Bonanza (1959–1973)
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Blessed Are They 

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Ben Cartwright and Virginia City's enigmatic new minister work together to decide which set of feuding grandparents, the Mahans or the Clarkes, will have custody of their recently orphaned twin grandchildren.

Director:

Don McDougall

Writers:

Borden Chase (teleplay), Frank Cleaver (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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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
Robert Brown ... The Reverend
Ford Rainey ... John Clarke
Irene Tedrow ... Winifred Mahon
Walter Sande ... Tom Mahan
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Mary Clarke
Leslie Wales Leslie Wales ... Peggy Clarke
Robert Brubaker ... The Judge
Robert Foulk ... Deputy Sheriff Clem
Rory O'Brien Rory O'Brien ... Kenny Clarke
Tracy Stratford ... Susan Clarke
Arthur Peterson ... Reverend Jordan
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Ben Cartwright and Virginia City's enigmatic new minister work together to decide which set of feuding grandparents, the Mahans or the Clarkes, will have custody of their recently orphaned twin grandchildren.

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Peculiarity
3 March 2018 | by Roman-NiesSee all my reviews

Borden Chase wrote the script. He is also responsible for some James Stewart Westerns and "Red River" scripts, altogether filled with strong characters, fallen villaines who raise to moral heroes. True Bible stories. The same is true for thies story here "Blessed are they" from 1962. It is about the story of King Salomon and the two women who fought for a baby. The king tested both and the one who showed more love and mercy got the child. This Bonanza story is even better, because both families, who fight for the two children were set to reconcile themselves. It is all about reconcilation in the Bible. Even Jesus Christ gave His life that there will be reconcilation between God and mankind, for every single sinner salvation is offered. The Bonanza series from the 60ties and early 70ties are always about morals and often enough about bad people who are corrected and sometimes they even change to become good people. The Cartwrights are there to stand for righteousness, care, charity and many other Christian standards. Sometimes you see the Cartwrights, father and three sons sitting for a dinner and praying. It is clear that this was the way an American should be in the 60ties. Compare this to series of today with their sexuality and immoral behaviour as self-evident example of political correctness and social normality and their inevitable scorn for Christian values then you will know what makes the decline of America.


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