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Best Man for the Job is the fourth episode of the first season of The High Chaparral. It first aired on September 24, 1967. 


John Cannon must decide whether to send his son to possible death to save their besieged ranch. Three army deserters, who have murdered Apaches on Cannon land, are taken prisoner by Indians. Captain Dabney fails in an effort to rescue the men, but gains Apache hostages, including a female relative of Cochise. When Captain Dabney refuses to trade prisoners, and as the Apaches prepare to execute the deserters (as well as Sam, who is also an Apache hostage), Cannon must decide whether to hand son, Billy Blue, the perilous job of secretly returning Dabney's hostages to Cochise. - Source: tv.com





Guest Star[]

  • Warren Stevens (as Capt. Thomas Dabney)

Also Starring[]

Crew (and other credits)[]

Opening credits[]

  • Created by Executive Producer: David Dortort
  • Produced by: Buck Houghton
  • Written by: Richard Carr
  • 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
  • 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
A Xanadu Production
  • 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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