The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

The Long Shadow 

Mysterious events start occurring on the ranch putting the ranch hands in danger. But who is behind it? Some of the hands quit in fear forcing the Cannons to find who is behind the incidents and why they are occurring.


Phil Rawlins


Walter Black


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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
Bob Hoy ... Joe Butler
Roberto Contreras ... Pedro
Gregory Sierra ... Arrigo
Dan Kemp Dan Kemp ... Rohde
William Vaughn William Vaughn ... Matheny
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Beckert
Dan Scott Dan Scott ... Rollins
Steve Raines ... Bayliss
Richard Farnsworth ... Lloyd (as Dick Farnsworth)
Richard Anders Richard Anders ... Deacon


Multiple and often dangerous incidents start occurring on the ranch including a line shack burning, Blue shot at, cattle ham-strung and the girth on Joe's saddle cut. Things turn worse when Pedro and his partner are missing after Sam is reported wounded in the leg. Pedro is found shot in the shoulder and his missing partner becomes a suspect. After Victoria is awakened by someone opening her window as she sleeps, Big John sends her to her father's hacienda. Big John decides they should search where Pedro was found resulting in his partner being found dead for several days. With no other options they decide to return to ranch work and drive a herd for sale leaving Big JOhn at the ranch to handle the ledger work which no one else can or will do. With the ranch deserted Big John works alone in the ranch house on the books. As expected the culprit appears to confront Big John who is surprised to learn it is one of the ranch hands Deacon but the mystery is why. Deacon explains that Big ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 January 1970 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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