TV Series | TV-PG | | Western
The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.
After eleven seasons, the show's theme music was replaced by an original tune composed by David Rose. Rose continued to work with Michael Landon after this show ceased production, by becoming the resident composer on Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Highway to Heaven (1984).
I'll swear you in. Do you?
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: I do.
Deputy Sheriff: You are.
The majority of male characters were clean shaven. Not only was this unlikely due to a lack of running water, it was also not the style for that era.
The opening and closing credits show a picture on the screen that corresponds with whatever credit is being given ("Music by" is accompanied by a man playing a violin, "Written by" has a Mark Twain-inspired writer type holding a book with "Bonanza" written on its cover, etc.)
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