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... See full summary »

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 Big John Cannon (97 episodes, 1967-1971)
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 Buck Cannon (97 episodes, 1967-1971)
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 Manolito Montoya (97 episodes, 1967-1971)
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 Victoria Cannon (96 episodes, 1967-1971)
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 Billy Blue Cannon (80 episodes, 1967-1970)
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 Sam Butler (63 episodes, 1967-1971)
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 Joe Butler (63 episodes, 1967-1971)
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 Pedro (61 episodes, 1967-1971)
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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. When Blue's mother was killed (in the first episode) John united his family with the powerful Montoyas by marrying their daughter Victoria (whose brother Manolito now lives with them as well). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Though the series ended in 1971, you can see the Cannon ranch in 1973 in Gunsmoke: Matt's Love Story (1973). There are several very recognizable shots of the Cannon house and ranch. See more »

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Buck Cannon: [Explaining to a cowboy why he pulled a hidden gun] I whole lot rather be watchin' them put you in the ground and have folks sayin' 'That Buck Cannon, he don't fight fair' than to have 'Here lies Buck Cannon, he fought fair' on my tombstone.
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Excellent TV show
16 November 2002 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This show is one of the best TV shows I have ever seen, and definitely the best western.

This show is ahead of it's time in many ways. I wasn't even born when this show had it's original run but saw it on re-runs during the 80's and 90's and the show still held up to modern TV shows. Where most old TV shows tend to seem a bit dated 25-30 years down the track High Chaparral is still top quality viewing. The stories are well written and the acting is quite good.

The way that the Apache aren't just portrayed as mindless savages is also a very modern outlook. If the show is ever re-run again I will make a point to watch every episode.


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