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Bonanza episode
“Cutthroat Junction”
Season 2, Episode 26
#58 in Series
Nup 141186 0005
Air date March 18, 1961
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Nat Tanchuck
Directed by Dick Moder
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Duke
Next Episode:
The Gift
External links
Cutthroat Junction on IMDb


Jed Trask has been with the Sierra Mail & Stage Lines for many years. When a group of gunmen in the town of Latigo cuts off delivery of the goods and mail, he goes after those responsible with the help of some on the Virginia City council - the Cartwrights.


Stages and supply wagons rarely get to Virginia City without first being raided in a town called Cutthroat Junction. Jed Trask is hired as a troubleshooter to get rid of the criminals disrupting shipments and the Cartwrights accompany him.

When Trask is abruptly fired during his mission, the disgruntled shootist switches sides and joins the thieves in hijacking supplies and mail heading for Virginia City.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights


  • Bill Clark: Gang Member
  • Bob Miles: Gang Member
  • Dan White: Simms
  • Dick Wessel: Big Mike Campbell
  • J. Edward McKinley: Walker
  • Jim Hayward: Jose McCorkland
  • John Harmon: Weasel
  • Robert Adler: Stage Driver
  • Robert Anderson: Thorn
  • Robert Lansing: Jed Trask
  • Shirley Ballard: Belle Trask


Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Der Auftrag des Mr. Trask", meaning "The Order Of Mr. Trask".





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