Cheyenne (1955–1963)
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The Iron Trail 

Cheyenne is escorting a bride and $5000 to his boss. He meets a friend who works now for the railroad who tells Cheyenne a group of young bandits are robbing trains. They strike the train but their goal is more than robbing it.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Abe Larson
Dani Crayne ...
Mary Ellen McSwayne
Sheb Wooley ...
Chev Jones
Maj. Earl Jonathan
Mrs. Thatcher
Sam Buffington ...
Allen Chester
Indian (as Eddie Little)
Ed Dickey ...
Jered Barclay ...
Les (as Jerry Barclay)
Lonnie the Conductor
Montgomery Pittman ...
Lowell Brown ...
Carol Coombs ...


Cheyenne takes a train carrying $5000 in cattle money and a new bride for his boss. He meets an old friend Chev Jones who is now a detective for the railroad but was a lawman at one time. He tells Cheyenne he suspects they will be robbed by a gang of kids which is why he and a deputy are on the train. A coffin is loaded as well into the mail car to be dropped at an abandoned rail stop. When they stop the train to throw a switch, they are attacked but Cheyenne is able to kill the gang member riding the train. Three men are killed and after a vote, they agree to abide by the majority which is to surrender. The coffin turns out to hold explosives for the gang. After they are taken to a local Trading Post as prisoners they find out the gang's true motives. They search each prisoner individually for money but also reveal secrets some of the prisoners have. However, their prime motive is that they are planning on becoming more famous than any outlaw: by kidnapping the President of the ... Written by DrDOS

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Release Date:

1 January 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Cheyenne is chasing the president's train, the lettering on the side of the car is reversed. See more »


Chester: I assure you. If I was just flirting, I'd pick on a lady whose escort wasn't quite so... Large!
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Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay
Traditional, attributed to Henry J. Sayers (uncredited)
Performed by Sam Buffington
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Worth a watch to see a young Dennis Hopper
30 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story line gives you all the plot you need to know. Basically this is John Wayne's Stagecoach on a train. Same group of motley travelers thrown together and while being help prisoners by bandits, we get a glimpse into their character. The twist here is the bandits are a group of young kids lead by a very young—20 years old at the time—Dennis Hopper who demonstrates he has acting chops. Here Hopper he plays a psychotic Abe Larson who wants fame and plans to get it by kidnapping the President of the United States. And he demonstrates his badness by gunning down two unarmed men just to make a point. Worth a watch just to see Hopper. There are no real surprises as we know Cheyenne will save the day and prove that the much maligned Indian passenger, Eddie Little Sky, is the one who is the real hero.

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