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Bonanza episode
“The Ballerina”
Season 6, Episode 18
#186 in Series
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Air date January 24, 1965
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Frank Chase
Directed by Don McDougall
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Woman of Fire
Next Episode:
The Flannel-Mouth Gun
External links
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The Ballerina on IMDb

Summary[]

Kellie, a dancer, and her father Ned are taken in as guests of the Cartwright household. Hoss has decided the young woman with dreams of being a ballerina needs rescuing from dancing in saloons to the music her father fiddles.

Plot[]

A crippled former ballet dancer falls in love while teaching classical dance to the daughter of a traveling violinist, wants to help her audition for the San Francisco ballet but meets resistance from her father who wants her to keep performing with him.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights[]

Other[]

  • Barrie Chase: Kellie Conrad
  • Cosmo Sardo: Bartender
  • Douglas Fowley: Ned Conrad

Notes[]

Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Die Tänzerin", meaning "The Dancer".
  • Frank Chase wrote this episode for his sister Barrie Chase, who was a ballet dancer.
  • Bonanza fans on the internet often cite this episode as their least-favorite of the entire series.

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