Cheyenne: Season 1, Episode 3

The Argonauts (1 Nov. 1955)

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Cheyenne meets two prospectors whose partner was killed by Indians. The partner is the only one who knows where they found gold. Given a description, Cheyenne is able to lead them to the gold but one of the men's greed overtakes him.

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Cheyenne is heading north when he comes across two amateur prospectors Clancy and Duncan. Clancy has returned bringing Clancy to meet Lou Cramer who along with Clancy found a gold strike. However, they find Cramer dead with an arrow in his back. Cramer is the one who wrote down where the gold strike is but he has destroyed the map to it. They are in need of a guide into the mountains and Cheyenne agrees to help them find their mine as he recognizes Clancy's description of the site. Cheyenne, Clancy and Duncan travel to the mine and strike it rich. Soon greed and paranoia overwhelm Duncan and a wedge is driven between the partners. When a renegade band of Mescaleros must be contended with, Cheyenne strongly suggests they leave. Duncan grudgingly agrees so the three men leave with only burros as the Indians stole their horses plus nearly $30,000 each. Another band of Indians asks Cheyenne to help a sick white woman who is married to their Chief. He does leaving the other two men to ... Written by tomtrekp

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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This episode marks the first of many times in which Clint Walker, playing Cheyenne Bodie, appears without his shirt. He's briefly shown bare-chested while performing sweaty work at a mine. Later, he and Rod Taylor appear without their shirts in a night-time scene when their sleep is interrupted. See more »

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Cheyenne: Gold can play some funny tricks on a man.
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Treasure of Sierra Madre retelling
29 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is basically a retelling of the classic movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre with big Clint in the role Walter Houston made famous. It is an examination of the effects that Greed has on one of the individuals of a party of Gold Seekers. There is an interesting appearance by Rod Taylor in the Tim Holt role. Long time character actor Edward Andrews gamely attempts the frothing Bogie role. It is somewhat quaint to see this smaller scale version of one of Warner's classic movies, but that was in keeping with Cheyenne which attempted to give a big movie look to the small screen. Cheyenne's side kick Smitty, played by a youthful L. Q. Jones is conspicuously absent in this episode. Story with a moral. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.


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