Bonanza (1959–1973)
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Desert Justice 

As is often the case on Bonanza, things are not always as they first seem. Hoss and Adam eventually learn who is the good guy and who is not.

Director:

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
Claude Akins ... Marshal Emmett Dowd
Fintan Meyler Fintan Meyler ... Andrea Strasser
Wesley Lau ... Dave Walker
John Wengraf ... Dr. Anton Strasser
Will Wright ... Micah Bailey
Ron Hayes ... Hurd Cutler
Bud Osborne ... Charlie - Stagecoach Driver
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway ... Deputy Dan
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Storyline

When a brutal U.S. Marshal arrests one of the Ponderosa's workers for murder to transport him to Los Angeles for trial, and a doubtful Hoss and Adam come along in the stagecoach, along with a Dr. and his beautiful daughter, to make sure the Marshal doesn't kill him before they get there. The question also arises later of whether the ranch worker is really guilty and dangerous after all. Written by Directorgene

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Copyright has expired and is now in the public domain. See more »

Goofs

The Foley seems to be hitting a drum or wood each time Adam or Cuttler's blows throws the other to the ground. The ground is soft dirt so the sound should be muffled scuffling not loud thumps. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Can't you load it any faster, Joe?
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Can't I load it any faster?
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A Perilous Stagecoach Journey
5 November 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

It seems like any other ordinary day at the Ponderosa when a really brutal US Marshal played by Claude Akins arrives and takes into custody one of the hands played by Wesley Lau.

Pernell Roberts and Dan Blocker are right there and they don't care for Akins's methods and are concerned their friend Lau might not reach Los Angeles to stand trial for a murder he's accused of. Akins agrees to let them go, but they have to deposit their six guns in the stagecoach's locked strong box.

It's not long before a whole lot of other people start complicating the trip for which Bud Osbourne is driving the stage. John Weingraf and his daughter Fintan Meyler are a pair of European travelers going to the Pacific coast. Also another stranded cowboy on the trail, Ron Hayes is looking for a lift. It all comes to a head when the whole cast arrives at Will Wright's stagecoach relay station.

This episode of Bonanza is driven mainly by the performances of Lau and Akins. As you might gather neither is quite what he appears to be when we first meet them. Don't let this one slip by.


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