The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

A Time to Laugh, a Time to Cry 

A female friend from Manolito's very early days returns to visit his dad's ranch. She has refused an arranged marriage and is a free spirit much like Manolito. He decides she is the one but Comancheros stop his plans when they kidnap her.


Leon Benson


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Episode cast overview:
Leif Erickson ... Big John Cannon
Cameron Mitchell ... Buck Cannon
Mark Slade ... Billy Blue Cannon
Henry Darrow ... Manolito Montoya
Linda Cristal ... Victoria Cannon
Donna Baccala Donna Baccala ... Mercedes Vega de Grenada
Frank Silvera ... Don Sebastian Montoya
Bob Hoy ... Joe Butler
Roberto Contreras ... Pedro
Don Collier ... Sam Butler
Julio Medina ... Sanchez
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Teniente Garcia
Argentina Brunetti ... Duena Lopez


When two women are held up when their carriage breaks down, Manolito stops the robbery and potential kidnapping. One of the Comancheros knows Manolito as does the young woman. She is a friend who played with him when they were very young. He runs off the Comancheros and escorts the women to safety. They are headed to his father's ranch. Nearby Buck and Sam spot a large group of Comanchers stealing cattle. They return to the ranch where Big John decides to send Manolito and Buck to Montoya for help. Montoya refuses to help so Buck returns but Manolito stays to court Mercedes Vega de Grenada who has refused an arranged marriage, is a free spirit and has much in common with Manolito. They go for rides to see the ranch and where they played. During a ride the Comancheros shoot Manolito as Mercedes falls off her horse injuring herself. Their chaperon Duena rides for help. His father's men find Manolito with his head grazed but otherwise okay. The Montoya and Cannon men search for her but ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

26 September 1969 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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