An old former Army scout and his grandson search the west for the man's son, a gunfighter on the run.
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1969   1968   1967  

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Branded (1965–1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant
The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan
The Rebel (1959–1961)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After the end of the American Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Stars: Nick Adams, Chuck Hamilton, Sid Troy
Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe
Rawhide (1959–1965)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines
Maverick (1957–1962)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll
Baretta (1975–1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta.

Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts
The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey
Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake
F Troop (1965–1967)
Comedy | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The misadventures of the staff and neighbors of a remote US Army outpost in the Wild West.

Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry
Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Will Sonnett (50 episodes, 1967-1969)
...
 Jeff Sonnett (50 episodes, 1967-1969)
Edit

Storyline

Ex-cavalry scout and gunfighter Will Sonnett and his grandson, Jeff, search the West for Will's son - and Jeff's father - Jim Sonnett, a former lawman and gunslinger, who has avoided seeing his son in order to keep him away from the assortment of killers and bounty hunters who are after him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Spur des Jim Sonnett  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Members of the cast and crew said that Walter Brennan cackled with delight when Martin Luther King's assassination was announced. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Will Sonnett: No brag... just fact.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Missing Generation
16 May 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

More due to changing times than anything else, The Guns Of Will Sonnett only lasted two seasons. Walter Brennan got to star in his third and final television series and the only one that was dramatic, the previous two being comedies.

The premise involved was a simple one. Grandfather and grandson wandered the west looking for the missing generation. Walter Brennan was Will Sonnett, a seminal frontier character, former army scout, buffalo hunter, just about every occupation in the west there was. Of course it took him away from his responsibilities as father and his son, Jason Evers, grew up to be a notorious gunfighter and also an absentee dad.

But Brennan's grandson Dack Rambo had the advantage of having Brennan raise him, gave him a strict moral code to live by as well as how to handle a six gun.

One thing I never did figure out is where were the Sonnett women? There was no mention of Brennan's wife and there was one story where a woman claimed to be Evers's wife and Rambo's mother, but she turned out not to be.

The show had one catchphrase I always liked. When Brennan said he was going to do something extraordinary to some, he would inevitably say in every show, "no brag, just fact". And he always backed it up.

So every week Will and Jeff Sonnett would arrive in some town looking for James Sonnett and getting involved in some local situation. The show afforded an opportunity for Brennan as producer as well as star to cast some of his old friends in several episodes. It did get to look sometimes like a geriatric western.

I wish it had stayed around a bit longer.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Son's of Will Sonnett Rockyj1
I love this show gregbarnes
Here's the link to ask Me TV to put 'Will Sonnett' back on the air calcaylor
Three Rode Together mickya
Guns of Will Sonnett white1564
More seasons? irelandflower28
Discuss The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page