Bonanza/Kingdom of Fear

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Kingdom of Fear
Season 12, Episode 27
Airdate April 4, 1971
Written by Michael Landon
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Produced by Richard Collins
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Kingdom of Fear is the twenty-seventh episode of the twelfth season of Bonanza, and the three hundred eighty-eighth episode overall.

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

Special Guest Stars: Alfred Ryder (Judge), Luke Askew (Sheriff Hatch), Richard Mulligan (Farley)

and David Canary (Candy)

Featuring: Warren Finnerty (2nd Gunman), Jay Jones (1st Gunman), Charles Briles (Billy)


Plot Overview


  • Location scenes filmed at Ponderosa Ranch, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Arc Advancement





The Show

  • This episode was originally filmed in 1968 and was to have aired during Season Ten, but it was held back until Season Twelve due to violent content in the episode. David Canary, who was part of the Bonanza cast at the time of filming of this episode but had since left the show at the end of Season Eleven (though he would later return for the final season following the death of Dan Blocker in 1972), was billed as a special guest star in his appearance in this episode

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments