The Abduction Full Episode – Bonanza, Season #02, Episode #08
The legendary Western show Bonanza kept its viewers tuned in weekly through its action-packed stories mixed with great morals and occasional laughter. Herman Groves wrote the program’s fortieth episode, The Abduction, which made its television debut on October 29, 1960.
Joe and Hoss Cartwright find themselves in a perplexing mystery while attending a garish carnival with their girlfriends when Joe’s sweetheart (Jackie Russell) mysteriously vanishes. Determined to find her girl and unravel the secret behind her disappearance, Joe enters the strange and secret world of the “carnies.” Displeased with his intrusion, this group of people stops at nothing to block his way.
Gerald Mohr appears as the evil owner of the carnival, and Theo Marcuse, a dependable TV series actor, joins the cast.
Read the storyline and the episode’s interesting trivia, or watch it below.
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The Abduction, Bonanza’s eighth episode for its second season, stars a few of the show’s special guests, recurring and supporting actors in addition to the lead cast.
- Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright
- Dan Blocker as Eric ‘Hoss’ Cartwright
- Michael Landon as Joseph ‘Little Joe’ Cartwright
- Gerald Mohr as Phil Reed
- Barbara Lawrence as Della Thompson
- Jackie Russell as Jennifer Beale
- Theodore Marcuse as Roudin the Great Mystic
- Jerry Oddo as Gerner
- Bob Hopkins as Carnival Announcer
- Laurie Mitchell as Harriet
- Stafford Repp as Sheriff Brady
- Robert ‘Big Buck’ Maffei as Hercules (as Robert Maffei)
- Mary Orozco as Daisy the Fat Lady
- Sam Bagley as Roustabout (uncredited)
- John Barton as Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
- Bill Clark as Carnie Thug #1 (uncredited)
- Joe Garcio as Vendor (uncredited)
- John George as Roustabout (uncredited)
- Chester Hayes as Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
- Eddie Hice as Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
- Walter Lawrence as Roustabout (uncredited)
- Martha Manor as Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
- Maurice Marks as Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
- Rex Moore as Roustabout (uncredited)
- Al Roberts as Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
- Cosmo Sardo as Ticket Seller (uncredited)
- Jack Tornek as Carnival Attendee (uncredited)
Full Story Line for The Abduction
Hoss and Joe take their beloved ladies to a colorful carnival to enjoy the day.
At one point, Jennifer Beale, Joe’s girlfriend, caught one of the carnival workers’ attention. The carnival owner, Phil Reed, recognized her as Joshua Beale’s daughter. He tells Gerner, the mentioned employee, that he can only dream of her.
Jennifer volunteers at Roudin the Mystic’s magical show, thinking it will be a fun experience. Backstage, she meets Phil and develops an interest in him. Phil’s sweetheart, Della Thompson, could only watch their conversation from across the room.
Later, Hoss, Joe, and the two ladies attend another show. However, while the three are enjoying the act, Jennifer disappears from her seat. Phil finds Jennifer roaming around the carnival, looking for him. He invites Jennifer to his wagon. Della sees them and goes back to her tent, upset.
Gerner tells Phil about his plan to abduct Jennifer for one million dollars from Joshua Beale, the wealthiest man in Comstock. He encourages Phil to help him, guaranteeing that her father will pay the ransom to ensure her safe return. The initially hesitant Phil agrees, so they tie and hide Jennifer in Reed’s quarters.
Joe meets Della upon searching for Jennifer. He tells her that one of the reasons why someone might take her is that she’s the daughter of the wealthiest man in Comstock. Della offers to find Jennifer for Joe. Upon leaving, several carnival workers enter, beating Joe under Gerner’s orders.
Suspicious of her lover and envious of Jennifer, Della confronts Phil about her whereabouts. Phil initially denies her hunch but later reveals he has Jennifer after Della brought up knowing about Jennifer’s father and their motive for holding her hostage.
Della informs Joe about her suspicions about Jennifer’s disappearance. Before she can say more about the situation, Gerner discreetly shoots her in the back using Joe’s gun, leading to her death. The gunshot draws the attention of Hoss and the carnival people, who accuse Joe of killing Della.
Reed summons sheriff Brady to the scene, and Joe explains that Della died because she was helping him find Jennifer. Brady believes Jennifer’s disappearance was no different from the ones he had before. However, determined to find her lover, Joe flees from the scene, and the party organizes a search to capture Joe for the murder of Della.
Roudin the Mystic helps Joe, believing he didn’t kill his close friend, Della. Hercules arrives to kill Joe, thinking he killed Della. Roudin believes making Hercules an ally would be great, mainly because he loves Della and hates Reed.
Joe travels deep into the carnival’s bowels to find Jennifer. They encounter intense resistance from the carnival people, who devise various ways to stop them from finding even a trace of her. Joe’s hiding leads him to Reed’s quarter. However, Gerner piled several pieces of clothing on Jennifer, causing Joe to fail to find her.
Roudin, Hercules, and Hoss meet up outside of town. However, out of rage, Hercules attacks Joe, and all three stop him. Roudin tells him that Joe didn’t kill Joe, implying that someone else killed her. He reminds Hercules how Phil often makes Della upset, and Reed is the key to finding the truth.
Together, the four turn the tables on Reed and Gerner. Phil reveals that Gerner killed Della, including Gerner’s idea of kidnapping Jennifer for the ransom money. Gerner throws a knife at Phil, which kills him later. Roudin talks to Daisy to reveal where Jennifer is, but Gerner threatens her with a knife from behind. Joe attacks Gerner, and Roudin tells Daisy about Phil’s death.
Joe finds Jennifer tied up in Reed’s quarters.
With Phil dead, Roudin manages the carnival, and Hoss and Joe wish him the best of luck.
Full Script and Dialogue of The Abduction
[Music] no it's different it's all alive on the inside step right up people there we go it's new it's different it's all alive see the fabulous little egypt who once danced for the queen of england little egypt the shimmy dancer now in all confidence folks for those of you who've never seen the female figure in delicious movement from head to toe you can see it here for only 25 cents one quarter of a dollar on the inside i'll eat this sweetness dead gum thing you ever seen virginia city's really come of age now that the carnival circuit has hit it oh i can't stand and look at him supposedly you wouldn't miss oh yeah well you don't look very scared jennifer what said to be scared of i'd give anything in the world to change places with that girl up there well adam i guess you and i better get on our way we've been here longer than we planned harriet jennifer good night joe you promised mr beale faithfully to get the girls home by 10 o'clock tonight right mr carter please do you have to remind me don't worry paul keep an eye on him good sure but who's going to keep an eye on him 25 cents a quarter of a dollar the most delectable package you're going to see this charming little lady move every muscle in her body [Music] so [Music] so [Music] [Applause] [Music] good night girls good night boss joe good night good night [Music] it's just a beating snack burn thing you ever seen joe well you're just not kidding are you getting anything special gurner that girl the redhead she looks familiar hey you're right we'll take you in first how about the mystic tent like to have my fortune tell all right that's what i'd like to hear about wouldn't you harriet well not if it's any bad news i wouldn't she's been plastered all over the front pages of the san francisco paper for the past couple of months that's joshua beale's daughter joshua beale the silver king he's one of the richest men in the world stop dreaming gurner before the big show begins the most electrifying act ever to appear on the midway west of the mississippi just once in my life i'd like to get my hands on some real money more money than we'll ever see guys hey horse are you going to let this guy read your future i don't know i might just take him on ever since that old pirate squad read my palm and told me i was going to be taking that long trip i i've been plumbing off my feedback i can't eat but five or six meals [Music] hey now if one of you will give to my assistant some personal objective don't be afraid ladies and gentlemen nothing will happen to it if you please some personal object are you ready mr wizard i am ready then can you tell me what i'm holding in my hand i see a round object of precious metal i hear a strange sound very strange sound i believe it is a gold pocket watch joe how do you write when he does that it's the heck out of me you think of some sort of trick of course it's a trick how do you know well i just silence and now i will bring to you one of the most astounding disappearance acts in the annals of all magic and tonight just to prove to you that this is truly an outstanding and remarkable feat instead of using my regular assistant i shall ask one of you to assist me is there a young lady in the audience who would like to disappear for a few minutes i assure you it's a thrill that you have never realized before i'd like to try yeah you know what your paul said about leaving little joe's site he didn't say anything about this and besides this will be fun but if if you disappear that's going to be leaving his side ain't it jennifer sit down everybody's looking at you hey joe don't you think you're gonna stop her i'm gonna let it go ahead it's just a trick it seems a shame to make such a pretty young lady disappear don't worry young man i'll have her back to you soon enough now see you ladies and gentlemen that this is an ordinary wardrobe young lady [Music] [Music] where am i backstage and i open it why she was doing things like that like the time she ran off to san francisco i kind of like it show she's got a lot of spunk the young lady will reappear when the mystic spirits are willing and now ladies and gentlemen while that beautiful young lady is out there floating around in space i offer you for two bits a quarter part of a dollar this elixir of life no young ladies since you were kind enough to join our act i hope you'll be discreet enough to keep our secret i'm phil reed owner of the show oh i won't tell but i must say i certainly expected much more than a back door and a trunk hmm i guess that magic is pretty simple huh you know the most fascinating place i've ever seen i uh i think you better get back in the trunk it won't take long before he sells all the snake oil even when you know the tricks there's such a strange atmosphere such an air of excitement about it all it's a living oh i'm sure it's much more than that much more i think you better get back to your friends huh please mr reed i can get away from my friends now look if you're not in that box when he opens it the whole act is gonna be ruined isn't there any way i can change your mind mr reed aren't you afraid of what could happen to you in a circus side show alone afraid mr reed i'm not afraid of anything i'll bet you're not [Music] and now ladies and gentlemen i think that the beautiful young lady who has been so far away from us they have returned hey where'd you go off to far far away no really it's all the way behind that curtain over there well jennifer aren't you going to tell us about it maybe someday and that's only the beginning folks only the beginning i want to call your attention to one of the most sensational acts ever presented west of the mississippi in just a few moments directly next door we're going to present that 350 pound strong man hercules just follow me right this way the greatest act of his kind ever presented on our midway right this way you'll love it it's the most sensational outstanding act and now ladies and gentlemen hercules is going to bend this solid one-inch iron bar like it was made out of this sawdust on the floor [Music] hercules how about that oh hey would you like to uh examine that bar sir to see that it's genuine thank you would you like to examine this sir try that right in there sir ladies and gentlemen and i what are you smart alligators ladies and gentlemen if there's anybody in the audience who doubts the genuine strength of hercules or thinks that this is some form of trickery hercules is now ready to match his strength against any two men in the audience and furthermore we're prepared to offer 50 bucks 50 to any man or woman who can force hercules across this white line within the time limit of one minute do we have any takers huh what about you two stalwart young gentlemen down there i'm with the two beautiful young ladies huh us yeah you two come on up boys and show the girls how strong you are go on little joe you're not afraid to at least try are you why he's bigger than anything would you like to try your luck come on house i think we can take him yo let's go all right gentlemen the time limit is one minute remember to pull hercules across this white line are you ready go and now there ladies and gentlemen is the greatest advertisement in the world for our elixir of life would you believe it folks at one time this poor boy was only a 74 pound weekly but after 90 days and 90 nights hercules taking this elixir of life today look at the results 355 pounds of solid blubber per muscle there he is folks hercules one time the 74 pound weaklings come on hey hercules is the winner hercule's the winner now thank you very much gentlemen thank you let's keep moving it along folks keep it moving along some wonderful shows out on the midway see the sword swallower and the fire eater who swallows that fold right now janice they're waiting out of the she's gone did you see her leave i was watching the stage why is she always doing things like this well it's probably just her idea of some kind of a joke we gotta find her oh we're gonna find her and when we find her i'm gonna hug tire for the rest of the evening come on come on let's go let's find out where she could be you didn't do so good tonight out there dilla don't start an argument with me phil not tonight i'm tired i'm talking about the good of the show those robes pay their money to see you give a performance how long do i have to keep on doing this you told me a year ago we could get married i could get out of the act and help you run the show next time you go on you give them their money's worth another argument oh no not really just that i know him so well he saw a pretty young girl out in the audience tonight captured his fancy he looks at her wanting her and then he looks at me why don't you let me be the mystic in the show huh i'll tell you what we'll do as soon as hercules finishes his act the three of us will go out and have a cup of coffee together i'll tell your fortune [Music] oh mr reed i was looking for you i can't say i'm not flattered what are you doing wandering around out here alone what do you propose to do about it send me back again is there any reason why i shouldn't just one mr reed it wouldn't do any good how does your father put up with you oh father he just doesn't understand me he doesn't realize i'm not as conservative as young ladies of his day why don't we go someplace where we can talk i was hoping you'd say that my wagon's right here let's go [Music] someday i'll kill him for what he does to her hercules do you think that will make her love him [Music] i had no idea sideshow wagon would be like this well not all of them are there has to be some compensation front in the show i'm sure there must be what do you mean by that let's say uh compensation such as uh entertaining young ladies in your private quarters isn't that right mr reed you're a very attractive young lady thank you and you're a very handsome man now mr reed i i thought we came in here to talk can't you knock i can if i want to hello miss beale i didn't tell you my name oh i know your name i know your father's name too joshua beal the richest man on the comstock how much do you suppose you're worth to that father of yours miss beale are you out of your mind gurner i'm mr reed or you if you miss this chance we can break camp tonight by tomorrow morning we can be over the mountain and well on our way to placerville all you have to do is write a note to joshua beale one million dollars that's all it'll cost him to get his pretty little girl back home y'all never get away with it with your help i can read listen read one million dollars you know what that could mean you always wanted to make some big money shut up don't scream lady this is a sharp knife where do you think it'd hide her i thought you'd figure out a way you ought to hold her like i'm doing you don't know how good it feels to hold a million dollars we're gonna have to tire up phil get the rope it's right behind you go on phil [Music] me [Music] [Applause] is the most magnificent monstrosity ever mounted on the midway she's beautiful she's glamorous she's fat 500 pounds of feminine poker tubes you're a good girl daisy just keep quiet about it anybody ask you you haven't seen anything you understand [Music] you've always been my favorite daisy you can have a job with me as long as you want it just keep quiet 500 pounds [Music] you ain't seen a little red-headed girl about so high have you why don't you look inside buddy get a ticket right over there right this way folks follow me right [Music] here he wouldn't tell you anything anyway these carny people stick together tighter than those bartenders in san francisco the time they tried to shanghai our park halloween knows she's even here at all now where else would she be salt lake or saint louis for all we know plus i think we can cover more ground if we split up why don't you inherit look out here i'll check behind those tents all right you be careful you're here right all right kelly that knowing if he don't get mixed up with some of the dangerous women i ever saw now you be careful what you say haas jennifer's my best friend well listen if you're staying close to her why don't you tell her to be real friendly and come on back here yes what is it i saw your wagon i was just trying to find out who's in charge of the show i am why do you have a complaint no no complaints see i came here with a girl tonight now she's disappeared i just wondered if you might have seen her sonny i see an awful lot of people and happily all paying customers yeah well about this girl her name's jennifer jennifer beale she's 18 she has light red hair brown eyes well from your description i can understand why you feel badly about losing her but you know what they say they don't always go home with the fellas that brought him sorry i can't help you [Music] hey [Music] my name is joe cartwright i just wondered if you're a little young for this sort of thing aren't you joe cartwright oh look you don't understand you see i didn't come here to uh but what i mean is exactly what do you mean joe well i'm sorry i barged in on you like this miss little egypt call me della thanks stella say i brought my girl to the show tonight yes i remember seeing her she's very pretty now she's disappeared i've been all over the carnival asking questions nobody seems to want to give me any answers that's why when i saw your light i sure it hurts to lose someone doesn't it oh it's not quite as painful as all that it's just that i am supposed to make sure she's all right i don't think she's run off with another fella all right tell me about her who is she her name's jennifer beale but is there anything special about her or some reason someone might want to harm it yeah there's one big one my father's one of the richest men on the comstock yes that is a reason you stay here joe i'll go ask some questions maybe i can find your girl for you thanks stella what you doing here boy you looking for something to steal no wait a minute mister i'm no thief well i think you are i think we better teach you a lesson now look wait a minute fellas we can [Applause] talk [Music] a good job boys very good that'll teach him some snooping errata wait a minute is this his gun that's right hello della how'd you do oh pretty well how did you do what's that supposed to mean nothing on your mind well a young man just paid me a visit in my tent and it seems he lost his girlfriend but what's that gonna do with me well it just sounded familiar that's all oh honey i thought we weren't going to have any more of those suspicions i saw you talking to a girl earlier phil and i saw you bring her in here mm-hmm and if you'd hung around a few minutes you would have seen her leave oh she was a child an innocent kid looking for adventure i got rid of her fast you are telling me the truth aren't you you're not lying to me oh dylan there's nobody else but you can't you believe that i'm sure i can believe it well then let's forget about the girl i saw the kid who visited you in your tent i told her maybe his girl saw a boy she liked better and went home with him i guess that's what she did sure now come on you're tired get a little rest because we're pulling out tonight tonight mm-hmm why tonight i thought we were going to play this stand for the rest of the week we were but i changed my mind see later you have got the girl haven't you phil are we gonna start that all over again stop lying to me i know who she is and what you're trying to do all right so you know tell her this is the biggest thing that ever happened to us do you think you can kidnap joshua beale's daughter and get away with it she fell into our laps i didn't invite her in here she walked in she's worth a million dollars to us do you know the kind of life we can have with a million dollars i love you i guess i always will but i'd rather see you dead than mixed up in something like this stella we're not gonna harm the girl when joshua beale pays off we'll turn her loose how can you stand there and say you're gonna turn her loose don't you know she'll remember you if you go through with this you can't turn her loose who said anything about turning her loose does she know where the girl is no you shouldn't have told della about the girl phil that didn't tell us you figured it out well that's too bad yes that's very bad isn't it phil all right it's too bad all right i don't know where else we can look we've done covered every inch of this carnival twice yeah i think i might as well be getting you at home harry ain't no using your folks thinking you disappeared too i don't know what happened little joke house hey joe what happened what's the matter boy four guys just piled him up in there i'll be all right what happened you're gone yeah they must have taken it after they beat me up oh you know there's something real wrong around here horse i got dumped because i was asking questions about jennifer you mean this is just one of her jokes you think something's happened to her hey listen cos you take harry at home on the way stop by tell sheriff brady to get over here the car out as quick as he can what are you gonna be doing in the meantime now the only thing i can do keep on looking joe you gotta find her yeah harry i know i'll bring the sheriff myself be back in a minute come on joe joe what happened to you where were you oh honey that's a fine question for you to ask me i have to have your four friends work me over work you over sure i didn't i've got to talk to you it's about jennifer [Music] all right you said you knew something about jennifer please believe me joe i'm trying to help you find your girl she's somewhere here in the carnival oh we're gonna find her all right i've already sent for the sheriff please joe uh let me do this my way don't call in the sheriff the carnival people are good friends of mine they'll help i've already seen the way they help i'll take the sheriff but if the sheriff comes then a lot of innocent people will be hurt people i love and that are good people that know nothing about this i'm sorry i can't help that joe let me tell [Music] you killed her no no actually no stella wouldn't want it that way [Music] come on come on hurricanes come on i'm gonna kill you no come on [Music] what happened there's a lot of things i got to know well first of all i didn't do it second i got jennifer hit out around here someplace you better forget about jennifer there's been a murder here yeah i know that girl was killed because she was trying to help me find jennifer you know anything about this reed well a boy talk to me i've questioned everybody in the show and nobody knows anything about her is this your gun yes it's my gun but i didn't have it when this guy i think you better come along with me look i'm not gonna leave it'll be fine jennifer son i know jennifer as well as you do maybe better i had a posse out comb in the hills for her that time she ran off to san francisco joel maybe you ought not to make any more trouble for yourself come along hey look what happened in here i'm trying to help you in here i don't know what you're up to mr but thanks a lot i'm not up to anything i'm rudow i was de la thompson's closest friend i don't believe you killed her now are you sure you didn't see him come by here i didn't see anything i just sit here i don't see nothing [Laughter] sheriff i know little joe didn't kill that woman but had a heap of heat brothers even your jail is running loose around here now we're not gonna learn anything here now listen to me there's only so many wagons and so many tents so we'll search them one by one boss you take one party i'll take the other right it could be kidnapping i'm sure della thought so too they're just getting ready to tell me something when she was killed i believe you joe but i don't know what to do about it what can you do well we're a funny bunch here in time we get to believing our own acts maybe i can do a little mind reading [Music] in here [Music] there's no you searching for the girl in here hercules i'm not looking for the girl i'm looking for the man to kill della do you think i'd protect anyone that harmed della i gotta find him i gotta kill him with my bare hands i always told dyla i'd kill anybody that harmed her i'm your friend hercules don't you trust me all i know is della is dead [Applause] you stay here i'm going out back you stay here [Music] [Applause] [Music] you there rodin yes i'm here i told you there was no trick i'll find him and when i do i'll kill him well i wish there was some way to convince him you were innocent i said oh i oh he'd make a good ally he's really a nice man and he was in love with dela thompson him well we're all freaks here one way or another doesn't mean we don't have any heart thanks [Music] what are you going to do keep on searching i know these folks are friends of yours but one of them's a killer i gotta get to jennifer before he does [Applause] don't make a sound my you're a forceful one aren't you look i'm uh i'm terribly sorry about that sir i uh see i thought you were to scream just because a handsome man came in my tent why what makes you think i'd scream well you're the one they're looking for aren't you oh yeah yeah and then uh well they're looking for me all over the place i think i better get out of here before i get you in a lot of trouble don't go okay maybe i'd like to get into a lot of trouble hey well uh oh man maybe sometime we could uh we could talk that's what they all say now why don't you just relax and we can get acquainted well ma'am i i just really don't think this is a time to get acquainted i saw you earlier this evening with that girl now i thought she was too young for you i think you'd prefer a more sophisticated lady like me now wouldn't you oh mama can i come in ma'am quick behind the dresses i'll protect you and uh after they've gone uh you've seen a young fella go by here doesn't belong to the carnival no i haven't seen anyone ma'am they're gone honey honey [Music] bye [Music] say has anybody searched this wagon yet i'm sure the other party searched it thoroughly they've searched here daisy haven't they yes they've searched very good well i didn't see it i think i'll take a look as sheriff if you don't mind there are very few people with daisy lets into a wagon i'd rather somebody search it that she knows you understand yeah i think i understand garner why don't you take a look and satisfy the sheriff well if that's what the sheriff wants look in there behind those clothes garner look in the back of the wagon [Music] nobody here sheriff [Music] um [Music] any luck at all nope it's like that little brother of mine disappeared as completely as that gal did well sheriff you convinced she's not here i'll decide that as you wish just trying to cooperate sheriff um we got to start tearing down camp we open in placerville day after tomorrow isn't that right mr reed mm-hmm we're gonna find the guy that killed della there's coffee up in the cook tent why don't we all settle down for a bit it's a good idea mr rhodium right this way sir i'd like to talk to you phil what about i think you know i'm no more of a mind reader than you are no but you are a carnival man a lot of people depend on you phil well haven't i always come through for them yes but will you come through for them now you think i had something to do with that girl's disappearance don't you i think you could shed some light on it yes well you're wrong if i am i'll back you up but if i'm right i'll turn your people against you phil and i can do it hercules for one has always hated you for the way you treated della hey thanks for not sneaking up on me you little galoot what are you trying to do i'm still trying to find jennifer she's around here someplace horse della knew it so she was trying to tell me when she was killed now let's go over it again just how much was she able to tell you nothing though she wanted me to know and yet she didn't want me to know i don't know maybe she was trying to trying to protect someone of course i should have known phil reed she would want to protect him mr rudine if phil reed knows something about this and he ain't telling how you'll get out of him then you'd have the carnival people and the sheriff down on you i know these people i got a strange kind of loyalty i can believe that i couldn't find anything from any of them hercules is the only one that that might turn against reid you got any idea how you can convince him to help us well not so long as he's with the others it was supposed we could get him away some places we could talk to him yeah but how are you figuring on doing that i mean he's pretty anxious to get his hands on me let's just let him know where i am yeah wait a minute you think that a little risky look i'll chance it what do you think mr rooney well reed is afraid of hercules deathly afraid and with reason might work yeah well just in case it don't i'm gonna be around thanks look i'll meet you outside of town there's a grove of live oaks house knows the place right let's go i thought you said there wouldn't be any trouble there won't be [Music] might as well come out now my mystic powers have told me where to find you just as they let me read through a blindfold oh wait hercules if my powers told me where to find him they live let me read it [Music] come on come on i got him in a hammer don't hold him yeah hercules actually it's like me we don't want to hurt you but we just want you to know that joe didn't harm your dulla and if you go chasing after little joe while the guilty one gets away you're not showing any love for della you're letting her down you say you love della you think you're the only man who loved somebody that didn't love him back listen hercules mr reed is the only one who really knows what happened to della he used to make dela cry remember hercules we want mr reed to tell us what he knows will you help us [Music] i'll go with you think the sheriff has given up yet he never did think we had the girl didn't i tell you'd be easy i'll think of it phil one million dollars that's what that girl's gonna bring us mr reed garner i think there's something you ought to know [Music] you two know what's good for you keep it quiet you made miss dela cry and you're gonna pay for this that ain't all you're gonna do buster you're gonna tell us everything you know about that little girl that disappeared about miss dulla i don't know a thing about it maybe you better ask him your way then hercules stop him stop him [Music] tell us and i'll make him quit was garner gonna kill della i had nothing to do with it you're a dirty liar you liar you're the one that killed dulla it was all gurna's idea he kidnapped the girl and then he killed ella because she was going to tell where the girl was hidden well where is she man she's down [Music] get it hey read the girl where is she ask daisy [Music] yo sure joe well young fellow are you ben you caused us enough trouble wait a minute sheriff it was gunner that killed a girl he just killed mr reed and he got away and hercules after him did you find out anything about jennifer just before mr reed died he said ask daisy that's the fat lady well let's go better let me handle this you keep the others back i will never get anything out of her you come with me little joe right daisy i'm your friend you know that don't you mr reed said that you knew something about the girl that disappeared can you tell us anything all right daisy thanks a lot [Music] daisy daisy are you sure [Music] are you sure that you can't tell us anything about the girl no daisy no you don't have to protect mr reed anymore mr reed is dead do you understand daisy mr reed is dead mr reed dead [Music] daisy [Music] jennifer where are you wait i'll leave you tied up till i get you home all right you're okay what are we gonna do now mr roderick we're going on just as usual it's the only thing we can do if you need anything mr roelian you let us know well thanks very much but there's very little pleasure people like us have except the satisfaction of helping ourselves joe don't you let that gal out of your side no more you here little joe can you ever forgive me well yeah yeah i think i can forgive you of course it's gonna take some time quite some time [Music] so [Music] you
Behind the Scenes of The Abduction
The Bearded Lady puts her arms around Little Joe in one scene. The audience will find her hands behind Joe’s back when the camera focuses on her. However, her hands are on Joe’s chest when the camera shifts its focus to Joe.
“Hercules” hands the iron bar to the announcer after bending it. The iron bar given to Hoss for demonstration differs from what Hercules had. Apart from its color, the difference also lies in its angle.
When the knife thrower, Gerner, is ready to silence Daisy if she reveals any information, he holds his knife out of the tent, enough for everyone to see.
Joe emerges from the tent without a bruise on his pretty face even after being beaten up by four men.
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Bonanza, which features the tales of Ben Cartwright and his sons, is a fantastic show to watch alone or with your beloved ones. All 14 seasons and over 400 episodes of the program ran on NBC from September 1959 to January 1973. The Abduction is the 40th episode out of 430 and the eighth for the second season.
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