The High Chaparral (1967–1971)
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Blue's style of drawing draws teasing from the men and Big John's concern he is ignoring his work. Victoria submits his work back east where it is published. When he receives an offer to go back east to study, Big John is hurt.



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Episode cast overview:
Big John Cannon
Buck Cannon
Billy Blue Cannon
Manolito Montoya
Victoria Cannon
Joe Butler
Aspa Nakapoulou ...
Dick Meyers ...


Blue has developed a hobby and love of drawing but with a style of his own. The men tease him about his style but he proves he can also draw realistic pictures as well. However, Big John is concerned he is ignoring his ranch work to draw creating friction. Blue decides to stop drawing and gives Victoria his drawings. Without his knowledge she submits them to a publisher in the east who uses the work and pays Blue. With the encouragement, Blue continues his drawing but is shot on guard duty when the Apaches steal a herd of cattle as he draws a stallion. He feels he cannot be trusted although Big John's only concern is that Blue is okay. Blue reveals to Big John he has received a job offer back east at $75 a week plus the ability to take classes. Feeling he can't do the ranch job properly, Blue decides to take the offer. Everyone is unhappy to see him go but Big John especially who wants Blue to take over the ranch eventually. He follows Blue to Tubac to talk to Blue before he leaves ... Written by Anonymous

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17 April 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Artistic Expression Misunderstood in all Cultures.
10 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Everyone at The High Chaparral works long, hard days, and seem to have three major off-hour diversions: playing cards, drinking, and women. Being the youngest at High Chaparral and with an impulsive propensity to overreact and flash his temper with his fists, Blue Boy begins this episode by seeming to ignore the card playing of his fellow hands at the ranch. He is so engrossed with drawing that he is late in beginning assignments, and when he gets back from doing what his father has asked him, he is criticized for not paying enough attention to his task at hand, mainly keeping the cattle from being taken by rustlers. Undeterred by such criticism Blue Boy, after some soul searching and support from Victoria, continues to sketch. This episode shows the talent of Mark Slade, who throughout his life has been an artist first, and everything else follows. The writers and producers did a great job in allowing us an early glimpse of Mark Slade's artistic talent. That talent during his lifetime has appeared in newspapers, periodicals, and in prominent publications around the world. The plot and story lines for this High Chaparral takes a rear seat to Mark Slade's artistry on display.

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