Bonanza

Silent Thunder

Season 2, Episode 13
Original Airdate: Dec 10, 1960

Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Victor Sen Yung, Ray Teal
Guests: Stella Stevens, James Griffith, Albert Salmi
Runtime: 49 min.

A young deaf-mute woman living an isolated life in the mountains falls in love with Little Joe when he teaches her sign language.

Trivia: Director Robert Altman was nominated for a total of 7 Academy Awards (M*A*S*H, The Player, ...). In 2006 he was awarded an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement. Stella Stevens was first noticed after posing as a centerfold for Playboy. She was a regular on the 1980s TV show Flamingo Road.