"Bonanza" episode
Season 2, Episode 63
Ep.# in Series: 63
Air date May 6, 1961
Guest starring:
Written by John Hawkins
Directed by Robert Altman
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Thunderhead Swindle
Next Episode:
The Dream Riders
External links
The Secret on IMDb
The Secret on


Joe is accused of murdering a girl. Her father and brothers want to hang Joe and The Cartwrights race to prove his innocence.


Joe is brought to court and accused of murdering Mary Parsons. Her father and brothers claim that she was going to elope with Joe on the night she was killed. No one is more surprised by this news than Joe himself. The main witness against the youngest Cartwright is an old friend, John Hardner.

Cast Edit

lorne Greene Ben Cartwright

jillian may Cartwright

michael landon joe cartwright

dan blocker hoss Cartwright

pernell Roberts adam Cartwright




Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Wer tötete Mary Parson?", meaning "Who Killed Mary Parson?".


"Never thought owning a paint pony and being left-handed could get a fellow in so much trouble."


The Secret (1961) Bonanza47:17

The Secret (1961) Bonanza., Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, FULL EPISODE

See alsoEdit

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