CTVA US Western - "Bonanza" (NBC) Season 12 (1970-71)

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Season 12 (NBC) (1970-71)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################# Bonanza ####################
############ season 12 1970-71 ###############
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NBC Sundays 9:00 pm Eastern
28 episodes

12.1 [362] Bonanza: THE NIGHT VIRGINIA CITY DIED
13-Sep-1970

The Night Virginia City Died (1)
Angel Tompkins ................ Janie
Phil Brown .................... Tucker
Edith Atwater ................. Roberta
John Shank .................... Tim Moss
Mark Tapscott ................. Hamilton
Lane Bradford ................. Ira
Mona Bruns .................... Mrs Carter
William Fawcett ............... Whiskey Smith
Stuart Nisbet ................. Evans
Paul Kent ..................... Dr. Martin
An arsonist brings fear to Virginia City.


12.02 [363] Bonanza: A Matter of Faith (1970.09.20)
Bruce Gordon .................. Scott
Jack Collins .................. Mayor Corey
Geoffrey Lewis ................ Rogers
Michael Hinn .................. Garrison
Drought-stricken Virginia City is the proving ground for Jamie's
rainmaking talents.

12.03 [364] Bonanza: The Weary Willies (1970.09.27)
Richard Thomas ................ Billy
Lee Purcell ................... Angie
Lonny Chapman ................. Colter
Elisha Cook, Jr. .............. Marcus
Mayf Nutter ................... Pelletin
Kevin Tighe ................... Krulak
Scott Graham .................. Trimble
David Hayward ................. Hurley
Remo Pisani ................... Bartender
Harry Holcombe ................ Doctor
Stacy Keach ................... Farmer
Hippielike drifters who wandered through the West after the Civil
War are the basis of this drama about intolerance.

12.04 [365] Bonanza: The Wagon (1970.10.04)
Denver Pyle ................... Price Buchanan
Salome Jens ................... Madge Tucker
George Murdock ................ Luis Getty
Jonathan Lippe ................ Kyte
Lee Jay Lambert ............... Jase
Stuart Randall ................ Sheriff Brody
Bob Vanselow .................. Fred Quinn
Denver Pyle as the boss of a prison wagon, who substitutes a
wounded Hoss for an escaped prisoner.

12.05 [366] Bonanza: The Power of Life and Death (1970.10.11)
Rupert Crosse ................. Davis
Larry Ward .................... Sheriff
Ted Gehring ................... Matt
Tina Menard ................... Mexican Woman
Rupert Crosse as a killer, stranded at a desert water hole with
a wounded Ben while Joe sets out on foot for help.

12.6 [367] Bonanza: GIDEON THE GOOD
18-Oct-1970
Gideon The Good (1)
Richard Kiley ................. Sheriff Yates
Terry Moore ................... Lydia Yates
A Martinez .................... Luis
Carmen Zapata ................. Maria
John Himes .................... Myles
Wes Bishop .................... Hicks
Allen Emerson ................. Pike Rogers
Richard Kiley as a sheriff who steps outside the law.

12.07 [368] Bonanza: The Trouble with Trouble (1970.10.25)
Gene Evans .................... Montana Perkins
E.J. Andre .................... Judge
G.D. Spradlin ................. Chip
Jeff Morris ................... Matthew Brody
Hal Holmes .................... Mark
Ray Young ..................... Rey
Edgar Daniels ................. Tom Blackwell
Don Hanmer .................... Fred
Lane Bradford ................. Jack Clanton
Chanin Hale ................... Lily
Bobo Lewis .................... 1st Lady
Athena Lorde .................. 2nd Lady
E.A. Sirianni ................. Jethro
Sunshine Parker ............... Wally
Bobby Riha .................... Eben
Rowdy Trouble, Cal., has Hoss for a temporary sheriff.

12.08 [369] Bonanza: Thorton's Account (1970.11.01)
Gregory Walcott ............... Thorton
Carl Reindel .................. Frank Wells
Heather Menzies ............... Martha
Scott Walker .................. Blue
Jerry Gatlin .................. Harvey
Chick Chandler ................ Doctor
Harlan Warde .................. Boyle
Darrell Larson ................ Brian
Ken Mayer ..................... Sheriff
Vicious raiders are Joe's only hope to get help for an injured Ben.

12.09 [370] Bonanza: The Love Child (1970.11.08)
Written and Directed by Michael Landon.
Carol Lawson .................. Etta
Will Geer ..................... Zac
Michael-James Wixted .......... Scott
Josephine Hutchinson .......... Martha
David Bond .................... Doctor
A drama about a dying unwed mother who asks her parents to raise her son.

12.10 [371] Bonanza: EL JEFE
15-Nov-1970
El Jefe (1)
Rodolfo Acosta ................ Sheriff Vicente Aranda
Warren Stevens ................ Owen Driscoll
Jaime Sanchez ................. Cardenas
Anna Navarro .................. Sara
Shug Fisher ................... Toler
Troy Melton ................... Graves
Bill Shannon .................. Brady
Alex Sharp .................... Truitt
Pepe Hern ..................... Rojas
Actor Rodolfo Acosta in a drama about bigotry.

12.11 [372] Bonanza: THE LUCK OF PEPPER SHANNON
22Nov70
written by John Hawkins
directed by Nick Webster
Neville Brand ................. Pepper Shannon
Walter Brooke ................. Corry
Dan Tobin ..................... Mills
Arthur Peterson ............... Donavan
Harry Holcombe ................ Dr. Harris
Raymond Guth .................. Jones
An infamous desperado returns to Virginia City and stirs the imagination
of the impressionable Jamie with the stories of his exploits. Then he
is accused of attempted murder and robbery.

12.12 [373] Bonanza: THE IMPOSTERS
13-Dec-1970
The Imposters (1)
Strother Martin ............... Joad Bruder
Anthony Colti ................. Randy
Anthony James ................. Willie
Diane Shalet .................. Mrs. York
William Lucking ............... Gabe
Jarion Monroe ................. Cass
Jim Raymond ................... Deputy Harris
Harry Harvey .................. Bixle
Larry W. Finley ............... Petey
Robert Ridgely ................ Marley
Hoss and Joe are out to retrieve a stolen payroll that is being held by the robber's father.

12.13 [374] Bonanza: HONEST JOHN
20-Dec-1970

Honest John (1)
written by Arthur Heinemann
Directed by Lewis Allen
Jack Elam ..................... Honest John
Bucklind Beery ................ Luke
Jack Elam plays Honest John, a misnamed vagrant given temporary shelter
on the Ponderosa, who deceives Jaimie into believing that he was a
friend of his father's. While Jaimie considers taking to the road with
his new friend, the vagrant has more settled plans.

12.14 [375] Bonanza: For a Young Lady (1970.12.27)
Jewel Blanch .................. Carri Sturgis
Paul Fix ...................... Buford Sturgis
Madeleine Sherwood ............ Vella Owens
William Bramley ............... Gilford Owens
Harry Holcombe ................ Doctor
Peggy Rea ..................... Clara
The Cartwrights go the aid of a frightened girl, in the care of a
stern aunt and uncle.

12.15 [376] Bonanza: A SINGLE PILGRIM
3Jan71
written by Suzanne Clauser
Directed by William Wiard
Beth Brickell ................. Dilsey Brennan
Jeff Corey .................... Frank Brennan
John Schuck ................... Tom Brennan
Hoss's life is in danger when he is accidently shot by a hunter
who is too scared to get help for fear of prosecution. Only his
terrified wife will help the injured Hoss.

12.16 [377] Bonanza: The Gold-Plated Rifle (1971.01.10)
Jessica Myerson ............... Mrs. Hagen
George Paulsin ................ Frank
John Daniels .................. 1st Boy
Jimmy Brown ................... 2nd Boy
A family crisis develops when Jamie breaks a prized gun.

12.17 [378] Bonanza: Top Hand (1971.01.17)
Ben Johnson ................... Kelly James
Roger Davis ................... Bert Yates
Walter Barnes ................. Weatherby
Jerry Gatlin .................. Quincy
Richard Farnsworth ............ Sourdough
Bill Clark .................... Jimpson
Ed Jauregui ................... Bones
Hal Burton .................... Smokey
Ben Johnson plays a soft-spoken, aging foreman whose job is
threatened by a cocky young hand.

12.18 [379] Bonanza: A DECK OF ACES
31-Jan-1971

A Deck of Aces. 1.
written by Stanley Roberts
Directed by Lewis Allen
Alan Oppenheimer .............. Wentworth
Linda Gaye Scott .............. Dixie
Charles Dierkop ............... Nicholson
Jeff Morris ................... Turk
Tom Basham .................... Dan Fielding
Jack Collins .................. Ned Blaine
Guy Wilkerson ................. Milt Jarvis
Stephen Coit .................. Mel Waters
Sam Javis ..................... Telegraph Operator
Ralph James ................... 1st Poker Player
Bern Hoffman .................. Bartender
John Gilgreen ................. Desk Clerk #1
Lee McLaughlin ................ 2nd Poker Player
A con-man with an uncanny resemblance to Ben Cartwright decides
to use his likeness to set up a major land swindle.
(similar to 13.26 "One Ace too Many")

12.19 [380] Bonanza: The Desperado (1971.02.07)
Lou Gossett, Jr. .............. Buck Walters
Marlene Clark ................. Liza Walters
Ramon Bieri ................... Solomon
Warren Vanders ................ Cal
Mike Mikler ................... Thad
George Dunn ................... Andy
Sandy Rosenthal ............... Davy
A black accused murderer and his wife capture Hoss to use as an
outlet for their hatred of whites.

12.20 [381] Bonanza: The Reluctant American (1971.02.14)
Daniel Massey ................. Leslie Harwood
Jill Haworth .................. Gillian Harwood
J. Pat O'Malley ............... Big Mac
Daniel Kemp ................... Bolton
Ronald Long ................... Gore Starthope
Sandra Ego .................... Haida
Pat Houtchens ................. Reverend Williams
Red Morgan .................... Stokely
Raymond Massey's son Daniel plays an English banker who's managing a ranch.

12.21 [382] Bonanza: Shadow of a Hero (1971.02.21)
Dean Jagger ................... Gen. Ira Cloninger
Laurence Luckinbill ........... Freed
John Randolph ................. Donavan
Linda Watkins ................. Bertha Cloninger
Lane Bradford ................. Willis
Ruben Moreno .................. Sam Greybuck
Stuart Randall ................ Sheriff Baker
Steve Shemayme ................ Thomas Greybuck
Dean Jagger as a retired general whose chances for the governorship
may be hurt by a reporter who's certain the general is guilty of murder.

12.22 [383] Bonanza: The Silent Killers (1971.02.28)
Meg Foster .................... Evangeline Woodtree
Harry Holcombe ................ Dr. Martin
Louise Latham ................. Harriet Clinton
Ion Berger .................... Dr. Woodtree
An epidemic is slowed down by a doctor's wife with revolutionary
ideas about medicine.

12.23 [384] Bonanza: TERROR AT 2:00
7-Mar-1971
Terror at 2.00 (1)
Written and Directed by Michael Landon.
Steve Ihnat ................... Gans
Dabbs Greer ................... Sam
Byron Mabe .................... Hunter
Steve Ihnat as a psycho out to kill all participants in a
treaty-signing between the Army and the Indians.

12.24 [385] Bonanza: THE STILLNESS WITHIN
14-Mar-1971
The Stillness Within (1)
Directed by Michael Landon
Jo Van Fleet .................. Ellen Dobbs
Harry Holcombe ................ Doctor
Jeannine Brown ................ Sally
Robert Noe .................... Ranch Hand
Jo Van Fleet plays a teacher of the blind who helps Joe adjust
to having lost his sight in an explosion.

12.25 [386] Bonanza: A TIME TO DIE
21-Mar-1971
A Time To Die (1)
Vera Miles .................... April Christopher
Henry Beckman ................. Dr. Phelps
Melissa Newman ................ Lori
A woman (Vera Miles) is attacked by an apparently rabid wolf.

12.26 [387] Bonanza: WINTER KILL
28-Mar-1971
Winter Kill (1)
Glenn Corbett ................. Howie
Clifton James ................. Mr. Quarry
Sheilah Wells ................. Landis
John Pickard .................. Griggs
Robert Knapp .................. Denman
Stuart Nisbet ................. Fred Tyson
Remo Pisani ................... Bartender
Troy Melton ................... Gorley
A cattle drive hinges on a foreman's standing up to his boss.

12.27 [388] Bonanza: KINGDOM OF FEAR
4-Apr-1971
Kingdom of Fear (1)
Written by Michael Landon.
Alfred Ryder .................. Judge
Richard Mulligan .............. Farley
Luke Askew .................... Hatch
Warren Finnerty ............... 2nd Gunman
Jay Jones ..................... 1st Gunman
Charles Briles ................ Billy
A trespassing charge forces the Cartwrights and Candy into a slave-labor gang.

12.28 [389] Bonanza: AN EARTHQUAKE CALLED CALLAHAN
11-Apr-1971
An Earthquake called Callahan (1)
Victor French ................. Tom Callahan
Sandy Duncan .................. Angeline
Dub Taylor .................... Otto
Larry D. Mann ................. Alex Steiner
Ted Gehring ................... Marshal
Hal Baylor .................... Shad Willis
Don Haggerty
Roy Johnson ................... Barber
John Mitchum .................. Meyers
Beth Peters ................... Woman
Joe's task: persuade an obstinate boxer to testify in a trial.

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