Bonanza Wiki
Bonanza episode
“Speak No Evil”
Season 10, Episode 28
#331 in Series
Air date April 28, 1969
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Norman Katkov, B.W. Sandefur
Directed by Leon Benson
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Unwanted
Next Episode:
The Fence
External links
Speak No Evil on IMDb


Coley Claybourne, who has always thought his mother abandoned him and his father, thinks she is only after the gold mine he inherited when she recently returned to Virginia City.


Margaret Claybourne returns to Virginia City after having abandoned her son years earlier. When 14-year-old Coley inherits his father's valuable mine, suddenly his mother and a greedy uncle are back fighting for custody of the young man. Coley detests each of the adults equally.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights[]

Guest Stars[]

  • Dana Elcar: Caleb Milton
  • Ed Peck: Pollard
  • Patricia Smith: Margaret Claybourne


  • This was Dana Elcar's first of two appearances. A popular character actor, he is probably best remembered for his role of Pete Thornton in the ABC series MacGyver.
  • Originally a Japanese legend, the title refers to the three monkeys who "See no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil".


Hoss and Margaret

Will Update with Episode List