Bank Run Full Episode – Bonanza, Season #02, Episode #19
Bonanza became one of NBC’s longest-running primetime dramas—a classic Western program with outstanding production, star-studded cast members, and compelling episodes. Bank Run, which debuted on January 28, 1961, was one of several second-season Bonanza episodes directed by Robert Altman. Moreover, N.B. Stone Jr. wrote this comic episode.
Ben Cartwright leaves Little Joe in charge of the Ponderosa as he and Adam go on a business trip. Later, he learns that Harrison (Ian Wolfe), the town banker, plans to incite bank panic to foreclose on a mining claim. Joe stages a bank robbery to foil Harrison’s plans, dragging an unwilling Hoss into his course of action.
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Walter Burke plays Tim O’Brien, Wynn Pearce plays the Bank Teller, and Owen Bush plays Huggins for this episode.
Read on to see Bank Run‘s storyline and some behind-the-scenes facts, or watch the episode below.
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Aside from Bonanza’s lead characters, the second season’s nineteenth episode, Bank Run, also featured some of the series’ recurring and guest cast. The cast members include the following:
- Dan Blocker as Eric ‘Hoss’ Cartwright
- Michael Landon as Joseph ‘Little Joe’ Cartwright
- Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright
- Dan Tobin as Finch
- Wynn Pearce as Mr. Johnson
- Ray Teal as Sheriff Roy Coffee
- Walter Burke as Tim O’Brien
- Ian Wolfe as John J. Harrison
- Owen Bush as J.R. Huggins
- Arnold Merritt as Frank the Telegrapher
- Howard Wendell as Harrison’s Advisor
- Carl Milletaire as Harrison’s Advisor
- Mickey Finn as Mr. Miller
- Fred Aldrich as Townsman (uncredited)
- John Barton as Townsman (uncredited)
- Nick Borgani as Townsman (uncredited)
- Forest Burns as Townsman (uncredited)
- Michael Cirillo as Townsman (uncredited)
- Jaye Durkus as Townsman (uncredited)
- Betty Endicott as Townswoman (uncredited)
- Herman Hack as Townsman (uncredited)
- Chuck Hamilton as Townsman (uncredited)
- Al Haskell as Townsman (uncredited)
- Jimmie Horan as Owner of the Mules (uncredited)
- Michael Jeffers as Townsman (uncredited)
- Ethan Laidlaw as Townsman (uncredited)
- Jack Lilley as Townsman (uncredited)
- Martha Manor as Townswoman (uncredited)
- Tony Regan as Townsman (uncredited)
- John Rice as Townsman (uncredited)
- Cosmo Sardo as Bartender (uncredited)
- Tom Smith as Townsman (uncredited)
- Jack Tornek as Townsman (uncredited)
- Bruno VeSota as Madigan (uncredited)
Full Story Line for Bank Run
The episode starts with John J. Harrison’s desire to foreclose on a mining claim to make quick money. Later, Harrison revealed his interest in taking over the Ponderosa after.
Meanwhile, Ben puts Little Joe in charge while he and Adam leave the Ponderosa for a business trip. Adam thinks it’s not a good idea, but Ben believes it’s an opportunity to show Joe what responsibility means. As soon as they leave, Joe becomes obsessed with the authority he has, ordering Hoss around and making unnecessary decisions.
When Little Joe visits the telegraph office in Virginia City, he discovers that the city’s banker, Harrison, is intentionally closing their bank’s branch in Virginia City. They speak to Tim O’Brien to make him transfer his money to a different bank. However, he’s too drunk to understand what’s happening. Little Joe and Hoss decide to head over to the bank to ask about the bank’s status. While Hoss is on the lookout, Little Joe delivers the news to the bank manager, Mr. Huggins, and his assistant, Mr. Finch. However, Little Joe’s attempt to foil Harrison’s plan led to Joe and Hoss “robbing” the bank to protect its innocent depositors.
Sheriff Roy, Huggins, and Finch find it hard to understand why Hoss and Joe would rob the bank. However, unbeknownst to the sheriff, Huggins and Finch think the Cartwrights robbing their bank would benefit them greatly.
Meanwhile, sheriff Roy plans to send a message to the peace officers of every town to inform them that the two Cartwrights as wanted men. However, Joe orders Hoss to chop down one of the poles, cutting the connection to the telegraph office.
When Ben and Adam return from their business trip, they find WANTED posters for Joe and Hoss all over town. Uninformed about Joe’s plan, Ben and Adam rush to sheriff Roy’s office to find out what happened. Ben insists on taking the boys and returning what they’ve stolen.
Joe cashed the drafts from the Virginia City branch to the Placerville branch, intending to return the funds to Virginia City. They rested for the night before returning to the city. However, Huggins and Finch found them, robbing their horses and the cash they “stole.”
When Ben and Adam find Joe and Hoss, he reprimands them for what they did. He orders Joe and Hoss to surrender while he and Adam make arrangements to pay for what they stole.
Ben finds the townspeople at the bank, worried about their deposited money. He assures them they won’t lose a penny, even if paying back the robbed money would mean selling the Ponderosa. Once the people had left, Ben asked Johnson, the bank staff, for Huggins and Finch. Johnson revealed that the two went on a hunting trip. Ben finds it unbelievable, given the situation the bank has. He further asks about the stolen money, and Johnson reveals that the Cartwright boys stole a hundred thousand dollars in bonds.
Ben realized that his boys were telling the truth, so he visited the sheriff to report it. Adam backs him up by stating how odd it is for Huggins and Finch to go on a hunting trip after the robbery. Ben insists that Harrison plotted the situation but assures the sheriff that he’ll pay back every deposit even if he has to go broke.
Meanwhile, Joe and Hoss must work hard to recoup the stolen funds and regain their father’s favor. They return to the Ponderosa with their horses and the money from the bank. However, Ben finds out that they “borrowed” two mules, so he orders them to return and pay for renting them.
Ben returns to Virginia City with Adam to return the money. Harrison arrives at the bank, asking why it hasn’t closed, given his order. Johnson tells him that the bank has run out of money, enough reason to have it closed. Ben tells Harrison that if he tries to make another shady deal in Nevada Territory, he won’t hesitate to have him investigated and jailed.
Meanwhile, Joe and Hoss find themselves beaten up by the man who owned the mules they stole. They both learned that they’re better off as hired hands.
Full Script and Dialogue of Bank Run
[Music] the claims that of the x's on them belong to us mr harris that is correct mr harrison uh we've gotten control of all the silver claims in the area uh but this one what where why haven't we got that one too the claim belongs to a stubborn irishman by the name of tim o'brien holmes has been unable to get him to sell or negotiate in any manner whatsoever don't negotiate negotiation is the backbone of our civilization force him to negotiate i think i've got the exit chief item number one tim o'brien has all his money deposited in the virginia city branch of our bank and to the tomb of nearly one hundred thousand dollars oh the man's a fool item number two about a month ago he bought ten thousand dollars worth of machinery from your mind equipment company and we've seen to it that the bill has not yet been paid were you all so farsighted enough to require his claim as collateral for the equipment that is item number three close the doors of our virginia city branch declare it insolvent and demand immediate payment for the equipment and when o'brien can't pay for close and take over his claim chief we might have just one problem i don't have problems i give them it's ben cartwright he's a good friend of tim o'brien's and he might cause a stink about this let him it don't do any good then carfax will have troubles of his own soon enough what do you mean sir after we acquire tim o'brien's claim can you guess what piece of nevada real estate we're going after next not the the ponderosa precisely the pandarosa i want it all i want everything [Music] [Applause] that's really a good-looking briefcase you got bud well it ought to be it's genuine kangaroo oh you got your horses all settled up paul oh thank you oh boys now you know what my policy is when adam and i are way in business i like to leave one of you two in charge i'm leaving you in charge joseph huh me that's right you'll be in charge of ranch operations and uh make all the decisions just as i do what do you mean you mean that i'm the boss i'm the head man that's right i'm giving you a blank check as far as ponderosa is concerned well you know i have been thinking there's a few changes we ought to make around here changes oh well not exactly changes there improvements i mean like uh cleaning the stable and all those fence posts above the ravine they need to be replaced they're all full of dry rot you know things like that all right oh uh joseph about those uh improvements nothing too drastic huh oh no no no sir nothing drastic now listen you and adam you go have a good time stay as long as you want i'll take care of everything you're sure you know what you're doing yes i want joseph to have the responsibility gotta learn that running a ranch as big as the ponderosa isn't as easy as it seems yes but you left him with a blank check we get back we'll probably find the person traded up for a salted gold mine up in alaska stop worrying he'll be so busy cleaning stables and repairing fences he won't have time for anything else [Music] [Applause] and then after you finish branding the new calves i want you to whitewash the smokehouse white washer smokehouse joe we got hired hands new stuff like that i got other plans for the hired hands boss don't you remember what it was like when pile left you to be boss yeah what else you want me to do if you finish with a whitewash and i want you to build a new ramp up into the stable and then wait a minute joe just one thing i got to find out what do you want me to be doing when are you busy oh i'll thank you something lost [Music] wow what's taking you so long you want to go in town with me you're gonna have to knock on it tail come on hurry up there's another brush there oh yeah huh that's good thinking [Music] hey i'm gonna go down to telegraph office for a while what you're gonna be doing down there what there's a little advertising he's got a prized book for sale in placerville okay i'm gonna send him a telegram tell him i'm gonna buy says here he wants a thousand dollars for that bill well paul left me a blank check didn't he told me to make all the decisions trigger buying this bullet decision [Music] oh hey hi little joe what are you doing in town uh business frank you know now that i'm running the ranch i've got a lot of business to take care of you're running the ranch mm-hmm yeah wow well that reminds me want to send a telegram to placerville california wait wait we haven't strung any telegraph wires to placerville yet the only way to get in touch with anyone there is a regular mail no i'm gonna get the letter written hey hey hey little joe yeah you ain't forgotten how to send and receive morse code eddie oh no i remember that but you know i gave up the idea been a telegrapher that's uh kind of kid stuff compared to running one of the biggest spreads in nevada yeah why do you ask oh nothing else i was figuring on showing you something i got for the uh the new rig if you know if you watch the key for a minute but i guess you wouldn't be much interested now and a new rig yeah hey oh yeah you didn't get a salty did you better than that i got my paws all buggies see what i'm doing i'm stripping it down see uh-huh i'm cutting it under yeah and i'm adding a stick seat oh hey what about the springs oh oversized naturally good you don't know the best part i got myself a pair get this panel boot victoria lamps from boston oh panel boot victoria nice yeah jr huggins manager harrison branch bank virginia city nevada declaring virginia city branch insolvent stuff you hereby ordered to close bank and forward all assets to harrison corporation john j harrison [Music] well there it is little joe what do you think of that huh yeah it's uh it's really great frank great hey that's all you're gonna say about it hello guy have you seen my brother haas uh yeah i saw him down in front of the bucket of blood all right thanks oh hey any messages while i was away no not frank no no speaker [Music] you probably never even saw paddled victoria lamp before [Music] [Music] [Laughter] in the housing bank down the street [Music] yeah that's what it means but the bank ain't going broke they're doing this deliberate how come they want to break your own bank i don't know some kind of shady dude remember paul saying that old man harrison was as quick as a dog leg as a matter of fact i remember paul's policy and the same things this telegram ever gets delivered it'll bust this town wide open [Music] whatever pot told him to do he'd do the opposite he's gonna talk [Music] [Applause] to you ah today tim o'brien is a drinker not a talker irish whiskey to wear wizards give the boys a couple of bottles two boxes [Applause] where's no you tell me that he's gone he just rolled over to cedar creek damn cedar creek well for a minute i thought she meant something more permanent now that he's back amongst the living me spirit rules for another drink right away joe we're wasting our time come on tim let's go sit down irish whiskey the nectar of the gods consumed by gentlemen in all the civilized capitals of the world sam you got any money in the harrison branch bank have i got money in the harrison bank have i got money in the harrison bank i don't think you last realized that it's tim o'brien you're talking to here have a look at that that's me painful 98 649 and 82 cents yeah 82 cents tim the tim c house and i were thinking it might be a good idea for you to take your money out of the harrison branch bank and put it into another bank why no special reason tim just thought it'd be a good idea take my money out of one bank and put it into another so that don't make sense at all have you boys been drinking well if you haven't you should be here do justice to that put me back turned you know using talking damn joey's drunk you can't have the floor of this hat yeah i'm sure we should pause here you know what to do and we'll pie in here so it's up to us to do some thinking it's going over the bank [ __ ] foot around asking questions what sort of question you know what kind of questions have to ask me what kind of questions questions the idea me taking business away from a nice old man like mr house [Music] out of three branches they pick this one to break that proves it's crooked it wasn't the whole bank would go busted not just one branch that bernie joe how do they get away with it um crook like john j harrison gets away with it all the time listen you keep a lookout out here i'm gonna talk to mr huggins hey keep a lookout for what you just just keep a lookout [Music] mr finch that young cartwright boy must think we're running a general store he actually wants me to take all the money out of the safe so he can see it mr huggins you're the manager i'm just your assistant but if i were you i'd humor the boy you would why who knows maybe ben cartwright sent the boy here to check on our financial structure you may be right very well mr finch get everything out of the safe and bring it into the office yes sir so [Music] so [Music] here we are sixty thousand dollars in cash and our securities now let me get this straight you said you had deposits totaling a hundred fifty thousand dollars yes in that neighborhood so you only have sixty thousand dollars here well i can see you don't know much about banks those bonds can be cashed at any harrison bank on demand for one hundred thousand dollars well then gentlemen i suggest you cash them before your depositors read this and want to withdraw their money close the bank but that would mean i'd have to go back what oh nothing i was just good all right here's what we'll do you cash the bonds let the depositors draw out their money then i'll deliver the telegram are you trying to tell me how to run this bank no but you want to ruin a bunch of innocent depositors oh no no no of course not all right me and my brother will ride to placerville to the harrison branch we'll cash the bonds bring the money back here to virginia city you want me to turn these bonds over to you and your brother you think i'm out of my mind mr come here [Music] gentlemen i am trying to be real [Music] [Music] um [Music] hey joe what are you what are you doing i'm robbing a bank oh come on we're in this together [Music] bread and butter come to supper hey everything satisfactory [Music] thing [Music] what else to take nothing else only the bonds you're dead short with little joe and hoth cartwright of course it was them oh i know those boys well sheriff it was them no mistake about that mr johnson you better get back to your window yes i just can't believe it yes it came as quite a shock to us too i just warned that those boys just couldn't do a thing like that but then cartwright finds out that they're bank robbers it'll well it'll just break his heart and our bank too you got any idea where they'd go to cash to bonds yes they yes yeah i heard uh young cartwright say that they were heading south of the mexican border mexican border huh i'll send telegrams to all the law enforcement officers within a radius of 100 miles to keep a lookout for them i'll keep you advised mr finch i was almost sure that cartwright boy said he was going to placerville exactly mr hoggins do you think they'll have any trouble cashing the bonds there oh no trouble at all our placerville branch is equipped to handle the largest kind of transactions precisely we're going to let the cartwright brothers pull our chestnuts out of the fire what do you mean finch you know what i mean huggins mr finch if you're suggesting what i think you're suggesting [Music] why not spoken in the true spirit of john jay harrison now we've got the sixty thousand dollars cash plus the hundred thousand we are going to get from the cop right boys which gives us a grand total of 160 thousand dollars 80 000 each 80 000 each there's a man to live handsomely on that in switzerland switzerland i think i would prefer that south of france i've heard the women in france uh by the way fence you've met my wife hammock yes once now i have one suggestion [Music] we'll leave ten thousand of the money with johnson for the tell is safe that'll take care of the transactions for the next three days the rest of the money we put in the big safe the big save why that's what we tell johnson very wise you know mr finch in time you too could have risen to the post of branch manager thank you mr huggins [Music] frank send this message now that can wait you send this message to the police officers of every town in this list joe and hoss now i knew it knew what i knew something was wrong and he wasn't interested in my panel boot victoria lamp in your what never mind just send the message [Music] joe you you shred sure we're doing the right thing hopefully i said i was boss and i make all the decisions didn't he yeah you don't have us robbing a bank now it's destroying private property i don't know why the poor would consider that coming under the title of making decisions or not yeah what if mr huggins telegraph the harrison bank of sacramento they sent a messenger to placerville who get there before us and tell them not to cash their bonds come on you better knock on it yeah well what's the matter my mind just went dead must be a loose connection along the line somewhere oh paul might have failed now what do you mean a pool might have fell yeah last month over in carson city of baltimore went down boom boom you send a message as soon as you can you hear [Music] my feet's as cold as a couple of bushel baskets icicles how come we didn't stop by the house and pick up some bed rolls hey joe what's the average time a man gets for for bank robbery 10 15 years of hard labor yeah you got nothing to worry about yeah lynch mob usually saves the government cost of trying [Music] [Applause] [Music] hello look at that this is somebody's idea of a joke hmm looks pretty official to me not joe and harsh they wouldn't do a thing like that let me see the sheriff i don't believe it i wouldn't believe it if there were 50 witnesses i know my boys they just wouldn't do it again i understand how you feel but nonetheless it's true then you just gotta face it it just isn't possible my boy how much are they supposed to have taken one hundred thousand i'm just fixing to swirl in a half a dozen deputies now and go after him well there's no need to do that deroya i'll bring the boys back i'll i'll see to the everything they're supposed to have taken his return well that's very nice of it but the trouble is this is not just a family affair the boys are committed to crime that means it's my job to go after them not you now i'm asking i'm asking this is a favor roy i'll i'll bring him back all i need is a little time to do it in man i can't all right i'll give you a little time but to protect me now don't tell anybody all right thanks thanks [Music] hurt your hands [Music] what's the matter joe you know how my head always is when somebody's following me i always claim that well it's itching right now i don't think they could organize the posse this song are you sure your hair just doesn't need washing i just washed it last month for a cheap dip in the water no that explains it [Music] so [Music] [Music] so far so good mr huggins onward and upward mr finch [Music] me [Applause] [Music] hey well can i see you in virginia city [Music] [Applause] [Music] huh yeah i just made the same mistake to get the money oh sure i got it that's what i went in there for anything yeah but a hundred thousand dollars that's a lot of money and the bank manager knew paul figured he's working on some kind of a big business deal i didn't see any reason to tell them otherwise we that since yesterday we got another cool night on the trail how come we don't buy a couple of blankets and beans or something yeah hey well you got any cash money on you no i ain't right on me but i was thinking it maybe boss would you think it ain't honest me [Music] now we're on the right trail park and horse has a break in his shoe joseph is getting lazy by the day he told him a week ago to replace that shoe in his horse [Music] i damn beating in the froze last night i ain't gonna let that happen again hey [Music] the coprite brothers i presume [Music] joey got us more troubles and a horse without a tail at fly time we're gonna explain all this to sure ain't the sheriff i'm so much worried about is it is paw that burn it every time i think about the brace getting them two bank fellers playing on this makes me mad enough to bite myself well we gotta get on back to town we got a lot of explaining to do yeah we're gonna be just about as popular in town as a couple of wet dogs and a pile of social [Music] so [Music] well go go ahead and then tell them you're the boss well you you see po what ha what happened is i think i'll get me some water that's the most unbelievable [ __ ] and bullion i've ever heard you steal the bonds from the bank because it's going broke then you catch them and then the bankers steal the money from you well that's exactly what happened huh sure is boy and then then they stole the horses on top of that where's that telegram you got over the wire [Music] wait wait a second [Music] i ain't got it you got it ain't you why i ain't exactly got it with me paw you ain't exactly got it with you because it wasn't exactly sent i don't listen no you listen and you listen good i don't know what you boys did with the money but there's one thing i do know for sure you're gonna give yourselves up to the sheriff and stand trial for bank robbery understand adam you and i ride back to virginia city and make arrangements to pay back every cent that these brothers of yours took uh bob where are you gonna get a quick hundred thousand dollars hey paul how are we supposed to get back into virginia city we ain't got no horses walk make sure you get there you're here like you said pop you really know little joe you'll be cleaning out the stable preparing the fences oh come on what's going on looks like a bank run [Applause] keep them out of here until i get my money your money what about my money again don't be selfish [Applause] did you remember to fill out your withdrawal flipping trip again it seems to be the trouble mr johnson bank run mr cartwright hundred thousand dollars your two boys stole is turn this town into a all right all right now quiet down folks please quiet down dog just i can now look your deposits are perfectly safe here i i promise you that who's gonna make up the money your boy stole well i will a whole hundred thousand every cent now you you can take my word for that where are you going to get the money mr cartwright well i'll i'll get it even if i sell the ponderosa and as you all know the ponderosa is worth well in excess of a hundred thousand dollars well i'll go along with that mr cartwright we all know what the ponderosa means to you you heard it folks mr cartwright says we won't lose a penny that's good enough for me come on i'll buy the drinks with a bucket of blood i'll tell you mr cartwright if you hadn't stopped them when you did we'd have been plumb out of money where's huggins oh mr huggins mr fence going away on a hunting trail a hunting trip the bank is robbed and the two men in charge go hunting well i had vacation coming to matter of fact i got a vacation coming too three weeks and two days of course i ain't had time recently mr johnson what exactly my boy stealed don't you know sure hate to be the one to tell you mr cartwright it was a hundred thousand dollars in bonds bonds but they didn't take any cash just the bonds there was sixty thousand dollars in cash right there that they could just as easy taken as not but didn't touch that mr johnson you can tell any of your depositors who ask that i'll have the money in the bank tomorrow you have to believe them wait a minute then if what the boys told you is true it must be true the fact that they didn't touch any of the bank's cash should prove that certainly all in their favor i can't say as i've heard of any bank robbers passing up ready cash roy doesn't it strike you as being pretty strange that the manager and his assistant would go on a hunting trip the morning after their bank was robbed yeah well it doesn't seem like the natural thing to do seems to time with little joe's story about the bankers having robbed them well yeah now mind you mind your boy i'm not saying that i approve of what the boys did but it was certainly a great relief for me to learn that at least their motivations were honest then i don't want to jail little joe and horse if it can possibly be avoided but i've got to remind you that bank robbing in this territory is still a crime if anybody's committed a crime is that john jay had harrison of that confounded conspiracy of his to bankrupt his own bank and i think you'll know it maybe i do but who's going to convince the depositors well i'm going to personally pay back every deposit whether the bank closes or not then you could go broke doing it i came here with nothing and if i have to i can start out all over again [Music] hey us we're heading in the wrong direction what are you talking about it's the right way home oh we ain't going home we're gonna get that money back we're going after the crooks on foot joe the way i feel i couldn't catch a turtle on foot now well we need some transportation and if my eyes aren't as soon as my feet have two vacant mules i'm looking at hey hey joe we need you these days yeah we got no time to argue about ownership no not me i didn't got enough again me already without having you left you know when it came time to explain to paul you said i was boss did you well didn't you all right then i'm a boss and i'm telling you get on that thing and ride it and hurry up [Music] [Applause] joe you sure we're doing the right thing [Music] [Applause] so [Music] well i saw colonel duggan he's willing to help oh good how much fifty thousand dollars he'll meet at the bank at two o'clock it'll be a ten year low interest loan ah he's a good friend well i've been figuring out we should be able to get about 25 000 on the timber right [Music] [Applause] afternoon brah hi paul guess what we've done oh we we got our horses back we got the money back too huh the money from the bank is the bank's money yeah how'd you get it that wasn't easy what happened to huggins and finch oh they got away well well not exactly see paul there was a little argument about that money they didn't want to give it up so there's a little fishing and shoving and i breaking them two fellows sort of fell in the trekkie river huh last time we saw them they're floating underway this is the uh is the whole hundred thousand well that's 150 000 fifty thousand yeah there's uh the hundred thousand they took from us and then see that that other little bag there there's a virginia city brand that's got fifty thousand dollars in it i reckon they robbed their own bank before they rob dust ball where'd you get the mules [Music] oh they're mute [Music] we borrowed them sort of you borrowed them oh we we had to get some transportation to go get that money yeah now you two boys are gonna take those mules you're gonna find the owner of those mules and you're gonna pay the owner for renting them we haven't got any money now adam and i are going to ride into virginia city we're going to give this money back to the bank this afternoon you two boys are going to ride into virginia to the sheriff's office yes sir yesterday [Music] huh [Music] [Applause] [Music] adam you take these to the bank i'm going to see the sheriff you're going to press charges against horse and joe i'm going to press some charges uh so so we'd like we'd like to pay you a rental fee for the mules say uh let's say ten dollars [Music] uh we we would ask you before we took them but it was sort of an emergency make it make it fifteen dollars [Music] uh of course of course that's 15 for the rental mules and uh and there's ten dollars more for the time you lost plowing mister you uh you tell us what what's it gonna take to make you happy [Music] hi miller hi sheriff mr clark wright the people of virginia city well thank you we ain't gonna forget what you've done well i hope they forget what horse and little joe done and i'll have no advice from you mr ben cartwright not as much as you'd put in the eye of a needle this money goes up to my claim to be buried in a tin can there's too many different kinds of bank robbers around here to suit me [Music] what is the meaning of this why hasn't this bank been closed as i ordered this is no place for an honest man well well it's closed all right mr harrison whip them out of money out of money that's impossible well there is enough to cover three weeks and two days vacation nobody who works for me ever gets a vacation fish what is this fool blathering about mr harrison what's happening who are you oh ben cartwright yes ben cartwright i can promise you mr harrison that if you try to pull one more shady deal in nevada territory i'll make a special trip to washington and use all the influence at my command to have you investigated and jailed and that's my department you heard what the man said this bank is closed adam wait you wait till i find out who's responsible for all this which reminds me uh horse and joe should be back by now i wonder where they are i just hope they return those mules i wouldn't want that charge hanging over their heads [Applause] [Music] sort of a sort of a worry little man hey he sure was hey i'll let you be boss for a while no no no no brother i'm perfectly content just being a hired hand [Music] so [Music] foreign
Behind the Scenes of Bank Run
The “Wanted” poster for Joe and Hoss states that Joe is 5’11” tall. However, according to IMDb, Michael Landon (Joe) stands 5′ 9′′ tall. The poster also says that Hoss is 6’3′′ tall, which is consistent with Dan Blocker’s page on IMDb.
The episode finally reveals that the town of Placerville (mentioned numerous times throughout the series) lies in California.
The start of the show tells the year 1863. There are only a few episodes earlier in the same season, showing the year 1861.
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