The High Chaparral Ride the Savage Land
Buck and Manolito invade the Apache stronghold to rescue a captive white girl. Mano’s horse is shot and killed by the Apaches. But when we see a shot of the “dead” animal, it’s not Mano’s, but the horse Buck was riding (with a distinctive white blaze on its forehead). Apparently, Buck’s horse was better at playing dead. The dead soldier is still holding the coin with which Manolito paid him for the horse. Many sites will say “But when the camera pulls in close, it becomes apparent that the “coin” is actually a blank disc.” The “coin” is not a blank disc and has some form of design on it. Rockne Tarkington is a black man. He is the CAV sergeant that brings the rifle to Colonel. In a subsequent scene, several black troopers are shown. Big John Cannon and his family run the High Chaparral Ranch located in Arizona Territory during the 1870s . There are many Indian hostilities and other troubles to overcome. When Big Johns wife Billy Blue’s mother is killed John unites his family with the Montoyas by marrying their daughter Victoria and her brother Manolito also lives and works on the Cannon Ranch. This show stars Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal, Mark Slade, Don Collier, Robert F. Hoy and Roberto Contreras . This show originally aired from 1967 to 1971 and there are 98 episodes.
This show comes from a time when all the MEN main characters on television were true heros always doing what was right ! Even when the chips were down and the cards were stacked against them ! These heros were not perfect BUT they gave us good examples to try and follow! This was a good time for American Television. Travel with us as we travel all through the American west from the saloons to the jail houses here on westerns on the web . With all the Colts, cowboy boots, Stetson hats and Levi Jeans all made us little cowpokes want nothing but the best western toys. We would take our toys and head out into the west and our backyards would become Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California or Wyoming . When summer would come we would long to take a vacation and travel to these far off distant lands. All of us kids of course wanted a horse to saddle and call our own maybe a Paint horse or Pinto or even a Palomino. Now with modern times and computer games we have seen western video games . Here on westerns on the web you can take our movies and tv shows with you where ever you go . Now thanks to Apple computers all us grown up cowboys can put on our Levi Jeans pull on our Justin Boots put on a Stetson hat and hop in our Ford or Chevrolet pickup trucks and take all the wonderful western movies and TV shows with us to watch while waiting in line at our favorite Steakhouse or Mexican Food Restaurant or even in the waiting room at the doctors office or clinic and watch them on a hand held mobile device like an iphone or ipad or itouch or ipod. Or an android or droid. Or even a kindle or kindle fire. Times have really changed! But I would venture to say had it not been for all the wonderful western movies and television shows with all the cattle and spurs and chaps. Many of todays rodeo tickets would never be sold and the single action shooters and fast draw clubs would not even be around. And I would even say had it not been for the western television shows and movies even women’s Jewelry like Navajo or Zuni Indian turquoise and silver would not be as plentiful. But there are and we like it ! Bob Terry Westerns On The Web