At 56 minutes, "Cheyenne Rides Again" moves at breakneck speed, introducing Tom Tyler's 'Cheyenne Tommy' Wade character, which he would repeat four more times. Victory Pictures was producer Sam Katzman and director Bob Hill, previously responsible for the Bela Lugosi serial "Shadow of Chinatown," lasting four years turning out a succession of Westerns. Tyler was a popular star in lower budgeted oaters, and did play a memorable villain opposite John Wayne in John Ford's "Stagecoach," but here is opposed by Lon Chaney Jr., interestingly the very actor who replaced Tyler as Kharis the Mummy in Universal's 'Mummy' series of the 1940s. We begin with Cheyenne on the run from a sheriff's posse, a cattle detective posing as an outlaw to bring the cattle rustling gang out into the open. Chaney's Girard is, as usual, the main henchman, but quickly learns the truth about Cheyenne, and enjoys far more screen time than his employer. Despite the ads billing him under his real name, 'Creighton Chaney,' he is indeed listed on screen as 'Lon Chaney Jr.' (his last billing as 'Creighton' was in 1935, the 'Jr.' finally dropped by Universal in 1941).
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