The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

Mark of the Turtle 

A Marshall asks Big John to help form a posse to join him on the trail of the Mexican bandit El Lobo who has been terrorizing the US. Big John and Buck know he is hiding on Montoya land which means trouble due to the pack with Montoya.


William F. Claxton


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Episode cast overview:
Leif Erickson ... Big John Cannon
Cameron Mitchell ... Buck Cannon
Mark Slade ... Billy Blue Cannon
Henry Darrow ... Manolito Montoya
Linda Cristal ... Victoria Cannon
Robert Lansing ... Marshall Virgil Packer
Anthony Caruso ... El Lobo
Bob Hoy ... Joe Butler
Roberto Contreras ... Pedro
Jerry Summers Jerry Summers ... Ira
Ted Markland ... Reno
Pepe Hern Pepe Hern ... Teofilo
Bill Shannon Bill Shannon ... Sully
Don Collier ... Sam Butler


While Buck and the men are in Tucson, Marshall Virgil Packer rides in with a body. He asks Buck if he or his men will join a posse to chase the Mexican bandit El Lobo. Buck states no High Chaparral men will join him. Later at the ranch, Packer arrives to ask Big John. After hearing what El Lobo has done, Big John states he will not order but will allow his men to join Packer if they wish. Buck is against it because he knows El Lobo is hiding on Montoya land. If they are caught on Montoya range, Big John's pact with Montoya will be broken but Big John believes supporting the law is more important. The men agree to go so Buck and Manolito join as well. After Packer learns who Manolito is, Manolito is forced to leave. When they cross over into Mexico, Buck forces Packer to remove his badge. He tells the Montoya hands they are looking for stolen or missing cattle. Manolito joins El Lobo and tells him a posse is on his trail convincing him to hide on the US side at an abandoned mine. He ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 December 1967 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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