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Bonanza: Showdown

A gang robs a bank and one of the criminals gets a job on the Ponderosa to keep a look out and warn his friends. The Cartwrights all take a shine to him except Joe.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Saturday September 10th, 1960

Director: Lewis Allen
Writer: Dean Riesner

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Special Guest Stars
Ben Cooper
As Sam Kirby

Guest Stars
Boyd "Red" Morgan
As Linc (as Red Morgan)
Jack Lambert (1)
As John Pardo
Norman Leavitt
As Telegrapher
Ray Teal
As Sheriff Roy Coffee
Jody Warner
As Ellie McClure
John Maxwell (1)
As Tom McClure
Main Cast
Lorne Greene
As Ben Cartwright
Michael Landon
As Joseph "Little Joe" Francis Cartwright
Pernell Roberts
As Adam Cartwright
Dan Blocker
As Eric "Hoss" Cartwright
Other Episode Crew

ProducerDavid Dortort
Associate ProducerThomas Thompson
EditorMarvin Coil
Unit Production ManagerAndrew J. Durkus
MusicDavid Rose (1)
Set DecoratorSam Comer  |  Grace Gregory
OtherEdward P. Ancona (Color Consultant (1960-1973))
Director of PhotographyWilliam E. Snyder (1)
Art DirectorHal Pereira  |  A. Earl Hedrick
Sound RecordistHarry Lindgren  |  John Wilkinson (2)
Main Title Theme Written ByJay Livingston  |  Ray Evans
Assistant DirectorJohn E. Burch
Production ExecutiveJames W. Lane
Make-up SupervisorWally Westmore
Casting SupervisorWilliam Mayberry
Hair Styling SupervisorNellie Manley
Warning: Bonanza season 2 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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