Cheyenne: Season 1, Episode 7

Decision (24 Jan. 1956)

TV Episode  -   -  Western
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Scouting for the army, Cheyenne reports of an impending attack. Fleeing to another fort, the commanding officer's route to that fort seems more dangerous than the alternate and Cheyenne isn't the only one who disagrees.

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Richard Denning ...
Capt. Quinlan
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Lt. Lee Rogers
Nancy Hale ...
Ann Saunders
Clegg Hoyt ...
Sgt. Beaugard
Terry Frost ...
Sgt. Short
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Cheyenne arrives at the Fort Wilderness Army post at a gallop to out race the Arapaho who are on the warpath. He is a temporary Army Scout arriving from Seventeen Mile Station with a message for Maj. Heffler. He is directed to Capt. Quinlan who is a stickler for Army protocol. A 100 man outfit has been wiped out so Maj. Heffler decides to abandon the fort and leave for Fort McKay. The men and Cheyenne are not enthusiastic about the idea but follow orders. The post has several civilian members of a wagon train as well. Maj. Heffler is adamant about taking a route that avoids Black Hawk and the Arapaho. When they encounter a small hunting party, he decides to change the route to go to the Big Sandy River. Cheyenne objects saying it will be dry but Heffler won't listen. Capt. Quinlan tries to change Heffler's mind but ends up under arrest. When they reach the river, it is bone dry. Heffler decides to continue on the dry route with half a canteen per man for six days. Cheyenne, Lt. Rogers... Written by Anonymous

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Cheyenne: There's a few things I'd like to get off my chest.
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Stars in the Making!
17 November 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This exciting episode of 'Cheyenne' brought together two future stars in the making, namely James Garner and Michael Landon. Garner, in his second outing in 'Cheyenne' once again plays a cavalry lieutenant as he did in "Mountain Fortress" the first ever episode. Whilst on the subject of cavalry lieutenants, it seems that during this period Garner had a penchant for playing these officers in a number of movies around this time. Fortunately for James, eighteen months after "Decision" was aired he found himself embarking on the series that set him on the road to being a world ranking star..."MAVERICK"!

Michael Landon meanwhile, looking a very young 20 year old, has a small uncredited role as a soldier. There is a strong possibility that this could have been his first role on screen, as this was aired in January 1956 and it appears that this was the year that his movie/TV career started (Unless anyone knows differently)?

This episode itself, has Cheyenne, now a temporary government scout for the cavalry, leading them on an 8 day trek to Fort McKay with marauding Arapahos on the loose!

Veteren actor Richard Denning completes this star studded outing as Capt. Quinlan and really pulls the movie together.

An enjoyable cavalry vs Indians western.

By the way whatever happened to Smitty?


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