Bonanza

The Friendship

Season 3, Ep 8, Aired 11/12/61
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  • Episode Description
  • After chain-gang prisoner Danny Kidd saves Joe's life, the youngest Cartwright has him released into his custody. The young man with a love of horses has spent most of his life behind bars and has a tough time transitioning to freedom.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan Blocker

    Eric "Hoss" Cartwright

  • Lorne Greene

    Ben Cartwright

  • Pernell Roberts

    Adam Cartwright

  • Michael Landon

    Joseph "Little Joe" Francis Cartwright

  • Frank Chase

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Typical Bonanza plot, but why I love it.

    By anne_wth, May 07, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Danny: Maybe you made a mistake in taking me out of that cage. Joe: When I think I'm wrong I'll tell you.

    • Ben: No matter how old a man gets, he can always learn something new.

    • Ben: Joseph, sometimes you make me very angry.

    • Danny: Was I that easy to follow? Joe: Just like a herd of cows.

    • Ben: There go two very wealthy young men. Hoss: What do ya mean, Pa? Ben: They have something not all the money in the world can buy...It's called friendship.

    Notes (3)

    • Locations scenes were filmed at California's Janss Conejo Ranch.

    • German episode title: "Little Joe und der Sträfling", meaning "Little Joe And The Convict".

    • Featured Cartwright: Joe

    Trivia (1)

    • Yuma Territorial Prison is the name of the facility where Danny was jailed.

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