Bonanza/An Earthquake Called Callahan

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An Earthquake Called Callahan
Season 12, Episode 28
Airdate April 11, 1971
Written by Preston Wood
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Produced by Richard Collins
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An Earthquake Called Callahan is the twenty-eighth episode of the twelfth season of Bonanza, and the three hundred eighty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Lorne Greene (Ben Cartwright), Dan Blocker (Hoss Cartwright), Michael Landon (Little Joe Cartwright)

Special Guest Stars: Victor French (Tom Callahan), Sandy Duncan (Evangeline)

Dub Taylor (Otto), Larry D. Mann (Alex Steiner), Ted Gehring (Marshal), Hal Baylor (Shad Willis), Don Haggerty (Sheriff), Roy Johnson (Barber), John Mitchum (Meyers), Beth Peters (Woman), Bing Russell (Deputy Clem)

and Lou Frizzell (Dusty Rhodes)


Plot Overview

When Dusty is jailed after being falsely accused of robbery following a dispute with an acquaintance, Little Joe volunteers to go find and bring back professional boxer Tom Callahan, a witness to the dispute, in order to prove Dusty's innocence and get the Ponderosa foreman released from jail, but Joe has a hard time convincing Callahan to return to Virginia City to provide the alibi.


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