Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Sure Thing 

Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) buys a teen-age girl's stallion from her father, Burt Loughlin (Tom Tully), with the intention of letting the girl, Trudy Loughlin (Kim Darby),ride the horse ... See full summary »

Director:

William Witney

Writers:

Sidney Ellis (teleplay), Robert Vincent Wright (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Kim Darby ... Trudy Loughlin
Tom Tully ... Burt Laughlin
William Bryant ... Harper
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
King Moody King Moody ... Carter
Duane Grey ... Townsman
Matt Emery Matt Emery ... Official
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Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) buys a teen-age girl's stallion from her father, Burt Loughlin (Tom Tully), with the intention of letting the girl, Trudy Loughlin (Kim Darby),ride the horse in a high-stakes race, but his plans are upset when the father falls in with Harper (William Bryant), a crooked gambler. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In this episode, Barranca is the name Kim Darby gives to her wild stallion. It is spanish for deep gully. See more »

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The heart of a champion
29 December 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Two years before she starred in True Grit, Kim Darby did a Mattie Ross like character on this Bonanza episode. Only instead of a kind loving father who is murdered, she has a drunken lout of a father in Tom Tully. The two live in the hills and break wild horses for a living to sell to ranchers like Ben Cartwright.

She comes up with a winner in a wild horse, but Tully doesn't want to her of it. Lorne Greene buys the horse for the Ponderosa and the horse has speed.

I don't think I have to go further than this. Let's just say that Tully owns up to being a father and the horse has the heart of a champion.

Watch this Bonanza episode for a preview of Kim Darby as Mattie Ross.


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