The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

No Bugles, No Drums 

An old friend and her daughter show up at the ranch looking for Buck. She wants him to locate her husband who left her. Buck loves her so it is a hard job to accept and he runs into a reluctant husband along with thieves who want her ring.


William F. Claxton


John D.F. Black (story), Walter Black (teleplay)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leif Erickson ... Big John Cannon (credit only)
Cameron Mitchell ... Buck Cannon
Mark Slade ... Billy Blue Cannon
Henry Darrow ... Manolito Montoya
Linda Cristal ... Victoria Cannon
Bethel Leslie ... Annie Simmons
William Sylvester ... Jack Simmons
Bob Hoy ... Joe Butler
Roberto Contreras ... Pedro
Ted Markland ... Reno
Don Collier ... Sam Butler
Gregory Walcott ... Truescott
Art Metrano ... Bartender
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Jonas
Wayne Foster Wayne Foster ... Barfly


Mrs. Annie Simmons and daughter Jennie arrive at the High Chaparral looking for Buck. They had a close relationship but became separated. Buck tried to find her but gave up. Her husband has left them. She knows he usually goes to a small town in a bad area near the ranch. She asks Buck to find her husband to see if he will come back. It is an emotional task for Buck who still loves her but he accepts it. She gives him her wedding ring to show why he is looking for her husband Jack. Buck finds the town and inquires about Jack. No one responds but thieves in the bar jump him that night for the ring. Jack intervenes to help Buck but refuses to return with Buck. He hates Buck as his wife always talked fondly of him making him feel second rate. He takes Buck's gun back to town where Buck can retrieve it. Buck does but also confronts Jack again resulting in a fight. Buck is forced to leave alone but is ambushed by the thieves who now want revenge along with the ring. It appears to be death ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 March 1969 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jennie Simmons: Is John Cannon your daddy?
Buck Cannon: Sometimes he's my daddy, but most of the time he's my big brother.
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