Bonanza: The Mill (1960)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Prime-Time Drama [TV], Rural Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Crippled farmer Tom Edwards (Harry Townes) holds Ben Cartwright responsible for the accident which destroyed the use of his legs. Edwards' bitterness is fueled by his hired hand Ezekial (Claude Akins), who while plying Tom with liquor is also methodically cheating him out of his life savings. It turns out that Ezekial has another reason for his Iago-like treachery: He, too, despises the Cartwrights, and is determined to use Tom as his instrument for revenge. Dianne Foster costars as Tom's wife Joyce. Written by Halsted Wells, "The Mill" was originally seen on October 1, 1960.