Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Western


Episode Guide
Bonanza (1959) Poster

The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.


7.4/10
7,071

Videos


Photos

  • Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)
  • "Bonanza" Filming on Set
  • Bonanza (1959)
  • Michael Landon in Bonanza (1959)
  • "Bonanza" Michael Landon in "Hound Dog" 1965
  • Pernell Roberts in Bonanza (1959)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast



Creator:

David Dortort

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


22 May 2005 | sonny_1963
The Great Western
"Bonanza" aired on NBC in September of 1959. Filmed in color, it was put in the 7:30 PM slot on Saturday nights so that people in the appliance stores could see it on the television sets and be convinced to buy an RCA color television. The ploy worked.

In 1961 it was moved to Sunday nights after NBC realized they had a hit on their hands. It lasted another 13 or so years before being canceled. But it is a landmark in television history.

One suggestion - if you ever find a DVD of "Bonanza" and an episode titled "To Die in Darkness" is listed, don't hesitate to buy the DVD. The episode guest-starred James Whitmore and was filmed in about the mid-1960s. All I will say is that the episode was probably the best of the series.

Critic Reviews



Cary Elwes Has Two Terrifying Picks on His Watchlist

Cary Elwes starred in Saw, so it's no surprise that his Watchlist includes a little horror. What is the "Stranger Things" star watching?

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com