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Bonanza

The Guilty (Season 3, Episode 23)
TV Episode | 60 min | Western

Tuscon gunman, Jack Groat, swore to kill Sheriff Lem Partridge for putting him in prison after a bullet from Groat's gun during a drunken street brawl accidentally killed Sheriff Partridge's wife. Now, 10 years later and fresh out of ...See moreTuscon gunman, Jack Groat, swore to kill Sheriff Lem Partridge for putting him in prison after a bullet from Groat's gun during a drunken street brawl accidentally killed Sheriff Partridge's wife. Now, 10 years later and fresh out of prison, Groat has tracked retired Lem Partridge to Virginia City and is soon holding Lem's son, Jimmy, and good friend Ben Cartwright hostage. But things go bad and Ben must soon explain to Lem... and try to convince himself... that there was nothing he could have done that day to stop Groat from shooting Jimmy in the back. Written by shepherd1138 See less
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Director
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Walter Castle (as Walter H. Castle)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 25, 1962

Release date
Feb 25, 1962 (United States)

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11 cast members
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Michael Landon
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright   See fewer
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Lorne Greene
Ben Cartwright Ben Cartwright   See fewer
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Pernell Roberts
Adam Cartwright Adam Cartwright   See fewer
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Dan Blocker
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright   See fewer
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Lyle Bettger
Lem Partridge Lem Partridge   See fewer
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Charles Maxwell
Jack Groat Jack Groat   See fewer
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Anne Benton
Caroline Partridge (as Ann Benton) Caroline Partridge (as Ann Benton)   See fewer
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Edward Platt
Wade Colly (as Edward C. Platt) Wade Colly (as Edward C. Platt)   See fewer
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Ray Teal
Sheriff Roy Coffee Sheriff Roy Coffee   See fewer
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Jack Easton Jr.
Jimmy Partridge Jimmy Partridge   See fewer
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Betty Endicott
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 51 votes