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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:
Seldom seen but memorable 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:
Billy Blue Cannon:I need all the rest I can get, Uncle Buck
Buck Cannon:When I was your age, Blue, the word 'rest' hadn't been invented.
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Seldom seen but memorable western, 20 June 2006
Author: Reginald D. Garrard from Camilla, GA

From David Dortort, one of the producers of the popular "Bonanza," "The High Chaparral" told the story of two families, The Cannons and The Montoyas, brought together by a marriage of convenience. Leif Ericson played "John Cannon," the patriarch of the family that lost his wife when they were making their way west. Linda Crystal played "Victoria," the headstrong daughter of Don Sebastian de Montoya (Frank Silvera) and brother to Don Sebastian's equally assertive son, Manolito (Henry Darrow). Mark Slade played John's son, "Blue," while perennial heavy Cameron Mitchell played John's brother "Buck." Rounding out the cast were frequent western performers Don Collier and Rodolfo Acosto.

What set the program apart from other "sagebrush sagas" of the period were its strong portrayals of Native Americans, as well as non-condescending looks at life among our Mexican neighbors. Set against the sprawling American southwest, the stories were engaging, filled with brilliant character studies, along with typical western situations.

It had a great casting coup by having black actor Frank Silvera assay the role of Don Sebastian. Silvera made a career out of playing a variety of "ethnicities," a tribute to his talent, as well as his "chameleon-like" appearance.

Another noteworthy bit of casting would be that of Crystal, Darrow, and Acosto, all Hispanic actors.

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