Cheyenne (1955–1963)

Duel at Judas Basin 

Cheyenne, Bronco Layne and Sugarfoot battle a trader suspected of selling guns to the Indians. Cheyenne and Sugarfoot work for Ian Stewart who buys an option for 10,000 acres but the trader wants to kill the sale due to its location.


Leslie Goodwins


Gerald Drayson Adams (teleplay and story), Warren Douglas (teleplay)




Episode complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie
Will Hutchins ... Tom 'Sugarfoot' Brewster
Ty Hardin ... Bronco Layne
Jacques Aubuchon ... Pike Hanson
Sheldon Allman Sheldon Allman ... Charlie Lutz
Max Baer Jr. ... Pete (as Max Baer)
Alan Caillou ... Ian Stewart
Ken Mayer ... Hank Lutz
Ed Prentiss ... Major Grant
Terry Frost ... Sheriff Hoag
Phil Tully Phil Tully ... Ben
Linda Rivera Linda Rivera ... Yellow Moon


Cheyenne is heading a cattle drive for Ian Stewart and his brother who want to settle in the Judas Basin near Fort Benton. Cheyenne's crew is surprised when Bronco rides in chased by Sioux Indians and the Sioux have new repeating rifles. At the same time Sugarfoot and Ian Stewart rides into a nearby settlement by Fort Benton where they persuade the Lutz brothers to sell them 10,000 acres for $20,000. Ian gives them a check for $10,000 for an option to pay the other $10,000 in 30 days. Trader Pike Hanson is furious when he hears the news as the east section contains a pass he needs to trade with the Indians. Ian and Sugarfoot are riding the Lutz's stage to Bismarck to tell Ian's brother about the deal. Pike decides to join the stage. At Sweetwater he makes a bet with Sugarfoot and Ian that Sugarfoot can put six shots in an area the size of a pocket watch. While Sugarfoot shoots, Pike shoots Ian as the stage driver accuses Sugarfoot of murder. With Ian dead and Sugarfoot in jail even ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

30 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title for The Cheyenne Show each week recognized Sugarfoot (Will Hutchins) and Bronco Lane (Ty Hardin, spinoff a. Yet this episode is the only one where the three star together. See more »

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