The High Chaparral

The High Chaparral

1967 - 1971, Drama, Western
The Cannon family strives for a successful cattle business. Vintage western drama starring Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell and Henry Darrow

Episode Guide

  • The High Chaparral - A Man to Match the Land (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    A Man to Match the Land

    A survivor of an Indian attack insists on accompanying John on a wild horse roundup on Indian lands.

  • The High Chaparral - The Hostage (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    The Hostage

    Victoria and Wind are among the hostages of an outlaw (Edmond O'Brien) whose bank-robbery plans go awry.

  • The High Chaparral - Sangre (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:


    A war engulfs the Cannons when they help a wounded Apache leader wanted for murder.

  • The High Chaparral - The New Lion of Sonora - Part Two (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The New Lion of Sonora - Part Two

    Attacks plague the Montoya property after Don Domingo (Gilbert Roland) announces plans to sell.

  • The High Chaparral - The New Lion of Sonora (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The New Lion of Sonora

    Victoria and Mano's grief is compounded when they learn their late father left his estate to a surprise heir; attacks plague the Montoya property after Don Domingo (Gilbert Roland) announces plans to sell.

  • The High Chaparral - The Badge (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Badge

    The Cannons recall when lawman John had to arrest Buck for bank robbery and murder; guest Gary Busey.

  • The High Chaparral - Pale Warrior (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Pale Warrior

    Wind finds evidence to back up the Cannons' suspicions about a wounded man who claims he was an Indian captive.

  • The High Chaparral - A Matter of Vengeance (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    A Matter of Vengeance

    Dan Casement returns to Tucson in pursuit of the outlaws who destroyed his home and killed his infant grandson.

  • The High Chaparral - Fiesta (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:


    A traveling fight promoter (Nehemiah Persoff) fumes when Buck takes away his 11-year-old Mexican charge.

  • The High Chaparral - The Forge of Hate (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Forge of Hate

    A young Apache's efforts to ease tensions between his people and white men are undermined by a belligerent chieftain.

  • The High Chaparral - Too Late the Epitaph (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Too Late the Epitaph

    Manolito is saved by an old buddy (Monte Markham) from gold-theft charges, but is later framed for murder.

  • The High Chaparral - A Good Sound Profit (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    A Good Sound Profit

    Over Victoria and Manolito's objections, John supplies guns, ammunition and horses to Mexican revolutionaries.

  • The High Chaparral - It Takes a Smart Man (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    It Takes a Smart Man

    John must give in to the demands of a blackmailer to prevent him from goading Buck into a no-win gun battle.

  • The High Chaparral - A Matter of Survival (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    A Matter of Survival

    Indians stalk Victoria and her escorts as they bring the infant survivor of a raid, and his grandfather, back to the ranch.

  • The High Chaparral - Wind (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:


    Wind, a half-Indian boy, tries to repay the Cannons after they save him from a being lynched as a rustler.

  • The High Chaparral - Only the Bad Come to Sonora (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Only the Bad Come to Sonora

    Manolito poses as a drifter to capture three highwaymen who stole his money and horse.

  • The High Chaparral - Spokes (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:


    Buck escapes from ranch life by spending the Fourth of July in the roughest town in the territory.

  • The High Chaparral - An Anger Greater Than Mine (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    An Anger Greater Than Mine

    John and Don Sebastian unite against a revolutionary (Alejandro Rey) raiding both their properties.

  • The High Chaparral - No Trouble at All (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    No Trouble at All

    Victoria is captured by a lone Indian after becoming separated from Buck and Manolito during a perilous journey across the desert.

  • The High Chaparral - Generation (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:


    A newspaper editor admires Billy Blue's drawings and offers him a high-paying job in the city.

  • The High Chaparral - Auld Lang Syne (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Auld Lang Syne

    An old Army buddy hires Buck to guide a detachment of soldiers transporting military gold through Indian territories.

  • The High Chaparral - Too Many Chiefs (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Too Many Chiefs

    Vacationing John and Victoria return to near disaster after leaving the ranch in the hands of Buck, Manolito and Billy Blue.

  • The High Chaparral - New Hostess in Town (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    New Hostess in Town

    Attacking bandits strand Buck in the desert and force kidnapped Victoria to work as a cantina hostess in an outlaw town.

  • The High Chaparral - The Reluctant Deputy (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Reluctant Deputy

    Manolito and Buck's practical joke -- having Billy Blue sworn in as a deputy -- backfires when the real sheriff must leave.

  • The High Chaparral - The Lieutenant (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Lieutenant

    The Cannons become embroiled in the confrontation between a neighbor and the cavalry officer who is determined to arrest him for desertion.

  • The High Chaparral - Mi Casa, Su Casa (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Mi Casa, Su Casa

    Cannon houseguest Don Sebastian provokes an Indian attack by insisting on having all the comforts of home.

  • The High Chaparral - The Guns of Johnny Rondo (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    The Guns of Johnny Rondo

    Questions about a ranch hand who refuses to wear a gun are answered when his gunslinging past surfaces.

  • The High Chaparral - Jelks (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:


    The foreman threatens to quit when he and John disagree over a drifter John hired for a cattle drive.

  • The High Chaparral - Friends and Partners (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Friends and Partners

    Buck and Manolito have problems when they seek an easier life by buying their own cattle ranch.

  • The High Chaparral - The Journal of Death (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Journal of Death

    A prison doctor (John Colicos) accused of killing his patients is the only one who can save ailing Victoria.

  • The High Chaparral - The Long Shadow (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Long Shadow

    Attacks on men and cattle bring the Cannons' hired hands to the point of resigning; guest Gregory Sierra.

  • The High Chaparral - The Little Thieves (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Little Thieves

    Buck and Manolito try to reform two teens (Jo Ann Harris, Heather Menzies) caught rustling cattle.

  • The High Chaparral - Alliance (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:


    Hoping to avert war, Manolito accompanies a bounty-hunter friend to pick up an Apache murder suspect.

  • The High Chaparral - The Legacy (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Legacy

    Billy Blue refuses to believe a girl (Pamela Dunlap) he loves and her father are blackmailing John.

  • The High Chaparral - The Lost Ones (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The Lost Ones

    An Apache once saved by Victoria drags her to his camp and orders her to cure his chief's injured son.

  • The High Chaparral - Lady Fair (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Lady Fair

    Buck offers his help and a proposal of marriage when he falls for the head (Joanna Moore) of a troubled freight company.

  • The High Chaparral - Apache Trust (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Apache Trust

    An Apache chief (Chief Dan George) grabs Billy Blue and threatens him with death if the Army makes a planned attack.

  • The High Chaparral - Trail to Nevermore (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Trail to Nevermore

    Stranded in the desert after a bandit attack, Manolito, Victoria and wounded John hide in a deserted town.

  • The High Chaparral - To Stand for Something More (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    To Stand for Something More

    Billy Blue, left in charge, faces humiliation when bandits steal his father's prize stallion.

  • The High Chaparral - Bad Day for a Bad Man (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Bad Day for a Bad Man

    Bandits steal Manolito's tempestuous girlfriend and the money entrusted to him to buy cattle; guest Malachi Throne.

  • The High Chaparral - A Piece of Land (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    A Piece of Land

    Victoria offers jewelry as collateral so Manolito can invest with Buck in a silver mine, which turns out worthless.

  • The High Chaparral - The Brothers Cannon (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Brothers Cannon

    When John ignores complaints about work assignments, angry Buck leaves the Cannon ranch for good; guest Lou Frizzell.

  • The High Chaparral - Time to Laugh, Time to Cry (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Time to Laugh, Time to Cry

    Manolito's rekindled romance with a childhood sweetheart takes a tragic turn when comancheros try to settle an old score.

  • The High Chaparral - Time of Your Life (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Time of Your Life

    Billy Blue makes a difficult decision when a hot-tempered gunfighter (James Mitchum) publicly challenges him to a duel.

  • The High Chaparral - For the Love of Carlos (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    For the Love of Carlos

    Victoria befriends the son of an accused murderer, but the boy flees classmates' taunts to rejoin his fugitive father.

  • The High Chaparral - The Lion Sleeps (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    The Lion Sleeps

    Don Sebastian, wounded by an assassin, pretends to be dying to force Manolito to marry and take over the Cannon ranch.

  • The High Chaparral - No Bugles, No Drums (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    No Bugles, No Drums

    Buck is in danger when he tries to find an old girlfriend's (Bethel Leslie) missing spouse; guest Pamelyn Ferdin.

  • The High Chaparral - A Fella Named Kilroy (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    A Fella Named Kilroy

    Buck is faced with a dilemma when a new hand he hired, who is Billy Blue's idol, is nothing but a thief.

  • The High Chaparral - Surtee (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:


    John and Billy Blue set themselves up for attack to prove an Indian agent has hired a renegade chief to steal government cattle.

  • The High Chaparral - Stinky Flanagan (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Stinky Flanagan

    A cavalry deserter (Frank Gorshin) convinces Buck to buy his camel, promising the animal will revolutionize cattle herding.

  • The High Chaparral - Once on a Day in Spring (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Once on a Day in Spring

    Neglected Victoria leaves the Cannon ranch with Manolito to find peace with her father; guest Kathleen Crowley.

  • The High Chaparral - Feathers of an Eagle (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Feathers of an Eagle

    Billy Blue endangers the Cannon peace treaty and becomes an Apache prisoner after freeing a white girl.

  • The High Chaparral - The Glory Soldiers (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Glory Soldiers

    Manolito's hunt for excitement leads him to rob a bandit friend to help a woman (Elizabeth Allen) and her followers.

  • The High Chaparral - The Last Hundred Miles (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Last Hundred Miles

    John backs a competitor to an established freight hauler (Robert Clary) faking Indian attacks to raise prices.

  • The High Chaparral - No Irish Need Apply (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    No Irish Need Apply

    Manolito disregards John's advice and decides to help his Irish miner friend strike to protest working conditions.

  • The High Chaparral - Shadow of the Wind (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Shadow of the Wind

    An old friend of Victoria and Manolito's admits he is the leader of a Mexican gang seeking Indian scalps for profit.

  • The High Chaparral - A Sea of Enemies (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    A Sea of Enemies

    A black Army deserter (Paul Winfield) accused of murder takes Billy Blue hostage and forces him to help in an escape plan.

  • The High Chaparral - Our Lady of Guadalupe (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Our Lady of Guadalupe

    A priest (Ricardo Montalbán) asks the Cannons for financial help to find a religious statue, then gives the money to the poor.

  • The High Chaparral - A Way of Justice (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    A Way of Justice

    Three convicts frame John for the murder of a Mexican shepherd's daughter and will kill him unless a ransom is paid.

  • The High Chaparral - For What We Are About to Receive (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    For What We Are About to Receive

    Victoria's idea that John buy a squatter's last turkey leads to complications involving a local Indian chief.

  • The High Chaparral - The Buffalo Soldiers (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Buffalo Soldiers

    An all-black cavalry troop answers Tucson's request for troops to oppose a powerful town boss; guest Yaphet Kotto.

  • The High Chaparral - The Deceivers (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Deceivers

    The daughter (Bonnie Bedelia) of a half-Apache man (Robert Loggia) helps him escape after he is nabbed for raiding the ranch.

  • The High Chaparral - North to Tucson (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    North to Tucson

    Victoria rescues an injured man (Kevin McCarthy) after his stagecoach is attacked, then learns he has sworn to kill John.

  • The High Chaparral - Ebenezer (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:


    John convinces an editor to open Tucson's first newspaper, but exposing local corruption puts the man in danger.

  • The High Chaparral - The Promised Land (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Promised Land

    Don Sebastian fails to honor a promise to sell a hamlet to its inhabitants after Vaquero inherits the purchase price.

  • The High Chaparral - The Covey (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Covey

    An escaped Mexican bandit (Anthony Caruso) returns to destroy the Cannon ranch and avenge his imprisonment.

  • The High Chaparral - Tornado Frances (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Tornado Frances

    Buck's illusions about saloon ownership are shattered when a temperance group targets his new establishment.

  • The High Chaparral - Follow Your Heart (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Follow Your Heart

    The Cannon ranch foreman vows revenge when he learns his daughter has been killed by his adopted brother.

  • The High Chaparral - Ten Little Indians (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Ten Little Indians

    John is caught between warring tribes when he feeds Apache children, including Geronimo's grandson, orphaned by Pimas.

  • The High Chaparral - The Stallion (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Stallion

    The son of an Apache chief fumes when a wild stallion he tries to capture is finally taken by Billy Blue.

  • The High Chaparral - Threshold of Courage (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    Threshold of Courage

    A man, disfigured by John during the Civil War, kidnaps Victoria to force a showdown in the high country.

  • The High Chaparral - A Joyful Noise (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    A Joyful Noise

    John protects a priest (Ramon Novarro) traveling with two nuns and a girl whose demented fiance wants her back.

  • The High Chaparral - The Hair Hunter (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    The Hair Hunter

    A miner closed down by Apache raids ignores John's objections and hires a bounty hunter.

  • The High Chaparral - The Peacemaker (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    The Peacemaker

    Billy Blue falls for the adopted Apache daughter (Barbara Hershey) of a peace envoy he is guiding to Cochise.

  • The High Chaparral - Tiger by the Tail (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Tiger by the Tail

    The Cannons capture a wounded bandit leader (Ricardo Montalbán) who threatens to destroy the ranch unless he is freed.

  • The High Chaparral - Bad Day for a Thirst (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Bad Day for a Thirst

    Injured, dehydrated Buck must rely on two Apaches he trained as ranch hands when an Apache war party captures the trio.

  • The High Chaparral - Ride the Savage Land (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Ride the Savage Land

    Manolito endures a test of courage to free a white woman (Claire Wilcox) held captive by Apaches for five years.

  • The High Chaparral - The Champion of the Western World (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The Champion of the Western World

    Buck encourages Billy Blue to fight a boxing champion (Charles Aidman) to win money for a silver saddle.

  • The High Chaparral - The Kinsman (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Kinsman

    After 15 years, the Cannons' uncle (Jack Lord) arrives, wounded, and fails to reveal he is chased by bounty hunters.

  • The High Chaparral - Gold Is Where You Leave It (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Gold Is Where You Leave It

    Gold seekers driven from an abandoned mine on the Cannon ranch return to take revenge; guest Leo Gordon.

  • The High Chaparral - Survival (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    John and Billy Blue force a wounded Apache to lead them to water, but an Indian chief captures them along the way.

  • The High Chaparral - The Assassins (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Assassins

    A renegade chief stalks an Apache peace representative (X Brands) negotiating for Cochise at the Cannon ranch.

  • The High Chaparral - The Firing Wall (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Firing Wall

    A Mexican bandit turned revolutionary (Fernando Lamas) plans to publicly execute Cannon ranch hands as a show of power.

  • The High Chaparral - The Terrorist (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Terrorist

    Manolito frees from jail an old friend (Henry Silva), a revolutionary, unaware he plans to kill Mexico's exiled president.

  • The High Chaparral - Mark of the Turtle (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Mark of the Turtle

    John's cowhands join a posse that invades Montoya land while searching for bandits; guest Robert Lansing.

  • The High Chaparral - The Widow From Red Rock (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Widow From Red Rock

    Buck alienates John by working for a lovely widow (Patricia Barry) conducting illegal deals.

  • The High Chaparral - The Price of Revenge (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Price of Revenge

    A widow (Geraldine Brooks) whose husband once owned the High Chaparral hires a gunfighter to drive off the Cannons.

  • The High Chaparral - A Hanging Offense (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    A Hanging Offense

    Billy Blue defends an Apache woman from an Army lieutenant, then faces murder charges after the man dies.

  • The High Chaparral - Sudden Country (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Sudden Country

    A bank clerk from the East tries to start a cattle ranch, but unwittingly buys diseased animals.

  • The High Chaparral - Doctor From Dodge (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Doctor From Dodge

    A dentist who saved Billy Blue from a showdown proves to be an untrue friend when Billy is kidnapped.

  • The High Chaparral - The Filibusteros (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Filibusteros

    A disturbed Civil War veteran, a former friend of Buck's, takes Buck, Victoria, Manolito and Don Sebastian prisoner at the ranch.

  • The High Chaparral - Shadows on the Land (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Shadows on the Land

    John is unable to buy Mexican beef to fulfill a contract because ranchers are forced to sell to a ruthless buyer.

  • The High Chaparral - Young Blood (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Young Blood

    Don Sebastian suspects a prank when Manolito and Billy Blue arrive to buy his second-best bull, so he has the animal stolen.

  • The High Chaparral - A Quiet Day in Tucson (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    A Quiet Day in Tucson

    Temptation sidetracks Buck, Manolito and Billy Blue when they head for Tucson to buy supplies.

  • The High Chaparral - Best Man for the Job (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Best Man for the Job

    Cochise threatens to kill three deserters who murdered Indians unless an Army captain (Warren Stevens) returns Apache hostages.

  • The High Chaparral - Ghost of Chaparral (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Ghost of Chaparral

    Victoria, returned after being kidnapped by Apaches, receives two offers to leave her loveless marriage.

  • The High Chaparral - The Arrangement (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Arrangement

    Don Sebastian wants to seal the alliance by marrying his daughter, Victoria, to John and sending his son with her.

  • The High Chaparral - Destination Tucson (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Destination Tucson

    John Cannon, having lost his wife to attacking Apaches, negotiates a defense agreement with his Mexican neighbor.