A Time to Step Down

A Time to Step Down

Air Date: September 25, 1966

Written by: Frank Chase

Directed by: Paul Heinreid

Guest Stars: Ed Begley Sr. (Dan Tolliver), Audrey Totter (Beth Riley), Donald ‘Red’ Barry (Temple), Sherwood Price (Sand), Renny McEnvoy (Flint)

Ben’s longtime friend Dan Tolliver is asked to step down from his job on the Cartwright Ranch. Upset at the thought that he is considered too old for his job, he plans a kidnapping and robbery to get back at the Cartwrights.

Trivia: Ed Begley, Sr., as Dan Tolliver, was previously seen in Season Seven’s “The Other Son” as Clint. Don “Red” Barry as Temple, was previously seen in Season Six – “The Saga Of Squaw Charlie”. Sherwood Price as Sand, in his last Bonanza episode, was previously seen in Season Five – “My Son, My Son”; Season Two – “Silent Thunder” and “The Secret”; and in Season One – “Escape To Ponderosa”.