"Bonanza" episode
Season 6, Episode 29
Ep.# in Series: 197
Air date April 18, 1965
Guest starring:
Written by Ed Adamson
Directed by Virgil Vogel
Episode Guide
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A Good Night's Rest
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Lothario Larkin
External links
To Own the World on IMDb
To Own the World on


A rich tycoon who is known for destroying anything that stands in the way of getting what he wants, vows to have the Ponderosa, no matter what the cost.


Charles Hackett is one of the richest men in the world. He offers to buy the Ponderosa, but Ben informs him it's not for sale at any price.

Used to getting what he wants, Hackett employs whatever means necessary to get the Carwrights off of their property.

In the process, he destroys his relationship with his loving wife, Maria.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Der reichste Mann der Welt", meaning "The Richest Man Of The World".
  • TV Guide names this episode as a classic.
  • Pernell Roberts' last on-air appearance.


"Charles, please. Leave the Cartwrights alone. You saw them out there. They’re a happy, contented, loving family."
Maria Hackett[src]



See alsoEdit

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