"Badge Without Honor"
Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa.
Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought
for what was just and decent in a time.....
where lawlessness was common.
Sunday nights on 4 at 9:00.... as I remember it.
Broadcast between September 1959 and January 1973.
Filmed by the National Broadcasting Company....
at Paramount Studios.
The Cartwrights find themselves involved in a fight over water rights,
when the son of one of their neighbors is influenced by the father of his fiancee.
Lem Keith wants to destroy the Ponderosa and will stop at nothing including infecting Ponderosa cattle with his own diseased cattle.
This leads the Cartwrights to take measures that they never thought....
they would use.
"Blood On The Land"
A sheepherder and his men try to drive their sheep across the Ponderosa.
Ben and Adam disagree about how to stop them.
Ben wants the Cartwrights to handle their own matters,
Adam wants to let the law handle the situation.
After Adam is taken hostage....
Ben starts to see things Adam's way.
"Breed Of Violence"
Joe's friend Dolly Kincaid is the daughter of the sheriff and she's always getting caught up with the wrong crowd.
When she gets close to Vince Dagen.....
Joe gets worried and tries to intervene.