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The High Chaparral – Destination Tucson 1-four

This pilot launches the saga of the Cannon household as they fight to establish a ranch in the Arizona territory of the 1870s.

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25 Responses to “The High Chaparral – Destination Tucson 1-four”

  1. TheDogonebad says:

    Is that Kim Darby in a bad wig?

  2. Breiavis says:

    @zenbodybuilder how many of them was still alive?

  3. Breiavis says:

    damn i miss this…used to watch probably every episode when i was very young :,)

  4. notredamehesamighty says:

    Realistic, on-location program. Legendary show filled with adult themes, much like “The Big Valley”, but better.

  5. fraidycat48 says:

    I absolutely love this show! Thnak you BigJohn! One of my all time favorite episodes is called “A Way of Justice” — Any chance of that one being uploaded soon?

  6. jrdroptini says:

    Thank you for uploading this. I was 11 years old when this series began airing on television, and it is my favorite western.

  7. MsKraziyK says:

    I have alot of great memories of most of the cast. My Dad was a stuntman/actor back then and doubled for Mark Slade then and had parts off and on during the shows running, even as an Indian sometimes.lol Sorry I have to say that the only thing I can remember of Leif erickson is that he was mean during shooting anyway,(the only time I ever saw him). Lots of other memories. For those who had or have a crush on Linda, my brother use to go with her to her dressing room, he was only like 9-10,lol.

  8. MarkThompson01 says:

    October 27, 2011 will be Leif Erickson’s 100th birthday.

  9. woohooboy says:

    When “The High Chaparral” premiered on NBC in the fall of 1967, the tv western was beginning to wind down. Despite critical acclaim and a moderately successful run of four years, the series is often forgotten when put alongside other longer running westerns such as “Gunsmoke”, “Bonanza”, “The Virginian”, “Rawhide”, “Wagon Train”, etc…..

    Adding to this is the fact that the show is seldom seen in reruns……

  10. darlinj12 says:

    With David Dortort doin the writing it had to be good. I like this better than alot of the Bonanza episodes.

  11. crocfme says:

    This show never really got the acclaim it deserved; It should have won every award in the television/entertainment genre, twice. I think the networks might even get a surprise if they ran it nowadays at primetime Saturday nights.-(when us 50 somethings are at home and all the young rappers are out..) .
    Ty for posting this, I’m upgrading my internet plan now so I can watch lots more!

  12. Punkylucky2 says:

    @zenbodybuilder did you say they had a Reunion in Old Tucsun are they all alive today I have not heard what happen to them?

  13. crowleysridgegirl says:

    remember when this first aired for the very first time and thinking,Oh,man,what a great western,plus good looking men,too! Up until then it was Maverick,Gunsmoke,etc.

  14. ronxx3 says:

    WOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  15. garrychelsea says:

    i have been to old tucson a couple of times, it was really amazing to see the set after growing up in the u.k watching it as a kid

  16. zenbodybuilder says:

    They just had a High Chaparral reunion here in Tucson at Old Tucson a week or so ago……

  17. Schlomo1962 says:

    Yes. I feel old!!I loved this show. Big John Cannon, Uncle Buck, Blue Boy, and Manolito. Victoria Cannon (Linda Cristal).was one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. Of course I was only six then. Forty years later that’s still true. Thanks for posting.

  18. duncangeek says:

    Just watched again my fave show when I was a kid, one of my all-time favorites. Thank you. You rock.

  19. angelman20090813 says:

    this I surrender I love it, God willing and he/she had seen it when it was small, but thanks to you I can see it how many times he/she wants and I don’t get tired of seeing them. thank you.

    este capitulo me encanta, ojala y lo hubiera visto cuando era chica, pero gracias a ti lo puedo ver cuantas veces quiera y no me canso de verlos. gracias.

  20. lisamsama says:

    My favorite show when I was a kid. I am so glad it’s here on YouTube.

  21. haplesssometimes says:

    Many thanks for posting. This is my favorite western television show of all time.

  22. leftstriker says:

    don’t you feel old watching this? I was ten when I used to watch this. I used to watch in black and white

  23. amatikwa says:

    i love john cannon he is wonderful and smart man and handsome

  24. amatikwa says:

    i love buck c annon he is the most cute and the most kind and humble and the most wodnerful and blue and buck and john cannon but most i like more buck cannon and blue cannon

  25. amatikwa says:

    i love this video very much cause all starst so beautiful

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