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Cheyenne brings a body into town killed in a strange way. The townspeople suspect Cheyenne is part of a rustler gang. While Cheyenne is hunting for the killer, a girl's jealous boyfriend is hunting Cheyenne thinking he killed his brother.


(as Joe Kane)


(story), (screenplay)


Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Hover ...
Pierce Paxton (as Bob Hover)
Sherry Raven
Buddy Baer ...
Moccasin Joe
Geoffrey Toone ...
Jim Harwick
Harry Tyler ...
Doc Raven
Gary Owen
Paul Floyd
Gene Roth ...
Arn Kullhem
Hap Crosby


Cheyenne comes upon a campfire in the basin. He meets a young man, Bill Paxton, who jumps him suspicious he could be a rustler. When he takes Bill's gun and rides off he is surprised to hear screams from where he just left Bill and goes back only to find he has been crushed to death by something that also doesn't seem to like campfires. When he takes the body into town, Cheyenne discovers there is a twin brother who is now looking for revenge for his death! Cheyenne takes a job with rancher Jim Harwick. The other ranchers complain that Harwick has not sent someone to help look for the rustlers as he has not been hit so far so Harwick decides to give the job to Cheyenne as the last man hired. Cheyenne agrees to take the job scouting the basin for the killer and rustlers. In the basin he runs into Dr. Raven and his daughter Sherry who is engaged to Bill's twin brother Pierce. That night he rescues Sherry who was knocked from her horse. Later, he is ambushed by Pierce. Cheyenne believes ... Written by DrDOS

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12 March 1957 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Cheyenne Bodie: She's a nice girl and I hope I find one as pretty and as smart someday but I never saw a woman who was tongue-tied.
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'Big Ghost Basin',certainly a thrill.
11 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, this is the episode of Cheyenne, " Big Ghost Basin ', that has been haunting me for years. The previous commentaries are correct in saying this particular show had me in nightmares for a while. Being a Baby Boomer and watching many westerns on TV at the time, this hour of 'Cheyenne' truly stood out. Thanks for the memories. Clint Walker, Fess Parker, and most of the Warner Bros. old west productions, hopefully will endure the test of time, they don't make them like they used to. The bear in 'Big Ghost Basin' seemed to instill some fear in Cheyenne Bodie, which was rare in the series,but he won out in the end. Clint Walker, should have received a super star status thru the years, and never should have been stereotyped as he was. Cheyenne's character as a larger than life hero, re-assured me that all was right and secure in the world.

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