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El Jefe 

The Cartwrights come to the aid of Mexican farmers in the Prince River vicinity, after they were run off the land by a corrupt tycoon wanting to strip mine the area.

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Ben Cartwright
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Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
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Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
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Sheriff Vincente Aranda
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Owen Driscoll
Jaime Sánchez ...
Ramon Cardenez
Anna Navarro ...
Sara
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Toler
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Graves
Bill Shannon ...
Brady
Alex Sharp ...
Truitt
Pepe Hern ...
Rojas
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The Cartwrights come to the aid of Mexican farmers in the Prince River vicinity, after they were run off the land by a corrupt tycoon wanting to strip mine the area.

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15 November 1970 (USA)  »

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The title "El Jefe" is translated from Spanish meaning "the Chief" or "the Boss." See more »

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Law bought and paid for
20 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's Dan Blocker who finds a wounded friend on the road and helps Jaime Sanchez back to the Ponderosa. Jaime is a wanted man in his neighboring community which is bought and paid for by mining tycoon Warren Stevens. Stevens has a pack of gunmen terrorizing the Mexican farmers to get them off their land so he can strip mine.

It's one of those gunmen that Sanchez has killed only it's a question of who started it. The Cartwrights get involved, but the key man is the sheriff Rudolfo Acosta who is Mexican and Stevens made him sheriff the better to intimidate the farmers.

Acosta who has played a lot of villains here is usually not on the side of the law in his roles even as bought and paid for law. This episode belongs to Acosta more than anyone else who shows he's learned a thing or two about the law.

There's also a nice performance from veteran western performer Shug Fisher as a witness to the crime Sanchez is accused of. This is one to check out.


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