The High Chaparral

The High Chaparral (1967)

Western drama series The High Chaparral was set in the Arizona territories during the 1870’s where the cannon family set about the running of their ranch The High Chaparral. The family, who kept cattle, were led by big John Cannon, and they spent much of their time troubled by Indians.

Big John had remarried following the death of his first wife (killed by Apaches), his new wife was Victoria Montoya who just happened to be heiress to a large cattle empire, her brother Manolito also lived at The High Chaparral. Other characters included Big John’s brother Buck, John’s son Billy Blue (who left before the final season), there was also Sam the ranch foreman and ranch hands Reno, Pedro and Joe.

For the final season a new cast member, the half breed Wind, was added, taken under the wing of Big John Cannon.

Broadcast Sunday 10 September 1967 – Friday 10 September 1971

season by season

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production info

  • Year of Release: 1967
  • Country: USA | NBC
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 50 minutes

Henry Darrow

Manolito Montoya

Cameron Mitchell

Buck Cannon

Leif Erickson

Big John Cannon

Mark Slade

Billy Blue Cannon

Don Collier

Sam Butler

Linda Cristal

Victoria Cannon

Roberto Contreras

Pedro (1967-70)

Frank Silvera

Don Sebastian Montoya (1967-70)

Rudy Ramos

Wind (1970-71)

Robert Hoy

Joe Butler

Ted Markland

Reno (1967-70)

John Pickard


Robert Clary


Tom Tully


Ellen Corby