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The Guns of Will Sonnett: The Complete Series [5 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 27803237
  • Release Date: 01/22/2013

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)


    Seen on ABC's Friday-night schedule during its first season, The Guns of Will Sonnett firmly establishes its premise in the opening episode "Ride the Long Trail". Ex-Cavalry scout Will Sonnett (Walter Brennan) and his grandson Jeff (Dack Rambo) have left their home and begun wandering through the west, in search of Will's son and Jeff's dad Jim Sonnett, who since running away 19 years earlier had attained a reputation as a deadly gunslinger. With both the law and his many enemies on Jim's trail, Will and Jeff hope to catch up with the prodigal Sonnett before someone else does, and in this pursuit they visit a number of tiny western outposts and alter the lives of innumerable strangers. Though Jim remains an elusive figure, he does make a handful of fleeting appearances, beginning with the sixth episode, "Message at Noon." Since most of the 26 first-season episodes follow essentially the same storyline, viewers are advised to ignore the plots and revel in the bravura performance of three-time Oscar winner Walter Brennan, to say nothing of the series' fascinating crop of guest stars. In "A Bell for Jeff Sonnett", a young Charles Grodin plays a brash gunslinger who sews a tiny bell on his hat for each man hie kills. Jack Nicholson is a trigger-happy punk in "A Son for a Son", which also features Bing Russell, father of Kurt Russell. Dennis Hopper essays a similar "punk" role in another episode, "Find a Sonnett, Kill a Sonnett". And in "The Warriors", two future 1970s TV stalwarts, The Duke of Hazzard's Denver Pyle and Dallas' Jim Davis, share screen space with an icon of the 1950s, Captain Midnight star Richard Webb. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew

    • Walter Brennan - Will Sonnett
    • Dack Rambo - Jeff Sonnett

    Customer rating

    Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Old Western TV Series!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The quality of the sound is good and the picture is all right but not as sharp as it good be. Walter Brennan does a fantastic job playing Will Sonnett, the grandfather of Jeff Sonnett and the father of Jim Sonnett. Jeff has been raised by his grandfather and decides he has to find and meet his father, Jim Sonnett, an infamous gunfighter in the Old West.. Will Sonnett goes along with Jeff on a quest to find Jim and they have many adventures along the way. The series is filled with great guest stars and I believe you will enjoy this series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Damaged and used

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Not happy with scratched disc and broken cases. Returned item

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      TV show

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Was bought for my old man, he liked the series so I bought it for him!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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