Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Burma Rarity 

Everyone seems to think he should marry widow Hawkins - except Ben! When he is asked to assist some land buyers to Virginia City, he must put up with all the talk. Then he finds out that ... See full summary »

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

N.B. Stone Jr.
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Beatrice Kay ... Clementine Hawkins
James Griffith ... Sam Pearson
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... Mr. Jefferson
Joan Staley ... Blonde Girl
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Wally Brown ... Henry Morgan
Dave Willock ... Phil Axe
Nestor Paiva ... Chief Crazy Fox
Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
William Keene ... Mr. Nagel
Howard Wright Howard Wright ... Insurance Man
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Everyone seems to think he should marry widow Hawkins - except Ben! When he is asked to assist some land buyers to Virginia City, he must put up with all the talk. Then he finds out that the buyers want to sell a rare gem known as the Burma Rarity to finance the land deal. Now Ben must work quickly to find the buyers who left town with widow Hawkins $25K she paid for the gem. Written by DrDOS

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ben Cartwright: [to Hoss] Now, just one long minute! And you look at me when I talk to you! I know that half the people of Virginia City are trying to get me married off to Widow Hawkins. Now, maybe I have to take their smirks and innuendos, but I don't have to take it from my own family, you hear?
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Yes sir.
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Yes sir.
Ben Cartwright: Yes sir! You coming along, Adam?
Adam Cartwright: I'm with you every step of the way, Pa... right down the aisle.
[Hoss and Joe crack up laughing, but stop when Ben turns and glares at them]
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Larcenous souls all
28 February 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Quite an interesting array of familiar players from the big screen are in this Bonanza story about among other things Beatrice Kay's yen to become the fourth Mrs. Ben Cartwright. That is not something that Lorne Greene wants but he might have to.

In fact other than the Cartwrights and sheriff Ray Teal everyone else in this cast has larceny in their hearts. Banker Charles Watts and 'reform' mayoral candidate James Griffith think they're selling worthless swamp land to two rubes. The 'rubes' Wally Brown and Dave Willock are looking to palm off a worthless piece of glass as a rare emerald. Saloon girl Joan Staley has the latest of con games going, the shell game. Indian Nestor Paiva is not above a little larceny at his souvenir stand.

But Lorne Greene might have to actually marry Beatrice Kay lest she prefer charges against Hoss and Little Joe who committed a robbery with the best of intentions. But she won't do it against stepchildren.

Beatrice Kay who came out of the British music hall tradition in real life as well has a few tricks of her own. She wasn't born yesterday.

Very funny Bonanza story.


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