Cheyenne (1955–1963)
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The Vanishing Breed 

Conserving the dwindling buffalo is a hot issue. Cheyenne decides to step into recently vacated shoes and becomes a Senator. When drawing up the bill, he finds he has a lot of lessons in politics to learn; one of them his own impeachment.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Pat Evans
Gail Evans (as Patricia Woodell)
Senator Cleaver
Ab Carter
Doc Johnson


Cheyenne is to meet Indian Agent Ab Carter and Johnny Crow at Johnny's camp. They are to discuss a trip by the two men to Washington D.C. to save the buffalo. While the two await Cheyenne, a buffalo herd is stampeded through the camp killing everyone but Ab and Johnny. The man behind the stampede, Walt Taylor, rides into the camp. Noticing Ab alive he shoots him as Johnny watches and then plays dead. Cheyenne rides up before the bodies can be buried. He finds Johnny alive and Ab shot. He takes Johnny to a doctor who says Johnny will survive but be crippled. He talks to Judge Kinkaid who introduces him to State Senator John Tom Matson. When Cheyenne asks Matson to help him continue Ab and Johnny's desire, Matson suggests Cheyenne take a vacant seat in the state senate due to a death. The naive Cheyenne accepts the offer in what becomes a western version of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". Cheyenne is better at gun fighting than politics. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

19 November 1962 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cheyenne Bodie: Sir, what I asked you about was the bridge bill.
Senator John Tom Matson: I'm getting to that! It is quite true there is no particular need for this bridge. $25,000 has been earmarked for the construction of that bridge. 30 maybe 40 people will be employed directly and each of them will spend their wages in my district, thus creating a circle of prosperity. Now, doesn't that throw a different light on the subject?
Cheyenne Bodie: Well Senator, isn't that what they call a pork barrel?
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