Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Reluctant Rebel 

Hoss catches young Billy Penn working with rustlers, but because Billy stops another member of the gang from shooting him, he doesn't tell the boy's father. Billy is embarrassed and bored ... See full summary »

Director:

R.G. Springsteen

Writer:

Wally George
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Tim Considine ... Billy Penn
Royal Dano ... Hank Penn
Keith London Keith London ... Sam Cotterfield
Craig Curtis ... Sport
Mike Ragan ... Burkhart
Ray Hemphill Ray Hemphill ... Shale
Janis Hansen Janis Hansen ... Millie
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Hoss catches young Billy Penn working with rustlers, but because Billy stops another member of the gang from shooting him, he doesn't tell the boy's father. Billy is embarrassed and bored by his father's hog farm and yearns for a better and more exciting life. But it won't be so easy breaking away from the rustling gang either. Written by rbecker28

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wally George of "Hot Seat" fame from the '80s is credited as a writer See more »

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When Joe breaks from the fight in the sty to kiss the girl, he gets a small amount of mud on her lips. After the fight she comes to him with a much larger smear on her face. See more »

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Pig boy
11 September 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Bonanza episode has Royal Dano and Tim Considine as a father and son who run a neighboring hog farm next to the Ponderosa. Dano is a hard and bitter man since the Civil War and a whole lot of people look down on them. Young Considine has taken to being an outlaw wannabe with a gang of rustlers led by Keith London.

Dan Blocker goes in for a little juvenile rehabilitation having young Considine work on grooming the Cartwright prize bull that they intend to enter at the county fair. But can he get out from under his father and away from the outlaws.

Some good scenes with Blocker and Considine and Dano and Considine are prominent in this Bonanza story. Nice story of good family values.


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