"Bonanza" episode
Season 5, Episode 17
Ep.# in Series: 151
Air date January 26, 1964
Guest starring:
Written by Robert Vincent Wright
Directed by Lewis Allen
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
My Son, My Son
Next Episode:
The Gentleman from New Orleans
External links
Alias Joe Cartwright on IMDb
Alias Joe Cartwright on


Joe is mistaken for his look-alike Army deserter Angus Borden, and sentenced to face a firing squad. Sgt. O'Rourke knows Joe is innocent but intends to have the execution anyhow. Private Peters is made frantic trying to determine if Joe Cartwright is actually who he claims to be.


A stubborn, career army sergeant appears to be his only hope when Little Joe is arrested after being robbed and knocked unconscious by a look-a-like escaped army prisoner and is unable to convince the fort commander that he isn't the man who has been sentenced to face the firing squad.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The CartwrightsEdit



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Joe und sein Doppelgänger", meaning "Joe and his Doppelganger".




Video:Bonanza Alias Joe Cartwright

See alsoEdit

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