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High Chapparal, The

BLATANT COPY of same station’s BONANZA, but none too shabby for all that. Set in late 19th century Arizona with authentic Tucson-based filmage, top America-discoverer LEIF ERICKSON took the lead role as Big John Cannon. Many a 50-minute slot was filled with The Cannons (wife Victoria, son Blue, brother Buck and brother-in-law Manolito) giving rustlers, Apaches and Mexicans a-kicking. When the shit got too deep they sent for help from Victoria and Manolito’s dad at the ranch next door.

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