Cheyenne: Season 5, Episode 9

The Beholden (27 Feb. 1961)

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Cheyenne rides into Winslow to deliver a letter to banker Smaller. When he's killed in a holdup, Cheyenne is hired to chase after the robbers. But who should he really be worried about? The robbers? The town council? or the sheriff?


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Episode cast overview:
Patrice Wymore ...
Harriet Miller
Don Megowan ...
Marshal Tom Grant
Hanley Stafford ...
Harvey Perkins
Sheldon Allman ...
Elijah McGuire
John Hubbard ...
John Mercer
Bert McGuire (as Max Baer)
Robert Foulk ...
Jake Scott
Don Wilbanks ...
Chad Owens
Kim Charney ...
Tully Grant (as Kimm Charney)
Martin Eric ...
Mickey Lukas


Cheyenne rides into Winslow with a letter recommending him for the job of marshal as a gang of three led by Elijah McGuire plans to rob the bank the next morning. McGuire rides into town alone. Cheyenne stops by the bank to give bank president Frank Smaller the letter but it is closed. He gets a room and drops by the saloon to eat. Marshal Tom Grant comes in and spots McGuire eating. He has a rule that he is to be notified when any strangers enter any business. He asks McGuire his business and decides to kick him out. Cheyenne watches and after it is over spots Harriet Miller who he knows. She introduces him to Tom who decides to offer Cheyenne a free meal to welcome him. Harriet asks to see Cheyenne in his room later. She knows that Tom is to lose his job at noon Friday and Cheyenne is there to apply for it. Wanting Tom to stay, she asks Cheyenne to refuse the job which he says he will consider. The next morning as he talks to Smaller the bank is robbed. Morgan is wounded as Cheyenne... Written by Anonymous

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27 February 1961 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Don Megowan takes his shirt off in this episode but Clint Walker does not. In fact, Walker does not have a single bare-chest scene in any episode in Season Five of "Cheyenne." See more »


While in the marshal's office, Cheyenne takes the marshal's pistol and puts it in his waistband. He steps out the door, looks around (without pistol), and steps back inside (with pistol). See more »

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