CTVA US Western - "The High Chaparral" (David Dortort/NBC) (1967-71) Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell

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The High Chaparral (1967-71)
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The High Chaparral (season 1) (NBC) (1967-1968)
The High Chaparral (season 2) (NBC) (1968-1969)
The High Chaparral (season 3) (NBC) (1969-1970)
The High Chaparral (season 4) (NBC) (1970-1971)



A Xanadu Production in association with  NBC Productions
Filmed at:
Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California (season 1,2,3)(P)
Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank California (season 4) (WB)
Location Scenes Filmed at:
Old Tuscon, Tuscon, Arizona
for
NBC (Sundays 10:00 pm EST)(season 1)(1967-68)
NBC (Fridays 7:30 pm EST)(seasons 2-4)(1968-71)

Created by Executive Producer David Dortort
Produced by Buck Houghton (some season 1 episodes)(1967)
Produced by William F. Claxton (many season 1 + all season 2 eps)(1967-69)
Produced by James Schmerer (seasons 3, some 4, 5)(1969-71)
Production Manager Kent McCray / Story Consultant Don Balluck

US Western series 1967-71 96 episodes x 60 min 4 seasons
(97 counting the 2hr pilot as 2 episodes)
starring
Leif Erickson as Big John Cannon
Cameron Mitchell
as Buck Cannon
co-starring
Mark Slade
as Billy 'Blue Boy' Cannon (1967-70)
Henry Darrow
as Manolito Montoya
 and Linda Cristal
as Victoria Montoya/Cannon
with
Don Collier as Sam Butler
Ted Markland
as Reno
Roberto Contreras
as Pedro (1967-70)
Rodolfo Acosta
as Vaquero (1967-70)
Jerry Summers
as Ira Bean
Bob Hoy
as Joe
recurring guest star:
Frank Silvera
as Don Sebastian Montoya (seasons 1,2,3) (1967-70)
Marie Gomez
as Perlita (eps #1.04, #1.20, #2.11, #2.21) (1967-69)
season 4 only :-
Gilbert Roland
as Don Domingo de Montoya (season 4) (1970-71)
Rudy Ramos
as Wind (replaced Mark Slade) (season 4) (1970-71)

"The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory
in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian
hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son Billy Blue. When Blue's
mother was killed (in the first episode)
John united his family with the powerful Montoyas by marrying their
daughter Victoria
(whose brother Manolito now lives with them as well)." (IMDB)

Location filming - Old Tuscon Ranch Studios, Tucson, Arizona USA.
and occasionally
San Bernadino Forest [27]
Coronado National Forest [84] [90]

'The High Chaparral' theme music by David Rose
'Manolito's theme' (aka 'Wife's theme') music by David Rose

Other Music by Harry Sukman

Directors of Photography
Haskell Boggs A.S.C.  Harkness Smith, A.S.C. ,  Kenneth T. Williams

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################ Nino Cochise ################

e-mail:
"I am researching the life of Nino Cochise who claimed to have been an actor,
extra, stunt man, script writer and consultant to the High Chaparral series
during its entire run, including playing the role of Cochise or Tahza,
translating English into Apache for particular episodes, and being the Indian
on horseback silhouetted at the beginning or ending of some episodes. He
also claimed to have worked for other movies.
Unfortunately, due to the time, Nino died in December 1984, at a claimed age
of 110 and the time since his claimed work in western movies which I believe
ended in 1969, and other factors, it has been hard getting information about
him.
I know that Nino Cochise was in only 2 episodes of HC...the pilot and Best
Man for the Job, which was the second episode to be filmed. He played
Cochise in both of them. Given his age, I don't believe the studio used
him in any other episodes. In fact, later in Season One, Paul Fix played
Cochise. This is not to say that Nino wasn't actively interested, because
I'm sure he was...I just don't believe he was in any further episodes
because the Apaches didn't figure heavily in all the episodes, and the ones
which did feature Apaches tended to be generalized attacks on the ranch and
not specific character portrayals, such as Cochise. Thus, the episodes
which could have featured Nino would have been the first few. He was in the
2-hour pilot...today known as 1) Destination Tucson and 2) The Arrangement
...and he was in 3) Best Man for the Job. In all three, he is shown sitting
atop a red paint horse and unless he did the voice over in the pilot, he had
no speaking lines. I also have conflicting stories as to whether Nino wrote
any screenplays for HC and was the Indian silhouetted in the logo for the
series.
Would be delighted with any information you can give on Nino and the HC
series or any other movie he might have been in or consulted on. Would also
appreciate it if you would put something on your website about seeking
information about Nino for others who might have something to contribute on
him. Am really missing information from people who knew him and are
willing to share information on him, what Nino was like as a person and
actor, photos, letters, and personal memories of one's association with him.

I thank you so very much for any assistance you can lend.
Also wishing you the happiest and healthiest Holiday Season ever".

Most sincerely
Bob Stahl
Professor and Historian
*
Dr. Robert J. "Bob" Stahl, Professor
Social Studies and History Education
ASU BOX 1411
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1411
VOICE (480)-965-7101 FAX (480)-727-7991

email: rjstahl@asu.edu      
 

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