Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Saddle Stiff 

Cactus Murphy, an embittered ranch whom Ben fired, suggests that the Cartwright patriarch is getting a little old to "put in a real week's work." Ben's response: Take a job under the ... See full summary »

Director:

William F. Claxton

Writers:

David Dortort (created by), Samuel A. Peeples | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Mitch Vogel ... Jamie Hunter Cartwright
Buddy Ebsen ... Cactus Murphy
Don Collier ... Paul Walker
Charles H. Gray ... Cass Beckenridge
Jay W. MacIntosh ... Sally
Hal Riddle Hal Riddle ... Tiller
Richard Farnsworth ... Tate (as Dick Farnsworth)
Henry Wills ... Yokum
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Cactus Murphy, an embittered ranch whom Ben fired, suggests that the Cartwright patriarch is getting a little old to "put in a real week's work." Ben's response: Take a job under the assumed name Ben Brown and show Murphy that he is still more than capable of sweating out the job of a rancher. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1972 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ben Brown
31 October 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

One thing that Ben Cartwright will not tolerate is crime committed in his name. But that's what a gang of rustlers is doing with a little big city extortion on the side.

It all starts out as a rather contentious bet from Lorne Greene with Buddy Ebsen who Greene fires from the Ponderosa. Ebsen says that being the boss man has made him fat and lazy so Greene starts looking for work under the name of Ben Brown. He finds it with small rancher Don Collier who's being put upon by Charles Gray and his gang. And they say they're working for the Ponderosa.

Greene and Ebsen have a nice easy chemistry between them. I would love to have seen Ebsen and his character in more Bonanza stories. I'd watch this Bonanza episode for Ebsen and Greene and to see them both try to ride an ornery bucking horse.

At their age?


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