| Season 2, Episode 32 |
#64 in Series
|Air date||May 20, 1961|
|Written by||James Van Wagoner |
|Directed by||Robert Altman|
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Hoss gets diverted by a hot air balloon while a family friend robs the Virginia City bank.
Ben allows his old Army friend Major Cayley to use the Ponderosa as the site of his latest hot air balloon experiments. His goal is to develop an airship that can cross the ocean. He'll finance that flight with money stolen from the Virginia City bank, which his henchmen will rob while the public is occupied with his big balloon show.
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Burt Douglas: Private Bill Kingsley
- Diana Millay: Diana Cayley
- Jonathan Hole: Hershell
- Sidney Blackmer: Major John F. Cayley
- Stuart Nisbet: Sergeant Hines
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Der Mann, der fliegen wollte", meaning "The Man, Who Would Fly".
- This was director Robert Altman's favorite of the episodes he directed for Bonanza. He and star Dan Blocker became close friends, a friendship that only ended with Blocker's untimely death.
- "I'm a lover, not a flyer."
- ―Joseph Cartwright[src]
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