Cheyenne: Season 1, Episode 15

The Last Train West (29 May 1956)

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Cheyenne falsely accused of murder escapes the law. He returns to White Bluff to clear his name by joining a train of settlers headed to California. A minister's sister threatens to turn him in to the law until she gets to know him.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Barbara Lawrence ...
Lola McQuilan
Barbara Eiler ...
C.R. Tatum
Lane Bradford ...
Cliff O'Neill
Paul Savage ...
Deputy Orville Jones
Paul Sorensen ...
Jud Lawrence
Stan Jones ...
Lester Johnson ...
Frank Perry


Settlers are needed in Ocatilla Valley, California. For $1.00 you can book passage as long as you make it your permanent home. Cheyenne boards as Jim Wade to elude capture for a murder he didn't commit. When the sheriff checks the travelers looking him, he says he has a wife - Lola McQuilan - who was denied a ticket because she is not one of the settlers. A preacher's sister Ruth notices the ruse and swears she is going to expose him at the next stop. On the train the minister Bret takes an interest in Lola who has a secret she doesn't want to share while at the same time Cheyenne tries to dissuade Ruth with his "charm" not to turn him it but with little success. At the Lone Butte stop, Cheyenne decides to leave the train when two lawman come on the train looking for him. A deputy follows but Cheyenne takes his gun and clothes but promises to return the gun. When they spot Comanche smoke signals, Cheyenne knows he must return to the train to save it. Cheyenne must then deal with the ... Written by DrDOS

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29 May 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This plot was reused in the Bronco series in the show "Montana Passage" which is on a steamboat instead of a train. Bronco uses the same alias in the show. It was Season 2, Episode 15 of Bronco. See more »


The number on the train engine was 18. When it pulled into Lone Butte the film must have been in backwards because the train number had changed to 81. See more »


Ruth: I believe you told me the "truth" last night.
[referring to Cheyenne's confessing on why he's wanted]
Cheyenne: Thanks.
Ruth: What you're planning to do is still wrong.
Cheyenne: I don't think so.
Ruth: Vengeance is Mine. I will repay, saith the Lord.
Cheyenne: That's a good solid quotation, but one time it's not practicable. Those men are killers and they're running loose.
Ruth: Please, please listen to me. If you promise to stay on this train when we get to White Bluff, I'll forget what I "know" about you.
Cheyenne: I know that was not easy for you ...
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