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Bonanza episode
“Alias Joe Cartwright”
Season 5, Episode 17
#151 in Series
Alias Joe Cartwright
Air date January 26, 1964
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Robert Vincent Wright
Directed by Lewis Allen
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
My Son, My Son
Next Episode:
The Gentleman from New Orleans
External links
Alias Joe Cartwright on IMDb


Joe is mistaken for his look-alike Army deserter Angus Borden, and sentenced to face a firing squad. Sgt. O'Rourke knows Joe is innocent but intends to have the execution anyhow. Private Peters is made frantic trying to determine if Joe Cartwright is actually who he claims to be.


A stubborn, career army sergeant appears to be his only hope when Little Joe is arrested after being robbed and knocked unconscious by a look-a-like escaped army prisoner and is unable to convince the fort commander that he isn't the man who has been sentenced to face the firing squad.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights[]


  • Bill Clark: Soldier
  • Bill Yeo: Soldier
  • Dave Willock: Hotel Clerk Williams
  • Douglas Dick: Captain Merced
  • Hugh Sanders: Mort Billings
  • Joe Turkel: Private Peters
  • Keenan Wynn: Sergeant O'Rourke
  • Michael Landon: Cpl. Angus Borden
  • Owen Bush: Dugan


Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Joe und sein Doppelgänger", meaning "Joe and his Doppelganger".




Video:Bonanza Alias Joe Cartwright

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