Cheyenne: Season 2, Episode 1

The Dark Rider (11 Sep. 1956)

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Cheyenne comes to the aid of a woman but finds she has double-crossed him. He tracks her down finding her a owner of a herd of cattle being driven to Kansas. He joins drive as a hand but his expertise may bring him a big payday.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Diane Brewster ...
Samantha Thorena Crawford
Myron Healey ...
Lew Lattimer
Joe Epic
Carl Milletaire ...
Harry Harvey ...
Opie Wade (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Robert Hover ...
Jamie Dawson
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Duke Arthur Thurston-Wells
Powell (as Gerald Charleboise)
Frank Richards ...
Emory Parnell ...
Henry Sawyer


The day after a bank robbery, Cheyenne runs into Samantha Crawford. She offers Cheyenne $300 if he meets her later. After finding her, she tells him two men want to kill her and she needs him to hold them for the sheriff arriving on the stage in the morning. He does but there is no sheriff and the men have a different story about her conning them. Cheyenne tracks her to a cattle drive to collect the $300. Seeing her situation, Cheyenne offers to be trail boss for one dollar per head ($1700) but her partners refuse so he joins as a hand at $30 per month but it will cost them if they find they need his skill. Along the way, they are also joined by a padre who says his goal is to resurrect missions as well as the souls of men. Meanwhile, Lew thinks he has a romantic stake with Sam but she thinks otherwise. When a fight breaks out between Lew and Jamie Dawson, it is broken up and all decide to retire for the night. The next day, Jamie is found stabbed with everyone to suspect but no one ... Written by DrDOS

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1.33 : 1
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This is the first appearance of Diane Brewster as Samantha Crawford. She would later go on to play the role several more times on the series, Maverick (1957), which was also produced by Warner Brothers. See more »


Lew Lattimer: Having trouble sleeping?
Samantha Thorena Crawford: Overtired, I suppose. Must be getting soft.
Lew Lattimer: Who'd want you hard?
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