El Jefe

El Jefe

Air Date: November 15, 1970

Written by: Ken Pettus

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Guest Stars: Rodolfo Acosta (Sheriff Rodolfo Aranda), Warren Stevens (Owen Driscoll), Jaime Sanchez (Ramon Cardenas)

Ben and Hoss come to the aid of Mexican farmers who are forced off their land by the greedy mine owner who runs the town of Prince River.

Trivia: This was Warren Stevens’ last of four appearances. Warren Stevens was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Navy at age 17. His interest in acting was piqued while he was attending Annapolis, and this resulted in 12 weeks of summer stock in Virginia. His friends, Gregory Peck and Kenneth Tobey, later arranged interviews for Stevens at the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.

In this episode, there is one interesting scene inside the Ponderosa – where Joe wears a red shirt!