Bonanza

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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Original Release

09/12/1959 on NBC

US Release

09/12/1959

Cast

Dan Blocker Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Lorne Greene Ben Cartwright
Michael Landon Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Mitch Vogel
David Lang
Victor Sen Yung
Pernell Roberts
Pernell Roberts Adam Cartwright
Victor Sen Yung Hop Sing
Ray Teal Sheriff Roy Coffee
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Forever Tuesday, 12 September 1972
2 Heritage of Anger Tuesday, 19 September 1972
3 The Initiation Tuesday, 26 September 1972
4 Riot Tuesday, 03 October 1972
5 New Man Tuesday, 17 October 1972
6 Ambush at Rio Lobo Tuesday, 24 October 1972
7 The Twenty-Sixth Grave Tuesday, 31 October 1972
8 Stallion Tuesday, 14 November 1972
9 The Hidden Enemy Tuesday, 28 November 1972
10 The Sound of Sadness Tuesday, 05 December 1972
11 The Bucket Dog Tuesday, 19 December 1972
12 First Love Tuesday, 26 December 1972
13 The Witness Tuesday, 02 January 1973
14 The Marriage of Theodora Duffy Tuesday, 09 January 1973
15 The Hunter Tuesday, 16 January 1973
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Directors

William F. Claxton, Lewis Allen, Leon Benson, Don McDougall, William Witney, Christian Nyby, Michael Landon, Leo Penn, John Florea, Herschel Daugherty, Gerd Oswald, Don Richardson, Robert Altman, William Wiard, Tay Garnett, Joseph Pevney, Murray Golden, Donald R. Daves, Ralph E. Black, Virgil W. Vogel, R.G. Springsteen, James Neilson, John Rich, Marc Daniels, Charles F. Haas, Robert L. Friend, Dick Moder, Arthur Lubin, Paul Landres, Joseph Kane, Philip Leacock, Gerald Mayer, Arthur H. Nadel, Nicholas Colasanto, Bernard McEveety, Nicholas Webster, Alf Kjellin, William D. Faralla, Thomas Carr, Robert Totten, James P. Yarbrough, Harry Harris, Irving J. Moore, Charles R. Rondeau, Robert Sparr, Joseph Lejtes, John Peyser, Seymour Robbie, Sutton Roley, Bruce Bilson, John Brahm, Alan Crosland Jr., David Orrick McDearmon, George Blair, Herman Hoffman, Maurice Geraghty, Richard Bartlett, Robert Gordon, Joseph Sargent, Joseph H. Lewis, Gunnar Hellstrom, Edward Ludwig, James B. Clark, Jacques Tourneur, E.W. Swackhamer, Richard C. Sarafian, Paul Henreid, Vincent McEveety, Robert Butler, Hollingsworth Morse, Jean Yarbrough, Michael D. Moore, Jesse Hibbs, Alvin Ganzer, Felix E. Feist, Herbert L. Strock, Chris Christenberry, Paul Nickell

Writers

John Hawkins, Michael Landon, Preston Wood, Thomas Thompson, Ward Hawkins, Jack B. Sowards, Frank Chase, Frank Cleaver, Robert Vincent Wright, B.W. Sandefur, Sidney Marshall, Suzanne Clauser, Anthony Lawrence, Ken Pettus, Stanley Roberts, Joel Murcott, Alex Sharp, David Dortort, Walter Black, Paul Schneider, Denne Bart Petitclerc, John Furia, Carey Wilber, Jo Pagano, Robert V. Barron, Warren Douglas, William Blinn, Gene L. Coon, Robert Pirosh, Robert E. Thompson, Norman Lessing, Robert Sabaroff, William L. Stuart, Peter Packer, William R. Cox, Don Ingalls, Donn Mullally, Lois Hire, Arthur Heinemann, Milton S. Gelman, Steve McNeil, Arnold Belgard, Jerry Adelman, Elliott Arnold, Arthur Weingarten, N.B. Stone Jr., Mort Thaw, Lewis Reed, David Lang, Donald S. Sanford, Robert Goodwin, Laurence Heath, Ed Adamson, Michael Fessier, William F. Leicester, George W. George, Leo Gordon, Charles Lang, William H. Wright, Don Tait, Dick Nelson, Daniel B. Ullman, Oliver Crawford, Borden Chase, Jack Turley, Herman Groves, Eric Norden, Sidney Ellis, Larry Markes, Al C. Ward, Joseph Bonaduce, Judy George, Mort R. Lewis, Martha Wilkerson, Murray Golden, Paul Leslie Peil, Frederick Louis Fox, Robert M. Fresco, Richard Wendley, D.C. Fontana, Jess Carneol, William Bruckner, Peter Germano, Kay Lenard, Helen B. Hicks, Elliott Gilbert, William Koenig, E.M. Parsons, John T. Dugan, Alf Harris, S.H. Barnett, Richard P. McDonagh, William Douglas Lansford, Jack Miller, Marc Michaels, Jessica Benson, John M. Chester, Colin MacKenzie, Herbert Kastle, Kelly Colvin, U.S. Andersen, William Jerome, Olney Sherwood, Sandy Summerhays, George Lovell Hayes, Jack Rummler, Charles Goldwad, Paul King, Joseph Hoffman, Bob Duncan, Richard Morgan, Richard Newman, William Powell, Mort Zarcoff, John T. Kelly, Frank Unger, Bill Barrett, Juarez Roberts, Joy Dexter, Tom Davison, Hazel Swanson, Jeffrey Fleece, James Van Wagoner, Jack McClain, John A. Johns, Lewis Clay, Mary Terri Taylor, Gerry Prince Young, Lee Pickett, James Amesbury, Jonathan Knopf, Hendrik Vollaerts, R. Hamer Norris, William D. Gordon, Chester Krumholz, Leslie Edgley, Barney Slater, Michael Fisher, Marion Parsonnet, William Raynor, Robert L. Welch, Rod Peterson, Raphael Blau, Blair Robertson, Halsted Welles, Mel Goldberg, Leslie McFarlane, Jean Holloway, Gordon T. Dawson, Gil Lasky, Richard Alan Shapiro, Wally George, Richard Carr, Frank Telford, John Tucker Battle, Samuel A. Peeples, Norman Katkov, Anne Howard Bailey, Harold Shumate, Alvin Sapinsley, S.S. Schweitzer, Cy Chermak, Judith Barrows, Robert Guy Barrows, Robert I. Holt, Joseph Stone, John Dunkel, Palmer Thompson, Morris Lee Green, Theodore Ferro, Mathilde Ferro, Brian McKay, June Randolph, Paul Rink, Barbara Merlin, Milton Merlin, Edward DeBlasio, Norman Jacob, Clair Huffaker, Myles Wilder, Louis Vittes, True Boardman, Bill S. Ballinger, Ken Trevey, Meyer Dolinsky, Richard H. Landau, Harold Jack Bloom, Tom Seller, George F. Slavin, Dean Riesner, John Twist, Harold Swanton, Robert Biheller, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Shirl Hendryx, W.R. Burnett, Jackson Gillis, Esther Shapiro, E. Jack Neuman, William Kelley, Seeleg Lester, Nat Tanchuck, Wanda Duncan, William Marks, Karl Tunberg, Fred Hamilton, Howard Dimsdale, Melvin Levy, Herman Hoffman, Carol Saraceno, A.I. Bezzerides, George Schenck, Clifford Irving, Robert Buckner, Abe Polsky, Richard Bartlett, Laurence E. Mascott, Stanley Adams, Douglas Day Stewart, Stephen Lord, George Waggner, Juanita Bartlett, Fred Freiberger, Anthony Wilson, Richard Collins, Reuben Bercovitch, Frank Arno

Creators

Fred Hamilton, David Dortort

Cast

Dan Blocker Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Lorne Greene Ben Cartwright
Michael Landon Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Mitch Vogel
David Lang
Victor Sen Yung
Pernell Roberts
Pernell Roberts Adam Cartwright
Victor Sen Yung Hop Sing
Ray Teal Sheriff Roy Coffee
David Canary Candy Canaday
Cosmo Sardo Bartender
Bing Russell Deputy Clem Foster
John Breen Townsman
Michael Jeffers Townsman
Jack Tornek Townsman
John Bose Townsman
Jack Gordon Townsman
Martha Manor Townswoman
John Rice Townsman

Producers

David Dortort Executive Producer
Jim Lane Executive Producer
Robert Stillman Executive Producer
John Hawkins Executive Producer
David Dortort Producer
Jim Lane Producer
Richard Collins Producer
John Hawkins Producer
Thomas Thompson Producer
Robert Blees Producer

Editors

Marvin Coil, Ellsworth Hoagland, Everett Douglas, Jack Harnish, Danny B. Landres, Richard L. Van Enger, George Watters, George A. Gittens, Edward Haire, Archie Marshek, Harry Coswick, Otho Lovering, Daniel A. Nathan, Edward Warschilka, Maurice Harnish, Robert Gutknecht, Arthur P. Schmidt

1971EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Entertainment Programming - For a Series or a Single Program of a Series Nominated
1971EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition - For a Series or a Single Program of a Series (First Year of Music's Use Only) Won
1967EmmyIndividual Achievements in Cinematography - Cinematography Nominated
1966EmmyOutstanding Dramatic Series Nominated
1966EmmyIndividual Achievements in Music - Composition Nominated
1966EmmyIndividual Achievements in Cinematography - Cinematography Nominated
1966EmmyIndividual Achievements in Cinematography - Special Nominated
1966EmmyIndividual Achievements in Film Editing Won
1965EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Cinematographer Nominated
1965EmmyOutstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Color Consultant Won
1964Golden GlobeBest TV Show - Drama Nominated
1964Golden GlobeBest TV Star - Male Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Scenic Design Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Television Nominated
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