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20 September 1955 (USA) See more »
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.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 258)

Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie / ... (108 episodes, 1955-1962)
Clyde Howdy ... Townsman / ... (49 episodes, 1957-1962)

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 (52 episodes, 1956-1961)
Roy Huggins .... producer (13 episodes, 1955-1956)
Burt Dunne .... producer (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sidney Biddell .... producer (4 episodes, 1960)
Harve Foster .... producer (3 episodes, 1955)
Jack Warner Jr. .... producer (2 episodes, 1956)
Boris Ingster .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1962)

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)
Perry Finnerman (5 episodes, 1958-1960)
J. Peverell Marley (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
Edwin B. DuPar (4 episodes, 1956-1960)
Ted D. McCord (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Ralph Woolsey (3 episodes, 1958)
Wesley Anderson (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Willard Van der Veer (2 episodes, 1960)
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)
Harry Reynolds (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
James Ballas (2 episodes, 1955)
Robert Stafford (2 episodes, 1956)
Folmar Blangsted (2 episodes, 1958)
Fred Bohanan (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Byron Chudnow (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
John Hall (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (2 episodes, 1962)
Series Art Direction by
Perry Ferguson (51 episodes, 1955-1960)
William L. Campbell (13 episodes, 1959-1960)
Stanley Fleischer (12 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)
William L. Kuehl (7 episodes, 1956-1960)
Frank M. Miller (7 episodes, 1956-1960)
George Wittlinger (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Arthur D. Leddy (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 (69 episodes, 1955-1960)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee White .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1955-1957)
C. Carter Gibson .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1955-1962)
Eddie Prinz .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1957-1962)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
William Kissell .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1956-1960)
Claude Archer .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Francis Murphy .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Farfan .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958)
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 (15 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)
Robert B. Lee .... sound (3 episodes, 1958-1962)
Eugene F. Westfall .... sound (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Ross Owen .... sound (2 episodes, 1956-1960)
John K. Kean .... sound (2 episodes, 1957-1960)
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound (2 episodes, 1957)
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 (70 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 / musical director (15 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bert Shefter .... music supervisor / musical director (15 episodes, 1959-1961)
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Ted Sebern .... music editor (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
Donald Harris .... music editor (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
George Marsh .... music editor (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Charles Paley .... music editor (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Joe Inge .... music editor (2 episodes, 1960)
Sam E. Levin .... music editor (2 episodes, 1960)

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

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42 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
A drifter (Clint Walker) wanders the wild west., 20 March 2006
Author: dougbrode from United States

Cheyenne was one of the original three (along with Gunsmoke and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp) 'adult' westerns to hit TV in the fall of 1955, kicking off a trend that would dominate all three networks for the next five or six years, until the once original concept turned to formula and all the fun went out of the genre owing to overexposure. In truth, there was no one quite like Clint Walker - to say that he was tall in the saddle is to understate the case. Like Fess Parker as Davy Crockett (on the same network, ABC) one year earlier, his huge physical stature but gentle country voice won him instant stardom and, adult western or no, the hero of every kid in America. Actually, Cheyenne wasn't a series in the true sense during its first season, but broadcast one out of every three weeks as part of an anthology called WARNER BROS. PRESENTS. The other two entries were King's Row with Robert Horton and Jack Kelly (soon to reappear on Wagon Train and Maverick) and Casablanca, a take off on the old Bogart movie of that name. Immediately, the ratings for Cheyenne went through the roof while the other two just sat there. By mid-season they were gone and Cheyenne was seen on reruns every week through the summer. Two things about that first season: though the show ran an hour, each episode was not a normal hour length installment (50 mins.) but between five and ten minutes less than that, owing to 'behind the scenes' previews of upcoming WB movies. Also, this was the only season when Cheyenne had a sidekick, played by L.Q. Jones, later a regular in the Sam Peckinpah stock company. One last thing about the opening season - the episodes were far more spectacular than any to follow, as WB actually did mini remakes of big budget western films, using the stock footage from them and simply replacing whoever had starred with Clint. So the feature film Charge at Feather River with Guy Madison became West of the River with Clint. The Indian charge is identical in both. Most of us didn't know anything about stock footage then and were under the impression (for a while) that WB was knocking out a major league western for TV every three weeks. When Cheyenne came back in 1956, it was a full hour, no sidekick, and ran every other week, alternating with CONFLICT, mostly composed of pilots for possible future WB shows. the next year, Conflict was gone and Sugarfoot with Will Hutchins became the rotating item with Cheyenne, this western also quickly becoming a hit. The following year, Cheyenne was on the air but Clint wasn't. He'd left WB in a salary dispute. So the weirdest thing happen - Cheyenne ran with no Cheyenne in sight, rather Ty Hardin as Bronco Lane. When Walker returned the following fall, Cheyenne shifted to Monday (often, it ran weekly now) with Bronco and Sugarfoot rotating on Tuesdays. By this time, the western was playing out, so both Sugarfoot and Bronco were absorbed into Cheyenne, the package now called "The Cheyenne Show," each of the three seen once every three weeks. In one episode, all three were together. Then Sugarfoot was dropped and Cheyenne and Bronco rotated. By this time, the heyday of the western was over. Warner Bros. replaced Cheyenne late in 1963 with another western, Badlands, which lasted less than half a year. And, in truth, during its final two or three seasons, Cheyenne was awfully routine, in terms of scripting, direction, etc. But that first season was a real winner, and the next two or three were strong too. Worth catching again at least those heyday episodes.

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