"Bonanza" clone about the Lancer family and its ranch.
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 Johnny Madrid Lancer (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
Wayne Maunder ...
 Scott Lancer (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Murdoch Lancer (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
Elizabeth Baur ...
 Teresa O'Brien (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Jelly Hoskins (38 episodes, 1968-1970)
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Lancer is the story of a rancher who struggles to hang onto his vast holdings in California's San Joaquin Valley with the help of his two sons and his ward. Scott, whose mother died in childbirth, is Murdoch Lancer's older son. He was raised by his maternal grandfather in Boston. Younger son Johnny was taken from his father by his Mexican mother when he was only around two. He grew up around the Mexican border and went by the name Johnny Madrid under which he earned a reputation as a fast gun. Deservedly so apparently as men from his past occasionally show up to cause problems for Johnny and his new found family. Teresa O'Brien, daughter of Murdoch's murdered ranch foreman is Murdoch's ward and a surrogate sister to the two boys. Written by Anonymous

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Brothers in name only. And the name is Lancer. (season 1)

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Western

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24 September 1968 (USA)  »

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(51 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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One of My Favorite Shows
7 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows of the 60's. I especially liked James Stacy's portrayal of Johnny Lancer. He was a very fine actor. The show was much more realistic than some of the TV westerns such as Bonanza. Had a good cast and the location shots were great. Would love to see it back on reruns. Many of the story lines focused on the conflict between the father, Murdoch Lancer, and his sons, Scott and Johnny. But the best shows featured the character of Johnny, as portrayed by James Stacy. Unlike some other TV westerns which also took place on ranches, this show actually was a realistic portrayal of everyday life on a ranch. You actually saw cattle, which I don't recall ever seeing on Bonanza. If you get a chance to see this show on cable, don't miss it.


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