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Bonanza episode
“A Man to Admire”
Season 6, Episode 11
#179 in Series
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Air date December 6, 1964
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Written by Mort R. Lewis
Directed by John Florea
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Old Sheba
Next Episode:
The Underdog
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Summary[]

Knocked unconscious and framed for the murder of scheming rancher, Flint Durfee, Hoss Cartwright refuses his father's expensive lawyer and trusts his defense to new friend Whit Parker, a troubled trial attorney who is drowning his past in alcohol.

Plot[]

Framed lawyer Whitney Parker has been hired to represent Hoss, who has been charged with a murder. Parker's best days are behind him and he's now an alcoholic. The Cartwrights are determined to keep the lawyer sober so he can save Hoss from hanging.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights

Recurring[]

Other[]

  • Betty Endicott: Brunette Woman in Gray Dress
  • Bill Clark: Cowboy in Blue Shirt
  • Bob Miles: Townsman in Courtroom
  • Booth Colman: Flint Durfee
  • Dave Willock: Deeter
  • Hal Baylor: Ev Durfee
  • James Gregory: Attorney Whitney Parker
  • Jason Johnson: Judge
  • Jonathan Hole: Dr. Kleiser
  • Martha Manor: Blonde Woman in Checked Dress
  • Michel Petit: Benjie
  • Norman Leavitt: Mr. Bartlett - Telegrapher
  • William Mims: Prosecutor Byran Evans

Notes[]

Did you know?[]

  • Hoss would again depend on an alcoholic defense attorney in the Season 9 episode The Bottle Fighter.
  • German episode title: "Hoss unter Anklage", meaning "Hoss Under Charge".

Goofs[]

  • The first season had stories about the Cartwrights and Virginia City during the civil war, yet, in season 6, Abraham Lincoln isn't even president yet.

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