Bonanza (1959–1973)
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A Bride for Buford 

Hoss must find out if a saloon girl's sudden interest in a miner is for love or his newfound wealth.


William F. Claxton




Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Lola Albright ... Dolly Bantree
Jack Elam ... Buford Buckalew
Paul Brinegar ... Lev Buckalew (as Rev)
Richard Devon ... Blackie Welles
Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Robert B. Williams ... Searcy


Hoss must find out if a saloon girl's sudden interest in a miner is for love or his newfound wealth.

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Release Date:

15 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dolly Bantree's name is a pun on Lilly Langtree's. Langtree was a popular singer, the object of Judge Roy Bean's obsessive affection. See more »


The background song being played during this episode is "Love Me Tender", which was written and recorded in 1956, well after the era this show took place - during the late 1800's. See more »

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No country shrewdness
18 December 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A lot of good guest stars graced this Bonanza episode about a pair of brothers Jack Elam and Paul Brinegar who've lived most of their lives as desert rat prospectors have now struck it rich and are living high in Virginia City.

This comes to the attention of gambler Richard Devon and his girlfriend saloon singer Lola Albright. As Bonanza was a family show we could not be more explicit and say that Devon was her pimp. But in point of fact that's what he is. He sets her toward Elam who likes to spend big and he wants him spending on her until the well runs dry.

Elam who looks like Jed Clampett before and after he became an oil millionaire doesn't have Jed'd country shrewdness. It will take the Cartwrights to set them straight. Especially Hoss Cartwright.

Best part of this story is Dan Blocker putting his cowboy clothes, especially that 20 gallon hat he wore and donning some real nice apparel to court Albright to show her for the gold digger she is. Worth tuning in for that alone.

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