Cheyenne has never met a woman who's Mormon faith is quite this strong. Enough to drive her cattle to Salt Lake, survive a landslide, an attempted stampede and stop the men who are trying to stop her from saving her ranch and husband.
Roy and Mary Wiley have a ranch in Utah on which they owe a final payment to Rafe Donovan. However, due to the discovery of ore deposits on the land Rafe wants the property back so he is trying to prevent the Wileys from making the payment. His men stampede Roy's cattle severely injuring him. Cheyenne arrives at the Wiley door looking to buy a meal but is met by Mary with a shotgun. He discovers she is pregnant after which she shows him her injured husband. He learns she plans to drive a small herd of cattle to Salt Lake City 50 miles away to sell for the final payment while taking her husband so they can be married in the Mormon Temple as their faith requires for eternal life together. Cheyenne offers to help her as he is headed there but feels their chances are slim. Her faith in in God is strong which is displayed on the road as they overcome Rafe's attacks and other problems including Billy the Kid. Written by
When Roy Wiley begins driving his small herd of cattle three men on horseback coming in the other direction begin firing their guns to turn the cattle back in the direction of Wiley who had been trailing the herd. The cameras pan back to a startled Wiley on horseback. As they do a man is seen walking in the woods in the background clearly observing what is happening. See more »
[speaking of Cheyenne]
I promised myself I'd have that big feller for breakfast, and I'm gonna to. Any objections?
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I find myself surprised by this episode. Mary Wiley is one determined woman. A neighbor of the Wileys, Rafe Donovan, wants their ranch. He is determined to get it, short of murder. His right-hand man, Smiler Jones prefers murder. Donovan holds the mortgage and the Wileys have about a week to make their payment or lose their ranch. Roy intends to drive their small herd to Salt Lake City, sell them, and make his payment. But Smiler gets the herd to stampede and Roy is almost trampled to death.
Cheyenne arrives to find Mrs. Wiley pregnant and determined. She intends to drive those cows, save her husband, marry him officially in a Mormon Temple so they can spend eternity together, and return home to have her baby, and pay off the mortgage. It is her Mormon faith in God that assures her she can do all this. Of course, Cheyenne offers to help.
On the way to Salt Lake she survives attacks by Smiley and his men, saves an Indian chief, gets befriended by Billy the Kid, gets her husband to a doctor, and sells the cattle. On the return, she survives an arranged accident, an Indian ambush, and a direct full armed assault by Donovan and all his henchmen, pays the mortgage, and has a male baby who she names Bodie Willian Wiley. Phew.
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