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Bonanza episode
“The Thunderhead Swindle”
Season 2, Episode 30
#62 in Series
THS
Air date April 29, 1961
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Gene L. Coon
Directed by Dick Moder
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Infernal Machine
Next Episode:
The Secret
External links
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The Thunderhead Swindle on IMDb

Summary[]

The mines in the Comstock Lode seem tapped out. With the sharp rise in unemployment, the promise of silver found in the thunderhead could mean boom or bust to everyone in Virginia City. Can the Cartwrights make sure that it's kept?

Plot[]

A couple of prospectors arrive in Virginia City claiming to have found silver in the Thunderhead mine -- a mine supposedly dry. Ben learns that the mine's former owner was murdered and becomes suspicious. He thinks the current owners may be stealing from an adjoining mine.

Cast[]

The Cartwrights[]

Recurring[]

Other[]

  • Betty Endicott: Brunette Townswoman
  • Bill Clark: Bully
  • Bob Miles: Miner with Club
  • Charles Horvath: Howell
  • Harvey Stephens: Jock McPherson
  • Judson Pratt: Jim Bronson
  • Michael Hinn: Thornton
  • Parley Baer: Jack Cunningham
  • Robert F. Hoy: Small Miner on Street
  • Ross Elliott: Watkins
  • Vito Scotti: Leon Flores
  • Walter Coy: Frank Furnas
  • William Flaherty: Wheeler

Notes[]

Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Ein raffinierter Schwindel", meaning "A Cagey Swindle".
  • Adam is absent for the second time in the series.

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