Bonanza (1959-1973)

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    There are 83 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by Cole Thornton.

    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      ethanedwards wrote:

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      Keith,

      I guess Jim saw the Bonanza clips awhile ago, when you first posted them, but somehow I missed them. I REALLY enjoyed the one with Lorne Greene singing the song. His voice is slightly reminiscent of Howard Keel's. And who ever knew there were lyrics to that song??

      Thanks!

      Sue (aka Mrs. C :angel1:
    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      Cash´s version is great, but I prefer Lorne Greene´s! - Bear Family Records in Germany has released a CD with various versions of the Bonanza Theme Song and some more "Cartwright-stuff". Great fun to listen to it!

      And there is a 4-CD set too by Bear Family Records with songs done by Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Michael Landon and Dan Blocker (what "Hoss" is doing You can´t real call singing...). I think this set is a "must" for all Bonanza-fans!

      But I am very sad, because after season 7 they have cancelled the production of Bonanza on DVD here in Germany...
      "Never apologize. It´s a sign of weakness."
    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      I watched recently some episodes of season 1 (the German Release :wink:) and from the season 3. I found them to a low price in a shop next door. :teeth_smile:. On Amazon.de the prices for this DVD Boxes are just too expensive. I forgot how good this show is. Quite interesting in the first season the Cartwrights aren't very friendly to people who enter their territory. Also there is a lot of violence and less humour as we see in later seasons. Anyhow Great Show but with the death of Dan Blocker (Hoss) the series ended for me. :holiday_irish:
      "You're too good to give a chance to." John Wayne as Cole Thornton in El Dorado (1966)
    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      O.K. my favourite Version of the theme song is Lorne Greene`s...!

      Here are some more news about Bonanza: Paramount releases Season One in the USA in September!

      tvshowsondvd.com/news/Bonanza-Season-1-Box-Art/12194

      I hope they will release all 14 Seasons, because in Germany they stopped after Season 7.
      "Never apologize. It´s a sign of weakness."
    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      Great show! I wish they would release the seasons on DVD. I own several DVD's, each with a couple of episodes.
      [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
      "Monseur, you are a LuLu!" (The Comancheros)
    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      If they release Season 8-14 in the USA, I will buy them! My DVD-player is now RC-free and I can watch american RC-1 DVDs!
      "Never apologize. It´s a sign of weakness."
    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      Bonanza is 50 years old!!!
      The first episode "A Rose for Lotta" was on air on Sept. 12th, 1959. It started a TV-legend, that ran over 14 Seasons and is still a big hit all over the world.

      Happy Birthday to the Cartwrights! May their adventures live on for another 50 years...
      "Never apologize. It´s a sign of weakness."
    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      My Family and I were lucky to have spent some time with the Boys at The Ranch House between Filming and it was a Time We Will Never Forget !!!
      :hyper:
      It is Now Closed to The Public, but below are some Pictures of the Ponderosa Ranch House and The Main Three Ponderosa Boys.
      All the Extra Trees and Vines are added for the Filming !
      :teeth_smile:
      Chilibill
      :cowboy:


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    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      Great pictures! - I know, the Ponderosa is now closed, but they had opened it for public last weekend for the 50years Bonanza convention.
      "Never apologize. It´s a sign of weakness."
    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      Watched recently the Episode The Crucible (season 3) with Lee Marvin. It's an interesting episode in which Marvin's Character is forcing Adam to work for him as a slave. Overall it was a good one but kind of weird. :smile:
      "You're too good to give a chance to." John Wayne as Cole Thornton in El Dorado (1966)

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    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Bonanza (1959-1973)

      Lee Marvin did a good job in this episode, but I did not real like it...
      "Never apologize. It´s a sign of weakness."
    • Re: Classic TV Westerns- Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983)

      JohnWayneFan4Life wrote:

      Was Duke friendly with Blocker?


      JohnWayneFan4Life, I moved you post here since Dan Blocker was more related to Bonanza than Little House.

      To my knowledge, he got along with everyone on Bonanza. I didn't hear anything bad about the relationships he had with the cast. They all except for Purnell Roberts on his Tribute to America TV special. I don't anything about Duke and Purnell Roberts either.

      Cheers :cool: Hondo


      "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"
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