Gunman Johnny Rondo and son Dan arrive in Tucson on the way to California looking for odd jobs. Johnny is half Indian so a rancher refuses to hire him but Buck who knows who he is hires him for the High Chaparral and allows Dan to stay with him. Due to tight quarters in the bunk house Dan stays in the guest room at the ranch house. Johnny is a good hand and even Dan does the job of a man. When Dan turns seventeen, Johnny gives him a watch his dad gave him with pictures of Johnny's wife and mother. What Dan really wants is a gun and learn how to use it but Johnny refuses to allow it. Seeing the job Dan does, Big John starts paying Dan his own salary which Dan uses to buy a gun to the dismay of his father. Only Blue is willing to go against Johnny's wishes and teaches Dan how to shoot. The three Tate brothers who are on Johnny's trail and want revenge for the death of their young brother find Johnny at Tucson. Johnny has to take them on as Big John helps stop Dan by drugging him. Buck ... Written by
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Most of the historical facts in the plot are relayed to the viewer by the singing of the song "The Guns of Johnny Rondo" at different points in the show which tells why Johnny became a gunman and is on the run. See more
THE GUNS OF JOHNNY RONDO
Sung by Faron Young
Words and Music by Joe Lubin
, Gerry Day, Harry Sukman See more