Tom Jeffords meets and befriends Cochise as he attempts to find a safe mail route through Arizona.
An uncredited Robert Blake as the young Apache that Jeffords comes across at the beginning of the episode. This is a shortened version of the original pilot for the show originally aired on "The 20th Century Fox Hour". These shows were broadcast on the Fox Movie Channel several years ago under the title "Fox Hour of Stars". The character of Cochise was played by Ricardo Montalban in the the original pilot. John Lupton played Tom Jeffords in both the pilot and the series. The series broke new ground as the Apaches were portrayed in a favorable light, and not as the "blood-thirsty savages" stereotype prevalent in so many previous movies and TV series. Micheal Ansara was less than enthusiastic about playing Cochise because he felt the part less than demanding.
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