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Bonanza Season 9 Episodes

Episode Number
Episode Details
270

Title: SECOND CHANCE
Date: September 17, 1967
Summary:: Ben joins an Army patrol to rescue Hoss and Joe. Hoss & Joe have gone out to warn the settlers of attacking renegade Indians. Joe is shot by an arrow in the shoulder. Hoss tries to remove it, but the shaft breaks. Hoss leaves Joe to go seek help, he comes upon a wagon train with two women, a thief, a dying doctor, and a coward.
Written by: John Hawkins, Paul Schneider
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars:James Gregory (Mulvaney); Bettye Ackerman (Estelle Dawson); Joe De Santis (Issac Dawson); Douglas Kennedy (Frazier); Jane Zachary (Anna); Ken Drake (Brake); Jim Beck (Lt. March); Martin Eric (Telegrapher); Hal Burton (uncredited, horseback double for Michael Landon); Bill Clark (uncredited, horseback double for Dan Blocker).

271
Title: SENSE OF DUTY
Date:September 24, 1967
Summary: : Ben takes command, along with Hoss and Joe, of an Army unit taking an Indian brave to prison. The whole time being they are being followed by the Paiute Indians. Candy Canady, a drifter looking for a meal and an adventure, joins the group along the trail.
Written by: John Hawkins, Gil Laskey
Directed by: William Witney
Guest Stars: David Canary (Candy); Gene Rutherford (Sergeant Ankers); Michael Forest (Sergeant Ankers); Ron Foster (Steve); Richard Hale (Chief Winetka); Ben Gage (Deputy); John Matthews (Colonel Brill); Kip Whitman (Tim Kelley); Gregg Palmer (Wells - uncredited); Bill Quinn (Townsman #1 - uncredited); Dan White (Townsman #2 - uncredited); Hal Burton (uncredited - horseback double for Michael Landon); Bill Clark (uncredited - horseback double for Lorne Greene); Bob Miles (uncredited -horseback double for David Canary).
272
Title: THE CONQUISTADORES
Date: October 1, 1967
Summary: Mexican prospectors kidnap Joe and demand $25,000 dollars in gold for his return
Written by:Walter Black
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars:John Saxon (Blas); John Kellogg (Anderson); Mike de Anda (Quail); Carlos Rivas (Miguel); Rodolfo Hoyos (Emiliano); Ray Teal (Roy Coffee); Eddie Ryder (Perkins); King Moody (Charlie); Clyde Howdy (Boke); Jim Boles (Aldrick); Hal Burton (uncredited - horseback double and stunt double for Michael Landon); Bob Miles (uncredited - stunts for Carlos Rivas); Fred Carson (uncredited -horseback stunts as townsman).
273
Title: JUDGEMENT AT OLYMPUS
Date: October 8, 1967
Summary: Candy is arrested for murder in the town of Olympus. Joe goes to Olympus to help Candy and make sure he gets fair trial, but Joe too gets arrested for murder and is locked up with Candy. So it’s Hoss to the rescue.
Written by: Walter Black
Directed by: John Rich
Guest Stars: Barry Sullivan (Dayton Fuller); Brooke Bundy (Mary Elizabeth Fuller); Arch Johnson (A. Z. Wheelock); Robert Brubaker (Sheriff Henning); James Griffith (Deputy Gibbs); Vaughn Taylor (Eggers); Dabbs Greer (Dawes); Rusty Lane (Judge); Olan Soule (Telegrapher)
274
Title: NIGHT OF RECKONING
Date: October 15, 1967
Summary: Joe, Hoss and Candy are being held prisoner on the Ponderosa by outlaws who will do anything to get his hands on the $60,000 holdup money, stashed away by Donny Buckler, foreman.
Written by: Walter Black
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Richard Jaeckel (Dibbs); Ron Hayes (Donny Buckler); Joan Freeman (Kelly Lincrom); Teeno Pollick (Carew.); William Jordan (Rusher); James Wainwright (Webster); Grandon Rhodes (Doc Martin); Eve McVeagh (Harriet Guthrie); Bob Miles (uncredited - horseback stunt as Deputy and falling stunt for Teeno Pollick); Bill Clark (uncredited - extra as Ponderosa hand as stunts for Dan Blocker).
275
Title: FALSE WITNESS
Date: October 22, 1967
Summary: After a cattle drive to the town of Sand Dust, Candy Hoss, and Joe find themselves in protective custody in Sand Dust because they witness robbery and murder.
Written by: Eric Norden
Directed by: Michael Moore
Guest Stars: Davey Davison (Valerie Townsend); Michael Blodgett (Billy Slater); Bill Fletcher (Doug Slater); Robert McQueeney (Sheriff Dunkel); Frederic Downs (Matt Haskell); Jerry Douglas (Jeremiah); Russ Conway (Judge Wheeler); Len Hendry (Deputy Jensen); Frank Gerstle (Deputy Strand); Bill Henry (Deputy Farrell); Hal Burton (Deputy Short – uncredited - extra and stunt - horseback double for Michael Landon and horseback stunt as gang member); Bill Clark (Deputy – uncredited - extra); Roy Jenson (uncredited - horseback double for Bill Fletcher).
276
Title: THE GENTLE ONES
Date: October 29, 1967
Summary: Mark Cole is considered a coward by most people, but he comes to the rescue of a horse his brother is attempting to break by torturing it.
Written by: Frank Chase
Directed by: Harry Harris
Guest Stars: Robert Walker, Jr. (Mark Cole); Lana Wood (Dana Dawson); Pat Conway (Frank Cole); Douglas Henderson (Major Dawson); Stuart Anderson (Trask); Bing Russell (Clem); Hal Burton (uncredited - horseback double for Robert Walker and extra as hand); Bill Clark (uncredited - horseback double for Pat Conway) Clint Sharp (uncredited - extra as stage driver).
277
Title: DESPERATE PASSAGE
Date:November 5, 1967
Summary: Driving horses to Utah, the Cartwright’s and Candy fight Paiutes with the survivors of an Indian raid: a suspected murderer, and a woman who knows he's innocent.
Written by: John Hawkins
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Steve Forrest (Josh Tanner); Tina Louise (Mary Burns); Bing Russell (Clem); James Forrest (Paul Burns); Hal Burton (uncredited - horseback double for Michael Landon and horseback stunts as Paiute Indian); Bob Miles (uncredited - horseback and stunts as Paiute Indian); Bill Clark (uncredited - horseback stunts as Paiute Indian); Troy Melton (uncredited - horseback stunts as Paiute Indian).
278
Title: THE SURE THING
Date: November 12, 1967
Summary:A young girl dreams of riding her stallion in a big race, but her plans are upset by her father.
Written by: Sidney Ellis, Robert Vincent Wright
Directed by: William Witney
Guest Stars: Kim Darby (Trudy Loughlin); Tom Tully (Bert Loughlin); William Bryant (Harper); King Moody (Carter); Duane Grey (Townsman); Matt Emery (Official); Hal Burton (uncredited - horseback double for Michael Landon and townsman in horse race); Bill Clark (uncredited - horseback double for Dan Blocker).
279
Title: SHOWDOWN AT TAHOE
Date: November 19, 1967
Summary: Candy sets a trap for a man who plans to rob Ben's timber operation.
Written by: Thomas Thompson
Directed by: Gerald Mayer
Guest Stars: Richard Anderson (Jamison Fillmore); Karl Swenson (Captain Larson); Shelia Larken (Julie Larson); Kevin Hagen (Brother Guy); Christopher Dark (Testy); Troy Melton (Houston); Bing Russell (Deputy Clem); Bill Clark (Deputy Tucker); Hal Burton (Shotgun Rider – uncredited - falling stunt).
280
Title: SIX BLACK HORSES
Date: November 26, 1967
Summary: Ben's old friend has stolen money from corrupt New York businessmen and now plans to invest in Nevada.
Written by: William Jerome, Michael Landon
Directed by: Don Daves
Guest Stars: Burgess Meredith (Onie Dugan); Richard X. Slattery (McCoy); Judy Parker (Julie); Hal Baylor (Tierney); Don Haggerty (Patrick O’Neill); Grandon Rhodes (Doc Martin); Liam Dunn (Father O’Brien); Bob Miles (uncredited - stunts as townsman); Bill Clark (uncredited- stunts for Lorne Greene); Shug Fisher (Stage Driver 1 – uncredited - extra); Clint Sharp (Stage Driver 2 – uncredited - extra).
281
Title: CHECK REIN
Date: December 3, 1967
Summary: The Cartwright’s help a young man’s fight to save himself and his ranch from his greedy uncle.
Written by: Robert I. Holt, Olney Sherman
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: James MacArthur (Jace Fredericks); Patricia Hyland (Cathy); Ford Rainey (Gabriel Bingham); Charles Maxwell (Rio); Robert Karnes (Sheriff Buhler); William Fawcett (Asa); Tom Fadden (Cowboy); Hal Burton (uncredited - horseback double for James MacArthur and Michael Landon, and extra as cowboy at Rimville corral); Bob Miles (uncredited - stunt for David Canary); Bill Clark (uncredited - horseback double for Dan Blocker)`; Troy Melton (uncredited - stunt and extra as Ponderosa hand).
282
Title: JUSTICE DEFERRED
Date:December 17, 1967
Summary: Hoss struggles to prove that an innocent man was hanged for murder and to bring the killer to justice.
Written by: Jack Miller
Directed by: Gerald Mayer
Guest Stars:Simon Oakland (Frank Scott and Mel Barnes); NitaTalbot (Gladys); Carl Reindel (Andy Buchanan); Shannon Farnon (Eleanor); John Hubbard (Eads); Tol Avery (Judge); Harlan Warde (Monroe); Byron Morrow (Belden); Claudia Bryar (Mrs. Scott); Cosmo Sardo...(2nd Bartender – uncredited - extra); Bill Clark (uncredited - stunt for Dan Blocker and extra as cowboy in saloon); Martha Manor (uncredited - extra as townswoman with blonde hair in courtroom).
283
Title: THE GOLD DETECTOR
Date: December 24, 1967
Summary: Hoss buys a gold detector, and then has to and wants to prove to everyone that it actually works.
Written by: Ward Hawkins
Directed by: Don Daves
Guest Stars:Wally Cox (Professor Albert NcNultey); Paul Fix (Barney); Caroline Richter (Casey); Kelly Thordsen (Vern Higgins); Dub Taylor (Simon); Chubby Johnson (Cash); Mike de Anda (Corrales); Fred Carson (uncredited - stunts as Mexican in shack and for Kelly Thordsen).
284
Title: THE TRACKERS
Date: January 7, 1968
Summary: Ben, Candy and Hoss try to protect an ex-con, who claims he is innocent, from angry posse members wanting to prevent a fair trial.
Written by: Louis Bercovitch, Fredrick Louis Fox
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Guest Stars:Warren Stevens (Sam Bregan); Bruce Dern (Kully Mako); Warren Vanders (Buzz); ,.Ted Gehring (Grifty); Robert P. Lieb (Tom Evans); Christopher Shea (Sean); James Sikking (Kevin); Arthur Peterson (Snell); Lincoln Demyan (Phillips - uncredited); Bill Clark(Deputy – uncredited - extra); Martha Manor (Townswoman – uncredited - extra).
285
Title: A GIRL NAMED GEORGE
Date: January 14, 1968
Summary: A photographer visits the Ponderosa. Trick photography is used to help a killer get away with murder.
Written by: William H. Wright
Directed by:Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Jack Albertson (Enos Blessing); Sheliah Wells (Georges); Gerald Mohr (Kato Trozel); Fred Clark (Judge Neely); Andy Devine (Roscoe); Patsy Kelly (Mrs. Neely); Harry Harvey, Sr. (Coroner); Steve Gaines (Deputy); Bob Miles (uncredited - horseback and fight double for Gerald Mohr); Bill Clark (uncredited - horseback and fight double for Lorne Greene); Martha Manor (uncredited - blonde townswoman in courtroom).
286
Title: THE THIRTEENTH MAN
Date: January 21, 1968
Summary: The Cartwright’s are at odds with a range detective who shoots first and asks questions later.
Written by: Walter Black
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Albert Salmi (Marcus Alley); Richard Carlson (Arch Holenbeck); Kenneth Tobey (Issiah Heath); Anna Navarro (Prudence Welles); Myron Healey (Johannsen); Bill Quinn (Allison); John Lodge (Terry); John Zaremba (Charles); Michael Kriss (Welles); Jon Lormer (Lamar Forbes); Cosmo Sardo (Bartender – uncredited - extra)
287
Title: THE BURNING SKY
Date: January 28, 1968
Summary: Ben welcomes a new ranch hand and his Indian bride; but a bigot makes life rough for the couple.
Written by: William H. Wright, Carol Saraceno
Directed by: John Rich
Guest Stars: Dawn Wells (Moon); Michael Murphy (Will Holt): Bobby Riha (Bridger Gore); Victor French (Aaron Gore); Gregg Palmer (Muley); Robert Foulk (Deputy); Bing Russell (Clem); Iron Eyes Cody (Long Bear); Bill Clark (Jonas); Bob Miles (uncredited - horseback stunt for Iron Eyes Cody).
288
Title: THE PRICE OF SALT
Date: February 4, 1968
Summary: Greedy Ada Halle has all the salt needed by cattlemen for their dying herds.
Written by: B. W. Sandefur
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Kim Hunter (Ada Halle); James Best (Vern Shaler); John Doucette (Cash Talbot); Myron Healey (Williams); Robert Patten (Padre); David Pritchard (Ned); Ken Drake (Jackson); John Jay Douglas (Conrad); Hal Burton (uncredited - stunts for David Pritchard).
289
Title: BLOOD TIE
Date:February 18, 1968
Summary: A hired hand is plotting with two other men to rob the Ponderosa.
Written by: Arthur Dales
Directed by: Seymour Robbie
Guest Stars: Robert Drivas (Tracy Blaine); Leo Gordon (Fargo Taylor); Conlon Carter (Clay Taylor); Peter Leeds (Bartender); Bob Miles (uncredited - stunt double for Conlon Carter and Leo Gordon); Martha Manor (uncredited - extra as saloon girl with blonde hair).
290
Title: THE CRIME OF JOHNNY MULE
Date: February 25, 1968
Summary: Juror Hoss is the only one who believes Johnny Mule did not kill the local rancher.
Written by: Joel Murcott
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Noah Beery Jr. (Johnny Mule); Colleen Gray (Mary); Lee Patterson (Virgil Lowdon); Jack Ging (Cleve Lowdon); John Archer (Prosecutor); John Lodge (Sheriff); Bruno Ve Sota (Bartender); Hal Burton (uncredited - extra as Deputy).
291
Title: THE LATE BEN CARTWRIGHT
Date: March 3, 1968
Summary: Ben lets everyone think that the attempt on his life was successful, giving him time to stop the plans of a corrupt politician.
Written by: Walter Black
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Sidney Blackmer (Samuel Endicott); Bert Freed (Broom); William Campbell (Wilburn White); Simon Scott (Judge John Farraday); George Gaynes (Purdy); Tyler McVey (Porter).
292
Title: STAR CROSSED
Date: March 10, 1968
Summary: Candy falls in love with Laura, a young woman being blackmailed by a Marshal.
Written by: Thomas Thompson
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Guest Stars: Tisha Sterling (Laura Jean Pollard); William Windom (Marshal Passmore); Jean Willes (Mrs. O’Brien); Bruno Ve Sota (Bartender); Martha Manor (Saloon Girl); Bob Miles (uncredited - stunts for David Canary).
293
Title: TROUBLE TOWN
Date: March 17, 1968
Summary: Ben, Hoss and Joe find themselves helping Candy when he comes to the aide of an old friend who is working at a saloon in Riverbend.
Written by: David Lang
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Robert J. Wilke (Sheriff Claude Booker); Elizabeth MacRae (Lila Holden); Steve Brodie (Deputy Horn); Joseph Turkel (Lupe); James Daris (Shorty); Tol Avery (Almont); William Bakewell (Slatter); Doodles Weaver (Stableman); A.G. Vitanza (Bartender); Bob Miles (uncredited stunts for David Canary).
294
Title: COMMITMENT AT ANGELUS
Date:April 7, 1968
Summary: On the trail, Candy is injured. He and Joe ride to Angelus to see a doctor. Once there Joe meets an old friend and he gets thrown from his horse.
Written by: Peter Germano
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars:: Marj Dusay (Stephanie Regan); Peter Whitney (Emmet Hudson); Ivan Triesault (Thad); Ken Lynch (Deputy Garrett); Greg Mullavey (Kabe); Hal Lynch (Steve Regan); Alan Reynolds (Polk); Bob Miles (uncredited - horseback double for Hal Lynch, fight double for Ken Lynch, and fight double for Greg Mullavey); Bud Walls...(Deputy Larson – uncredited- extra); Martha Manor (uncredited - townswoman with blonde hair).
295
Title: A DREAM TO DREAM
Date: April 14, 1968
Summary: Hoss brings happiness to a woman and her children, the family of a rancher who drinks to forget the death of his older son.
Written by: Michael Landon
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Guest Stars: Julie Harris (Sarah Carter); Steve Ihnat (Josh Carter); Johnny Whitaker (Timmy Carter); Michelle Tobin (Sally Carter); William Tannen (Bartender); Bill Clark (uncredited - stunt double for Dan Blocker ).
296
Title: IN THE DEFENSE OF HONOR
Date: April 28, 1968
Summary: Davey was abandoned by his tribe when his parents were killed at the battle of Red Fork. He was found and taken in by Ben and was working as a hand on the Ponderosa. When he wants to return to his tribe, negotiations with the Indians are threatened.
Written by: William Douglas Lansford, Richard Wendley
Directed by:Marc Daniels
Guest Stars: Lou Antonio (Davey); Arnold Moss (Chief Lonespear); Cherie Latimer (Bright Moon); Ned Romero (White Wolf); Troy Melton (Skinner); Lane Bradford (Jud); John Lodge (Deputy); Arthur Peterson (Judge); Bob Milesm (uncredited - stunt double for Lou Antonio); Alex Sharp (uncredited - stunt double for Ned Romero).
297
Title: TO DIE IN DARKNESS
Date: May 5, 1968
Summary: An ex-convict, wrongly convicted on Ben's testimony, imprisons Ben and Candy in a mine shaft.
Written by: Michael Landon
Directed by:Michael Landon
Guest Stars: James Whitmore (John Postley); Noah Keen (Warden); Bob Miles (uncredited - stunt double for David Canary); Bill Clark (uncredited - buckboard double for Dan Blocker); Hal Burton (uncredited - buckboard double for Michael Landon); Gene LeBell (uncredited - buckboard double for James Whitmore).
298
Title: THE BOTTLE FIGHTER
Date: May 12, 1968
Summary: Hoss is accused of stabbing a man to death. The only one who will take the case is a great trial lawyer but now also a hopeless drunk.
Written by: John Hawkins, Colin Mackenzie, S. H. Barnett
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Albert Dekker (Barney Sturgess); Douglas Kennedy (Sheriff); Harlan Warde (Odleby); Alan Baxter (Becker); Robert Sorrells (Ferguson); Charles Irving (Judge); Jon Lormer (Winter); Bill Clark (Defense Attorney – uncredited - bit part).
299
Title: THE ARRIVAL OF EDDIE
Date: May 19, 1968
Summary:Young Eddie Makay at first rejects an offer to work on the Ponderosa, but soon changes his mind – Hoss Cartwright shot his father.
Written by: Ward Hawkins, John M. Chester
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Guest Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent (Eddie Makay); Jim Davis (Sam Butler); Bing Russell (Clem Foster); Lincoln Demyan (Amos); Francis De Sales (Major); Hal Burton (uncredited - horseback double for Michael Landon and Jan-Michael Vincent and extra as cowboy in saloon); Alex Sharp (uncredited - stunts for Jim Davis).
300
Title: THE STRONGHOLD
Date: May 26, 1968
Summary: The Farrell brothers are fleeing Joe and Candy after they paid for a herd of cattle with a worthless bank draft.
Written by: John Hawkins, W. R. Burnett
Directed by: Leon Benson
Guest Stars: Paul Mantee (Mike Farrell); Michael Witney (Josh Farrell); Lynda Day (Lisa Jackson); James Davidson (Dude O’Brien); William Bryant (Abner Jackson); Hal Baylor (Kelty); Martin Blaine (Moore); Robert Brubaker (Sheriff); Ref Sanchez (Perdo); Bob Miles (uncredited - stunt double for David Canary and Paul Mantee)è Bill Clark(Deputy – uncredited - extra).
301
Title: PRIDE OF A MAN
Date: June 2, 1968
Summary: Joe takes a job as a substitute teacher and meets the McNab family.
Written by: Ward Hawkins, Helen B. Hicks
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Guest Stars: Kevin Coughlin (Willie McNab); Anne Helm (Abby Pettigrew); Morgan Woodward (Will McNab); Steve Cory (Billy McNab); Barbara Hunter (Mary); Billy Corcoran (Tommy); Heidi Musselman (Kathy); Bob Miles (uncredited - stunt double for David Canary & Kevin Coughlin); Alex Sharp (uncredited - stunt double for Morgan Woodward).
302
Title: A SEVERE CASE OF MATRIMONY
Date: July 7, 1968
Summary: The Cartwright’s are again dealing with a band of wheeling-dealing Gypsies.
Written by: Michael Fessier
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Guest Stars: Susan Strasberg (Rosalita); J. Carrol Naish (Encermo); Andre Philippe (Paco); Lili Valenty (Dolores); Bill Clark (uncredited - horseback double for Dan Blocker).
303
Title: STAGE DOOR JOHNNIES
Date: July 28, 1968
Summary: Hoss and Joe rival over a visiting entertainer, Mademoiselle Denise, and she only has eyes for, André, her little dog.
Written by:Alex Sharp
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Guest Stars: Kathleen Crowley (Mademoiselle); Walter Brooke (Mr. Fillmore); Mike Mazurki (Big Man); Shug Fisher (Stage Driver); Bruno Ve Sota (Bartender); Ted Ryan (Walter); King Moody (Man); Bill Clark (uncredited - stunts for Dan Blocker).