| Season 6, Episode 11 |
#179 in Series
|Air date||December 6, 1964|
|Written by||Mort R. Lewis|
|Directed by||John Florea|
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Knocked unconscious and framed for the murder of scheming rancher, Flint Durfee, Hoss Cartwright refuses his father's expensive lawyer and trusts his defense to new friend Whit Parker, a troubled trial attorney who is drowning his past in alcohol.
Framed lawyer Whitney Parker has been hired to represent Hoss, who has been charged with a murder. Parker's best days are behind him and he's now an alcoholic. The Cartwrights are determined to keep the lawyer sober so he can save Hoss from hanging.
Cast and CharactersEdit
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Betty Endicott: Brunette Woman in Gray Dress
- Bill Clark: Cowboy in Blue Shirt
- Bob Miles: Townsman in Courtroom
- Booth Colman: Flint Durfee
- Dave Willock: Deeter
- Hal Baylor: Ev Durfee
- James Gregory: Attorney Whitney Parker
- Jason Johnson: Judge
- Jonathan Hole: Dr. Kleiser
- Martha Manor: Blonde Woman in Checked Dress
- Michel Petit: Benjie
- Norman Leavitt: Mr. Bartlett - Telegrapher
- William Mims: Prosecutor Byran Evans
Did you know?Edit
- Hoss would again depend on an alcoholic defense attorney in the Season 9 episode The Bottle Fighter.
- German episode title: "Hoss unter Anklage", meaning "Hoss Under Charge".
- The first season had stories about the Cartwrights and Virginia City during the civil war, yet, in season 6, Abraham Lincoln isn't even president yet.