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.
Robert Blake and Robert Fuller were considered for the role of Little Joe Cartwright. Producer David Dortort had mixed feelings about Michael Landon, the new, unfamiliar actor auditioning for the part, thinking he was way too young. With the encouragement of his wife, who picked up a publicity still ... ...
I'll swear you in. Do you?
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: I do.
Deputy Sheriff: You are.
During the first season opening credits, the Cartwrights can be seen galloping on horses on a dirt road that contains an unmistakable set of tire tracks from the truck carrying the camera in front of them.
In the opening sequence, when the actors ride on their horses towards the camera and are introduced, the order in which they are introduced is never consistent - this was most likely done to prevent a single actor from becoming the "main" star of the show.