The High Chaparral (1967–1971)
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A Piece of Land 

Buck finds silver on a nearby ranch and talks Manolito into partnering with him to buy the ranch. However, both find their free lifestyles catching up with them. They buy the ranch but wonder how to pay it off when they learn the truth.





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Episode cast overview:
Big John Cannon
Buck Cannon
Billy Blue Cannon
Manolito Montoya
Victoria Cannon
Miguel Ángel Landa ...
Jaime (as Miguel Landa)
Lou Frizzell ...
Jeff Patterson


Buck accidentally discovers silver on a ranch that Big John has an interest in but the owner Jeff Patterson won't sell to him due to a previous lawsuit over land. Earlier, Jeff had offered to sell Buck the property for $10,000 with a deposit of $1,000. Having no money Buck shows Manolito the discovery who agrees it would be a good buy. However, Buck and especially Manolito discover their free lifestyles has not made them a good credit risk as a friend and the bank turn him down for a loan. Victoria gives Manolito her very expensive necklace to use as collateral for the $1,000. As they finish the paperwork, Patterson mentions the silver ore. He figured they found it but said the grade was too low to make it worthwhile to ship to a processing plant. As they survey their land, cattle, and horses they realize they also face problems with Comancheros who stole Big John's horse. Realizing they need money, they raid the Comancheros and steal their horses which are unbranded except for Big ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 October 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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After Buck gets thrown by his horse, he calls the animal "Prince". "Prince" is the horse's real name; in the show, his "character" name is "Rebel". See more »

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