The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

Bad Day for a Bad Man 

Buck arrives two days early with a herd for which Big John must pay. He sent Manolito to pick up the money from his father but he is late. When the money is stolen, Manolito tries to make amends by recovering the money to save the ranch.


Robert L. Friend


Michael Fessier (story), Milton S. Gelman (teleplay)


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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
Malachi Throne ... Matar
Robert Yuro Robert Yuro ... Kyle
Bob Hoy ... Joe Butler
Mark Tapscott ... Dan Hanniman
Saadoun Bayati Saadoun Bayati ... Lookout
Don Collier ... Sam Butler
Marianna Hill ... Juanita


Big John has borrowed money from Montoya to pay for a herd he has bought with plans to sell it to the Army. Buck is bringing in the herd with the seller while Big John sends Manolito to pick up the money from his father. Buck pushing hard brings the herd in two days early while Manolito is running late. He received a message from a boy that one of his girlfriends Juanita wants to see him. Manolito stops at her place to say he can't stay but is robbed. He returns to the High Chaparral where an extremely upset Big John fires Manolito and worries he may have lost his ranch. Victoria persuades Big Jhn with urging from Buck and Blue to take Manolito who is their best tracker. The two men who robbed Manolito took Juanita with them but she escapes in the night with the money making her way to the High Chaparral where Victoria reclaims the money from the distrusted Juanita. The bandits have tricked Big John's group into following the bulk of the group while a few of the group track Juanita ... Written by Anonymous

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17 October 1969 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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