The High Chaparral: Season 4, Episode 16

The Hostage (5 Mar. 1971)

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Victoria and Wind go to the Tucson bank as the Army deposits a money shipment. After the Army leaves, a trio of bank robbers enters. In the mêlée the only man with the combination is knifed. The six hostages have an unsure fate if he dies.


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Episode cast overview:
Morgan MacQuarie
Ted Gehring ...
Bo Bodeen
Tani Guthrie ...
Meelie Bodeen (as Tani Phelps)
Bobby Riha ...
Kermit Murdock ...
Richard Gates ...
Cullen Davidson (as Rick Gates)


Victoria and Wind enter the Tucson bank as the Army finishes making a deposit and Bo Bodeen argues with the management about a loan. After the Army troops leave near closing time, a trio of bank robbers enter led by the renown and aging outlaw Morgan MacQuarie. The bank officer Mr. Seechrist is knifed by Yuma and hits his head in the mêlée that occurs. The bank bookkeeper Pruitt doesn't know the combination to the safe so the robbers are forced to wait until Seechrist awakes or the bank owner arrives the next morning. While Bodeen and Wind are tied up, Victoria tends to Seechrist. Meelie Bodeen and her son Benji are left untied as is Pruitt who must pretend to work late. Bodeen and Yuma make threats while Victoria tries to convince MacQuarie's son Cullen to help as he was raised by a shop owner in Tucson but he refuses. When Seechrist dies, MacQuarie and everyone tries to keep it from Yuma who wants no witnesses left to the murder. Benji uses his slingshot to take out Yuma as the ... Written by Anonymous

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