The High Chaparral

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The High Chaparral
The High Chaparral-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 10, 1967
Finale March 12, 1971
Creator David Dortort
Network NBC
Style 60-minute western
Company Xanadu Productions
NBC
Seasons 4
Episodes 98
Origin USA

The High Chaparral is a western that aired on NBC.

The show revolved around "Big" John Cannon, a rancher who lived in the Arizona Territory in the 1870s. He ran the ranch with his brother Buck and son Billy Blue. Billy Blue's mother Annalee (Joan Caulfield) was killed in the first episode by an Indian arrow, and John Cannon then married Victoria, the daughter of the powerful neighbouring rancher Don Sebastián Montoya, in what is initially a marriage of convenience. His marriage to Victoria Montoya brought her brother Manolito into the picture, and he also came to live with the family. Cameron Mitchell was offered the part of Buck following an airline flight to Tucson where he had sat next to the series originator and his wife.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Leif Erickson Big John Cannon 1 2 3 4
Cameron Mitchell Buck Cannon 1 2 3 4
Mark Slade Billy Blue Cannon 1 2 3
Henry Darrow Manolito Montoya 1 2 3 4
Linda Cristal Victoria Cannon 1 2 3 4
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Don Collier Sam Butler 1 2 3 4
Rodolfo Acosta Vaquero 1 2
Bob Hoy Joe Butler 1 2 3 4
Roberto Contreras Pedro 1 2 3 4
Jerry Summers Ira 1
Ted Markland Reno 1 2
Rudy Ramos Wind 4

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 10, 1967 March 31, 1968 28
Season Two September 20, 1968 April 4, 1969 26
Season Three September 19, 1969 May 5, 1970 26
Season Four September 18, 1970 March 12, 1971 18

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Released in Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands.

External Sites