March 8, 2012
The Fear Merchants (Bonanza).
Season 1, episode 20.
Original air date: 30 January 1960.
Cast: Michael Landon (Joseph `Little Joe` Cartwright), Lorne Greene (Ben Cartwright), Pernell Roberts (Adam Cartwright), Dan Blocker (Eric `Hoss` Cartwright), Gene Evans (Andy Fulmer), Helen Westcott (Amanda Ridley), Frank Ferguson (J. R. Ridley), Christopher Dark (Jesse Tibbs), Guy Lee (Jimmy Chang), Ray Stricklyn (Billy Wheeler),Philip Ahn (Mr. Lee Chang), Victor Sen Yung (Hop Sing), Pat Michon (Sally Ridley), Arthur Space (Cyrus Hammond), Gregg Barton (Sheriff Halstead), Alexander Campbell (Judge), Peter Chong (Chinese Elder), Bill Clark (Townsman at Inquest: uncredited), Bob Miles (Townsman at Inquest: uncredited) and Jack Tomek (Townsman: uncredited).
Copyright has expired and is now in the public domain.
November 29, 2011
Racism, Virginia City style
Racial bigotry masquerading as a corrupt politician's platform is a key element in this story. Philip Ahn (Master Kan of "Kung Fu") has a featured role.
Keep an eye out near the end for a dead body in the street reacting when someone accidentally steps on his hand.
Familiar theme replaced by what sounds like Duane Eddy.