The Guns of Will Sonnett

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The Guns of Will Sonnett
Premiere September 8, 1967
Finale September 16, 1969
Creator Richard Carr
Aaron Spelling
Network/Provider ABC
Style 30-minute western
Company Brenco Productions,
Thomas/Spelling Productions
Distributor King World (until 2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007– )
Seasons 2
Episodes 50
Origin USA

The Guns of Will Sonnett is a western that aired on ABC.

This series starred veteran character actor Walter Brennan as Will Sonnett, and Dack Rambo as his grandson, Jeff, who were searching for Will's son and Jeff's father, James. Disgusted with his father's being absent on army-scout business more often than not, James (also called Jim) had disappeared at the age of seventeen. A few years later, a baby boy was delivered to Will, with a letter identifying him as James' son. It went on to say that his mother had died in childbirth, and that not very many people get a second chance in life, but this was one for Will. The young boy was raised by his grandfather, who was grateful for the opportunity and did the best that he could to steer the grandson in the right direction.

The elder Sonnett was capable with firearms and often spoke to strangers about this prowess in a way that intimidated them. In the first episode, he mentions that his son is an expert with guns, while his grandson is better, "and I'm better than both of 'em -- no brag, just fact." This last phrase appeared frequently on the show, and became a catch phrase with many of the show's younger fans.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Walter Brennan Will Sonnett 1 2
Dack Rambo Jeff Sonnett 1 2
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Jason Evers James Sonnett 1 2


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 8, 1967 March 8, 1968 26
Season Two September 27, 1968 September 16, 1969 24


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 July 14, 2009 6


Season Sets
Season One August 24, 2005 3

Season Two August 24, 2005 3

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