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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Release Date:
20 September 1955 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
"The Lonely Gunfighter: The Legacy of Cheyenne" See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie / ... (108 episodes, 1955-1962)
Clyde Howdy ... Townsman / ... (49 episodes, 1957-1962)
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Series Directed by
Richard L. Bare (21 episodes, 1955-1962)
Leslie H. Martinson (13 episodes, 1956-1960)
Lee Sholem (11 episodes, 1958-1961)
Robert Sparr (11 episodes, 1960-1962)
George Waggner (7 episodes, 1959-1962)
Paul Landres (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Leslie Goodwins (5 episodes, 1959-1962)
Walter Doniger (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Thomas Carr (3 episodes, 1957)
Joseph Kane (3 episodes, 1957)
Otto Lang (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Douglas Heyes (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Franklin Adreon (2 episodes, 1957)
Alan Crosland Jr. (2 episodes, 1958)
Richard C. Sarafian (2 episodes, 1961-1962)

William Hale (unknown episodes)
Irving J. Moore (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Dean Riesner (9 episodes, 1955-1961)
Berne Giler (9 episodes, 1956-1962)
Warren Douglas (9 episodes, 1961-1962)
Howard Browne (6 episodes, 1956-1958)
George F. Slavin (6 episodes, 1957-1962)
Roy Huggins (5 episodes, 1956)
Wells Root (5 episodes, 1957-1962)
Peter Germano (5 episodes, 1958-1962)
Fred Freiberger (4 episodes, 1956-1962)
Gerald Drayson Adams (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Douglas Heyes (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
James Gunn (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
Montgomery Pittman (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
James O'Hanlon (3 episodes, 1957-1962)
Albert Aley (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
David Lang (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Buckley Angell (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
D.D. Beauchamp (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
R. Wright Campbell (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Frederick Brady (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Steve Frazee (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
N.B. Stone Jr. (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Kenneth Higgins (2 episodes, 1956)
Lee Loeb (2 episodes, 1956)
Joseph Chadwick (2 episodes, 1957-1960)
Harry Sinclair Drago (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Oliver Drake (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Sloan Nibley (2 episodes, 1957)
L.L. Foreman (2 episodes, 1958)
Joyce Fierro (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
Charles B. Smith (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Lester Fuller (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Arnold Belgard (2 episodes, 1961)
Thomas W. Blackburn (1 episode, 1959)
Finlay McDermid (1 episode, 1959)

Series Produced by
William T. Orr .... executive producer (108 episodes, 1955-1962)
Arthur W. Silver .... producer / supervising producer (51 episodes, 1956-1961)
Roy Huggins .... producer (13 episodes, 1955-1956)
Burt Dunne .... producer (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
Harve Foster .... producer (3 episodes, 1955)
Jack Warner Jr. .... producer (2 episodes, 1956)
Boris Ingster .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1962)

Sidney Biddell .... producer (unknown episodes, 1960)
William P. D'Angelo .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
William Lava (31 episodes, 1955-1963)
John Neel (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Leith Stevens (4 episodes, 1955-1956)

Stan Jones (unknown episodes)
Paul Sawtell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine (27 episodes, 1956-1962)
Carl E. Guthrie (11 episodes, 1955-1957)
Carl Berger (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
J. Peverell Marley (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
Edwin B. DuPar (4 episodes, 1956-1960)
Ted D. McCord (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Perry Finnerman (4 episodes, 1958-1960)
Ralph Woolsey (3 episodes, 1958)
Robert Hoffman (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Watts (12 episodes, 1955-1959)
Harold Minter (12 episodes, 1955-1958)
Robert J. Mauch (10 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert Sparr (9 episodes, 1956-1957)
Carl Pingitore (7 episodes, 1957-1960)
George Jay Nicholson (5 episodes, 1955-1957)
Ben Ray (3 episodes, 1956)
Elbert K. Hollingsworth (3 episodes, 1957-1961)
Rex Lipton (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
James Ballas (2 episodes, 1955)
Robert Stafford (2 episodes, 1956)
Folmar Blangsted (2 episodes, 1958)
Fred Bohanan (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Art Direction by
Perry Ferguson (51 episodes, 1955-1960)
William L. Campbell (10 episodes, 1959-1960)
Stanley Fleischer (9 episodes, 1955-1961)
Carl Macauley (3 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ben Bone (16 episodes, 1957-1960)
William Wallace (15 episodes, 1956-1960)
Bill Holland (10 episodes, 1955-1958)
Frank M. Miller (6 episodes, 1956-1960)
William L. Kuehl (6 episodes, 1956-1958)
George Wittlinger (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
John P. Austin (3 episodes, 1958)
Jerry Welch (3 episodes, 1958)
Alfred Kegerris (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor (108 episodes, 1955-1962)
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist (40 episodes, 1960-1962)
 
Series Production Management
Oren Haglund .... production manager (68 episodes, 1955-1960)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee White .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1955-1957)
C. Carter Gibson .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1955-1962)
Eddie Prinz .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1957-1962)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Claude Archer .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
William Kissell .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1956-1960)
Robert Farfan .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958)
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960-1962)

Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Lee W. Moore .... props (15 episodes, 1955-1956)

Roy Moore .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound (14 episodes, 1955-1960)
Samuel F. Goode .... sound (13 episodes, 1957-1961)
Francis E. Stahl .... sound (9 episodes, 1956-1957)
Stanley Jones .... sound (6 episodes, 1956-1962)
B.F. Ryan .... sound (5 episodes, 1959-1962)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Eugene F. Westfall .... sound (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
John K. Kean .... sound (2 episodes, 1957-1960)
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound (2 episodes, 1957)
Robert B. Lee .... sound (2 episodes, 1958-1962)
Harold Hanks .... sound (2 episodes, 1960)
Don McKay .... sound (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Stunts
Bobby Somers .... stunts (16 episodes, 1955-1957)
Fred Carson .... stunt double / stunt double: Clint Walker (3 episodes, 1960)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (2 episodes, 1955-1956)

Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (unknown episodes, 1958-1962)
Roydon Clark .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Hennesy .... stunt double: Clint Walker (unknown episodes)
Bob Herron .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Chuck Hicks .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Bob May .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Terhune .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
James Moore .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (68 episodes, 1955-1960)
 
Series Music Department
Stan Jones .... lyricist: theme / lyricist: theme music / ... (40 episodes, 1957-1960)
William Lava .... composer: theme music / composer: additional music (34 episodes, 1957-1960)
Paul Sawtell .... music supervisor (9 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bert Shefter .... music supervisor (9 episodes, 1959-1961)
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Ted Sebern .... music editor (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
Charles Paley .... music editor (2 episodes, 1960-1961)

Jerry Livingston .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes, 1955-1956)
Mack David .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Arvo Ojala .... technical director (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (108 episodes)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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30 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
"The Lonely Gunfighter: The Legacy of Cheyenne", 22 December 2006
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

Running 107 episodes, from 1955 through 1963, "Cheyenne" was one of the first "television" productions from the Warner Brothers film studio. Clint Walker plays the title character, an ex-frontier scout who was raised by Cheyenne Indians after his parents were killed.

Cheyenne Bodie roams the West in the days after the Civil War, having adventures and helping folks out. The tall laconic hero would eventually become television's quintessential loner but actually started out with a sidekick named Smitty (L.Q. Jones) who was a mapmaker. Cheyenne and Smitty do mapping work for the Army and in this occupation stumble across the people who make up each episode's story.

The current DVD set covers the 15 episodes from Season One and includes a recent interview with Clint Walker called "The Lonely Gunfighter: The Legacy of Cheyenne". The reason there are only 15 episodes is because "Cheyenne" was only broadcast every third week, being part of an anthology series called "Warner Brothers Presents" which also included "Casablanca" (with Marcel Dalio) and "King's Row" (with Robert Horton and Jack Kelly). In subsequent seasons the anthology would feature shows like "Conflict", "Sugarfoot", and "Bronco Lane".

Contrary to popular belief, the episodes on the 1st season DVD have not been abbreviated. Although they run less that the normal 50 minutes (60 minutes minus commercials) it is because the original broadcasts took some additional minutes for Warner Brothers to use in promoting their coming attractions; with a behind the scenes look at one of their soon to be released features.

Also unique to the first season was an attempt to add scale to the stories by inserting a lot of stock footage of cattle drives, Indian attacks, and huge wagon trains. In general they did a better job than most "B" westerns of matching this footage to the back lot and sound stage stuff featuring the actual cast of each episode. But this technique and the busy schedule was a nightmare for the editors. The first episode "Mountain Fortress" includes a particularly amusing continuity issue. Watch how the sergeant and the trooper are killed early in an Indian attack, then magically reappear in a subsequent group shot. Most likely the editors noticed the problem but there was not time to re-shoot the scene with the correct cast.

At least two episodes take actual movie plots and retell them in a Western setting. "Fury at Rio Hondo" is a retelling of "To Have and to Have Not" with Peggy Castle outstanding in the Lauren Bacall role. "The Argonaunts" is a retelling of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and features Rod Taylor.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.

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