Cheyenne is asked by Amarillo Ames to help drive his herd to Dodge City and take over if he dies but he doesn't want to tell the men or his daughter why. Ames dies so Cheyenne is forced to take over by force as he overcomes multiple foes.



(teleplay), (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

On Disc

at Amazon


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode complete credited cast:
Nancy Hale ...
Susan Ames
Hal Baylor ...
Rowdy Shane
Amarillo Ames
Slim Mantell
Gil Perkins ...
Ruck Grover
Rayford Barnes ...
Ray Harris
Henry Rowland ...
Pete Webb
Joseph I. Breen Jr. ...
Mike Laverson (as Joe Breen)
Mike Ragan ...
Dode Laverson


Cheyenne rides to town and runs into two of the Laverson brothers. After defending himself, he kills one and sends the other packing. Heading to the job that brought him here, he sees Amarillo Ames who wants to hire him to drive his cattle to Dodge City, with the promise of lots of money for the one who gets there first. Cheyenne has trail drive experience but the men don't. Ames' ranch is in debt and he needs every dollar to pay it off. Ames wants Cheyenne to take over if something happens to Ames who took a bullet in the lung but doesn't want to tell his men or daughter. He gives Cheyenne a letter stating his wishes. After Ames dies on the trail by drowning, Cheyenne must prove himself to the men who don't believe that Cheyenne was put in charge before they left if anything were to happen to their boss. The letter was washed out when Cheyenne went into the water after Ames. It all comes to a boil when they reach Dodge City, ahead of schedule, and Cheyenne must deal with the ... Written by DrDOS

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

4 December 1956 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Clint Walker does not take his shirt off in this episode. See more »


After the trail drive is over four of the drovers are sitting at a table in the bar. The position of the men keep changing from shot to shot. First they are spaced evenly around the table, but when they talk to Cheyenne, they are bunched up on one side of the table. See more »


Ray Harris: [to Cheyenne] Cliff's saving you for his own pleasure, and he's waiting.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Western series ever, your fave? barbiekemp
Season 3 GSPdude
'The Argonauts' is a rip-off of 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' gschwertley
Another 'Cheyenne' ripoff (or 'rewrite' if you like that better) gschwertley
Deja vu among Warner Brothers westerns gladgal
Does anyone know if The Virginian is replacing.... flint19492001
Discuss Lone Gun (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: