| Season 5, Episode 31 |
#165 in Series
|Air date||May 3, 1964|
|Written by||William Bruckner|
|Directed by||Murray Golden|
| Previous Episode:|
Enter Thomas Bowers
| Next Episode:|
The Pressure Game
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Dev's line of work seems ordained given his past. When his quarry's wife turns out to be pregnant, he uses that to trap him, even if it might risk Little Joe's life.
Unpleasant bounty hunter Dev Farnum comes by the Ponderosa with an injured horse and stays to work off the cost of a new one. The Cartwrights know Dev's father is a famous preacher and wonder what event in his past has made him so aloof and hateful.
Staying at the Ponderosa is Holly Burside, the spouse of the man he's searching for.
Cast and CharactersEdit
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Dennis Hopper: Dev Farnum
- Jim Boles: Pete Burnside
- Lewis Charles: Wetzell
- Ron Starr: James 'Jamey Boy' Briggs
- Susan Seaforth Hayes: Hollybelle Burnside
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Eine verlorene Seele", meaning "A Lost Soul".
- TV Guide names this episode as a classic.