The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He’s aided by brother Buck and son Billy Blue.
The High Chaparral
Season 2 Episode 03: Follow your Heart
Ranch foreman Sam Butler returns to his native border town to avenge the death of his daughter.
Sam, raised by his adopted father Ben Lynch, learns his daughter has been killed by Lynch’s would be gunfighter son, Tom. Reunited with his Mexican wife Trinidad, Sam refuses all advice and vows to kill the boy. John Cannon leads the ranch hands to the border city in an attempt to stop the shoot-out.
High Chaparral was the name given to the ranch owned and operated by the Cannon family in the Arizona Territory during the 1870′s. Stubborn, proud Big John Cannon (Leif Erickson) is unceasing in his determination to carve a life in the untamed land. Frequently at odds with Big John is his firebrand of a younger brother Buck (Cameron Mitchell) and John’s sensitive son, Billy Blue (Mark Slade). After his first wife’s death, Big John marries Victoria (Linda Cristal), daughter of wealthy Mexican Land-owner, Don Sebastian Montoya (Frank Silvera) as a political alliance. Her roguish brother Manolito (Henry Darrow) accompanies her to the Cannon ranch and becomes a permanent member of the household. Sam Butler (Don Collier) is hired as the ranch foreman, while his brother Joe (Bob Hoy) along with Reno (Ted Markland), Pedro (Roberto Contreras), Ira (Jerry Summers), and Vaquero (Rudolfo Acosta) are the hard-working, fun-loving ranch hands.
Family differences, the conflicts between the Indians and the Americans, and the ever-present threats from rustlers and renegades all provided materials for the stories in the series.
A number of cast changes occurred in the program’s last seasons. The character of Blue Cannon was dropped. Ranch hands Ira and Reno left. Added to the cast was Wind (Rudy Ramos), a half-Pawnee youth who became a member of the Cannon bunkhouse
Cast and Crew:
Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell and Henry Darrow
# Creator: David Dortort
Production Company: NBC Productions, Xanadu Productions Inc.
Original Air Date: 1967
Audio & Video: Mono – Color
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