Cheyenne: Season 1, Episode 12

Fury at Rio Hondo (17 Apr. 1956)

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In a politically turbulent Mexico full of revolutionaries, Cheyenne encounters a sexy, blond pickpocket singer in Rio Hondo. She arrived on the stage with a local rancher who owes Cheyenne money from a cattle deal and he wants to be paid.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Carl Esmond ...
Col. Picard
Ralph Moody ...
Karen Kadler ...
Edward Colmans ...
Mel Welles ...
Bolados (as Mel Wells)
Roger Etienne ...
Lt. Beauclerc
Pepe Hern ...
Tom Hernández ...
Ramon (as Tom Hernandez)
Tim Graham ...
Piano Player


Cheyenne is in Rio Hondo, Mexico. He owns a pair of wagons used to haul freight in the area although it is dangerous due to Mexican Revolutionaries fighting the Maximilian French. The stage arrives with a beautiful blonde, Mississippi, and a local hacienda owner, Bolados. Cheyenne follows them into the cantina. Boladas asks Mississippi to join him for dinner. After she leaves, Cheyenne confronts him. He owes Cheyenne for delivering breeding stock to his hacienda from the U.S. but skipped out on paying. He agrees to pay Cheyenne the next morning. That evening Cheyenne sees Mississippi take Bolados' wallet so he follows her upstairs. He learns Bolados had the money on him plus he is leaving the next morning. At the same time friends of the cantina owner Manuel plead with Cheyenne to help smuggle a man for them but he wants nothing to do with the local politics. Back in the cantina dining area Bolados is killed by a stray shot from the French trying to stop the revolutionaries before ... Written by Anonymous

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17 April 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Clint Walker takes his shirt off in this episode. See more »


Pete: You're a smart woman. Most ladies ain't smart.
Mississippi: Most smart women aren't ladies.
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Redo of a Hemingway Story
16 July 2014 | by (Moriarty, N.M.) – See all my reviews

This is a virtual verbatim remake of 1944's Bogart and Bacall classic To Have and Have Not. Written by Hemingway and taking place in 1940 Martinique, with the Vichy French and the Nazis instead of the French and Mexicans. Bogart uses a boat to Cheyennes wagons but right down to the line I don't know what kind of war you guys are fighting, dragging your wives along is again a verbatim clip from the movie. Notable was the fact that that movie was Bogart and Bacalls initial film together. Walter Brennen played the drunken sidekick who was always asking Have you ever been bitten by a dead bee? A good performance by Hoagy Carmichael as the piano player only adds to the atmosphere. Anyway, a great movie and if you get a chance to see it, you will have seen this episode of Cheyenne as well. You may enjoy both of these, I did, particularly the movie.

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