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.
Footage of the main street in Virginia City was reused often. It showed a surrey with passengers, with a Chinese Man and an Indian talking over a jug, at the lower left, and two old prospectors with mules at the lower right.
Let's go back to the Ponderosa, Pa. This isn't any of our affair.
Ben Cartwright: We can't ignore the rest of the world. We're the only stabilizing influence in the country.
The story of Bonanza starts in 1859 Nevada but the clothing worn by the cast is invariably 20th century . For example belt loops did not appear on men's trousers and jeans until many decades later.
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.
Many television broadcasts and DVDs of public domain episodes currently in circulation replace the famous title theme music with generic music. Only official videos and DVDs from Artisan/Republic are uncut and contain the music as intended.
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