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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:
Best of the TV Westerns 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 (96 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)
Robert 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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Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Busty Cops (2004) (V)See more »

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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Best of the TV Westerns, 14 May 2005
Author: bfm_1017 from East Coast, USA

The High Chaparral was the best of the many TV westerns. Bonanza was equally excellent, especially in character development. The difference for me was the quality of the writing in High Chaparral. This show compelled me to visit Tucson, Bisbee, and surrounding Southwest Arizona and Mexican locations several times. Tucson seems like a second home to me.

The use of the landscape, the development of distinct characters such as John Cannon, Victoria, Manolito, Don Sebastian, and especially Buck, and the treatment of Native Americans in story lines was the most balance I have seen in this genre. Native Americans, especially the Apaches, were presented as having good and bad people, just as the whites were presented, good and bad. I particularly think the actors were outstanding - Cameron Mitchell, Frank Silvera, and Henry Darrow especially.

This show unfortunately does not show up on TV much at all, and I'm afraid it will disappear as more years go by. I can't believe it is not on DVD, especially since there's so much bad stuff on DVD, why not put something quality like this out? Next time it is on, I'll be sure to record as many as I can for viewing later when it's gone for good. Like the old West, this show may have seen it's last sunset. Too bad.

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