The Bride Full Episode – Bonanza, Season #02, Episode #18
Bonanza, a Western television series, narrates the adventurous tales of the fictional Cartwright family as they live at the Ponderosa ranch and fight off the forces of crime and greed. Richard Newman wrote the program’s fiftieth episode, The Bride, which aired on January 21, 1961.
A woman named Jennifer (Suzanne Lloyd) appears at the Ponderosa, claiming to be Ben’s new wife and backed with a marriage license to support her claims. Upon Ben’s return, the Cartwrights quickly realized that a con artist posed as their father to deceive Jennifer. The brothers head to Crater Plains to confront the imposter, determined to recover Jennifer’s money and reputation. However, their endeavor led them to a setup.
Future Batman star Adam West plays Frank Milton. Meanwhile, other cast members include John McIntire (Sheriff Mike Latimer), William Mims (Ed Bailey), Hank Worden (Old Miner), Mickey Simpson (Miner), Herb Vigran (Bartender), and Clarence Straight (Driver).
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The Bride, the eighteenth episode of Bonanza’s second season, featured some of the show’s recurring and guest stars in addition to the lead actors. The cast members for this episode are as follows:
- Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright
- Dan Blocker as Eric ‘Hoss’ Cartwright
- Michael Landon as Joseph ‘Little Joe’ Cartwright
- John McIntire as Sheriff Mike Latimer
- Suzanne Lloyd as Jennifer Lane
- Adam West as Frank Milton
- William Mims as Ed Bailey
- Hank Worden as Ned Birch – Old Miner
- Mickey Simpson as Miner
- Herb Vigran as Bartender
- Chuck Hamilton as Townsman (uncredited)
- Michael Jeffers as Townsman (uncredited)
- Bob Miles as Deputy (uncredited)
- Rex Moore as Townsman (uncredited)
- John Rice as Townsman (uncredited)
- John Roy as Townsman (uncredited)
- Ray Spiker as Townsman (uncredited)
- Clarence Straight as Driver (uncredited)
- Sailor Vincent as Townsman (uncredited)
Full Story Line for The Bride
A woman named Jennifer arrives at the Ponderosa, surprising the Cartwright boys as she claims to be their father’s new wife. Since Ben isn’t home yet, Adam finds it odd for him to send his alleged wife to the Ponderosa alone. Meanwhile, captivated by Jennifer’s beauty, Hoss and Joe didn’t mind the circumstance, believing their father could no doubt remarry.
Ben returns home that evening, surprised when his sons brought up him getting married. When Adam fetched Jennifer to show Ben, she was disappointed that the man in front of her wasn’t the person she married. Jennifer explains that he met the other “Ben Cartwright” in Crater Plain, who told him about his sons and the Ponderosa. She also revealed that she loaned the other “Ben” 4,000 dollars—the money left by her parents as a legacy—when he brought up buying cattle for the Ponderosa. The Cartwrights feel bad for Jennifer after realizing someone swindled her for money.
The Cartwrights and Jennifer ride over to Crater Plain, determined to confront the imposter and reclaim Jennifer’s money. When they arrive in town, Hoss and Ben visit sheriff Mike while Adam and Little Joe assist Jennifer to the hotel. As they were talking to the sheriff, news about an old miner’s death came, blaming Ben Cartwright after a letter appeared with the dead body. The sheriff arrests Ben for murder. Hoss tells Jennifer what happened as it seems the sheriff got Ben mixed up with the person who conned her.
Jennifer visits the sheriff to talk about Ben. However, to Ben’s surprise, Jennifer tells the sheriff they got the right man in jail. The sheriff initially refused to believe, but Jennifer showed him a marriage license to prove herself as Ben’s wife.
Frank, the con artist, visits Jennifer in her hotel room. It appears that they know each other, working together to trick people.
When the city clerk, Eb, arrives at sheriff Mike’s office, Mike asks him to verify the marriage license and if the man in jail was the person he wed. Eb confirms it’s the “Ben” on the marriage license, much to the Cartwright’s dismay. Ben asks Mike to visit Virginia City. However, Mike refused since it’ll be a long journey back and forth, and he had no idea about the town.
Adam confronts Jennifer about her lies. Frank aimed his gun at Adam and was about to fire when Jennifer blocked his way. Seeing he can’t stop Jennifer, Frank lets Adam leave. Jennifer thinks getting Ben to jail and his sons in town was enough, but Frank argues wanting to take over the Ponderosa.
Adam tells Hoss and Little Joe about what happened in Jennifer’s hotel room. However, the townspeople stopped them when they were about to leave the saloon after confirming they were the Cartwrights. Eb insists they leave town after the presumed “Ben” killed their friend, Ned Birch. When the townspeople refuse to let them go, Little Joe and Hoss point their guns, shoving people out of the way. However, sheriff Mike arrives, stopping them from moving further out. He takes their guns and locks them up with their father to keep them safe. Meanwhile, Adam managed to escape.
Jennifer dislikes the idea of the town getting involved with their situation, especially after knowing Frank killed the old miner. She insists they leave with the money, but Frank refuses. Adam jumps in from the window, and they engage in a fight, leading to Frank’s death. Jennifer reveals that their plan only involved her pretending to be Mrs. Ben Cartwright, as this was what Frank asked her to do.
Adam returns to the sheriff with Jennifer, who immediately confesses lying about being Mrs. Cartwright. As the mob approaches, Jennifer tells them that the Cartwrights are innocent and that she lied. However, sheriff Mike aims his gun at Adam, who manages to fire back at the sheriff. Adam asks sheriff Mike why he tried to kill her. Sheriff Mike reveals that he wanted the Ponderosa for himself, considering there’s not much he can gain with his salary.
The Cartwrights return to the Ponderosa, admiring the beauty of their place.
Full Script and Dialogue of The Bride
[Music] we still got quite a ways to go before we get to the ranch house man i have never seen anything as beautiful as all this in my whole life yeah the ponderosa is really something all right all this is a ponderosa it sure is biggest spread this side the sacramento valley folks around here claim it could be biggest western and it all belongs to ben cartwright it sure does ben and the boys raise more cows and sell more timber than anyone else in the territory you know i've heard so much about that beautiful house he built up here in the mountains i can't wait to see it [Music] this is it man you can unload my luggage here please and very carefully thank you i expect when you get ready to leave here ben cartwright will tend to it himself no more need for me i'm sure i'm in good hands now yes and i thank you oh thank you man thank you very kindly excuse me [Applause] fine horse isn't it oh yes he's purebred stock we poured them all away from kentucky kentucky that is a long way isn't it you must be the one they call horse well no ma'am not not horse not h-o-r-s-e just plain horse h-o-s-s well house when you're finished here would you please take my luggage inside ma'am you are you sure you got the right place this is the ponderosa isn't it yes well then i'll come to the right place oh you know i would have known you anywhere you're exactly as ben described you then ma'am yes then i'm mrs cartwright and this is ben cartwright [Music] you mean to tell me that paul would get married and send the bride back here by herself now there's something wrong and what did you have to put her up here for i don't know what the heck you expect me to do tired of the hitching rail out there and leave her well you could have come after me how am i going to do that you and joe were both up in the flats italian come on adam settle down you know there's nothing else he could do besides what's the harm when pie comes back you clear the whole thing up one way or the other dad burn it joe don't this meat off come come on what's she like oh where do you see her she is really something hmm sounds like quite a woman not interested in what it looks like i'm interested in finding out what this is all about oh you think it's so impossible that our party get married i think it's impossible that he'd do it this way yes if either one of you had any sense you'd see it that [Music] [Applause] gentlemen may i join you uh i i'm joe cartwright well how do you do joe damn this this is our older brother adam your father told me you'd be surprised but i hope that isn't disappointment i see on your face ma'am it takes our brother adam a little longer to get used to things have you uh known my father long miss not miss adam mrs mrs jennifer cartwright and no i only knew your father a few days but well it seemed like a long time it seemed like i'd known your father all my life well now isn't it a little unusual to marry a man you've only known for a few days it's unusual but not impossible not for us ain't that romantic joke if uh you'll excuse me for saying so man looking at you i can see that might happen well thank you little joe you know i appreciate you saying that even though ben did tell me you were the flatterer at the group uh miss i'd like to know where my father is and why he didn't come back with you he still had some more cattle to buy and after all a trip like that's no place for a honeymoon but he didn't start out to buy stock no and he didn't start out to get married either but he did oh look i i know this has been a big surprise to you but when your father gets home he'll explain it all ah that's right adam hey look why don't we uh why don't we have a drink celebrate i'll get it here's to the card rights tahas little joe adam ben and jennifer [Music] i just don't understand it now he had no intention of getting married and even if he did he wouldn't do it this way he wouldn't do without telling us she's going to hear a word you're saying i don't care what she hears oh come on adam calm down will you she hasn't done anything to you besides this isn't even any of our affair well it's pause affair and that makes it mine and it should make it yours well from what i see i think it would be a good idea he could have known a lot worse hey anyway we're going to find out now [Music] hey yeah boys welcome home thank you have a nice trip just fine horse just fine you uh find any new breeding stock this trip huh green start with the carson to see the railway people about selling some timber for that new line they're planning up no that paul you didn't meet nobody knew or nothing i stopped beating around the bush did you get married did i what there's a woman inside who claims she's mrs ben cartwright i says i married her yes it's a real good looking woman oh she is huh well uh let's have a look at this good looker are you joining me boys all right where is this uh good-looking woman oh she's uh she's upstairs bob oh is she well uh i guess you'd better have her come down man boy i think she's asleep she's kind of tired i don't give a who just have her come down right this minute [Music] mrs ben cartwright this is mr ben cartwright all right now come on boys who is some kind of this lady who is this well ma'am that's what i was asking why are you doing this to me are you trying to confuse me is that it hoth are you hoping i'll say this is my ben no ma'am we we wouldn't do nothing like that this is our paw man this is ben cartwright little joe but this isn't the man i married this isn't my banner i don't know who this man is ma'am maybe you better tell me about this other band cart right i met him in crater plain and we were married there he told me all about his sons and he told me all about the rosa and when i got here it was it was exactly the way he said it would be mama i'm afraid you've been taken in taken in i loaned him four thousand dollars it was a legacy my parents left me he he said he was buying cattle for the ponderosa oh man what does he look like did he give you anything anything by which he could be identified no i have nothing i have nothing except a marriage license jennifer lane too ben cartwright i guess it really isn't much good is it i'm sorry poor little girl i sure do feel sorry for her somebody really took over four thousand dollars a lot of money said she got married in crater plain where abouts that it's that little mining town across the line in utah territory isn't it yeah man running around the country using my name swindling women it might be a good idea if we went over this crater plane and look around well i don't know about we but i'm certainly going to well what about ms the little girl she's the only one who could really identify the man i suppose he'll have to take away come on that's a four day ride can't make that trip alone with a woman no paul that that wouldn't look right at all maybe maybe joe ought to go along with us us who said anything about you going well now a crater plane is a tough mining camp and uh it's a long ride i think it'd be better if we all went along now just a minute now until you boys came into my life i was perfectly able to take care of everything i guess you're right though look let's have a good night's sleep and we'll tell the lady what we've decided to do in the morning better make up a bed in the bunk house well i'm already mr cartwright but uh well i do feel awfully guilty about getting you all involved like this oh no we've already talked that out and it's really a case of helping each other thank you very much [Music] there it is this gentleman limits the ponderosa night near as big as the whole state of rhode island anymore yeah just about a guess must be wonderful to live on a place like the ponderosa a place almost as big as an entire state well miss jennifer it's not what a man has it's important it's how he got it and what he does with it it really counts but how does one man get so much by working till his back's near broke like i find it other people work hard yeah maybe other folks don't dream like our paw did mr ah fight to keep it [Music] [Music] what your water's cheap and i got lots of it been traveling quite a piece yeah from up near tahoe near the nevada california line what are up boys you don't say i never been over there uh uh heading for crater plane i reckon that yeah lots of folks are now it's quite a little town but mind you watch your pocketbook the gamblers are cleaning up more paid earth than the miners well thank you for the warning is it much bothered to uh to freighter planes uh about eight miles is the crow flies trouble is you ain't riding crows i say you ain't riding trolls no i guess we aren't oh is it trail bark good and plain you won't have no trouble well thank you very much for the water for your kindness and i'll remember what you said about the gamblers you do that now thanks again for the water well what are you doing around here doggies i don't already recognize you without a card table between us i ain't got any gold dust to lose but i got a bottle in the shack might loosen up your tongue wreck him come on in [Music] well as we make arrangements for the horses we'll go see the sheriff [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] afternoon what do you want in here you you shouldn't come in here what's the matter emma every citizen has the right to ban the award or two with the town clerk i've done all i can for you leave me alone i find now i can use your services no the last time was enough no more you leave me alone tom clerk's here to serve the people all the people what do i have to do you remember ned birch they're bringing his body into town i think you ought to let his friends know [Music] hello anybody here howdy what's all the ruckus we were looking for you sheriff don't think i've seen you around credit plane before oh we just rode into town people come looking for the sheriff ain't some plunder for around here what's your name well i'm ben cartwright that's my son horscot right howdy carter yep man i'll talk to you later get ready ben cartwright huh yeah ben cartwright and that's why i'm here sheriff that's why you're going to stay here ben cartwright i'm arresting you for murder whatever what are you talking about they just found that on the body of that dead miner out there you shot in the back [Music] sheriff this is why i wanted to talk to you see there's another bent cartridge pie to me and you're after sheriff you look like a nice boy why confuse things you stay out of it i'm looking for a ben cartwright you say you're ben cartwright that'll do for start now just one minute sheriff i came here to clear my name yes i'm ben cartwright of the ponderosa nevada territory but some crookers running around these parts using the name of ben cartwright swift now you wait just a minute i'll hear your story in there oh let's go get jennifer should clear this thing up just a minute she's the one that was swindled by that crook [Music] oh i am mighty fine that's a little rich for you ain't it dad when i just come into some money i expect that's my business oh makes no never mind around here some days you got it some days you ain't uh no need to fret about it you um close the town up might early today didn't you yeah today ain't no ordinary day day something special but just ordinary day for me what's so special about they found dead birch uppity shack dead they just broke that birch dead why he was in here just a couple days ago well he won't be back in again he was murdered shot right in the back in jail well what on earth did he do all i know is we we walked in there and paul introduced himself to the sheriff in cartwright and the sheriff arrested him for murder murder but that's impossible ma'am we we figured you could help us more than anybody else you see the sheriff has got paul mixed up with the same man that stole your money if you'd go down there and tell him what you told us and he'd know he's got the wrong man locked up well of course i'll go i'll go right away thank you now i'll go see if i can find out a little joe you just leave your father to me you'll be in good hands we're supposed to be you looks like things sort of got themselves turned around your father said we'd be helping each other that's all i'm trying to do mama surely thank you we all do if it hadn't been for me you wouldn't be here and he wouldn't be in jail i'm only doing what i can but i'm sure it'll be enough no need for you to worry about this i'll take care of it yes miss good afternoon sheriff i um think i might be of some help to you lord knows i need it what about i understand you have a ben cartwright in jail news travels faster than the plague about him what kind of help you figure i need i also understand there's some confusion about two ben cartwrights so he said well i can identify the matter looking for if i can get a look at him i'm not interested in playing games man this is no game sheriff all right [Music] well sheriff it's about time somebody talks some sense into you simmer down cartwright let this young lady take a gander at you take all the time you want just make sure and just tell the truth jennifer that's all we need is just the truth i might say the law looks unkindly on anything else [Music] he says he's the ben cartwright of the ponderosa nevada territory ben ben i begged you not to get into any more trouble what this is the man sheriff what makes you think i'll take your word for it [Music] because i'm mrs ben cartwright [Music] [Applause] [Music] now frank what is this i was just out of the jail and the sheriff told me they were charging ben with murder honey you don't believe everything you hear do you oh frank [Music] jenny jenny you know it's not true now why worry your pretty little head about details that's what i love the most about you you're always worried about other people me you and i we're gonna have everything we ever wanted frank [Music] why would you just stand here flat-footed and lie like that didn't sound much like lying to me sounded like a woman who married the wrong man but why why would you want to do a thing like this to you yeah there's got to be more to this yeah but what how we going to find out we're going to find out if we have to tear this whole town apart now hold on people stay out of trouble you hear one cart right in here is already one of many that sounds like pretty good sense to me and if you want some friendly advice boys i'd play pretty easy ned birch had a lot of friends in this town i promise you we'll get to the bottom of this adam find out everything you can stay out of trouble you listen to your daddy boys none of you young cartwrights are so big you can't end up right in here beside him keep that in mind all right time's up now making the biggest mistake in your life just doing my job boy he doesn't belong in there sheriff i don't know why i don't listen to him he's telling you the truth i have listened to him boy i'm as good of listeners you're going to find in this town i haven't been for years yeah but you don't know the truth when somebody tells it to you [Music] now listen boy i keep hearing about two ben cartwrights and the wife who ain't a wife i admit we get a john smith through here two maybe three times a month a few bart's couple reds couple of blackies but ben cartwright just ain't john smith you know what i mean just ain't so easy to believe but you believe that woman when she says she's my paw's wife and she isn't i don't see you making any effort to find out about her boy don't tell me how to do my job oh come on in you sent for me if you're busy i can come back no no no i'm just busy waiting for you and stick around boys this might interest you unless it has something to do with that part stick around you've been reciting many words from the book lately yeah when this town ain't much for getting married sheriff you know that folks too busy that sort of thing and you'd remember if you hitched anyone lately wouldn't you well i i don't know sheriff i've been a little peaked with a misery lately my memory it it might not be what should you you look a little peaky to me right now are you uh some kind of minister minister i'm a city clerk see what i mean boy just trying to do my job have a look at this ad but you're writing it well yes yes i expect that it is remember the man ed remember this ben cartwright [Music] really maybe if i if i saw him well let's have a look [Music] [Music] man where's his best dutch wedding if i could see him is that the man like it says in this paper [Music] yes or no [Music] [Applause] i've been a patient man i've been patient hoping you'd come up with something my patience is over now boys you better go all right are we gonna give up that easy course we did and let's go back in there and blast them out no now wait a minute you two find a place to light try the saloon i'll meet you there later what are you figuring on doing adam i'm gonna have a talk with that lady sheriff you said i have a chance to talk i figure you've had it well i didn't want to say anything while the boys were here uh hot tempered but i have my rights sure yeah like everybody else well then would you please pay a little attention to what i have to say at that man that was just here he's lying the woman that was here before she's lying she's not my wife she said she was sheriff hang on man why can't you send somebody to virginia city there are a hundred people there who can identify me ginger city take the better part of a week round trip i've got the time but i don't know about the town they might have different ideas [Music] what do you want here why did you lie about my father i don't know what you mean my father's light is threatened now i want the answers to some questions you're hurting my arm i'll break it now what's it all about get your hands off her cartwright you're pretty good at threatening a lady what lady get his jennifer what are you doing get out of the way frank you can't do this i won't let you get out of the way no frank cartwright you get out of here get out of here please frank look jenny we're in this thing for money ten thousand dollars but how far do we have to go look frank i got ben here i got him in jail i even got his sons all right all right you've done real fine i'm not complaining frank i never have i've always done exactly as you told me to even when i didn't want it but when you had that gun in your hand it scared me frank it's not like you it's not like us yeah i guess i got excited maybe i was even a little scared all i've ever really wanted was you oh frank please why can't we just take the money and get out of here we can't do that jenny not just yet but why had we that was the plan jenny are you gonna be satisfied with ten thousand dollars isn't that enough is it after you've seen the ponderosa frank we can have it all the big house everything that's in it all of those thousands of acres of land it's just that i want so much for you there now you're not afraid are you hmm no not when you hold me like this it's just that i don't want you to kill i do anything in the world for you but not murder once you murder there's no way back you know that don't you that's right jenny once you're murdered there's no way back you gotta go all the way how'd you do you see jennifer why don't you give me a gun well i'm yours that jennifer of yours she had a man hidden in a room waiting for me with a gun that's our man let's go get him that's my gunny took i'll handle it wait a minute we can't do it this way you know what paul said about staying in the boundaries of the law what good is a law gonna do us that sheriff will believe any lies anybody to tell joe's right now give me a gun we're gonna get the information we're gonna get it together all right let's go you're them cartwrights ain't you we've never denied our name well we want you out of town we're not leaving here long as our paws in that jail when we say yeah that man you paul killed ned birch he was a good friend ours our paw never killed him you say that we think different ned birch never hurt nobody in his whole life we don't take to him being shot in the back real friendly people i got in this town all right everybody over on that side away from the door come on move move it right around boys be real good nobody get hurt come on keep moving around boys moving around hold it stay right where you are everybody anyone want me to turn loose a load of double odd buckwood now if i was you i put them things away might turn into something purely illegal and if there's one thing i hold you boys is doing everything all neat and legal yeah like hanging in an innocent man huh no not if he can prove himself innocent boys you all know i don't hold with this kind of doing then run him out of town sheriff well there's going to be plenty of trouble yeah birch had a lot of friends just talk to string up all these cartwrights we don't like the idea then run around loose packing guns i reckon i can take care of that are you going to do it my way or you want to try it your way your way as i see it you run them out of town they lay out behind rocks with rifles and pick you off one by one if they were mine too and maybe they would have might be they take after their daddy and your daddy told you to stay out of trouble well you gonna let me handle it what do you aim to do mike put these cartwrights where they'll be safe like i say i like everything all neat and legal i don't want a bunch of wild killings your guns boys all right god right i'm gonna lock you up for your own good [Music] what excuse me you take your choice sheriff it's two of us are one of him if you got any liking for that brother of yours you better start hoping he comes in of his own free will i ain't going to be responsible for what happens to him when this town gets liquored up tonight not if he's outside my jayla ain't get in there [Music] [Applause] [Music] boys are we gonna stand by and let strangers ride you and kill off our friends are we gonna forget about our pal ned birch alive i don't like this frank the whole town's getting stirred up it's not the town i'm worried about it hadn't been for you that cartwright wouldn't still be on the loose frank who turned you into a killer i don't know what you're talking about [Music] [Music] [Music] i don't like this let's just forget the money and get out of here you're not going anywhere this isn't like you changed you who's making you do this [Music] stop it stop it [Music] frank frank frank no no i didn't wanted to be like this i only wanted him to do some talking well he won't talk now mr cartwright whatever it was you wanted him to say he won't talk down because you killed him and i hope you and your father both hang you loved him that much did you yes i loved him that much enough to want to steal the ponderosa bad enough to want to kill for kill for it no i didn't want killing now somebody killed that miner and my father's going to die for it unless you put a stop to it all i know was i was supposed to pretend to be mrs benkart ryden and then frank and i were gonna go away together and then who was going to take over i don't know it's what i was trying to find out tell me who it was but i don't know i swear i don't stop lying will you but i'm not lying why should i with frank gone you lied about being married to my father but frank asked me to and i always did what frank asked me to i'm asking you now will you go down there and tell the sheriff that you're not mrs ben cartwright i don't know please i i just don't know how do we know it was ben cartwright that shot our pal ned birch huh how do we know it wasn't one of the mother cartwrights that did it all them cartwrights could have the same cloth you ask me there's one way to make sure and let's hang a bunch of them [Applause] dirty sound that some men here only once in their life what are you gonna do about it i'm going out there and try to stop it that's my job i like things clean and legal of course only so much one man can do you can at least give us a chance to protect ourselves give us some guns i would likely do that would i cartwright you might decide to shoot me in the back you've already proved you're good at back shooting that's what that mob out there so all fired stirred up about he don't care bro you don't care what happens to us [Applause] i say go get them and drag them out they deserve no more of a chance and they give our felnet birch [Applause] now wait a minute sheriff this girl has something to tell you get in there with your brother's cart right sheriff frank's dead and i lied about being mrs cartwright frank told me to maybe you ain't his wife jennifer but only you and me knows it i know it sheriff [Applause] that mom's coming for heart rights not for me i'm telling you the card rights are innocent they didn't have anything to do with it [Music] why'd you try it ponderosa pretty big spread i wanted to place like that all my life had much chance for the sheriff's salary i figured cartwright's dead only the widow would work refined [Music] ah this place of ours is so beautiful every time i see it it says i'm seeing it for the first time well you came pretty close to seeing it for the last time she is sort of pretty wasn't she paw in the future if you ever do decide to get married and uh send the bride home by yourself uh just do us one favor will you what don't [Music] [Applause] [Music]
Behind the Scenes of The Bride
John McIntire (Sheriff Mike Latimer) makes his first out of two appearances in the series through this episode.
Adam West (Frank Milton) makes his only appearance in the series through this episode.
Suzanne Lloyd (Jennifer Lane) makes her only appearance in the series through this episode.
Hank Worden (Ned Birch – Old Miner) makes his second out of three appearances in the series through this episode.
This episode is the only episode Alvin Ganzer directed in the series.
William Mims (Ed Bailey) makes his second appearance out of four in the series through this episode.
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