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Little Joe, Ben, Hoss and Candy!
Season Eleven...1969-1970

Bonanza: The Lost Episodes:
Eighteen Episodes Included

Still Going Strong

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349.) The Big Jackpot
         January 18, 1970
         Written by:
 John Hawkins
         Directed by: Herschel Daugherty
         Lost Episode

         Candy has inherited a fortune from an Indian he helped.  He quits his job on the Ponderosa and becomes a vice president for a land promotor who is selling beautiful, fertile land.  When it is discovered that the land promotor is selling barren desert land, Candy and the Cartwrights set out to expose the land promotor as a fraud.

         Guest Stars: Atworth Perry...Walter Brooke,...Thurston,...Robert F. Simon,...Hornsby...Al Checco,...Harriet...Elizabeth-Talbot Martin,...Appleton...Nelson Olmstead,...Henny...Robert Ball,...Melody...Paula Mitchell,...Hare...Alan Calliou,...Ruth...Carol Roux,...Ah Yee...Leon Lontoc,...Bartender...Remo Pisani,...Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung,...Simms...Bruce Kirby,...Ray Mazy...(uncredited; horseback double for David Canary),...Hal Burton...(uncredited; horseback double for Michael Landon),...Bill Clark...(uncredited; horseback double for Dan Blocker and extra and stunts as townsman in penthouse).

         Trivia: Walter Brooke as Mr. Perry, the President of the Beulah Land Corporation, in this episode, previously seen in six's, "A Dime's Worth Of Glory", nine's, "Stage Door Johnnies", and in twelve's, "The Luck Of Pepper Shannon".

         Stunt Trivia: In act one, Candy rides in the front yard with the suitcase of money like a loco boy. Ray Mazy doubled David Canary and did the backflip off the horse, too.

         Stunt Trivia: In act three, in a filmed cut at Griffith Park, you see Hoss, Joe, and Candy riding fast and hard up the mountain slope on their horses.  In reality, Hal Burton is doubling as Joe, Ray Mazy as Candy, and Bill Clark as Hoss.

         Location Scenes Filmed at: Griffith Park, Southern California, with September 1967 stock footage of Hoss, Joe and Candy at Spooner Lake, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The inclusion of June 1960 stock footage at Lake Los Angeles is seen later in the story.

         Filming date: November 1969.

350.) The Trouble With Amy
         January 25, 1970
         Written by:
 Jack Miller, John Hawkins
         Directed by: Leon Benson

         Ben knows that Amy Wilder, who is fiercely protective of wildlife on her property is eccentric, not senile, and must convince a judge of that when a competency hearing is ordered by a scheming land owner.

         Guest Stars: Amy Wilder...Jo Van Fleet,...Margaret...Linda Watkins,...Judge...Donald Moffat,...Mrs. Ocher...Harriet Medin,...Mrs. Eads...Eleanore Berry,...Mr. Eads...Harry Hickox,...Mary Ann...Gail Billings,...Sally...Elizabeth Thompson,...Davis...Carl Pitti,...Barton Roberts...John Crawford,...Fareti...Brian Wo...(uncredited; bit part),...Cowboy...Bill Clark...(uncredited; extra).

         Trivia: The late Jo Van Fleet as Amy, in this episode, is a must-see!  Jo would later play Ms. Helen Dobbs, in twelve's, "The Stillness Within".  Actor John Crawford, whose talents have been overlooked, makes his only Bonanza appearance, still remembered as High Comissioner Ferris, in Star Trek's, "The Galileo Seven".  And Donald Moffat makes his first appearance, this time as the Judge.  He is later seen in thirteen's, "Face Of Fear", and in Little House's, "Be My Friend".

         Location Scenes Filmed at: Franklin Lake, Southern California.

351.) The Lady and the Mark
         February 1, 1970
         Written by:
 Preston Wood
         Directed by: Leon Benson
         Lost Episode

         A new wealthy Ponderosa employee with a weakness for women becomes the target of con artists.

         Guest Stars: Chris Keller...Christopher Connelly,...Charity McGill...Elaine Giftos,...Blackwell...James Westerfield,...Charlie...Lou Frizzell,...Hoby...Ralph Waite,...Sheriff...Bing Russell,...Walt...Sam Jarvis,...Alderman...Ralph James,...Ray Mazy...(uncredited; horseback double for David Canary),...Hal Burton...(uncredited; horseback double for Michael Landon and Christopher Connelly and extra; as shotgun rider on stage),...Ed Jauregui...(uncredited; horseback double for Lorne Greene),...Bill Clark...(uncredited; horseback double for Dan Blocker).

         Location Scenes Filmed at: Big Sky Ranch, Simi Valley and Franklin Lake, Southern California, with the inclusion of September 1962 stock footage at Lake Los Angeles, June 1961 stock footage at Solitude Canyon, Lake Tahoe, and September 1969 stock footage of Ben at Mount Pinos Summit, Los Padres National Forest, California.

         Filming date: September 30 to October 7, 1969.

352.) Is There Any Man Here?
         February 8, 1970
         Written by:
 B. W. Sandefur
         Directed by: Don Richardson
         Lost Episode

         When the daughter of a friend declares her love for him, Ben agonizes over what to do.  Adam is mentioned, five years after his departure.

         Guest Stars: Jennifer Carlisle...Mariette Hartley,...Tuttle Ames...Burr DeBenning,...Harry Carlisle...John McLiam,...Bert Taylor...Vaughn Taylor,...Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung,...Dr. Thomas...Roy Engel,...Morris...Don Melvoin,...Preacher...Jon Lormer.

         Trivia: Mariette Hartley makes a return appearance, previously seen in six's, "Right Is The Fourth R", ten's, "The Survivors", and later in thirteen's, "The Iron Butterfly".  Roy Engel in a later and perhaps his last appearance as the Doctor, this time as Doc Thomas.  Jon Lormer makes another appearance, previously seen in nine's, "The Thirteenth Man".  Vaughn Taylor makes another appearance, previously seen in nine's, "Judgement At Olympus", as Eggers, the drunk.

         Location Scenes Filmed at: Big Sky Ranch, Simi Valley and Franklin Lake, Southern California.

353.) The Law and Billy Burgess
         February 15, 1970
         Written by:
 Stanley Roberts
         Directed by: William F. Claxton
         Lost Episode

         Ben seriously doubts an angry young man committed several murders to which he has confessed to.

         Guest Stars: Matilda K. Curtis...Mercedes McCambridge,...Doc Lyman...Les Tremayne,...Billy Burgess...David Cassidy,...Coulter...Sam Melville,...Billings...Charles Maxwell,...Osgood...James Chandler,...Nicholson...Harlan Warde,...Tom Burgess...Bill Phipps,...Sheriff...Ray Teal,...Judge Rogers...Foster Brooks,...Bartender...Remo Pisani,...Ines...Fred Gerber,...Jeff...Fred Gerber,...Chip...Gary Morgan,...Sully...Paul Harper,...Ray Mazy...(uncredited; stunt double for David Canary),...Hal Burton..(uncredited; stunt double for Charles Maxwell),...Martha Manor...(uncredited; townswoman with blonde hair).

         Trivia: Teen star David Cassidy makes his only appearance along with the magnificent, Mercedes McCambridge, who we saw in three's, "The Lady From Baltimore".  Harlan Warde makes another appearance, previously seen in ten's, "A World Full Of Cannibals", as a governmental figure, in a similar role, as an attorney, in this episode.

         Stunt Trivia: Billings (Charles Maxwell) knows that Ben is onto his scheme, so he abducts a woman departing from the stage and forces her to drive a buckboard down the street so he can escape. Candy (David Canary) is atop a wagon on the side of the street, loading the supplies and sees what is occuring.

         Ray Mazy doubles David Canary when he jumps onto the floor of the buckboard with Hal Burton doubling Charles Maxwell. The two do their best to keep their faces away from the cameras, but you can spot them. They turn down the street and Mazy gets control and they both fall off and hit the ground! Burton gets up and takes a swing at Mazy, who does a block and punch that sends Burton to the ground in the final shot of this wild and dangerous stunt.

         Location Scenes Filmed at: Big Sky Ranch, Simi Valley with September 1967 stock footage of Ben and Candy at Spooner Lake and Tahoe Meadows. Establishing shot of the Burgess' home in act one was a reused shot filmed at Albertson Ranch from the mid-60's.

354.) The Long Way To Ogden
         February 22, 1970
         Written by:
 Joel Murcott
         Directed by: Lewis Allen
         Lost Episode

         Ben gambles the future of the Ponderosa when a convincing meat packer from Chicago, sets out to ruin the local cattle industry.

         Guest Stars: Emmett J. Whitney...Walter Barnes,...Ma Brinker...Kathleen Freeman,...Luther...James McCallion,...Lloyd Walsh...Arthur Peterson,...Steve Rance...Mark Tapscott,...Sheriff...Ray Teal,...Spanier...Billy Green Bush,...Bartender...Remo Pisani,...Ollie...Anthony Colti,...Hal Burton...( uncredited; horseback double for Michael Landon ).

         Trivia: Walter Barnes makes his second appearance, as the slick Chicago meat packer.  Anthony Colti makes his first as a gunman, later seen in thirteen's, "Bushwhacked!", and twelve's "The Imposters".  Mark Tapscott makes another appearance, as a rancher friend of Ben's, who we first saw as Mr. Sabin, in ten's, "Sound Of Drums".  Arthur Peterson makes another appearance, this time, as the banker.

         Stunt Trivia: Hal Burton doubles Joe on horseback as he rides up to Ben and Hoss at Franklin Lake in this episode's teaser.  Michael Landon does his filmed close-up shot where he dismounts from the Paint horse and starts conversing with Pa and Hoss.

         Location Scenes Filmed at: Franklin Lake, Santa Monica Mountains and the cattle drive shots with Ben and the Ponderosa hands was culled from eight's "A Woman in the House" that is seen in the teaser and in act four, along with various stock shots from Paramount's film library. Later in the story, the riding shots of Ben on the trail (between Franklin Lake shots) was June 1962 stock footage filmed at Gooseneck Reservior and June 1962 stock footage filmed at the lush and beautiful Gooseneck Meadow at Truckee. Note: The teaser also includes a few cattle shots that were filmed at Onyx in June of 1964.

355.) Return Engagement
         March 1, 1970
         Written by:
 Stanley Roberts
         Directed by: Don Richardson
         Lost Episode

         Lotta Crabtree returns to Virginia City and Hoss is bitten by the acting bug and winds up accused of murder.  In one scene, Ben mentions to Lotta that Candy is ranch foreman.

         Guest Stars: Lotta Crabtree...Sally Kellerman,...Marshal Steve Fallon...David McLean,...Bonnie...Joyce Bulifant,...Lew McDonald...William Bryant,...Sheriff...Ray Teal,...Howell...Bartlett Robinson,...Higgins...Clifford Pellow,...Stanhope...Morgan Sterne,...Hal Burton...(uncredited; extra as Deputy).

         Trivia: The tall, blonde, Sally Kellerman makes her second appearance, this time as Lotta Crabtree, a striking contrast, compared to Yvonne De Carlo's "Lotta" in the season one pilot episode, over a decade ago.  Sally was previously in seven's, "A Dollar's Worth Of Trouble", as Kathleen.   William Bryant makes another appearance, this time as Lotta's manager.  David McLean makes his second appearance on the series as Marshal Steve Fallon.  He was previously in ten's "Emily" as Marshal Calhoun and later in fourteen's "The Witness" as Sheriff Touhy.

         Music Trivia: Sally Kellerman sings "How Can I Leave You?" and "Jim Along Rosy" in this episode.  The lyrics were written by Joe Lubin and musical score by Harry Sukman and his orchestra.

356.) The Gold Mine
         March 8, 1970
         Written by:
 Robert Bruckner, Preston Wood
         Directed by: Leon Benson
         Lost Episode

         Joe helps a young man recover his gold claim from the two outlaws to whom he has been enslaved to.

         Guest Stars: Bayliss...Bruce Dern,...Rader...Ross Hagen,...Ramon...Tony de Costa,...Clerk...Charles P. Thompson.

         Trivia: Bruce Dern makes his second and last appearance, previously seen in nine's, "The Trackers", as Kully Mako, and Tony de Costa, as the young Mexican boy, who later is seen in thirteen's, "The Customs of the Country".

         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: January 1970.

357.) Decision At Los Robles
         March 22, 1970
         Written by:
 Michael Landon
         Directed by: Michael Landon
         Lost Episode

         Ben and Joe stop in Los Robles for a couple of beers and a night's rest.  Ben sees the town boss, John Walker, bullying the saloon waitress, and he comes to her defense.  When Ben steps outside of the saloon, Walker shoots him in the back.  Badly wounded, Ben shoots back, killing Walker just before he falls unconscious.  While Joe keeps a vigil at Ben's bedside, the priest tells him Los Robles had always been ruled unquestionably by John Walker and his son Jed.  Now Jed will certainly want revenge.  Sure enough, he tells Joe if he doesn't hand Ben over in 24 hours, he will kill every citizen in Los Robles, one an hour.

         To complicate matters more, Walker's foreman, Garth, deliberately tells Jed that Ben shot his father in the back, in hopes that Joe will kill Walker, so he can run the Walker ranch.  When Joe tries to mobilize a few citizens to fight Walker and his army of men, he finds a town full of cowards.  The biggest coward of all is the doctor.  He purposely left the bullet in Ben's back, hoping that he'd die within 24 hours.  Jed and Garth make final plans to blow up Los Robles with dynamite, unless Joe surrenders Ben to him.

         Guest Stars: Jed Walker...William H. Bassett,...Father Xavier...Joe De Santis,...Maria...Anakorita,...Doctor...George Wallace,...Ricardo...Rico Alaniz,...John Walker...Emile Meyer,...Sanchez...Joaquin Martinez,...Gunman #1...Victor Campos,...Gunman #2...Lee de Broux,...Garth...Ted Cassidy.

         Trivia: Joe De Santis as Padre Xavier, previously seen in two's, "The Rival", three's, "Look To The Stars", and in nine's, "Second Chance".  Character actor William H. Bassett makes his only appearance on the series as the evil Jed Walker, who has other plans for Ben and Joe.  Michael remembered him some 12 years later in 1982, and cast him as Mr. Turner, one of the class teachers in high school, while making his motion picture "Sam's Son", based on his childhood youth, which was aired by NBC on August 17th, 1984.

         The huge Ted Cassidy as Garth, best remembered as Lurch, in the 60's hit, "The Addams Family".  Lee de Broux makes his first appearance on Bonanza, as one of the gunmen, later seen in thirteen's, "Warbonnet", as Elias, and as Krater, in fourteen's, "Forever".  Rico Alaniz makes his final appearance on the series, this time as Ricardo, the bartender.  He was previously in six's "A Knight to Remember" as a bandit, in five's "The Companeros" as Pacheco, and in four's "The Deadly Ones" as a Miguel.

         Trivia: The same Mexican Street used in Dortort's, "The High Chaparral", was used in this episode.  It was previously seen in earlier episodes; season three's, "The Gamble", four's, "A Stranger Passed This Way", eight's, "Black Friday", and in season ten's, "The Clarion".  The Mexican Street was located off the Western Street, at Paramount Studios, in Hollywood, Ca.

358.) Caution: Easter Bunny Crossing
         March 29, 1970
         Written by:
 Larry Markes
         Directed by: Bruce Bilson
         Lost Episode

         Hoss is talked into dressing up as the Easter Bunny by a Quaker woman who runs an orphanage.  There are many funny scenes in this episode including Hoss dressed in his bunny suit, thowing eggs at the inept outlaws that are trying to rob the Wells Fargo coach.

         Guest Stars: Red Gaskell...Marc Lawrence,...Charity Moffit...Allyn Ann McLerie,...Everett...Vic Tayback,...Leroy Gaskell...Art Metrano,...Fred...Len Lesser,...Elijah Meek...Sandy Kenyon,...Blacksmith...James Jeter,...Stage Driver...Jack Williams,...Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung,...Bill Clark...( uncredited; horseback double for Dan Blocker ).

         Trivia: Guest stars Len Lesser, Vic Tayback (of TV's "Alice"), do a wonderful job in this episode, and James Jeter makes yet another appearance on Bonanza, also seen in season five's, "A Question Of Strength", season ten's, "Sweet Annie Laurie" and "The Clarion", and later in, twelve's, "Terror At 2:00", and as the stagedriver, in thirteen's, "The Younger Brother's Younger Brother", and as the storekeeper in fourteen's, "Forever".  Vic Tayback makes his only appearance as one of the confidence men, also seen in the classic Star Trek episode, "A Piece Of the Action", as gangster Jojo Krako, and Len Lesser as his partner, later seen in fourteen's, "Heritage Of Anger".

         Stunt Trivia: Bill Clark doubles Hoss in the scene where he rides the stunt horse down the steep hillside in the bunny suit.  Dan Blocker's dialogue for this brief scene is voiced over in the studio.

         Location Scenes Filmed at: Iverson Ranch, Southern California and June 1961 stock footage of Ben driving the buckboard across the wooded clearing at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

         Filming date: September 1969.

359.) The Horse Traders
         April 5, 1970
         Written by:
 Jack B. Sowards
         Directed by: Herschel Daugherty
         Lost Episode

         In this second episode to feature Meena Calhoun and her father, Hoss and Joe's plans to sell horses from the livery stables in town is thwarted.  Virgil and his two brothers also go into the livery business which creates troubles for Hoss and Joe.

         Guest Stars: Meena Calhoun...Ann Prentiss,...Luke Calhoun...Dub Taylor,...Jesse Potts...Victor French,...Virgil Potts...George Morgan,...Owen Potts...Robert Donner,...Banker...Jack Collins,...Firman...Henry Oliver,...Rider...John Harmon,...Dusty Rhoades...Lou Frizzell.

         Trivia: Ann Prentiss and Dub Taylor return, along with Victor French and Robert Donner, in this second installment.  Lou Frizzell makes his debut as Dusty Rhoades, since negotiations with NBC and David Canary (Candy), were failing, and Canary quit, due to a contract dispute.  Frizzell would later return in season twelve, as Dusty, along with Mitch Vogel, as Jamie Hunter, replacing the gap Canary left.

         Trivia: John Harmon makes his last appearance on "Bonanza", he was previously seen in four's, "A Hot Day For A Hanging", "The Last Haircut", two's, "Cutthroat Junction", and in one's, "The Hanging Posse".  He also was seen in two classic episodes of the classic Star Trek series, "The City On The Edge Of Forever", and "A Piece Of The Action".

         Location Scenes Filmed at: June 1961 stock footage of Joe and Hoss riding through the wooded clearing at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

360.) What Are Pardners For?
         April 12, 1970
         Written by:
 Jack B. Sowards
         Directed by: William F. Claxton
         Lost Episode

         Hoss meets up with two inept easterners who have come West to become bank robbers, after reading about the wild west in books.  Hoss becomes inadvertantly involved in their adventures and some funny moments follow.

         Guest Stars: Luke...John Beck,...Sheriff...Slim Pickens,...Calvin...Hamilton Camp,...Judge...Dabbs Greer,...Scooter...Bruce Glover,...Ray Stahl...Tom Peters,...Blake...Robert Cornthwaite,...Bradley...Tol Avery,...Running Cloud...Bob Padilla,...John...Richard Evans,...Bill Clark (uncredited; stunt double for Dan Blocker).

         Trivia: Slim Pickens makes another appearance, this time as the Sheriff, along with Dabbs Greer, this time as the Judge, Richard Evans, who was in seven's, "The Other Son", eight's, "Dark Enough To See The Stars", and John Beck makes his second appearance, previously seen in this season's, "The Medal".  Tol Avery makes a last appearance, previously seen in five's, "Ponderosa Matador", nine's, "Justice Deferred", and "Trouble Town".

         Location Scenes Filmed at: Franklin Lake, Southern California.

         Filming date: February 9, 1970 to February 16, 1970.

361.) A Matter Of Circumstance
         April 19, 1970
         Written by:
 B.W. Sandefur
         Directed by: William F. Claxton
         Lost Episode

         Joe is left alone at the Ponderosa, as Ben, Hoss and Candy are leaving on a cattle drive, awaiting the chuck-wagon cook and his son.  During a freak thunderstorm, Joe is trying to settle down a spooked horse, and ends up being trampled, his left arm and leg broken.  Joe struggles to keep conscious and treat his wounds.  Despite his best efforts, his left arm becomes infected and Joe in desperation, considers amputating it, fearing gangrene has set in.  Visually creative and stunning directing by William F. Claxton, making look like what it is like "seeing" from Joe's eyes inside and outside the Ponderosa.  Last appearance of Candy until September of 1972 in "Forever".

         Guest Stars: Griffin...Ted Gehring,...Tim...Vincent Van Patten,...Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung,...Doctor...Harry Holcombe.

         Trivia: Ted Gehring makes another appearance, this time as the cook and with him, a young Vincent Van Patten, later seen in fourteen's, "Stallion".  Harry Holcombe makes another appearance as the Doc.

         Trivia: While digitally remastering the original sound track for syndication in 1988, NBC had a very unearthly scream by Michael muted out of the soundtrack, which is when Joe is trampled by the spooked horse in the barn, during the lightning storm.  On both US versions from Family Channel and Goodlife TV Network, you see Joe scream, but do not hear it, thanks to NBC.

         Trivia: This episode marks the last appearance of David Canary as Candy. He quit because of a contract dispute with NBC. Canary made considerably less than the other three, so he asked for a raise and they wouldn't give it to him. He left with no hard feelings and gave it a try at writing and producing, a move that he regretted. Just prior to Dan Blocker's surgery, he was asked to return by Michael and David, at full salary. In fact, Mike already had him in his "Forever" story, when he wrote it in early May of 1972.

         Location Scenes Filmed at: Franklin Lake, Southern California.

         Filming date: February 1970.

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Production Cost Per Episode: $211,500

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film reel iconCrew Creditsfilm reel icon

Executive Producer: David Dortort

Produced by: Richard Collins

Associate Producer: John Hawkins

Production Manager: Kent McCray

Music by: David Rose, Harry Sukman

Director of Photography: Haskell Boggs, A.S.C., Ted Voightlander, A.S.C.

Art Director: Earl Hedrick

Edited by: Edward Haire, A.C.E., George Gittens, A.C.E., Danny Lawder, A.C.E., Daniel B. Landres, A.C.E., Marvin Coil, A.C.E.

Unit Production Manager: Don Daves

Supervising Editor: Marvin Coil, A.C.E.

Color Consultant: Edward P. Ancona, Jr.

Bonanza Theme by: Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

Post Facility Coordinator: Bill Wistrom

Casting Supervisor: Milt Hamerman

Assistant Directors: Bill D'Arcy, Miles S. Middough, Charles R. Scott, Jr.

Set Decoration: Grace Gregory

Sound Recording: Jack Lilly, Joel Moss

Story Editor and Script Continuity by: Brian McKay

Makeup by: Tommy Thompson

Hair Stylist: Jeanette Marvin, C.H.S.

Costumer: Dario Piazza

An NBC Production

Filmed at Paramount Studios,
Hollywood, California

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