The High Chaparral

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The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell, which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David... read more

The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell, which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David Dortort, who had previously created Bonanza for the network. The theme song was also written and conducted by Bonanza scorer David Rose, who also scored the two-hour pilot.

Original Release

09/10/1967 on NBC

US Release

09/10/1967

Cast

Leif Erickson Big John Cannon
Cameron Mitchell Buck Cannon
Linda Cristal Victoria Cannon
Henry Darrow Manolito Montoya
Mark Slade Billy Blue Cannon
Bob Hoy Joe Butler
Don Collier Sam Butler
Roberto Contreras Pedro
Ted Markland Reno
Rodolfo Acosta Vaquero
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 An Anger Greater Than Mine Friday, 18 September 1970
2 Spokes Friday, 25 September 1970
3 Only the Bad Come to Sonora Friday, 02 October 1970
4 Wind Friday, 09 October 1970
5 A Matter of Survival Friday, 16 October 1970
6 It Takes a Smart Man Friday, 23 October 1970
7 A Good Sound Profit Friday, 30 October 1970
8 Too Late the Epitaph Friday, 06 November 1970
9 The Forge of Hate Friday, 13 November 1970
10 Fiesta Friday, 20 November 1970
11 A Matter of Vengeance Friday, 27 November 1970
12 Pale Warrior Friday, 11 December 1970
13 The Badge Friday, 18 December 1970
14 The New Lion of Sonora Friday, 19 February 1971
15 Sangre Friday, 26 February 1971
16 The Hostage Friday, 05 March 1971
17 A Man to Match the Land Friday, 12 March 1971
18 A Man to Match the Land (1) Friday, 12 March 1971
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Directors

William F. Claxton, Leon Benson, Phil Rawlins, Joseph Pevney, Don Richardson, Harry Harris, William Wiard, William Witney, Richard Benedict, Virgil W. Vogel, Herschel Daugherty, Robert L. Friend, Seymour Robbie, James B. Clark, Paul Stanley, Richard Sale, Corey Allen, Robert Gist, James Neilson, Arthur H. Nadel, Leonard J. Horn, Don McDougall, Ralph Senensky, Justus Addiss, Robert Sparr, John Florea, Allen Reisner

Writers

Walter Black, Don Balluck, William F. Leicester, Michael Fessier, Ken Pettus, Jack B. Sowards, Tim Kelly, Frank Chase, Gerry Day, Richard Sale, Irve Tunick, Denne Bart Petitclerc, Milton S. Gelman, Warren Douglas, Thomas Thompson, D.C. Fontana, Mel Goldberg, David Dortort, Richard Carr, B.W. Sandefur, Clyde Ware, George Atkins, Alex Sharp, James Schmerer, Jon Bennett Reed, Ramona Chase, James L. Henderson, John Starr Niendorff, Gene McCarr, Warren Garfield, Alan L. Honaker, Christopher Helms, Lowell Hjermstad, Esther Mitchell, Don Carpenter, Robert Warren, Henry Wills, Pat Fielder, Peter Dixon, Ward Hawkins, Gabrielle Upton, Bob Mitchell, David Duncan, Michael Fisher, Charles Lang, William Blinn, Francis M. Cockrell, Raphael Hayes, Laird Koenig, John D.F. Black, Ron Bishop, Al C. Ward

Creators

David Dortort

Cast

Leif Erickson Big John Cannon
Cameron Mitchell Buck Cannon
Linda Cristal Victoria Cannon
Henry Darrow Manolito Montoya
Mark Slade Billy Blue Cannon
Bob Hoy Joe Butler
Don Collier Sam Butler
Roberto Contreras Pedro
Ted Markland Reno
Rodolfo Acosta Vaquero
Jerry Summers Ira
Frank Silvera Don Sebastian Montoya
Jaye Durkus Ranch Hand
Gene Coogan Ranch Hand
Rudy Ramos Wind
Neil Summers Ranchhand
Carl Pitti Ranch Hand
Marie Gomez Pearlita Flores
Jack Lilley Ranch Hand
Jack Lilley Townsman

Producers

Editors

George A. Gittens, Jack Harnish, Argyle Nelson Jr., Robert Fritch, Al Clark, Richard L. Van Enger, Richard Cahoon, Archie Marshek, George Watters, Sidney Levin, Edward Haire, Harry Gerstad, Marvin Coil, John Woodcock, Ellsworth Hoagland, Danny B. Landres, Thomas J. McCarthy

1971 Golden Globe Best TV Actress - Drama Nominated
1971 Emmy Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Nominated
1970 Golden Globe Best TV Actress - Drama Won
1968 Emmy Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama Nominated
1968 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition Nominated
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