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Seasons:
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Release Date:
10 September 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
My favorite TV western See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 102)

Leif Erickson ... Big John Cannon (97 episodes, 1967-1971)

Cameron Mitchell ... Buck Cannon (97 episodes, 1967-1971)

Henry Darrow ... Manolito Montoya (97 episodes, 1967-1971)

Linda Cristal ... Victoria Cannon (97 episodes, 1967-1971)

Mark Slade ... Billy Blue Cannon (80 episodes, 1967-1970)
Don Collier ... Sam Butler (63 episodes, 1967-1971)
Robert F. Hoy ... Joe Butler (63 episodes, 1967-1971)
Roberto Contreras ... Pedro (61 episodes, 1967-1971)
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Series Directed by
William F. Claxton (18 episodes, 1967-1969)
Leon Benson (6 episodes, 1967-1971)
Phil Rawlins (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Richard Benedict (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Witney (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Joseph Pevney (4 episodes, 1968-1970)
Don Richardson (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Wiard (4 episodes, 1970)
Virgil W. Vogel (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harry Harris (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Seymour Robbie (2 episodes, 1968)
James B. Clark (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Herschel Daugherty (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert L. Friend (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Writing credits
Walter Black (9 episodes, 1968-1970)
Don Balluck (8 episodes, 1969-1971)
Michael Fessier (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
William F. Leicester (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Ken Pettus (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Tim Kelly (5 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jack B. Sowards (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
Frank Chase (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Gerry Day (4 episodes, 1969-1971)
David Dortort (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Richard Sale (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Denne Bart Petitclerc (3 episodes, 1967)
Warren Douglas (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Irve Tunick (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Milton S. Gelman (3 episodes, 1969)
Thomas Thompson (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Richard Carr (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Mel Goldberg (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
D.C. Fontana (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
James L. Henderson (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Alex Sharp (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Starr Niendorff (2 episodes, 1968)
B.W. Sandefur (2 episodes, 1968)
James Schmerer (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Clyde Ware (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
George Atkins (2 episodes, 1970)
Ramona Chase (2 episodes, 1970)

Series Produced by
David Dortort .... executive producer / producer (97 episodes, 1967-1971)
William F. Claxton .... producer (45 episodes, 1967-1969)
James Schmerer .... producer (43 episodes, 1969-1971)
Irving Elman .... supervising producer (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
Buck Houghton .... producer (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Original Music by
Harry Sukman (13 episodes, 1967-1970)
 
Series Cinematography by
Harkness Smith (7 episodes, 1968-1970)
Kenneth T. Williams (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Haskell B. Boggs (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jack Harnish (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Sidney Levin (3 episodes, 1967)
Archie Marshek (3 episodes, 1967)
Richard Cahoon (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Marvin Coil (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Harry W. Gerstad (2 episodes, 1967)
John Woodcock (2 episodes, 1967)
George A. Gittens (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Edward Haire (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Casting by
William Maybery (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Art Direction by
George Renne (9 episodes, 1968-1970)
A. Earl Hedrick (2 episodes, 1967)
Hal Pereira (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Set Decoration by
William F. Calvert (7 episodes, 1968-1970)
Robert R. Benton (2 episodes, 1967)
Ray Moyer (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Makeup Department
Hedy Mjorud .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1968-1970)
Beau Wilson .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1968-1970)
Claude Thompson .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Beau Hickman .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor (2 episodes, 1967)
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Production Management
Kent McCray .... production manager (97 episodes, 1967-1971)
Miles Middough .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Andrew J. Durkus .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl 'Major' Roup .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1968-1970)
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1968)
Donald R. Daves .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
Ray DeCamp .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set construction (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor (88 episodes, 1967-1971)
Joe Edmondson .... sound recordist (10 episodes, 1967-1970)
Joel Moss .... sound recordist (8 episodes, 1967-1970)
 
Series Stunts
Henry Wills .... stunt coordinator (10 episodes, 1967-1970)
 
Series Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting: locations (42 episodes, 1967-1971)
Milt Hamerman .... casting supervisor (7 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenita Dinneen .... costumer: women (1 episode, 1970)
Pat Kelly .... costumer: men (1 episode, 1970)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Wistrom .... post-production coordinator (81 episodes, 1967-1970)
Edward P. Ancona Jr. .... color consultant (9 episodes, 1967-1970)
Marvin Coil .... supervising editor (8 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Music Department
David Rose .... composer: theme music (97 episodes, 1967-1971)
 
Series Other crew
Don Balluck .... story consultant / executive story consultant (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Tim Kelly .... story consultant / story editor (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Walter Black .... story consultant / executive story consultant (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jon Bennett Reed .... staff associate (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Samuel Roeca .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1968)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"High Chaparral" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
60 min (98 episodes)
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Trivia:
Though the series ended in 1971, you can see the Cannon ranch in a 1973 episode of Gunsmoke. The title is Matt's Love Story and there are a lot of great shots of the Cannon house and ranch.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
My favorite TV western, 13 November 2003
Author: Tom Jeffords from New Orleans, LA

I remember The High Chaparral from when I was a child and rediscovered it as an adult from reruns. What is most noticeable about THC as opposed to other TV westerns are two things; it was actually filmed outdoors instead of on a soundstage, unlike large chunks of other TV westerns such as Rawhide and Gunsmoke and especially The Big Valley. Because of this the show and the actors have an authentic dirty and sweaty look to them appropriate to the period and place. I mean hey, cattle ranching in Arizona now is hard, sweaty and dirty, think about how is was before running water. The other thing I liked about it is that not only did the recurring characters not always get along, some of them flat out just didn't like each other. Kind of like in the real world and unlike other TV westerns. These distinctive features along with superb acting, writing, and technical work (just watching the shows makes me want to sweat) adds to up to one heck of a show.

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