Sep. 12, 1959
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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The Cartwright's thousand-square-mile Ponderosa Ranch is located near Virginia City, Nevada, site of the Comstock Silver Lode, during and after the Civil War. Each of the sons was born to a different wife of Ben's; none of the mothers is still alive. Adventures are typical western ones, with lots of personal relationships/problems thrown in as well

Character Guide | Cast/Crew | Guest Stars
Ben Cartwrightplayed by Lorne Greene
played by Lorne Greene
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwrightplayed by Michael Landon
played by Michael Landon
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwrightplayed by Dan Blocker
played by Dan Blocker
Adam Cartwrightplayed by Pernell Roberts
played by Pernell Roberts
Will Cartwrightplayed by Guy Williams
played by Guy Williams
Jamie Hunter Cartwrightplayed by Mitch Vogel
played by Mitch Vogel
Hop Singplayed by Victor Sen Yung
played by Victor Sen Yung
Sheriff Roy Coffeeplayed by Ray Teal
played by Ray Teal
'Candy' Canadayplayed by David Canary
played by David Canary
Deputy Clem Fosterplayed by Bing Russell
played by Bing Russell
Griff Kingplayed by Tim Matheson
played by Tim Matheson
Dusty Rhodesplayed by Lou Frizzell
played by Lou Frizzell

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