The High Chaparral: Season 1, Episode 23

Bad Day for a Thirst (18 Feb. 1968)

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Buck finds two wandering Apache boys chasing a steer. He gets Big John's approval to train them as cowhands. Skeptical locals assume they killed a rancher. After some hands are killed, the missing boys are assumed to be involved.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jose De Vega ...
Dennis Safren ...
Robert F. Hoy ...
Joe Butler (as Bob Hoy)
Roberto Contreras ...
Jerry Summers ...
Ted Markland ...
Don Collier ...
Robert Carson ...
Anthony Jochim ...


Buck and Manolito catch two wandering Apache boys trying to catch a steer on foot. Buck feeling they are harmless convinces Big John to let him train them as cowhands. The boys soon take to the job plus they have the advantage of having been taught by missionaries. The rancher Allison goes to the HIgh Chaparral to see if he can do the same but is killed by a group of Apaches. Burton who hates Indians and others assume the two boys are guilty so they attempt to lynch them until Buck and Big John intervene. Later an Apache war party forces the boys to join them followed by killing ranch hands on the High Chaparral. Big John believing the missing boys are involved leads a group of hands plus Buck who thinks the boys are innocent after the war party. They track them to a fort the Apaches have taken. Buck is wounded leaving him and Big John trapped between the fort and cover. Buck calls out to the boys in english which the other Apaches don't understand. On his advice the boys find and ... Written by Anonymous

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