Cheyenne (1955–1963)
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Cheyenne works for Charley Dolan who is given 24 hours to vacate his property. A gang run by Len Garth is forcing people off their land. He burns the newspaper office killing the owner. Dolan offers money to rebuild the paper.


Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie
John Qualen ... Charley Dolan
Ann Robinson ... Paula Copeland
Mark Roberts ... Boyd Copeland
Bruce Cowling ... Len Garth
Charlita Charlita ... Maria
Stephen Coit ... Tom Fuller (as Steve Coit)
Nolan Leary ... Mathews
Fred Coby Fred Coby ... Jess Stacey
Tom Monroe Tom Monroe ... Reb Warwick
Lane Chandler ... Sheriff Morley
John Truax John Truax ... Fred Murkle


Elderly Charlie Dolan is served with a twenty four hour eviction notice. Charlie can't read and write so Cheyenne goes to town to investigate but finds roadblocks at the land office. That evening Cheyenne meets the drunk Boyd Copeland whose wife Paula Cheyenne knew from years earlier. That night the newspaper office burns killing the owner who is Boyd's uncle. When Charlie and Cheyenne can't get the proper documents in time, they are forced to leave the homestead so they go to town. Len Garth has a gang which has control of the area and is evicting homesteaders. They learn the bank in Los Altos won't loan Boyd $2000. He wants to purchase a printing press to replace his family's which was destroyed during the fire at the newspaper. Charlie hearing the news decides to loan Boyd the money. He and Cheyenne go with Boyd on his trip to Albuquerque to pick up the equipment. Like Boyd, Charlie is an alcoholic but he believes Boyd can recover. Along the way Cheyenne has to deal with a saboteur... Written by DrDOS

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Release Date:

26 February 1957 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Clint Walker does not take his shirt off in this episode. See more »


Cheyenne Bodie: You're saying things that a man can't say easy. Maybe you'd better not.
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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Cowboy folk song
Performed by 'Mark Roberts (I)'
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Rerun Drifting: To & Fro and Once Again
16 April 2015 | by redryan64See all my reviews

IT HAS BEEN said that there are some people who always manage to find trouble or visa-versa. Cheyenne Bodie would certainly have to be considered one of these guys.

WHILE STOPPING LONG enough from his wanderings in the Olde West in order to help out an old friend, Charley Dolan (John Qualen) from a previous time, Cheyenne gets involved in some crooked scheme to dispossess his friend from his homestead.

THROUGH AN EERIE string of "coincidences" he also befriends a local with a drinking problem, Boyd Copeland (Mark Roberts) who also just coincidentally is married to Cheyenne's old acquaintance Paula (Anne Robinson).

THE STORY EXPANDS to include a homicide by arson of the local newspaper publisher (Uncle of Boyd's), the effort to re-open the paper's operation and a shootout between Cheyenne and the local corrupt would be political boss. Just for good measure, we witness a cross country wagon journey that is supposed to have been a mission to bring new printing presses to the town for the paper's new publisher, Boyd.

WE SCREENED THIS episode on the Cable Channel HEROES & ICONS. We can't say whether or not that we had seen this one in its original run; for we did regularly view CHEYENNE in our house. We do believe that this was not one of those banner episodes. This one also makes us wonder how much drifting around the Great Plains, the Rockies, the Panhandles, etc., as he had bumped into two old acquaintances in just one town.

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