Bonanza (1959–1973)
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Dark Star 

Little Joe comes upon a gypsy girl. Frightened, she runs and falls becoming unconscious. When she wakes, they discover that she believes she is bewitched and so do her people who banished ... See full summary »

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Lewis Allen
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright
Susan Harrison ... Tirza
Hugo Haas ... Zirko
Arthur Batanides ... Spiro
Lili Valenty Lili Valenty ... Bruja
Argentina Brunetti ... Bruja's Helper
Grandon Rhodes ... Dr. J.P. Martin
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Little Joe comes upon a gypsy girl. Frightened, she runs and falls becoming unconscious. When she wakes, they discover that she believes she is bewitched and so do her people who banished her. Her birth under a dark star has fostered this belief. Little Joe, smitten, must rescue her from this belief, her people and someone posing as a wolf. Written by DrDOS

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gypsy | witch | tied up | exorcism | See All (4) »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1960 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The girl bites Little Joe on his right hand. After he leaves the room, he is rubbing his left hand, and holds up his left hand when Ben asks what happened. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[a wolf howls in the distance]
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Well, I don't see any sign of tracks.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: No, not a sign.
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Look, why don't we split up and meet up by that rimrock.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: All right. Be mighty careful, Little Joe. If we get that old timber wolf all boxed in, he ain't gonna be at all sociable.
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To the Cartwrights a witch
12 January 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

One of the stranger episodes in Bonanza's history has Michael Landon getting involved with a banished gypsy girl he finds on the Ponderosa. She runs from him when they first meet and trips and hits her head. When she wakes up she declares herself a witch and she's an outcast from her tribe who happen to be squatting on the Ponderosa.

If one is thinking strictly with one's hormones then you can certainly understand Little Joe's interest in Susan Harrison. But even he's not that much a tool of his male member.

Some funny scenes take place between tribe leader Hugo Haas and the Cartwrights when he tries to sell them some inferior horse flesh. Fortunately Lorne Greene and Dan Blocker are up to all his tricks.

I wish the whole episode had been done as light as these scenes were.


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