Bonanza

Death at Dawn

Season 1, Ep 32, Aired 4/30/60
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  • Episode Description
  • Criminals have taken over Virginia City and are forcing citizens to pay for protection lest they suffer an "accident". A store owner who didn't pay is murdered by gang member and the sole witness, the victim's wife Beth, is offered protection at the Ponderosa. For his trouble, Ben is kidnapped by the gang leader.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gregory Walcott

    Farmer Perkins

  • Morgan Woodward

    Sheriff Biggs

  • Nancy Deale

    Beth Cameron

  • Wendell Holmes

    Judge Scribner

  • Paul Carr

    McNeil

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Great episode

    By anne_wth, May 25, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Ben: (About his sons) As a matter of fact, Judge, those boys can get along without me very well. Although, I wouldn't want them to know that.

    • Sheriff Biggs: I'm a practical man, Ben...and a sociable one. I don't like taking chances on my life. But if I'm going too - I want company.

    Notes (1)

    • Nancy Deale, who played Beth Cameron, married Lorne Greene in December 1961. Nancy was 28 and Lorne was 46. They remained married until his death in September 1987.

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    • polsixe Jan 06, 2014

      Meaty role for the Sheriff, until he got shot. The west was tough, hanging at 5:00 am meant hanging at 5:00am. Adam does think like his Pa, Ben who quickly figures the logic. And a hail of bullets puts snow end to it all. The henchman MacNeill was a real psycho with a giggly laugh.