CTVA US Western - "Bonanza" (NBC) Season 4 (1962-63)

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Season 4 (NBC) (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################# Bonanza ####################
############# season 4 1962-63 ###############
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NBC Sundays 9:00 pm Eastern
34 episodes

4.1 [101] Bonanza: THE FIRST BORN
23-Sep-1962

The First Born (Part 1)
Barry Coe ..................... Clay Stafford
Eddy Waller ................... Harry
Don Beddoe .................... Stan Perkins
Mike Ragan .................... Miners
Robert Karnes ................. Miners
Ben Erway
Joe faces a dilemma when he learns that the ranch hand being run
out of town is his half-brother.

04.02 [102] Bonanza: THE QUEST
30-Sep-1962
Written by John Furia Jr. & Frank Chase [SC]
(TV Tome has - w: John Joseph and Thomas Thompson)
Directed by Christian Nyby [SC]
Grant Richards ................ Will Poavey
James Beck .................... Dave Donoran
Frank Gerstle ................. Weber
Dan Riss ...................... Crawford
Charles Seel .................. Hawkins
Grandon Rhodes
Harry Lauter
Tired of being babied, Joe tackles a man-sized job - outbidding
the unscrupulous Will Poavey for a big timber contract.

04.03 [103] Bonanza: THE ARTIST
7Oct62 NBC Sun
Dan O'Herlihy ................. Mathew Raine
Virginia Grey ................. Ann Loring
Arch Johnson .................. Gavin
William Keene ................. Stevens
S. John Launer ................ Buyer
Frank Chase
Ralph Montgomery
Synopsis 1:
When he loses his sight, artist Mathew Raine withdraws into self-pity - until Ben intervenes.
Synopsis 2:
Ben Cartwright and the great creative talent of a blind artist going
to waste in self pity. Ann Loring, the artist's housekeeper, ask  Cartwright to help.
(10Nov62 ATV London UK, Sat 6:30 pm)

04.04 [104] Bonanza: A Hot Day for a Hanging (1962.10.14)
Denver Pyle ................... Sheriff Stedman
Olive Sturgess ................ Mary Ann
Roy Roberts ................... Fillmore
Terry Becker .................. Shukie
Kelly Thordsen ................ Larsen
John Harmon
Gene Roth
Rayford Barnes
Lane Bradford
John Mitchum
Robert Carson
Hoss is framed for murder by a sheriff who hopes to revive a dying town.

04.05 [105] Bonanza: The Deserter (1962.10.21)
Claude Akins .................. Col. Edward J. Dunwoody
Robert Sampson ................ Bill Winters
Gale Garnett .................. Maria
Anthony Caruso ................ Keokuk
George Keymas ................. Running Wolf
Hal Jon Norman
Andrea Darvi
Robert Carricart
Ricky Branson
The Cartwrights must decide between law and friendship in "The Deserter."
The man hunted is their neighbor.

04.06 [106] Bonanza: The Way Station (1962.10.29)
Robert Vaughn ................. Luke Martin
Dawn Wells .................... Marty
Trevor Bardette ............... Jesse
Dorothy Green ................. Lucy
Walter Reed
Raymond Guth
Keith Richards
Adam and the other occupants of a remote way station are held captive
by a desperate killer.

04.07 [107] Bonanza: The War Comes to Washoe (1962.11.04)
Harry Townes .................. Judge Terry
Joyce Taylor .................. Morvath Terry
Barry Kelley .................. Stewart
Alan Caillou .................. Craigsmuir
David Whorl
Wallace Rooney
Harry Swoger
Marshall Reed
Delegates to a statehood convention are divided on one issue:
which side will Nevada take in the Civil War?

04.08 [108] Bonanza: Knight Errant (1962.11.18)
John Doucette ................. Walter Prescott
Judi Meredith ................. Lotty
Phil Chambers ................. Dick Thompson
Roy Engel ..................... Doctor
Tyler McVey ................... Townsman
Tina Menard ................... Francesca
George Robotham ............... Frank
Gil Perkins ................... Whitey
A romantic triangle develops when Hoss meets his friend's mail-order
bride.

04.09 [109] Bonanza: The Beginning (1962.11.25)
Ken Lynch ..................... Milton Tanner
Carl Reindel .................. Billy Horn
Robert Burton ................. Lewis
Raymond Bailey
Francis De Sales
Lon Dean
Billy Horn, who was abducted by Indians as a child, has difficulty
adjusting to the Ponderosa.

04.10 [110] Bonanza: The Deadly Ones (1962.12.02)
Leo Gordon .................... Forsythe
Will Kuluva ................... General Diaz
Lee Farr ...................... Sims
Jena Engstrom ................. Molly
The Cartwrights try to protect gold needed for the Mexican revolution
from a schemer.

04.11 [111] Bonanza: Gallagher Sons (1962.12.09)
Eileen Chesis ................. Will Gallagher
Larrian Gillespie ............. Charlie Gallagher
Robert Strauss ................ Blake
Craig Curtis .................. Tully
Tom Greenway .................. Sheriff
Chubby Johnson
Victor French
Ken Mayer
Bill Henry
Two orphan girls drive Hoss to distraction when he tries to
unravel the events that led to their father's death.

04.12 [112] Bonanza: The Decision (1962.12.16)
DeForest Kelley ............... Dr. Jones
John Hoyt ..................... Judge Grant
Lisabeth Hush ................. Karen Jones
Walter Sande .................. Sheriff
Eddie Quillan ................. Culp
Will J. White
With Hoss in desperate need of medical attention, Ben tries to
halt the execution of the doctor, a convicted murderer.

04.13 [113] Bonanza: The Good Samaritan (1962.12.23)
Jeanne Cooper ................. Abigail Hinton
Don Collier ................... Wade Tyree
Noreen DeVita ................. Bonnie Hinton
Roy Engel ..................... Doctor
Hoss tries to spark a romance between ranch hand Wade Tyree
and widow Abigail Hinton.

04.14 [114] Bonanza: The Jury (1962.12.30)
Jack Betts .................... Jamie Wrenn
James Bell .................... Olson
Don Haggerty .................. Murdock
Arthur Space .................. Judge Crane
Tol Avery ..................... Breese
Bobs Watson
Byron Foulger
Sara Haden
Bob Harris
Michael Hinn
Hoss is the lone holdout in a jury intent on convicting
ne'er-do-well Jamie Wrenn of murder.

04.15 [115] Bonanza: The Colonel (1963.01.06)
John Larkin ................... Col. Frank Medford
Helena Westcort ............... Emily
Warren Kemmerling ............. Asa Flanders
Edward Platt .................. Will Flanders
Mary Wickes ................... Martha
Lindsay Workman
Phil Chambers
Ben's old Army buddy endangers the Cartwrights when he tells
lies to cover his failures.

04.16 [116] Bonanza: Song in the Dark (1963.01.13)
Edward Andrews ................ Johnson
Gregory Walcott ............... Danny Morgan
Virginia Christine ............ Mary
Mort Mills .................... Deputy
Harry Swoger
James Tartan
Adam tries to clear a simple-minded troubadour of a murder charge.

04.17 [117] Bonanza: Elegy for a Hangman (1963.01.20)
Keir Dullea ................... Bob Jolley
Otto Kruger ................... Judge Harry Whitaker
Kevin Hagen ................... Hubie
William Zuckert ............... Cal Prince
Ron Soble
Roy Engel
Keir Dullea plays a man who forces the reopening of a murder case
for which his father was executed.

04.18 [118] Bonanza: Half a Rogue (1963.01.27)
Slim Pickens .................. Jim Leyton
Judson Pratt .................. Nelson
John Milford .................. Jelke
Believing murder suspect Jim Leyton to be innocent, Hoss goes in
pursuit of the real killer.

04.19 [119] Bonanza: The Last Haircut (1963.02.03)
Perry Lopez ................... Duke Miller
Jered Barclay ................. Cal
Rex Holman .................... Orle
Alex Montoya .................. Carlos
John Harmon ................... Barber
Chubby Johnson
John Archer
Rafael Lopez
Howard Wendell
Willis Bouchey
Shelby Grant
Joe Higgins
Joe goes after a killer, who has escaped punishment through a
tricky legal maneuver.

04.20 [120] Bonanza: MARIE, MY LOVE
10Feb63 NBC
Directed by Lewis Allen
Guest Cast:
Felicia Farr ........... Marie Olivier
Eduard Franz ........... Marius Angerville
George Dolenz .......... D'Arcy
Lily Valenty
Richard Angarola
Jean Del Val
Synopsis 1:
Ben recalls his courtship of Marie, his third wife.
Synopsis 2:
Little Joe's fall from a horse starts Ben remembering the days he spent
in New Orleans, and the woman who became his third love, Marie Olivier.
(23Mar63 ATV London UK, Sat 6:35pm)

4.21 [121] Bonanza: THE HAYBURNER
17-Feb-1963

The Hayburner 1
William Demarest .............. Enos
Ellen Corby ................... Cora
Howard Wright ................. Sam
Percy Helton .................. Lafe
Paul Bryar .................... Horse Trader
The Cartwright brothers wheel and deal in a bumbling effort to come
out ahead in the Virginia City Sweepstakes.

04.22 [122] Bonanza: THE ACTRESS
24Feb63 NBC Sun
Directed by Christian Nyby
Guest Star:
Patricia Crowley .............. Julia Grant
Featuring:
Joey Scott .................... Tommy Grant
Lester Matthews ............... Forrester
John Rodney ................... Edwin Booth
Robert J. Stevenson ........... Larkin
Robert Hoy
Synopsis 1:
Itinerant actress Julia Grant is torn between her love for Joe and her
desire for a career.
Synopsis 2:
Romance shatters the calm of the Ponderosa when Little Joe falls in
love with an itinerant actress.
(13Apr63 ATV London UK, Sat 6:35 pm)

04.23 [123] Bonanza: A Stranger Passed This Way (1963.03.03)
Signe Hasso ................... Christina
Robert Emhardt ................ Klass
Addison Richards .............. Dr. Hickman
Robert Carricart .............. Don Escobar
Dan White ..................... Stable Man
Amnesia-victim Hoss is taken in by a Dutch couple still mourning
the death of their own son.

04.24 [124] Bonanza: The Way of Aaron (1963.03.10)
Aneta Corsaut ................. Rebecca Kaufmann
Ludwig Donath ................. Aaron Kaufmann
Jason Wingreen ................ Hank
Harry Dean Stanton ............ Stiles
Sarah Selby
Romance blossoms between Adam and Rebecca Kaufman, despite their
different faiths.

04.25 [125] Bonanza: A Woman Lost (1963.03.17)
Ruta Lee ...................... Rita Marlow
Don Megowan ................... Mase Sindell
Harry Hickox .................. Dink
Roger Torrey .................. Tiny
Bern Hoffman .................. Fisherman
Dick Miller ................... Sam
Bill Edwards
Don Kennedy
John Indrisano
Ben struggles to keep bitter alcoholic Rita Marlow away from the bottle.

04.26 [126] Bonanza: Any Friend of Walter's (1963.03.24)
Arthur Hunnicutt .............. Obie
Steve Brodie .................. Macie
Vic Werber .................... Teague
James Luisi ................... Willard
Katie Barrett ................. Bessie Sue
Robert Foulk,
Hoss tries to help a prospector and his sleepy watchdog fend off three
gold thieves.

04.27 [127] Bonanza: Mirror of a Man (1963.03.31)
Ron Hayes ..................... Jud Barnes/Rube Barnes
Ford Rainey ................... Luke
Nancy Rennick ................. Amelia
Tris Coffin ................... Ralph Austin
Joseph Breen .................. Sol
Kathleen O'Malley ............. Janey
Eugene Martin ................. Tobey
In this study of good and evil, kindly Jud Barnes is arrested for a
murder committed by his vicious twin.

04.28 [128] Bonanza: My Brother's Keeper (1963.04.07)
Carolyn Kearney ............... Sheila
Brendan Dillon ................ Emmet
Ken Lynch ..................... Doud
Adam rebels against the violent way of life in the West when he
accidentally shoots Joe.

04.29 [129] Bonanza: Five into the Wind (1963.04.21)
Kathleen Crowley .............. Lory Hayden
Betsy Jones Moreland .......... Nora Whitley
Kelly Thordsen ................ Howard Benson
Mario Alcaide ................. Roberto de Sorto
Dabbs Greer
This whodunit finds Joe the prime suspect in the murder of a trapper.

04.30 [130] Bonanza: The Saga of Whizzer McGee (1963.04.28)
George Brenlin ................ Whizzer McGee
Jeanne Bal .................... Melissa
Med Flory ..................... Otis
Burt Mustin ................... Mashburn
Hal Baylor .................... Big Red
Hoss takes a liking to pint-size Whizzer, who seems dedicated to the
proposition that "the bigger they are, the harder they fall."

4.31 [131] Bonanza: THUNDER MAN
5-May-1963

Thunder Man (Part 1)

Special Guest Star:
Simon Oakland ................. William Poole
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Evelyn Scott .................. Mrs. Gibson
Harvey Stephens ............... Uncle Fred
Bill Quinn .................... Doctor
Toby Michaels
A explosives expert terrorizes the Ponderosa.

4.32 [132] Bonanza: RICH MAN, POOR MAN
12-May-1963

Rich Man, Poor Man 1.
J. Pat O'Malley ............... Clancy
John Fiedler .................. Claude Miller
Florence Sundstrom ............ Daisy
Jay Lanin ..................... Slauson
Ken Mayer
Phil Chambers
Ken Drake
Clegg Hoyt
Bill Hickman
Bumbling Claude Miller tries to buy the town's respect with his new-found wealth.

04.33 [133] Bonanza: The Boss (1963.05.19)
Carroll O'Connor .............. Tom Slayden
Denver Pyle ................... Sheriff
Judee Morton .................. Karen Slayden
Philip Ober ................... Oliver
Chris Alcaide ................. Gus Hanna
William Tannen
Dan White
Roy Engel
The Cartwrights try to rally the town against a tyrannical freight-line
owner.

4.34 [134] Bonanza: LITTLE MAN--TEN FEET TALL
26-May1963

Little Man - Ten Feet Tall (1)
Ross Martin ................... Nick Biancci
Denver Pyle ................... Sheriff
Michael Davis ................. Mario Biancci
James Anderson ................ Al
Lane Bradford ................. Tod
Bern Hoffman .................. Bartender
A young Italian immigrant loses respect for his physically weak father
after meeting Hoss.

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