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The Guns of Will Sonnett

Season 1 1967 - 1968

  • 1967-09-08T05:00:00+01:00 on ABC (US)
  • 30 mins
  • 13 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Western

Ex-cavalry scout and gunfighter Will Sonnett and his grandson, Jeff, search the West for Will's son - and Jeff's father - Jim Sonnett, a former lawman and gunslinger, who has avoided seeing his son in order to keep him away from the assortment of killers and bounty hunters who are after him.

26 episodes

1x01 Ride the Long Trail

  • Series Premiere

    1967-09-08T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jeff and Will encounter a man who lost an arm in a gunfight with Jim Sonnett.

1x02 A Bell for Jeff Sonnett

  • 1967-09-15T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

With Will's gun arm injured, Jeff is forced into his first-ever gunfight against a master gunfighter (Charles Grodin, of all people) who uses every psychological trick in the book.

1x03 A Grave for James Sonnett

  • 1967-09-22T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Arriving in a Mexican town, the Sonnetts find Jim's grave and a curiously reticent padre, and tangle with a bandito leader who may -- or may not -- have killed James. Features an exceptionally lively gunfight at the end.

1x04 The Natural Way

  • 1967-09-29T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will and Jeff sign on as deputies in order to come to the aid of a wounded sheriff.

1x05 Of Lasting Summers and Jim Sonnett

  • 1967-10-06T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will and Jeff go to Wyoming to see whether a man scheduled to hang is really Jim Sonnett.

1x06 Message at Noon

  • 1967-10-13T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In our first extended look at Jim Sonnett, he enjoys lunch in a restaurant with a friendly bartender, while outside a young punk and his accomplice agitate for a gunfight.

1x07 A Son for a Son

  • 1967-10-20T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A farmer provides Jeff, ill with fever, a bed while his wife tends. The Sonnett's don't know the farmer offered because Jim Sonnett killed their son in a shootout in the last year. The wife, sick with grief, thinks Jeff is the dead son.

1x08 Meeting at Devil's Fork

  • 1967-10-27T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A bounty hunter takes Jeff and Will prisoner to lure Jim Sonnett to Devil's Fork.

1x09 First Love

  • 1967-11-03T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

When Will and Jeff land in jail, a beautiful woman puts up the bail and asks them to stay in town.

1x10 The Favor

  • 1967-11-10T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will and Jeff stumble upon a wounded man in a ghost town saloon.

1x11 Ride the Man Down

  • 1967-11-17T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A sheriff rounds up a possee to hunt down Jim Sonnett after a dying bank robber wrongly names the gunslinger as his accomplice.

1x12 The Turkey Shoot

  • 1967-11-24T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Near broke, Will enters Jeff in a shooting contest where a prize bull is at stake put up by a local cattle baron who keeps local breeders dependent. Tensions escalate as the Sonnett's hear of how they treated Jim on an earlier visit.

1x13 And a Killing Rode in Town

  • 1967-12-01T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will and Jeff encounter a woman who claims to be Jeff's mother.

1x14 Find a Sonnett, Kill a Sonnett

  • 1967-12-08T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

When two vengeful brothers take Jeff hostage, Will convinces an old friend to impersonate Jim Sonnett.

1x15 Sunday in Paradise

  • 1967-12-15T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In the town of Paradise, Will reconnects with an old friend who still owns a brothel. She is looked down upon by the very men of the town who have unpaid accounts. Rather than have them pay up, she just asks them to help build a church.

1x16 The Secret of Hangtown Mine

  • 1967-12-22T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will and Jeff travel to Hangtown to speak with a doctor that treated Jim but the doctor is out of town. They visit the doctor's wife at their home but she and the hired hand have sinister plans for them and a treacherous secret concealed.

1x17 The Hero

  • 1967-12-29T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

When Will is shot in a bank robbery he and Jeff stumble into the middle of, Jeff insists on joining the local sheriff in pursuing the robbers. While Will convalesces, he learns the sheriff's wife knows a shocking truth about the robbery.

1x18 What's in a Name?

  • 1968-01-05T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The Sonnett's meet a small-time hustler posing as Will to mooch meals and drinks with trick shooting. When confronted, he admits he began the scam after helping Jim when he was shot. A local gunslinger challenges the poser to a gunfight.

1x19 End of the Rope

  • 1968-01-12T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will and Jeff race to Waco, where Jim Sonnett stands trial for murder.

1x20 And He Shall Lead the Children

  • 1968-01-19T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will and Jeff unwittingly stumble upon an outlaw's mountain cabin.

1x21 Look for the Hound Dog

  • 1968-01-26T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will pleads Jeff's case after a lynch mob accuses the boy of murdering a storekeeper.

1x22 Stopover in a Troubled Town

  • 1968-02-02T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will and Jeff befriend a saloon girl who is a single mother unable to both care for her baby and please her cruel taskmaster employer. Her father is to arrive but she's afraid because she married her faithless husband against his wishes.

1x23 Alone

  • 1968-02-09T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will arranges to meet Jeff in a ghost town saloon, but he ends up getting caught in a hail of rifle bullets instead.

1x24 The Sins of the Father

  • 1968-02-23T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jeff starts to fall for a young woman who claims that James Sonnett is the father of her infant son.

1x25 The Warriors

  • 1968-03-01T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Will goes undercover for the Cavalry to help stop a gunrunner from selling rifles that may start a new Indian war.

1x26 A Fool and His Money

  • 1968-03-08T06:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

An old friend of Will's is posing as a wealthy man to land a woman and asks for Will's help. However, a couple of disreputable, former business partners aim to demand their share of Charlie's apparent newfound wealth.