Cheyenne: Season 4, Episode 9

Riot at Arroyo Seco (1 Feb. 1960)

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There's a real water shortage tearing up Arroyo Seco. Cheyenne, as sheriff, is trying to keep a lid on tempers and the townsfolk together. What he doesn't know is the very prominent ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Whitney Blake ...
Beth Tobin
Wynn Pearce ...
Jess Tobin
Harry Lauter ...
Harry Tobin
Don Haggerty ...
Chet Noler
Ralph Tobin
Frank Ferguson ...
Judge Lloyd Pomeroy
James Bell ...
Carl Benson
Joel Weeks (as Bobby Hyatt)
Stephen Ellsworth ...
Lafayette Hale
Mauritz Hugo ...
Sam Mason
John Zaccaro ...
Todd Colter
Johnny Benson
Phil Tully ...
Paddy Moore
Telegraph Operator


There's a real water shortage tearing up Arroyo Seco. Cheyenne, as sheriff, is trying to keep a lid on tempers and the townsfolk together. What he doesn't know is the very prominent citizens who are supposed to be behind the town's best interests are the ones upsetting the water barrel - at Cheyenne's expense as he is on trial for murder! Written by DrDOS

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1 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Clint Walker does not take his shirt off in this episode. See more »


Chet's name is shown as Noler in the credits, but his water wagon shows Noller. See more »


Ralph Tobin: Gentlemen, I want to see a rope around the neck of Cheyenne Bodie.
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The Best Ending for a TV Western!
26 February 2010 | by (Fort Worth, Texas) – See all my reviews

Remember, we had political correctness back in the 1950's too! No mention of story or plot here, but this episode surprised me! It has, in my very humble opinion, the best ending I've ever seen for a western TV drama of any of the shows made during this time.

HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL was great, at half an hour, but the PC "message" westerns didn't gear up until Kennedy was elected-- Gunsmoke went "comedy" with Festus and Bonanza became a preach fest. Of course, this lead to LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE and so on and so on, a trend that killed the western.

This episode of CHEYENNE had NOTHING TO DO with any of that sappy junk! It leads you by the hand for 95% of it's story, then springs a twist ending so cool and original I felt I needed to comment on it here and hope other people will watch. and the last scene, the look on his face-- well, don't tell me Clint Walker didn't know how to act. He may not have knocked over the critics, but we're watching these shows 50 years later-- that has to tell you something.

Watch this one episode and then watch the rest, see what you've been missing. Great stuff.

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