Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The ladies on the Entertainment Committee want something a bit different for the town's anniversary celebration. They want a play or maybe Shakespeare. It's voted that Ben has the ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerd Oswald

Writer:

Richard Carr (as Dick Carr)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Viveca Lindfors ... Angela Bergstrom
Ron Randell ... Carleton Ames
Winnie Collins Winnie Collins ... Edna Brown (as Winnie Coffin)
Ian Wolfe ... Amos
Robert Foulk ... Townsman
John Frederick ... Charlie Caruthers
Jeanne Determann Jeanne Determann ... Mrs. Finch (as Jeanne Detterman)
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Billy M. Greene ... Pianist
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The ladies on the Entertainment Committee want something a bit different for the town's anniversary celebration. They want a play or maybe Shakespeare. It's voted that Ben has the connections to find just the act the ladies had all ordered. Written by DrDOS

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Among other reasons Pernell Roberts left Bonanza was his desire to get back to legitimate theater. That was the inside joke. See more »

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Looking up an old friend
29 July 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

When the ladies of the Founder's Day of Virginia City Celebration Committee want some more refined events than the usual cowboy riding and roping contests, it's to Ben Cartwright they turn. And Lorne Greene goes to San Francisco to look up opera star Viveca Lindfors who's been out of the spotlight for years for help.

But when Greene brings her back to the Ponderosa and her old accompanist Ron Randell shows up that brings back some good and also a few bad memories as well.

In the end Virginia City's Founder's Day celebration does get a bit of culture after all.

Randell and Lindfors steal this one from the regulars.


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