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VIDEO: The Spitfire

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The Spitfire
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Length: 49:37
Aired: 1/14/1961

Joe tries to stop a homesteader he finds starting a fire on the Ponderosa and ends up shooting him in self-defense. Feeling responsible for the dead man's daughter, Joe brings the petulant daughter Willow back to the Ponderosa. watch

VIDEO: The Spitfire

click to playclick to play
The Spitfire
Free | Xfinity
Length: 49:37
Aired: 1/14/1961

Joe tries to stop a homesteader he finds starting a fire on the Ponderosa and ends up shooting him in self-defense. Feeling responsible for the dead man's daughter, Joe brings the petulant daughter Willow back to the Ponderosa. watch

VIDEO: The Spitfire

click to playclick to play
The Spitfire
Free | Xfinity
Length: 49:37
Aired: 1/14/1961

Joe tries to stop a homesteader he finds starting a fire on the Ponderosa and ends up shooting him in self-defense. Feeling responsible for the dead man's daughter, Joe brings the petulant daughter Willow back to the Ponderosa. watch

Videos

Making a Mill – Bonanza – Video Clip | TV Land
Bathing Beauty – Bonanza – Video Clip | TV Land
Bonanza Theme Song – Bonanza – Video Clip | TV Land
Pernell Roberts in Bonanza – Bonanza – Video Clip | TV Land

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The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
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Come Blow Your Horn
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Credits

Year Title Description
1970 The Cockeyed Cowboys Of Calico County Movie, Actor - Charley
1968 Lady In Cement Movie, Actor - Gronsky
1963 Come Blow Your Horn Movie, Actor - Mr. Eckman
1961 The Errand Boy Movie, Actor - Guest Star
1959 The Young Captives Movie, Actor - Oil Field Roughneck

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News

Bonanza Creator David Dortort Dies at 93

David Dortort, creator of the long-running hit Western Bonanza, has died. He was 93.

Dortort died Sunday at his Westwood, Calif., apartment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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A three-time Emmy nominee, Dortort got his start writing for such series as ...
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I've been watching Bonanza ...

Question: I've been watching Bonanza reruns and was wondering why it was eventually canceled. My dad says it was because Dan Blocker died. Is that true? Thanks for your help and keep up the good work!


Answer: Aw, heck — t'ain't nothin, but thanks for the kind words, Tim.

It's true that when Blocker died at 43 from surgical complications, many felt the heart and soul of the show went with him. But the show also dropped in the ratings after NBC moved it from its longtime Sunday-night berth to Tuesday night. The truth is that Bonanza most likely perished because its time had simply passed. Next to Gunsmoke, it was the longest-running Western on TV (from September 1959 to January 1973) and for much of that time it turned in phenomenal ratings. From 1964 to 1967, it was No. 1 and it only began to slip out read more

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