"Bonanza" episode
Season 3, Episode 16
Ep.# in Series: 82
Air date January 7, 1962
Guest starring:
Written by Ward Hawkins
Directed by Don McDougall
Episode Guide
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Land Grab
Next Episode:
The Lady from Baltimore
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A handsome, charismatic con man sweeps Margie Owens off her feet with promises of excitement and adventure, jeopardizing Hoss Cartwright's hopes to wed the pretty rancher's daughter.


Hoss wants to marry attractive Margie Owens, but she want to see the world and weds traveling stranger Mark Connors. Word comes from San Francisco that Connors has left her broke and expecting. Margie's father asks Hoss to go to the coast and search for her.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Sehnsucht nach der weiten Welt", meaning "Yen to See Different Places".


"You really mean it. You really want to get married. You’re gonna get married. Well that’s wonderful. That’s absolutely wonderful. I didn’t think you had that much sense in you. That’s wonderful."
Ben to Hoss[src]

"I’m lazy, shiftless, selfish and a dirty coward. On top of all that I’m scared Pa."



See alsoEdit

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