandit shot off horse),...Hal Burton...(uncredited;
horseback stunts as bandit & falling stunt as sniper shot off boulder),...Ed Jauregui...(uncredited; horseback double for Lorne Greene),...Bill Clark...(uncredited; horseback double for Dan Blocker),...Hal Burton...(uncredited; horseback double for Michael Landon),...Ray Mazy...(uncredited; horseback double for David Canary).
Trivia: Pat Conway makes his last appearance, this time as Captain Harris, previously seen in
seven's, "The Lonely Runner", as Roy's corrupt Deputy, and in season nine's, "The Gentle
Ones". Sandra Smith makes
her first appearance, as Candy's ex-wife, now, Mrs. Ann Harris, later seen in eleven's, "A
Darker Shadow", as Wade's girlfriend.
John Kellogg makes his last appearance, as Sergeant Ordy, seen in earlier episodes, such as nine's, "The
Conquistadores", and in five's, "The Quality Of Mercy", and "No Less A
Man". Carlos Rivas makes his last appearance, as the Mexican bandit leader Angel Montana, previously seen in nine's, "The Conquistadores", and another
appearance by Troy Melton, this time as Corporal Jensen.
Location scenes filmed at: Gooseneck Meadow, Truckee, California and the
highest filmed shots at what is now the Ponderosa Wagon
Camp, 1200 feet
above the Ponderosa Ranch grounds at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe,
Nevada. Additional stock footage at Glenbrook
Valley and Tahoe Meadows
is edited in act one, filmed in September of 1967, at Lake Tahoe,
Filming date: June 20-26, 1968.
307.) The Real People Of Muddy Creek
October 6, 1968
Written by: Alf Harris
Directed by: Leon Benson
Original Story Title: "Incident at Stone Creek"
Ben is in charge of a vicious prisoner and gets virtually no help from the cowardly citizens of the town where he is holding him from the
Guest Stars: Luke Harper...Joe Don Baker,...Lawson...Clifton
James,...Casey Collins...Jean Hale,...Mrs. Walker...Ann
Doran,...Haines...Hal Lynch,...Simon...Russell Thorson,...Tommy...Mitch
Vogel,...Linda...Susan Trustman,...Cliff Harper...Val
Bisoglio,...Jody...Jon Lormer,...Sheriff Walker...Stuart
Randall,...Deputy...Ed Long,...Bob Miles...(uncredited; stunts for Hal
Lynch),...Bill Clark...(uncredited; stunts for Lorne Greene and
Clifton James, stand-in for Dan Blocker),...Troy Melton...(uncredited;
horseback stunts as Harper gunman).
Trivia: Ann Doran, making her last appearance, previously seen in
eight's, "Ballad Of The Ponderosa", Joe Don Baker, making his only
one, later seen in the "Walking Tall" movies, Clifton James as a town
member, later seen in twelve's, "Winter Kill". Hal Lynch makes his last
appearance, who gets into a bar fight with Joe, previously seen in
nine's, "Commitment At Angelus", as Steve Regan, movie actress Jean
Hale, making her only Bonanza appearance, and Mitch Vogel, as the little
boy, later seen in Bonanza's twelfth season as Jamie Hunter.
Trivia: The original working title was "Incident At Stone Creek". This
episode was originally written for the ninth season, but could not be
filmed and later aired until the tenth season of the series.
Filming Date: July 1968.
308.) The Passing Of A King
October 13, 1968
Written by: B. W. Sandefur
Directed by: Leon Benson
The son of a rancher to whom the Cartwrights are selling a prize bull is trying to get his father ruled mentally incompetant, and will let no one stand in his way.
Guest Stars: Jeremy Roman...Jeremy Slate,...Claude Roman...Denver
Pyle,...Mary Roman...Diana Muldar,...Judge Rideout...Dan
Searl,...Sheriff...K. L. Smith,...Carver...Larry Ward,...Bob Miles...(uncredited; stunt double for Jeremy Slate),...Ray Mazy...(uncredited; stunt double for David Canary),...Hal Burton...(uncredited; stunts as cowboy in saloon),...Clint Sharp...(uncredited; extra as older ranch hand).
Trivia: Jeremy Slate makes his last appearance, this time as the
corrupt son, Jeremy Roman. He was previously in eight's, "A Man Without
Land". Denver Plye makes another appearance, this time as Claude
Roman, along with Diana Muldar, making her only Bonanza appearance, as Mary
Roman. Larry Ward as Jeremy's foreman, Carver, later seen in this
season's, "Yonder Man", and in thirteen's, "Second Sight". Ward, also a
voice-over actor, provided the voice of the alien bounty hunter, Greedo, in
Star Wars. Russ Conway, as Claude's foreman, previously seen as a Judge, in
nine's, "False Witness". K. L. Smith makes another appearance, this time as
Stunt Trivia: In the fast-paced bar fight, Bob Miles doubles Jeremy Slate and Ray Mazy doubles David Canary. Michael does his complete fight with no double. In the climax, Ray Mazy doubles Canary when he jumps off the horse and tackles one of Roman's men. In the yard fight with Joe versus Jeremy, Bob Miles doubles Jeremy Slate again. The actor only does his close-up shots and Michael does his complete fight as usual.
Location Scenes Filmed At: Iverson Ranch in Southern California.
309.) The Last Vote
October 20, 1968
Written by: Robert Vincent Wright
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
The Cartwrights are terribly overworked, so to preserve everyone's
sanity, Ben sends Hoss and Joe into town for some R & R. In the
saloon, they hear folks talking about the upcoming mayoral election. They
decide to bet on the outcome, where the loser pays for the winner's trip
to San Francisco. The two candidates are Titus Simpson and Phineas
Burke, two longtime friends and business partners who don't give a hoot about the election outcome. With a large bet at stake, the two Cartwrights
volunteer themselves as campaign manager for their respective
candidates, Little Joe for Titus Simpson and Hoss for Phineas Burke. A
serene election turns into a hilarious chaos for Virginia City after
they take over the campaign, and Ben holds the key: the last vote.
Guest Stars: Titus Simpson...Tom Bosley,...Phineas Burke...Wally
Cox,...Judge Clampton...Robert Emhardt,...Clem...Bing
Russell,...Pete...Don Haggerty,...Tim...Lane Bradford,...Hop
Sing...Victor Sen Yung,...Bartender...Bruno Ve Sota,...and the stuntmen go uncredited as the townsmen: Bob Miles, Hal
Burton, Alex Sharp, Troy Melton, Jesse Wayne, Davey Sharp...Bill
Clark...(uncredited; falling stunt for Dan Blocker).
Trivia: Wally Cox makes his second and last appearance, this time
as Phineas Burke, previously seen in nine's, "The Gold Detector", as
Professor MacNulty. Tom Bosley makes his first of two appearances, as
Titus Simpson, later seen in eleven's, "A Lawman's Lot Is Not A Happy
One", and later as Mr. Cunningham, in TV's, "Happy Days". Robert Emhardt as
the Judge, previously seen in four's, "A Stranger Passed This Way", and
later in eleven's, "A Lawman's Lot Is Not A Happy One". Don Haggerty as
one of the town locals, seen with Lane Bradford, both Bonanza alumni, seen
in past episodes.
Trivia: In the comic fight, stuntmen Bob Miles, Hal Burton, and Jesse
Wayne can be seen fighting, along with stuntman Davey Sharpe, who Bob
Miles, yells, "Davey, Davey, fight!", and old Davey walks out a second story
door, with no landing, and hits the ground, gets right up, and gets in the
Trivia: In the comic fight, involving about ten stuntmen, working with
Michael and Dan, stuntman Jesse Wayne vividly remembers Dan punching him
countless times, in this hilarious episode. Interestingly enough, one of
the guest stars in this episode, Wally Cox (who was also in "The Gold
Detector"), Jesse had doubled for, on many occasions, since they were both
the same height and weight.
Trivia: This episode was originally written for the ninth season, but
could not be made and aired until the following tenth season.
Trivia: When Titus and Phineas run Joe and Hoss out of their shop,
Michael takes the fall off the boardwalk onto the ground and Bill Clark
doubles Dan Blocker for the big fall. Bill also plays a townsmen in the
comic street fight doing stunts.
310.) Catch As Catch Can
October 27, 1968
Written by: David Lang
Directed by: Robert L. Friend
Everything goes wrong for the Cartwrights and Candy in the town of Tinbucket, where rumor has it, the Ponderosa is about to go under.
Guest Stars: Amos Parker...Paul Richards,...Sheriff...Slim
Pickens,...Rice...Robert Yuro,...Tingle...Arthur Malet,...Hollis...Peter
Perak,...Daley...Richard Eric Winter,...Bill Clark...(uncredited; wagon
double for Dan Blocker),...Ed Jauregui...(uncredited; stunt double for Lorne Greene).
Trivia: Paul Richards makes his third and final appearance on the series, in
this episode as Amos Parker. He was previously in eight's "A Woman in the
House" as Russ and in three's "The Lonely House" as Trock. Slim Pickens makes another appearance, this
time as the Sheriff, and Robert Yuro makes his first of two appearances
as Parker's partner Rice, who claims Candy is a card-shark, Hoss a drunk, Joe a pick-pocket, who
is secretly working with Parker to destroy the Cartwrights. He is later
seen in fourteen's, "The Marriage Of Theodora Duffy", as a heavy.
John Quade makes his first of two appearances on Bonanza. In
this episode he is the telegrapher and later in thirteen's, "The
Rattlesnake Brigade", he is playing a prison guard. He would later rise to
fame working with Clint Eastwood in the films, "Every Which Way But
Loose", and it's sequel, "Any Which Way You Can". His sons are Randy and
Fight and Stunt Trivia: In the fight Joe versus Rice (played by
Robert Yuro), is capable of doing his whole fight along with Michael
Landon. In the fight with Ben versus Parker in the barn, both Lorne Greene and Paul Richards do most of the fight together. Ed Jauregui doubles Ben in most of the shots, and Lorne Greene only does his filmed close-ups. Bill Clark doubles as Hoss for Dan Blocker when a drugged Hoss is on the out-of-control wagon and crashes and the only close-ups are of Blocker on the wagon's seat.
Location Trivia: Second episode filmed on the Western Street at the
RKO-Desilu backlot in Culver City.
Location Scenes Filmed at: RKO Forty Acres, Culver City, Southern California.
311.) Little Girl Lost
November 3, 1968
Written by: Michael Fessier
Directed by: Don Richardson
Life on the ranch is disrupted by the arrival of a young brat who happens to be distantly related to the Cartwrights.
Guest Stars: Samantha Dorcas...Linda Sue Risk,...Martha Cartwright
Dorcas...Antoinette Bower,...Calvin Dorcas...George
Mitchell,...Charlie...Bob Padilla,...Driver...Christian Anderson,...Hop
Sing...Victor Sen Yung.
Trivia: Guest star Antoinette Bower makes her only Bonanza
appearance, seen in "Mission: Impossible", and in Star Trek's, "Catspaw", as
Location Scenes Filmed at: Franklin Lake, Southern California, with June 1961 stock footage of Joe riding Cochise across the wooded clearing at Incline Village, and June 1968 stock shot of the Ponderosa Ranch at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
312.) The Survivors
November 10, 1968
Written by: S. H. Barnett, Colin MacKenzie, John Hawkins
Directed by: Leon Benson
A white woman abducted years before by the Paiutes is reunited
with her husband, who is less than pleased to learn she has given birth
to an Indian baby.
Guest Stars: Alicia Purcell...Mariette Hartley,...Wayne Purcell...John
Carter,...Mayor Anderson...Martin Ashe,...Elizabeth Bowan...Harriet
Medina,...Agnes Smith...Lesley Woods,...Hake...Ed Bakey,...Paul
Fletcher...Stuart Nisbet,...Peter Green...Sidney Smith.
Trivia: Guest star Mariette Hartley makes her second
appearance, previously seen as a schoolteacher, in six's, "Right Is The
Fourth R", later seen in eleven's, "Is There Any Man Here?", and in
thirteen's, "The Iron Butterfly".
Location Scenes Filmed at: Janss Conejo Ranch, Southern California.
313.) The Sound Of Drums
November 17, 1968
Written by: William F. Leicester
Directed by: Robert L. Friend
In the third and final installment of the Rossi family, Georgio Rossi doesn't understand why he cannot allow Indians who have left the reservation to live on his land.
Guest Stars: Georgio Rossi...Jack Kruschen,...Regina Rossi...Brioni
Farrell,...Maria Rossi...Penny Santon,...Lorenzo Rossi...Michael
Stefani,...Sam Kettle...Byron Morrow,...Joe Sabin...Mark Tapscott,...Red
Sky...Joaquin Martinez,...Indian Girl...Debra Domasin,...Lame Dog...Pete
Hernandez,...Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung.
Trivia: This marks the last appearance of Jack Kruschen as
Georgio, Penny Santon as Maria, Brioni Farrell as Regina, and Michael
Stefani, as Lorenzo. Byron Morrow makes another appearance, as the Indian relations
official, previously seen in nine's, "Justice Deferred", and in
eight's, "The Pursued", and later seen in eleven's, "A Lawman's Lot Is Not
A Happy One". Mark Tapscott, as Mr. Sabin, a veteran actor of film and
serials, later seen in eleven's, "The Long
Way To Ogden", as a friend of
Ben's. Joaquin Martinez, as the Paiute Indian, later seen in
eleven's, "Decision At Los Robles", as Martinez, and in thirteen's, "The
Rattlesnake Brigade", as a town member.
Trivia Note: The Ponderosa exterior and settings are redressed on Stage 16 to depict the Rossi home, as are the living quarters-interiors on Stage 17.
Location Scenes Filmed at: Vasquez Rocks, Southern California and June
1968 stock footage of the Ponderosa Ranch replica at Incline Village,
Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Filming date: August 1968.
314.) Queen High
December 1, 1968
Written by: Michael Fessier
Directed by: Leon Benson
Original Story Title: "The Fifth Ace"
Joe and Candy win a stamping mill in a poker game, but the fact of them not knowing how to run it, is the least of their worries.
Guest Stars: Katie Kelly...Celeste Yarnall,...Miles Renfro...Paul
Lambert,...Ludwig...Sandor Szabo,...Ivan Peterson...Dabney
Coleman,...Sam Jacks...Ken Drake,..Beggs...Edward Sharf,...Bob Miles...(uncredited; falling stunt for Sandor Szabo),...Alex Sharp...(uncredited; stunts as big thug),...Hal Burton...(uncredited; extra as
townsman),..Mine Guard...Clint Sharp,...Hal Burton (uncredited; horesback double for Michael Landon),...Ray Mazy (uncredited; horesback double for David Canary).
Trivia: Celeste Yarnall makes her only appearance as Katie Kelly, who also guest-starred as Yeoman Martha Landon in Star Trek's "The Apple". Dabney Coleman, making his first of two, later seen in eleven's, "A Darker
Trivia: The original working title was "The Fifth Ace". This episode
was originally written for the ninth season, but could not be filmed and
later aired until the tenth season of the series.
Location Scenes Filmed at: Bronson Canyon and Griffith Park, Southern California with June 1964 stock footage of Hoss riding through the pasture at Onyx, California.
315.) Yonder Man
December 8, 1968
Written by: Milton S. Gelman
Directed by: Leo Penn
An army scout Ben once knew comes to the Ponderosa and asks Ben
to stake a cattle ranch in Mira Flores, Mexico.
Guest Stars: Beaudry...John Vernon,...Noreen...Melissa
Martin,...Bartender...Bruno Ve Sota,...Roy Coffee...Ray
Teal,...Stryker...Larry Ward,...Hal Burton...(uncredited; horseback
double for Michael Landon and stunts as cowboy in saloon),..Fred
Carson...(uncredited; stunts for Pepper Martin in saloon),...Martha
Manor...(uncredited; extra as Rosey),..Troy Melton...(uncredited; stunt double for John Vernon),..Bill Couch...(uncredited; cowboy in white shirt in the bar fight).
Trivia: John Vernon, of Canada, making his only Bonanza appearance
as Beaudry, Melissa Murphy making her first, later in eleven's, "The
Witness", and in fourteen's, "The Hidden Enemy", Larry Ward returns, this
time as Deputy Stryker, and another appearance by Mexican character
actor, Rodolfo Acosta, as Matar, later seen in twelve's, "El Jefe", as the
Stunt Trivia: In the awesome bar fight, Beaudry (John Vernon), does his fight scenes and is doubled by Troy Melton in the other shots, while stuntman Fred Carson doubles Hawkface (Pepper Martin), who starts the fight and stuntman Hal Burton manages to
get knocked clear across the room into the stairlanding.
Location Scenes Filmed at: Conejo Valley, Southern California.
Filming Date: September 5-11, 1968.
316.) Mark Of Guilt
December 15, 1968
Written by: Ward Hawkins, Frank Telford
Directed by: Leon Benson
Hop Sing tells Hoss and Candy they can use the ancient Chinese art of fingerprinting to prove Joe is innocent of murder.
Guest Stars: Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung,...Giltner...Dick
Frizzell,...Judge...Gordon Dilworth,...Roy Coffee...Ray Teal,..Bob
Miles...(uncredited; stunts for Sam Greene),...Hal Burton...(uncredited; extra as juror).
Trivia: Victor Sen Yung, making a special guest star
appearance, along with Alan Bergmann, as the prosecuting
attorney, previously seen in seven's, "Home From The Sea", as Gilly. Lou Frizzell makes his debut, this time, as Tom, the stable owner, later seen in
eleven's, "The Horse Traders", as Dusty Rhoades, who would replace David
Canary (Candy), in season twelve as the above character. Hal Burton, seen as a member of the jury, in this episode.
Trivia: Bob Miles doubles for actor Sam Greene (Younger), in the
savage fight when Little Joe goes over to his ranch, to retrieve Hop
Sing's pigtail. Bob is visible in the close-ups and some long shots, and
Sam Greene does a few himself.
Location Scenes Filmed at: Conejo Valley, Southern California with 1961 stock shots of Joe on horseback at Janss Conejo Ranch, June 1964 stock footage at Keyesville and Kernville, June 1968 stock footage of the Ponderosa Ranch replica and June 1962 stock footage of Hoss at Gooseneck Meadow, Truckee, California.
317.) A World Full Of Cannibals
December 22, 1968
Written by: Preston Wood
Directed by: Gunnar Hellstrom
Candy tells the Cartwrights "they are asking for trouble", by allowing a government witness to take refuge at the Ponderosa.
Guest Stars: Charles Ball...James Patterson,...Harriet Ball...Linda
Marsh,...Richard Vardeman...Peter Mark Richman,...Rodgers...John
Milford,...Marshal Vern Ludlow...John Archer,...District
Attorney...Harlan Warde,...Haley...Jeff Morris,...Purdy...Bart La
Rue,...Reporter...Don Rizzan,...Preacher...David Bond,...Hal Burton...(uncredited; horseback double for Michael Landon),...Alex Sharp...(uncredited; horseback double for Peter Mark Richman),...Bob Miles...(uncredited; stunt double for Jeff Morris and John
Milford),...Clint Sharp...(uncredited; extra as wagon driver),...Ed Jauregui...(uncredited; horseback double for Lorne Greene),...Ray Mazy...(uncredited; horseback double for David Canary),...Bill Clark...(uncredited; horseback double for Dan Blocker).
Trivia: Peter Mark Richman makes his only appearance as Richard
Vardeman along with James Patterson as Charles Ball and Linda Marsh as
his wife Harriet Ball. Character actors John Archer as Marshal Ludlow,
along with John Milford and Harlan Warde make return appearances on the
series. New faces in this episode are character actors Bart La Rue as
Purdy and Jeff Morris as Haley, who would makes return appearances over
the next few seasons.
Bart La Rue was famously known for illegally
climbing Mount Ararat in Turkey, searching for Noah's Ark in 1974. He
obtained no legal permission, bribed the guards and came away with
nothing. The government stated if he ever came back to their country, he
would face the harshest penalties. La Rue stated he would be the last
man on the mountain, far from true. He died in 1990.
Location Scenes Filmed at: Janss Conejo Ranch, Southern California with
June 1968 stock footage of the Ponderosa Ranch replica at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe Nevada, and June 1961 stock footage of Joe riding
Cochise through the wooded clearing at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe,
Nevada. An early 60's stock shot at Iverson Ranch is slipped in this
episode in act four.
Filming date: September 1968.
318.) Sweet Annie Laurie
January 5, 1969
Written by: John Hawkins, Kay Lenard, Jess Carneol, Jackson Gillis
Directed by: Don Richardson
Hoss comes to the aid of a frightened young woman who is trying to run from her outlaw husband.
Guest Stars: Laurie Adams...Joan Van Ark,...Paul Rogers...Lawrence
Dane,...Kelly Adams...James Olson,...Sheriff Coffee...Ray
Teal,...Duncan...James Jeter,...Hop Sing...Victor Sen
Yung,...Clerk...Dean Goodhill,...Ryan...Ray Fine,...Bob Miles...(uncredited; stunt for James Olson).
Trivia: Joan Van Ark makes her only appearance as Laurie Adams, and
highly skilled character actors Lawrence Dane portrays Paul Rogers and
James Olson portrays Kelly Adams in this episode. Actor James Jeter makes another appearance, this time as
Kelly's accomplice, previously seen in season five's, "A Question Of
Strength", also this season's, "The Clarion", and later
in, eleven's, "Caution: Easter Bunny Crossing", twelve's, "Terror At
2:00", as the stagedriver, in thirteen's, "The Younger Brother's
Younger Brother", and as the storekeeper in fourteen's, "Forever". Michael hired Jim to play Hans, the blacksmith, in
"Little House On The Prairie".
Location Scenes Filmed at: Conejo
Valley, Southern California.
319.) My Friend, My Enemy
January 12, 1969
Written by: Jack B. Sowards, Stanley Roberts
Directed by: Leon Benson
Only the testimony of an Indian wanted for horse theft can clear Candy of murder. Hoss makes a reference to the death of Custer, which took place in 1876, several years after the time which this episode takes place.
Guest Stars: Jacova...John Saxon,...Judge Butler...Chick
Chandler,...Theodore Scott...Woodrow Parfrey,...Quinn...Ben
Parker,...Firman...Duane Grey,...Sheriff Crowley...Gregory
Walcott,...John Leggett...Bill Clark...(uncredited; stunts and extra),...Ray Mazy...(uncredited; stunts for David Canary),...Hal Burton (uncredited; horseback double for John Saxon).
Trivia: John Saxon makes the last of three appearances, as the
elusive Indian, Gregory Walcott makes another appearance, Woodrow Parfrey
as Candy's attorney, making another appearance, and Chick Chandler making
another appearance, this time, as the "hanging judge".
Stunt Trivia: Bill Clark plays John Leggett at Franklin Lake in the big
fight with Candy (David Canary) in this episode. Ray Mazy doubles
Candy in the long shots, with Canary only doing his filmed close-ups,
defeating Leggett, and then he's mysteriously shot by an unknown
assailant. Hal Burton doubles John Saxon on the horse when Ray gets a running head start and does a flying leap from the hill and they do the fall off the horse. David Canary and John Saxon do their filmed close-ups in the skirmish and Burton doubles Saxon one last time as he jumps on the horse and rides away.
Location Trivia: Third episode with filmed segments at the Western
Street on the RKO-Desilu backlot in Culver City.
Location Scenes Filmed at: RKO Forty Acres, Culver City, and
Franklin Lake, Southern California, with June 1962 stock footage at
Mount Rose Summit, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Season Ten Episodes 320 - 333 continued...