"The Guns of Will Sonnett" follows the exploits Of Will Sonnett, a retired army scout, and his grandson Jeff, as they journey through the west in search of the boy's father, James, who abandoned his family twenty years before to become arenowned gunfighter. As Will and Jeff ride the high plains in hopes of finding and redeeming him, they often become involved with people who have been touched by the guns of James Sonnett. Although they come close, it is difficult to find the son who does not want to be found, and who is always on the move.
Starring the legendary actor Walter Brennan as Will Sonnett and Dack Rambo as Jeff, "The Guns of Will Sonnett" aired for only two seasons. But, with fast paced, well-written stories and high production values, "The Guns of Will Sonnett" was one of the most underrated western TV shows of all time. The show featured some of the best supporting actors of the day with wonderful performances from seasoned character actors like Harry Dean Stanton, Claude Akins and Strother Martin. Playing opposite Walter Brennan and the rest of the fine cast also allowed young actors to gain experience. Charles Grodin, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson were just a few of the future stars who performed on "The Guns of Will Sonnett."