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"Bonanza" episode
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Season 3, Episode 27
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Ep.# in Series: 93
Air date April 1, 1962
Guest starring:
Written by Michael Landon

Frank Chase

Directed by William Witney
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Look to the Stars
Next Episode:
The Crucible
External links
IMDb IMDb
The Gamble on IMDb
TV.com
The Gamble on TV.com

SummaryEdit

Little Joe is his family's only hope when he escapes from a kangaroo court that has framed the Cartwrights for a bank robbery and sentenced them all to hang.

PlotEdit

On a cattle drive, the Cartwrights stop for the night in Alkali and are jailed for robbing the town's bank and killing several people. Joe escapes and frantically rushes to find help before Ben, Adam, and Hoss go to the gallows.

CastEdit

The Cartwrights

OtherEdit

NotesEdit

Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Überfall in Alkali", meaning "Assault in Alkali".
  • A clip from this episode appeared in the 1994 NBC special Back to Bonanza.
  • This was the first script written by Michael Landon. He co-wrote it with Frank Cleaver.

QuotesEdit

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

Bonanza The Gamble00:00

Bonanza The Gamble

See alsoEdit

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