The Guns of Will Sonnett
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.
|Walter Brennan||Will Sonnett||1||2|
|Dack Rambo||Jeff Sonnett||1||2|
|Jason Evers||James Sonnett||1||2|
|Season One||September 8, 1967||March 8, 1968||26|
|Season Two||September 27, 1968||September 16, 1969||24|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|The Complete Seasons 1 & 2||July 14, 2009||6|
|Season One||August 24, 2005||3||
|Season Two||August 24, 2005||3||