The Emperor's Bridge Campaign

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ARENA | Film

The Emperor Norton (1966)
Season 7, Episode 23, of Bonanza (NBC)

The Emperor's Bridge Campaign has contributed this film to the Internet Archive. It can be viewed below or at the Archive (here). *

To view other films in our ARchive of Emperor Norton in Art, Music & Film (ARENA), see the Film section here.

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Production company NBC

Audio-Visual sound, color

Run time 52:12

Original air date 27 February 1966


Produced by David Dortort

Teleplay by Robert Sabaroff

Story by Gerry Prince Young & Robert Sabaroff

Directed by William F. Claxton

Associate Producer James W. Lane

Story Consultant Denne Petitclerc

Music by David Rose

Director of Photography Haskell Boggs, A.S.C.

Production Manager Kent McCray

Color Consultant Edward P. Ancona, Jr.

Song ("Bonanza") by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans

Art Direction Hal Pereira & Earl Hedrick

Edited by Marvin Coil, A.C.E

Casting Supervisor William Maybery

Assistant Director Don Daves

Set Decoration Robert Benton; Grace Gregory

Sound Recording Lyle Figland; Joel Moss

Makeup Supervision Wally Westmore, S.M.A.

Hair Style Supervision Nellie Manley, C.H.S.


Emperor Norton Sam Jaffe

Ben Cartwright Lorne Greene

Eric "Hoss" Cartwright Dan Blocker

Joseph "Little Joe" Cartwright Michael Landon

Crawford Parley Baer

Milner John Napier

Roy Coffee Ray Teal

Hop Sing Victor Sen Yung

Judge Charles Irving

Harris Tom Palmer

Mark Twain William Challee

Woman Audrey Larkin

* DISCLAIMER: This film may be under copyright. We present it here strictly for non-commercial, educational purposes.

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