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Bonanza episode
“A Woman Lost”
Season 4, Episode 25
#125 in Series
Air date March 17, 1963
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Frank Chase
Directed by Don McDougall
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Way of Aaron
Next Episode:
Any Friend of Walter's
External links
A Woman Lost on IMDb


Ben wants to rehabilitate alcoholic singer Rita Marlowe, but she remains desperate for a drink. So much so that she accepts $200 to lure former boxer Mace Sindell back into the ring. Unexpectedly, Rita begins to fall for the prizefighter.


While in San Francisco on business, Ben meets Rita, a friend from the past. He's surprised to find that she is now an alcoholic saloon girl. He convinces her to come stay at the Ponderosa for a month, no strings attached.

While there, she meets Mace, an ex-prizefighter who falls in love with her. Rita accepts a payoff to get Mace to accept an invitation to fight when he doesn't want to fight. Ben must confront both Rita and Mace in order to help them both.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights


  • Al Haskell: Boxing Spectator
  • Bern Hoffman: Fisherman
  • Betty Endicott: Saloon Girl/Stage Passenger
  • Bill Clark: Sailor
  • Bill Edwards: Merchant
  • Cap Somers: Boxing Spectator
  • Clint Sharp: Stage Driver
  • Cosmo Sardo: Bartender
  • Dick Miller: Sam
  • Don Kennedy: Fisherman
  • Don Megowan: Mace Sindell
  • Ethan Laidlaw: Boxing Spectator
  • Harry Hickox: Dink Martin
  • Herman Hack: Sailor/Boxing Spectator
  • Jack Tornek: Boxing Spectator
  • John Indrisano: Referee
  • Martha Manor: Blonde Saloon Girl
  • Roger Torrey: Tiny Mack
  • Ruta Lee: Rita Marlowe
  • Sailor Vincent: Boxing Spectator


Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Eine herzlose Frau", meaning "A Cruel Woman".




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