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Season 2 (NBC) (1960-61)
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################# Bonanza ####################
############# season 2 1960-61 ###############
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NBC Saturdays 7:30 pm Eastern
34 episodes
Produced by David Dortort
Production Executive James W. Lane
Associate Producer Thomas Thompson

2.1 [33] Bonanza:
SHOWDOWN (verified)
Showdown
10-Sep-1960 NBC Sat
Written by Dean Riesner
Directed by Lewis Allen
guest star:
Ben Cooper .................... Sam Kirby
featuring:
Jack Lambert .................. Pardo
Jody Warner ................... Ellie
John Maxwell .................. Tom Clure
Norman Leavitt ................ Telegrapher
Red Morgan
A bank robber takes a job with the Cartwrights to prevent the
sheriff from tracking down his accomplices.

2.2 [34] Bonanza:
THE MISSION (verified)
Mission
17-Sep-1960 NBC Sat
Written by James Neilson
Directed by Robert E. Thompson
Guest Star:
Henry Hull .................... Charlie Trent
featuring:
Peter Whitney ................. Lewt Cutter (large font)
John Dehner ................... Captain Pender (large font)
Don Collier ................... Sergeant
Harry Carey, Jr. .............. Corporal Burton
Lane Bradford ................. Buck
Dale Van Sickle ............... Morgan
Don Rhodes .................... Latigo
Michael Ragan ................. Kelly
Ray Hemphill .................. Johnson
Robert Adler .................. O'Hara
not credited:
Leo Needham ................... Bank Clerk

Hoss befriends Charlie Trent, a man who went from top Army scout to
town drunk after he led his troops into a massacre.

2.3 [035] Bonanza:
BADGE WITHOUT HONOR (verified)
Badge Without Honor
24-Sep-1960 NBC Sat
Produced by David Dortort/ Associate Producer Thomas Thompson
Production Executive James W. Lane
Written by John Twist
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Director of Photography: William Snyder, A.S.C.
Special Guest Star:
Dan Duryea .................... Gerald Eskith
Featuring: (end credits)
Fred Beir ..................... Jason Blaine
Christine White ............... Mariette
Wendell Holmes ................ Judge Rand
Richard Warren ................ Gid Clevenger
James Hong .................... Cousin
Bob Miles, Jr. ................ Bill Clevenger (not credited)
The Cartwrights become suspicious of the deputy marshal assigned to escort a prosecution witness.

2.4 [36] Bonanza:
THE MILL
The Mill
01-Oct-1960 NBC Sat
Special Guest Stars:
(verified on opening credits)
Harry Townes .................. Tom Edwards
Dianne Foster ................. Joyce Edwards
Claude Akins .................. Ezekiel
(end cast - no details)
The Cartwrights try to end a disabled rancher's dependence on his corrupt hired hand.

2.5 [37] Bonanza:
THE HOPEFULS  (verified)
The Hopefuls
08-Oct-1960 NBC Sat
Produced by David Dortort/ Associate Producer Thomas Thompson
Production Executive James W. Lane
Written by E. Jack Neuman
Directed by James Neilson
Director of Photography, Haskell Boggs
Special Guest Stars:
Larry Gates ............ Jacob Darien
Patricia Donahue ....... Regina Darien
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Dennis Patrick ................ Sam Bold
Charles Maxwell ............... Shenandoah
Jason Johnson
Paul Genge
Dick Reeves
Clegg Hoyt
Hank Patterson
Clarence Straight
Tom Newman
Synopsis:
Pretty Regina Darien, a travelling Quaker, persuades Adam to escort her wagon train
on a treacherous journey west.

2.6 [38] Bonanza:
DENVER McKEE (verified)
15-Oct-1960
Denver McKee
15-Oct-1960 NBC Sat
Produced by David Dortort/ Associate Producer Thomas Thompson
Written by Fred Freiberger and Steve McNeil
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Director of Photography, Haskell Boggs
Special Guest Star:
Franchot Tone ................. Denver McKee
*
Featuring: (end credits)
Natalie Trundy ................ Connie McKee
Ken Mayer ..................... Miles
Stephen Courtleigh ............ Harley
Bob Barker .................... Mort
William Fawcett ............... Pete
Jim Galante
*
Jack Lester ................... Johnson (uncredited)
Pete Robinson ................. Fleming (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Franchot Tone as a former lawman bent on assuring his daughter's happiness.

02.07 [039] Bonanza: DAY OF RECKONING
22-Oct-1960
Day of Reckoning
Ricardo Montalban ............. Indian Matsou
Madlyn Rhue ................... Mrs. Matsou
Karl Swenson .................. Ike Daggett
Anthony Caruso ................ Lagos
Roy Engel
Gail Bonney
Bigoted Ike Daggett takes action when Ben gives an Indian a plot of land.

2.8 [040] Bonanza:
THE ABDUCTION
 
Abduction
29-Oct-1960 NBC Sat
Special Guest Stars:
[verified]
Gerald Mohr ................... Phil Reed
Barbara Lawrence .............. Della
With:
[not verified]
Jackie Russell ................ Jennifer Beale
Jerry Oddo .................... Gerner
Robert Maffei ................. Bull Wyatt
Theodore Marcuse
Bob Hopkins
Laurie Mitchell
Stafford Repp
Mary Orozco
A visit to a carnival becomes a deadly serious affair when Joe's date disappears.

2.9 [041] Bonanza:
BREED OF VIOLENCE (verified)
Breed of Violence
05-Nov-1960 NBC Sat
Produced by David Dortort/ Prod.Ex. James W.Lane / Assoc Pr. Thomas Thompson
Written by David Lang
Directed by Johnny Florea
Director of Photography, William Snyder, A.S.C.
Special Guest Star:
John Ericson .................. Vince Dagen
Featuring: (end credits)
Myrna Fahey ................... Dolly Kincaid
Val Avery ..................... Sheriff Kincaid
Hal Baylor .................... Clegg
Norm Alden .................... Poke
Paul Lukather
Stuart Randall
Charles Wagenheim
Synopsis:
Dolly Kincaid welcomes the chance to leave town with a handsome stranger - unaware that he's a bank robber.

2.10 [042] Bonanza:
THE LAST VIKING (verified)
Last Viking
12-Nov-1960 NBC Sat
Pr: DD / Prod. Exec: James W. Lane / Assoc. Pr: Thomas Thompson
Written by Anthony Lawrence
Directed by Johnny Florea
Director of Photography: William Synder, A.S.C
Guest Star:
Neville Brand ................. Gunnar Borgstrom
Featuring: (end credits)
Sonja Wilde ................... Carrie McClane
Al Ruscio ..................... Vaca
Louis Mercier ................. Duzzaq
Ric Marlow .................... Morgan
Herbert C. Lytton
Synopsis 1:
Outlaw Gunnar Borgstrom interrupts his journey to Canada to
pay a visit to his brother-in-law - Ben.
Synopsis 2:
Hoss' Uncle Gunnar arrives at the Ponderosa on a visit, bringing
more than just memories with him.

2.11 [043] Bonanza:
THE TRAIL GANG (verified)
Trail Gang
26-Nov-1960 NBC Sat
Produced by David Dortort/ Prod. Exec: James W. Lane / Assoc. Pr: Thomas Thompson
Written by Carey Wilbur
Directed by John Rich
Director of Photography, Haskell Boggs
No Guest Stars
Featuring: (end credits)
Edgar Buchanan ................ Hallelujah Hicks
Dick Davalos .................. Johnny Logan
Robert J. Wilke ............... Brazos
Linda Lawson .................. Melinda
James Westerfield ............. Sheriff Logan
Richard Devon
Harry Antrim
Outlaw Johnny Logan plots revenge against his sheriff-father, who jailed him the year before.

2.12 [44] Bonanza:
THE SAVAGE  (verified)
The Savage (1)
03-Dec-1960 NBC Sat
Produced by David Dortort/ Prod.Ex. James W.Lane / Assoc Pr. Thomas Thompson
Written by Joe Stone and Paul King
Directed by James Neilson
Director of Photography, Haskell Boggs
Special Guest Star:
Anna-Lisa ................ White Buffalo Woman
Featuring: (end credits)
Hal Jon Norman ........... Chato
Victor Millan ............ Dako
Bob Wiensko .............. Kaska
Frank Sentry ............. Iowa
Maurice Jara ............. Tolka
Henry Wills .............. McGregor
Larry Chance ............. Haddon (uncredited)
Sherwood Price (uncredited)

Synopsis:
Adam falls in love with a girl known to the Indians as the white buffalo woman.

02.13 [045] Bonanza:
SILENT THUNDER  (verified)
Silent Thunder
10-Dec-1960 NBC Sat
Produced by David Dortort/ Prod.Ex. James W.Lane / Assoc Pr. Thomas Thompson
w: John Furia Jr.
d: Robert Altman
Director of Photography William Snyder, ASC
Guest Stars (or Special?)
Stella Stevens ................ Ann Croft
Albert Salmi .................. Albie Croft
Featuring: (end credits)
Kenneth MacKenna .............. Sam Croft
James Griffith ................ Preacher
Sherwood Price ................ Eb
Harry Swoger .................. Tom
(Michael Harris as Deputy Sheriff ?) (uncredited?)
Synopsis 1:
Joe's efforts to teach Ann Croft sign language are misinterpreted by the girl as love.
Synopsis 2:
Captivated by the pretty, deaf-mute daughter of a reclusive mountain man, Little Joe teaches the young woman
sign language. Thrilled with her newfound ability to communicate, Annie mistakes her gratitude to little Joe
for love, much to the chagrin of Albie, who is determined to have her for his own.

2.14 [46] Bonanza:
THE APE  (verified)
Ape
17-Dec-1960 NBC Sat
Produced by David Dortort/ Prod.Ex. James W.Lane / Assoc Pr. Thomas Thompson
Written by Gene L. Coon
Directed by James P. Yarbrough
Director of Photography, Haskell Boggs
No Guest Stars
Featuring: (end credits)
Karen Sharpe ............. Shari
Cal Bolder ............... Arnie Gurne
Ray Teal
Leonard Nimoy ............ Freddie
Charles Tannen ............ Bartender
Rodolfo Hoyos .............. Mexican
Synopsis:
Hoss tries to help Arnie Gunn, a man with the mind of a child - and an uncontrollable temper.

2.15 [047] Bonanza: THE BLOOD LINE
Blood Line
31-Dec-1960 NBC Sat
Written by William Raynor and Myles Wilder
Directed by Lewis Allen 
Lee Van Cleef ................. Appling
Jan Sterling .................. Dianne Jordan
David Macklin ................. Todd Grayson
Norman Leavitt ................ Bert
Allan "Rocky" Lane ............ Luke Grayson
Thomas B. Henry ............... Jenkins
Ed Prentiss ................... Minister
Dan Riss ...................... Charlie
Synopsis:
A revenge-seeker blames Ben for the death of his father.

02.16 [048] Bonanza:
THE COURTSHIP (verified)
The Courtship
07-Jan-1961 NBC Sat
Produced by David Dortort/ Prod.Ex. James W.Lane / Assoc Pr. Thomas Thompson
Written by Richard N. Morgan
Directed by James P. Yarborough
Director of Photography, Haskell Boggs
Special Guest Star:
Julie Adams ................... Helen Layton
Featuring: (end credits)
Paul Dubov .................... Dealer
Lyle Talbot ................... Sugar Daddy
Marshall Reed ................. Hammond
Lou Krugman
Charles Tannen
Synopsis:
Hoss proposes to Helen Layton, despite Adam's warning that she's a compulsive gambler.

2.17 [49] Bonanza:
THE SPITFIRE (verified)
Spitfire
14-Jan-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Ward Hawkins
Directed by William Dario Faralla
Director of Photography, Haskell Boggs
No Guest Stars:
Featuring: (end credits)
Katherine Warren ......... Maud Hoad
Anita Sands .............. Willow
Jack Elam ................ Dodie
Steve Terrell ............ Bud Harvey
Ray Teal ................. Sheriff Roy Coffee (recurring)
May Treen
Jack Mather
Don Harvey .............. Jeb Hoad
Claude Hall
Ted Lehmann
Synopsis:
Maud Hoad leads her revenge-seeking family against Joe, who was forced to shoot treacherous Jeb Hoad.

2.18 [50] Bonanza:
THE BRIDE (verified)
 
The Bride. 1.
21-Jan-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Richard Newman
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
director of photography William Snyder, ASC
Guest Star:
John Mcintire ................. Sheriff Mike Latimer
Featuring: (end credits)
Suzanne Lloyd ................. Jennifer
Adam West ..................... Frank Milton
William Mims .................. Eb Bailey
Hank Worden
Mickey Simpson
Herb Vigran
Ben is confronted by a woman who claims to be his wife, and a sheriff who pins a murder charge on him.

02.19 [051] Bonanza:
BANK RUN (verified)
28-Jan-1961 NBC Sat
Written by N.B. Stone, Jr.
Directed by Robert Altman
Director of Photography William Synder, ASC
No Guest Stars:
Featuring: (end credits)
Dan Tobin ..................... Finch
Wynn Pearce ................... Teller
Ray Teal ...................... Sheriff Roy Coffee (recurring)
Walter Burke .................. Tim O'Brien
Ian Wolfe ..................... Harrison
Owen Bush
Arnold Merritt
Howard Wendell
Carl Milletaire
Mickey Finn
Joe and Hoss rob the bank in a bumbling effort to prevent the owner from foreclosing on a depositor.

02.20 [052] Bonanza:
THE FUGITIVE (verified)
4-Feb-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Richard Landeau
Directed by Lewis Allen
Director of Photography Haskell Boggs
No Guest Stars:
Featuring: (end credits)
Ziva Rodann ................... Maria
James Best .................... Carl
Frank Silvera ................. El Jefe
Arthur Batanides .............. Pablo
Veda Ann Borg ................. Beulah
Salvador Baguez ............... Gomez
Alex Montoya
Will Wright ................... Will Reagan
In Mexico, investigating the death of a friend, Adam is confronted by hostile townspeople and the dead man's wife.

02.21 [053] Bonanza:
VENGEANCE  (verified)
11-Feb-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Marion Parsonnet
Directed by Dick Moder
Director of Photography Walter H. Castle, A.S.C.
No Guest Stars:
Featuring: (end credits)
Adam Williams ................. Red Twilight
Beverly Tyler ................. Mary
Keith Richards ................ Willie Twilight
Robert E. Griffin ............. Sheriff
Olan Soule .................... Hotel Clerk
Roy Engel ..................... Doc Tolliver
A despondent Hoss refuses to defend himself against the vengeful brother of a man he accidentally killed.

02.22 [054] Bonanza: Tax Collector (1961.02.18)
Eddie Firestone ............... Jock Henry
Kathie Browne ................. Ellen
Russ Conway ................... Dave Hart
Charles Watts ................. Ellery
Florence MacMichael
Maudie Prickett
Henry Corden
The townspeople unite in rebellion against new tax collector
Jock Henry.

02.23 [055] Bonanza:
THE RESCUE  (verified)
25-Feb-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Steve McNeill
Directed by William Dario Faralla
Director of Photography William Snyder, A.S.C.
Guest Star:
Leif Erickson ................. Josh Tatum
Featuring: (end credits)
Richard Coogan ................ Jake Moss
Victor Sen Ying
Burt Douglas .................. Jack Tatum
Joseph Patridge .................. Gus Tatum
Ron Hayes ..................... Johnny Reed
Lane Bradford
The Cartwrights tangle with cattle rustlers.

02.24 [056] Bonanza:
THE DARK GATE  (verified)
4-Mar-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Ward Hawkins
Directed by Robert Gordon
Director of Photography Walter H. Castle, A.S.C.
No Guest Stars:
Featuring: (end credits)
James Coburn .................. Ross Marquett
CeCe Whitney .................. Mrs. Marquett
Med Flory ..................... Monk
Dean Stanton .................. Billy Todd
Ray Teal ...................... Sheriff Roy Coffee (recurring)
James Anderson
Joe di Reda
Roy Engel
Donald Foster
John Mitchum
Rush Williams
James Coburn appears as a rancher who accuses Adam of having an affair with his wife.

02.25 [057] Bonanza:
THE DUKE  (verified)
11-Mar-1961 NBC Sat
Teleplay by William R. Cox / Story by Teodore and Mathilde Ferro
Directed by Robert Altman
Director of Photography William Snyder, A.S.C.
No Guest Stars:
Featuring: (end credits)
Maxwell Reed .................. Duke
Randy Stuart .................. Marge
Jason Evers ................... Lambert
J. Pat O'Malley ............... Limey
Ray Teal ...................... Sheriff Roy Coffee (recurring)
Al Christy
An English boxer with a weakness for women is pitted against Hoss in a prizefight.

02.26 [058] Bonanza:
CUT-THROAT JUNCTION  (verified)
18-Mar-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Nat Tanchuck
Directed by Dick Moder
Director of Photography William Snyder, A.S.C.
Guest Star:
Robert Lansing
Featuring: (end credits)
Shirley Ballard (large font)
Richard Wessel
John Harmon
J. Edward McKinley
Dan White
Bob Anderson
Jim Hayward
Robert Adler
Bob Miles
The Cartwrights join forces with trouble-shooter Ted Trask to break up a mob.

02.27 [059] Bonanza:
THE GIFT  (verified)
1-Apr-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Denne Petitclerc and Thomas Thompson
Directed by William Witney
Director of Photography Walter H. Castle, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Martin Landau ................. Emeliano
Jim Davis ..................... Sam Wolfe
Featuring: (end crdits)
Jack Hogan .................... Cash
Robert Christopher
Joe Yrigoyen .................. Cayetano
Felipe Turich
Bob Miles
Horse thieves stalk Joe and his friend, who journey across the
desert with a valuable Arab stallion.

02.28 [060] Bonanza: The Rival (1961.04.15)
Peggy Ann Garner .............. Cameo Johnson
Charles Aidman ................ Jim Applegate
Robert McQueeney .............. Gideon
Joe De Santis
Orville Sherman
Bill Clark
Charlene Brooks
Hoss struggles with his conscience when he spots his rival
for Cameo Johnson's affections leaving a lynching.

02.29 [061] Bonanza:
THE INFERNAL MACHINE (verified)
22-Apr-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Ward Hawkins
Directed by William Witney
Director of Photography William Snyder, A.S.C.
No Guest Stars:
Featuring: (end credits)
Eddie Ryder ................... Daniel Pettibone
June Kenney ................... Robin
Nora Hayden ................... Big Red
George Kennedy ................ Pete Long
Willard Waterman .............. Throckmorton
Vaughn Taylor
Ken Mayer
Shug Fisher
Rickey Kelman
Richard Correll
A con man induces the townspeople to invest in Daniel Pettibone's horseless carriage.

02.30 [062] Bonanza:
THUNDERHEAD SWINDLE  (verified)
29-Apr-1961 NBC Sat
Written by Gene L. Coon
Directed by Dick Moder
Director of Photography William Snyder, A.S.C.
No Guest Stars:
Featuring: (end credits)
Parley Baer ................... Jack Cunningham
Judson Pratt .................. Jim Bronson
Vito Scotti
Ross Elliott .................. Watkins
Ray Teal ...................... Sheriff Roy Coffee (recurring)
Walter Coy .................... Frank Furnas
Harvey Stephens
Michael Hinn
William Flaherty
Charles Horvath
The Cartwrights try to discredit reports of a silver strike - and become marked for death by miners.

02.31 [063] Bonanza:
THE SECRET  (verified)
6-May-1961 NBC Sat
Written by John Hawkins
Directed by Robert Altman
Director of Photography Walter H. Castle, A.S.C.
No Guest Stars:
Featuring: (end credits)
Stephen Joyce ................. Jerome Bell
Pat Michon .................... Betty May
Crahan Denton ................. Jake Parson
Russell Collins ............... John Hardnet
Dayton Lummis ................. Hiram
Morgan Woodward ............... Deputy Conlee
Sherwood Price ................ Pete Parson
Bob Harris .................... Bill Parson
Roy Engel
Bill Edwards
Joe is arrested for murder as a result of his best friend's false testimony.

02.32 [064] Bonanza: The Dream Riders (1961.05.20)
Sidney Blackmer ............... Major Cayley
Burt Douglas .................. Bill Kingsley
Stuart Nisbet ................. Sergeant Hines
Diana Millay .................. Diana Cayley
Jonathan Hole ................. Hershell
Sidney Blackmer plays Maj. Cayley, a balloonist who distracts
the town while his associates map plans to rob the bank.

02.33 [065] Bonanza:
ELIZABETH, MY LOVE  (verified)
27-May-1961 NBC Sat 
Written by Anthony Lawrence
Directed by Lewis Allen
Director of Photography William Snyder, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Geraldine Brooks .............. Elizabeth
Torin Thatcher ................ Captain Stoddard
Featuring: (end credits)
Berry Kroeger ................. Mandible
Richard Collier ............... Otto
Ted Knight
Bob Hopkins ................... Mariner
Bill Quinn
Molly Roden ................... Mrs. Callahan
Alex Sharpe ................... Blackner
Selmer Jackson
John Close .................... Bell
Max Slaten .................... Bartender
(Jack Rice ..... Van Meer?) (Uncredited)
In flashbacks, Ben recalls his life with Elizabeth, Adam's mother.

02.34 [066] Bonanza: SAM HILL 
(verified) (unsold western pilot)
3-Jun-1961 NBC Sat
Written by David Dortort
Directed by Robert Altman
Director of Photography Walter H. Castle, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Claude Akins .................. Sam Hill
Edgar Buchanan ................ John Henry Hill
Featuring: (end credits)
Ford Rainey ................... Colonel Tyson
Robert Ridgely ................ Billy Joe
Caroline Richter .............. Lonesome Lil
Ray Teal ...................... Sheriff Roy Coffee (recurring)
Howard Wendell ................ Willis
Mickey Simpson ................ Bartender
Richard Bartell ............... Hathaway
Nesdon Booth .................. Hotel Clerk
Synopsis 1:
The adventures of Sam Hill (Claude Akins), a traveling backsmith who
roams throughout the West of 1864
Synopsis 2:
The Cartwrights try to help blacksmith Sam Hill regain title to the
land where his mother is buried.

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