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A Quiet Day in Tucson is the fifth episode of the first season of The High Chaparral. It first aired on October 1, 1967. 


Buck, Manolito and Billy Blue are sent to Tucson for food, supplies and boots, but are sidetracked instead by women and song. While John Cannon awaits his trio's return with the goods, Buck promptly enters a poker game with cowhand Kansas and loses the supply money, Manolito courts Pearlita who rolls him for his money, and Billy Blue sets out with little Rag-Tag Tina to buy the fanciest pair of boots in Tucson. Problems grow when the boys try to help Fergus MacLeish and his wife from being held up, only to lose the guns they need in Tucson. - Source: tv.com





Also Starring[]

  • Marie Gomez as Pearlita
  • Richard Devon as Kansas
  • Vaughn Taylor as Asa Simmons
  • Gene Rutherford as Bart Kellog
  • Christopher Cary as Fergus MacLeish
  • Matilda Calnan as Mrs. MacLeish
  • John Milford as Hardicker
  • Ned Romero as Carlos
And Roberto Contreras as Pedro

Crew (and other credits)[]

Opening credits[]

  • Created by Executive Producer: David Dortort
  • Produced by: Buck Houghton
  • Written by: Michael Fessier
  • Directed by: William F. Claxton

Closing credits[]

  • Production Manager: Kent McCray
  • Music by: Harry Sukman
  • Theme by: David Rose
  • Director of Photography: Harkness Smith, A.S.C.
  • Color Consultant: Edward P. Ancona
  • Unit Production Manager: Andrew J. Durkus
  • Assistant Director: Ray DeCamp
  • Stunt Co-ordinator: Henry Wills
  • Story Editor: Ward Hawkins
  • Art Direction: Hal Pereira and McClure Capps
  • Edited by: Archie Marshek, A.C.E.
  • Set Decoration: Robert Benton, Bill F. Calvert
  • Post Production Co-ordinator: Bill Wistrom
  • Casting: Russel Trost
  • Sound Recording: Joe Edmondson and Joel Moss
  • Makeup Supervision: Wally Westmore, S.M.A.
  • Hair Style Supervision: Nellie Manley, C.H.S.
  • Titles by: CineFX
Location scenes filmed at:
  • Old Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
Xanadu Productions
  • In Association with: NBC Productions
  • Filmed at: Paramount Studios, Hollywood, California


Episode guide[]

The High Chaparral - Season 1 episodes
01 - Destination Tucson 11 - A Hanging Offense 21 - Champion of the Western World
02 - The Arrangement 12 - The Price of Revenge 22 - Ride the Savage Land
03 - The Ghost of Chaparral 13 - The Widow from Red Rock 23 - Bad Day for a Thirst
04 - Best Man for the Job 14 - Mark of the Turtle 24 - Tiger by the Tail
05 - A Quiet Day in Tucson 15 - The Terrorist 25 - The Peacemaker
06 - Young Blood 16 - The Firing Wall 26 - The Hair Hunter
07 - Shadows on the Land 17 - The Assassins 27 - A Joyful Noise
08 - The Filibusteros 18 - Survival 28 - Threshold of Courage
09 - The Doctor from Dodge 19 - Gold Is Where You Leave It
10 - Sudden Country 20 - The Kinsman

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