Episode 74 - THE FRIENDSHIP

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Episode 74 - THE FRIENDSHIP

Post by Episode Guide » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:11 am

Date: November 12, 1961

Summary: Danny Kidd is a prisoner on a chain gang and through a combination of circumstances he comes to save Joe’s life after he is dragged by a spooked horse. Joe takes an interest in the man who has been in prison for thirteen years. Ben uses his clout to have Danny released from Yuma State Prison into his custody and Joe is personally responsible for Danny. However, Danny’s jail house mentality makes it difficult for him to adjust to “civilian” life. But, like a true friend, Joe stands by his side as Danny makes the difficult transition.

Written by: Frank Chase
Directed by: Don McDougall
Guest Stars: Danny Kidd...Dean Jones Teller...Norman Alden Warden...Rusty Lane Mr. Carter...Stafford Repp Travis...Roy Wright Ann Carter...Janet Lake Bob Stevens...Edward Faulkner Bob Miles...(uncredited double) Betty Endicott...(uncredited party guest)

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Re: Episode 74 - THE FRIENDSHIP

Post by CochiseAndJoseph » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:52 pm

I'm watching this one now. Dean Jones passed away yesterday. He was a huge part of my childhood! I may have cried when I heard...

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Post by CochiseAndJoseph » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:37 am

I just finished it. It's a new favorite! Such a good episode!

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Re: Episode 74 - THE FRIENDSHIP

Post by daisy60 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:03 am

Good episode. It was sad that a young boy was needlessly kept in a prison all those years. The episode shows how hard it is to adjust to being out of prison but Joe's friendship will help him adjust.

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Post by CochiseAndJoseph » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:01 am

I really wish Danny had been in more episodes! I loved him!

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Post by Adamant » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:23 am

And Dean Jones died yesterday, So sad.
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Post by Cedars19 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:12 pm

I always liked Dean Jones. 84 when he died. So many Classic Disney films came after this appearance in Bonanza. I read somewhere that he too could sing and was one of the original Bobbys from Sondheim's Company.
He was really good in this episode even if he looked somewhat older than the lad he was playing. Not that it mattered. He will be missed.

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Re: Episode 74 - THE FRIENDSHIP

Post by ljlover2001 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:58 am

The Friendship is one of my favourite episodes. Very sad that this young man had been held in prison for so long, as he wasn't really bad, just a victim of circumstances.
Loved the way he and Joe began to be pals and when the episode ends I like to think that friendship blossomed while Danny worked out his year on the Ponderosa.
Great to see Adam and Joe in their white shirts and string ties at the dance.
Favourite part? When Joe returns to the family after his fight with Danny (and after disobeying Pa by going off after Danny, on his own) and Ben says 'Sometimes, Joseph, you make me very angry' Only sometimes, Ben? LOL

Worst part? When Danny throws the soldier away. It was his only link with his parents and I think he should have held onto it
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