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Elegyforahangman

Episode || 117

Air date || January 20, 1963

valign=top Written by || Shirl Hendryx
E. M. Parsons

Directed by || Hollingsworth Morse

Bonanza
Season 4, Episode 17
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SummaryEdit

Adam helps an angry young man to confront the "hanging judge" who sentenced his father to death in a high-stakes miscarriage of justice.

PlotEdit

Bob Jolley is an angry young man who confronts Judge "Hanging Harry" Whitaker about unjustly sentencing his father to death. An attempt on the life of the chief witness leads Adam to wonder if Bob might be right.

Powerful interests, including a senator and a railroad, seem to have wanted Bob's father dead. Adam learns that a gunman has apparently been hired to silence Bob. Adam, with the support of his brothers and his father, must defend Bob and bring the truth to light.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights

RecurringEdit

OtherEdit

NotesEdit

Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Recht und Unrecht", meaning "Justice and Injustice".

QuotesEdit

"Adam, you have a way of sticking your neck out for the underdog."
Ben Cartwright[src]

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

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Bonanza Elegy for a Hangman

See alsoEdit

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