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Season 14

416 :14x01 - Forever (1)

Sep/12/1972
Joe marries Alice Harper, but all is not bliss when a couple of men come to retrieve some money that Alice's brother owes.
Guest Stars: Ivan Bonar as Minister | Bonnie Bedelia as Alice Harper | Lee De Broux as Krater | Joan Lemmo as Gloria | Jay D. Jones as Carver | Helen Kleeb as Miss Grayson | Andrew J. Robinson as John Harper | Luana Anders as Julie | Don Haggerty (1) as Bartender | Robert Doyle (1) as Sloan | William Challee as Jake | John J. Fox as Jack | James Jeter as Male Storekeeper | Roy Jenson as Mr. Hanley
Director: Michael Landon

417 :14x02 - Forever (2)

Sep/12/1972
When the men arrive to retrieve the money owed to them, Alice is shot and killed in the ruckus. Joe begins a search for his wife's killers to bring them to justice.
Guest Stars: Luana Anders as Julie | Andrew J. Robinson as John Harper | Lee De Broux as Krater | Bonnie Bedelia as Alice Harper | Toby Anderson (1) as Hotel Clerk | Larry Golden as Damien | Don Haggerty (1) as Bartender | Helen Kleeb as Female Storekeeper | Ivan Bonar as Minister | Roy Jenson as Mr. Hanley | James Jeter as Male Storekeeper | John J. Fox as Jack | William Challee as Jake | Robert Doyle (1) as Sloan
Director: Michael Landon

418 :14x03 - Heritage of Anger

Sep/19/1972
John Dundee, an ex-con is helped by Ben to readjust his life in the world. But things are complicated because of the men who framed him, his former business partners, failed to help out his wife as they had promised.
Guest Stars: Harry Harvey as Sangster | Ed Long as Anders | Robert Lansing as John Dundee | Fionnula Flanagan as Elizabeth Dundee | Warren J. Kemmerling as Sheriff Garth | Roydon Clark as Bartlett | Henry Oliver as Telegrapher | Len Lesser as Fancher
Writer: Don Ingalls

419 :14x04 - The Initiation

Sep/26/1972
A boy is accidentally killed while performing an initiation in a secret club, and one of Jamie's friends is blamed for his death.
Guest Stars: Biff Elliot as Harley Lewis | James Chandler as George Adams | Nicolas Beauvy as Ron Lewis | Alfred Barker Jr. as Billy Newton | Ed Bakey as Lummis | Phyllis Love as Miss Griggs | Jeff Smart as Sonny Mueller | John Zaremba as Judge | Sam Jarvis as Bailiff | James Van Patten as Corky Sibley | Ivan Bonar as Preacher | Ron Howard as Ted Hoag | Pitt Herbert as Mr. Cropin | William Bramley (1) as Lumis | William Challee as Stableman | Sean Kelly (1) as Josh Adams | Harry Basch as Prosecutor
Director: Alf Kjellin

420 :14x05 - Riot

Oct/03/1972
Ben is taken as a hostage while inspecting conditions at a Nevada State Prison, as requested by the governor.
Guest Stars: Noble Willingham as Mr. Kirby | Charles Wagenheim as Donovan | William Paterson (2) as Mr. Vannerman | Morton Lewis as Idaho | Marco St. John as Johnny Plank | Aldo Ray as Heiser | Nolan Leary as Old Charlie | Denver Pyle as Warden | Boyd "Red" Morgan as Kelly | Gregory Walcott as Will Cooper | William Bryant as Governor | Tim Matheson as Griff King | Barney Phillips as Asa Calhoun | Biff Manard as Scoggins | Bob Delegall as Willie Noon
Director: Lewis Allen

421 :14x06 - New Man

Oct/10/1972
A parolee is left in Ben's care and brought to the Ponderosa. Griff King has a hard time adjusting as a free man after being hired by Ben as a ranch hand.
Guest Stars: Carol Vogel as Amy | Jac Flanders as Clerk | Jeff Morris as Tulsa | Bill Clark (1) as Man | Chuck Hayward as Guard | Ronny Cox as Lucas | Charles Dierkop as Shorty
Director: Leo Penn

422 :14x07 - Ambush at Rio Lobo

Oct/24/1972
Outlaws await to rob a stage coach which contains Ben and a pregnant young woman on board.
Guest Stars: James Olson as Vance Burnside | Douglas Dirkson as Gabe | Sian Barbara Allen as Teresa Burnside | Albert Salmi as Stretch | Murray MacLeod as Zachariah
Writer: Joel Murcott

423 :14x08 - The Twenty-Sixth Grave

Oct/31/1972
When Samuel Clemens (AKA Mark Twain) comes nosing around town investigating a the mysterious death of miners, he starts an uprising with accusations of claim jumping and murder.
Guest Stars: Philip Kenneally as McNabb | Staats Cotsworth as Judge Hale | Victor Izay as Foreman | Stacy Keach, Sr. as Prentiss | Arthur Peterson as Martin | Ken Howard as Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain | Curt Conway as Caldwell | Owen Bush as Station Agent | Britt Leach as Postal Clerk | Sean Kelly (1) as Petey | Harlan Warde as Solicitor George Osgood | Dana Elcar as Mr. Merrick | Richard Bull as Mr. Goodman | Walter Burke as Campbell | Wayne Heffley as Bert

424 :14x09 - Stallion

Nov/14/1972
Ben purchases a beautiful black stallion for Joe's birthday. This present would bring him both joy and sorrow as the horse is stolen and retrieved, yet tragedy will soon ensue.
Guest Stars: Roy Lee Brown (1) as Seth | Mitzi Hoag as Alice Brenner | Wallace Chadwell as Doctor | Michael Greene (1) as Travis | Clu Gulager as Billy Brenner
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

425 :14x10 - The Hidden Enemy

Nov/28/1972
A new doctor in Virginia City is secretly fighting the demons of drug addiction, morphine to be precise.
Guest Stars: Clifford David as Mr. Evans | Jason Wingreen as Graham | Harry Holcombe as Dr. Martin | Mons Kjellin as Chris Agar | Ayn Ruymen as Nurse Evie Parker | Mike Farrell as Dr. Will Agar | Gary Busey as Henry Johnson | Melissa Murphy (1) as Nancy Agar | Russell Thorson as Judge Phelps | Mel Gallagher as Smitty | David Huddleston as Myles Johnson
Director: Alf Kjellin

426 :14x11 - The Sound of Sadness

Dec/05/1972
A lonely old man wants to adopt a pair of orphans, but he will need to get past the bureaucrats first, who may just shoot down his plans.
Guest Stars: Carol Locatell as Mrs. Holcombe | Irene Tedrow as Mrs. Caines | Harry Holcombe as Dr. Martin | Marty McCall as Tim | Timothy Marshall as Robbie | Jack Albertson as Jonathon May | John Randolph as Mr. Dawson | Dan Ferrone as Mr. Holcombe | Penelope Gillette as Mrs. Farmer
Director: Michael Landon

427 :14x12 - The Bucket Dog

Dec/19/1972
The life of a dog is put on trial when Jamie falls in love with an Irish Setter, but his rightful owner would rather have him destroyed than live at the Ponderosa.
Guest Stars: John Zaremba as Judge Wilcox | William Sylvester (1) as Horace Kingston | Carl Pitti as George Spencer | Don Knight as Tim Riley | Ivan Bonar as Minister
Writer: John Hawkins

428 :14x13 - First Love

Dec/26/1972
Jamie falls in love with the abused wife of a highly unpopular schoolmaster of Virginia City.
Guest Stars: Brenda Smith as Mary | Michael F. Blake as Lew | Pamela Franklin as Kelly Edwards | Jordan Rhodes as Dan Edwards | Dennis Robertson as Harve | Eileen Ryan as Emily | David Doremus as Gene | Steve Benedict as Henry | Lisa Eilbacher as Eloise
Director: Leo Penn

429 :14x14 - The Witness

Jan/02/1973
Candy is arrested after a man posses as him while robbing an old woman, causing her to suffer a heart attack. His fate is in the hands of a confident, yet inexperienced attorney.
Guest Stars: Dick Ryal as Will Reilly | William Wintersole as Frank Schulte | Sam Jarvis as Buford | Sally Kemp as Kate Fallon/Kathryn Gardner | Larry Finley as Sam | David McLean (1) as Sheriff Touhy | Byron Mabe as Louis Gardner | Shirley O'Hara as Ella Peterson | Stephen Nathan as Oscar Hammer | Mark Allen (1) as Barnes | Ross Elliott as Harvey Walters
Director: Lewis Allen

430 :14x15 - The Marriage of Theodora Duffy

Jan/09/1973
Griff posses as Theodora Duffy, the "wife" of a government agent in order to nab a group of wanted war criminals.
Guest Stars: Ramon Bieri as Jonas Holt | Karen Carlson as Theodora Duffy | Jerry Gatlin as Barnes | Robert Yuro as Dody Henderickson | Rayford Barnes as Shaw | Willard Sage as Marshal Taylor | Richard Eastham as Stanton
Writer: Ward Hawkins

431 :14x16 - The Hunter

Jan/16/1973
Bill Tanner, posing as a soldier he had killer earlier, is searching like a predator with Joe and his wagon stocked with goods as his prey. Waking one morning, Joe discovers his goods have been stolen from the wagon and that Bill is now using this as motivation for a good game of cat and mouse...providing more excitement for Bill and his hunt.
Guest Stars: Hal Burton (1) as Man | Peter O'Crotty as Old Man | Phillip Avenetti as Mexican | Grizzly Green as Harve | Tom Skerritt as Corporal Bill Tanner
Director: Michael Landon
Warning: Bonanza guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 12, 1959
Ended: January 16, 1973
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