Cheyenne (1955–1963)

Hired Gun 

Cheyenne rides into a town looking for a job. He runs into a hired killer he knows who tries to kill him but is shot by the local sheriff. Once he learns who the man was, the sheriff hires Cheyenne to work undercover to find who hired him.


Berne Giler




Episode complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie
Whitney Blake ... Lilli Bridgeman
Alan Hale Jr. ... Les Bridgeman (as Alan Hale)
Don Megowan ... Kiley Rand
Douglas Spencer ... Preacher
Russell Thorson ... Sheriff Hardin
Michael Dante ... Whitey
Walter Barnes ... Crane
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ... Sanchez (as Jose Gonzales Gonzales)


Cheyenne rides into a town and enters the saloon to ask for directions to the Bridgeman Ranch which he heard was hiring. At the bar stands Preacher, a hit man who recognizes Cheyenne. He tries to get Cheyenne to stay by offering a drink and a room but Cheyenne declines. He leaves with Cheyenne saying he needs to stable his horse. As Cheyenne rides away Preacher pulls a knife but is shot by the Sheriff before he can throw it. Before dying, he says he was hired to kill by the potential employer of Cheyenne. He tried to kill Cheyenne for recognizing him. The sheriff then asks Cheyenne to take the job but work for him too so they can figure out who sent for the hit man in the first place and who he was really supposed to kill. There is a feud between the heavy Bridgeman who has a beautiful wife Lilli and Kiley Rand who have competing ranches and are fighting over the open range land. Cheyenne and the Sheriff are surprised when he learns who hired him and why. Written by DrDOS

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Release Date:

17 December 1957 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The tough guy character Crain is played by Walter Barnes. Barnes also appeared in four other episodes of Cheyenne. They are Noose at Noon, Top Hand, War Party and The Trap. See more »


Preacher: [to Cheyenne] I've got a room at the hotel. You're welcome to stay the night.
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