Down 154 this week

Cheyenne (1955–1963)

TV Series  |   |  Western
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 769 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 5 critic

After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon




7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1962   1961   1960   1959   1958   1957   … See all »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham
Maverick (1957–1962)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule
Wagon Train (1957–1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton
Laramie (1959–1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw
Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan
Lawman (1958–1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle
Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake
The Virginian (1962–1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb
Rawhide (1959–1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines


Complete series cast summary:
 Cheyenne Bodie / ... (108 episodes, 1955-1962)
Clyde Howdy ...
 Townsman / ... (49 episodes, 1957-1962)


After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

20 September 1955 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(108 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

See  »

Did You Know?


On the series, Cheyenne many times takes various temporary law enforcement positions. Prior to becoming an actor, Clint Walker was a deputy sheriff. See more »


Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: The Tall Cowboy Sketch (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Its success rested on broad shoulders
25 October 2000 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

If "Cheyenne" is one of the most fondly-remembered shows from TV's "Golden Age of Westerns," it probably isn't due to such factors as writing or direction, since these elements were probably no better than those found on a number of other TV westerns. What set "Cheyenne" apart and a bit above most of its competition lay in the casting of Clint Walker as its title character.

While Clint was a good-looking fellow with a 48-inch chest, (which seemed to get bared at least once on every episode), he didn't succeed just on his physical appearance or on his acting ability which, while passable, didn't qualify for any awards. No, what probably made Clint such an enduring icon of the 1950's was his surprisingly quiet, mild-mannered personality which at first seemed at odds with his massive size. This personality gave Clint an approachable, almost vulnerable quality which lent him the aura of a "gentle giant."

Even his "beefcake" scenes had a wholesome, non-threatening quality about them as opposed to, say, the sly sexuality of Robert Conrad's frequent bare-chest poses in "The Wild Wild West."

Perhaps the episode best reflecting Clint's unique qualities aired on 12-18-56. Titled "The Trap," this episode had Clint unjustly sentenced to work in a silver mine. Having Clint push those loaded mine-cars out of the mine and along a track under a blistering-hot desert sun not only gave ample opportunities to display that hairy chest gleaming with sweat, but the atmosphere of cruelty and bondage effectively played on the notion that audiences like to see the masochistic sufferings of an uncomplaining strongman.

44 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Western series ever, your fave? barbiekemp
'The Argonauts' is a rip-off of 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' gschwertley
Another 'Cheyenne' ripoff (or 'rewrite' if you like that better) gschwertley
Season 3 GSPdude
killer grizzly episode question ajprice-1
Deja vu among Warner Brothers westerns gladgal
Discuss Cheyenne (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: