Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Trap 

Burk knew his wife was sweet on Little Joe so he devises a plan to get rid of him. When his plan backfires, his twin brother, a lawman, returns to marry the widow and get rid of Little Joe for good.

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

Ken Pettus
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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
Steve Cochran ... Burk Shannon / Booth Shannon
Joan Freeman ... Hallie Shannon
Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Paul Lukather ... Cletus
George Murdock ... Floyd
Austin Green Austin Green ... Minister
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Burk knew his wife was sweet on Little Joe so he devises a plan to get rid of him. When his plan backfires, his twin brother, a lawman, returns to marry the widow and get rid of Little Joe for good.

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the final role of Cochran's career. He died of a lung infection less than three months after this episode was broadcast. See more »

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Shannon Family Values
20 July 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Bonanza story has Steve Cochran playing a dual role of a man married to a minx of a woman in Joan Freeman. Cochran's other persona is that of the man's twin brother who is a town taming marshal and a fast gun.

The first brother named Shannon is with some others including Michael Landon ostensibly looking for rustlers. Actually Cochran is setting a trap to kill Little Joe. But Landon kills him instead.

Topping that all off Freeman who knew Landon since childhood has a yen for Little Joe and an even bigger yen for Cartwight millions makes a play for Landon before the husband is fresh in the ground.

Lots of rumor and innuendo spread. No way for the truth to be known for certain.

Nice performances by Cochran and Freeman.


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