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Bonanza episode
“The Hostage”
Season 6, Episode 2
#170 in Series
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Air date September 27, 1964
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Guest starring:
Written by Don Mullavy
Directed by Don McDougall
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Invention of a Gunfighter
Next Episode:
The Wild One
External links
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The Hostage on IMDb

Summary[]

Outlaws capture Ben and hide him in an abandoned mine, holding him for a $100,000 ransom. Ben quickly formulates a plan of escape by turning the kidnappers against one another.

Plot[]

Ben is taken hostage by a gang of four outlaws, who are hoping for a $100,000 ransom from the Cartwrights for his safe return.

As his sons formulate a plan to rescue their father, Ben devises one of his own after he senses dissension amongst his captors.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights

Other[]

  • Bill Clark: Deputy Sheriff Jim
  • Bob Miles: Posseman
  • Buck Taylor: Billy
  • Cal Bartlett: Len
  • Conlan Carter: Tip
  • Harold J. Stone: Chad Cord
  • Jacqueline Scott: Willa Cord

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Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "100 000 Dollar Lösegeld", meaning "A 100,000 Dollar Ransom".

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