Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Silent Killer 

When an influenza outbreak strikes the Ponderosa, the treatment methods and philosophy of two women from different generations clash. A nurse named Harriet Clinton believes in old-fashioned... See full summary »

Director:

Leo Penn

Writers:

David Dortort (created by), Edward DeBlasio (story) | 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
Meg Foster ... Mrs. Evangeline Woodtree
Louise Latham ... Mrs. Harriet Clinton
Harry Holcombe ... Dr. J. P. Martin
Bing Russell ... Deputy Clem Foster
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
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When an influenza outbreak strikes the Ponderosa, the treatment methods and philosophy of two women from different generations clash. A nurse named Harriet Clinton believes in old-fashioned methods, while the other nurse, Evangeline Woodtree, has studied up on more recent methods. Not helping matters: Doc Martin backs Harriet, in large part because be believes Evangeline's husband is a fraud. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1971 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The wind noise heard when the characters are outside is a stock sound effect that has been used in numerous other Warner Brothers TV westerns, such as Lawman (1958). See more »

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We've come a long way
12 October 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Watching this Bonanza story sure makes one mindful how in the 21st century we've come a long way in dealing with influenza. It's come to the Ponderosa and Lorne Greene has a bunkhouse filled with sick cowhands. Not to mention a lumber camp where they are also coming down with it and Dan Blocker and Michael Landon keep dropping off wagon loads of sick help.

The story involves a conflict between Dr. Harry Holcombe and Louise Latham who does his nursing and Meg Foster over from Ireland who has different ideas about treating the sick. Ideas she learned from none other than Florence Nightingale. She cures those in her care at the ranch house which include Lorne Greene, Mitch Vogel, and Victor Sen Yung. Foster does the cooking while Hop Sing is ill.

Nice performances showing the conflict between the two women Latham and Foster. This is a good episode.


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