After killing an old foe, Cheyenne runs into his wife left with a large herd of cattle to drive to market with an unruly crew. Cheyenne takes on the task using a fake name to help her but finds a deck stacked against him and her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Cheyenne Bodie / Ace Black
Ann McCrea ...
Faith Swain
Howard Petrie ...
Burt Wrangel
Chief Johnny Cake
Pike Wood
Roy Engel ...
U.S. Marshal Thad Veck
Lariat Sanga (as Mike Forest)
Sheriff Steep
Jug Wilkins
William Meigs ...
Del Swain
John Frederick ...
Nub Tanner (as John Merrick)
William Free ...


Cheyenne rides into the town of China Hat to follow up on a job he heard about. He runs into Del Swain who he arrested in Texas and is now running cattle talking to Burt Wrangel who had put out the job offer. He almost has to fight his way out of town because of this encounter. Outside town he is ambushed by Swain but shoots in self defense, killing him. Witnessed by the local Sheriff, Cheyenne rides on on the advice of the Sheriff. Outside town he runs into a stalled cattle drive and one of the hands drinking. He rides down to ask for a job finding a fresh grave and a pregnant woman Faith Swain who owns the herd with an unruly group of trail hands. The owner was just buried by his wife. The man who killed him: Cheyenne Bodie! Upon learning who she is, Cheyenne tries to leave but upon learning Cheyenne has ramrodded a cattle drive before, she begs him to stay. He joins the cattle drive under the name Ace Black proving his worth but soon discovers not all is as it seems. Written by DrDOS

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8 April 1958 (USA)  »

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Emile Avery is seen in two parts in this show - bar patron and Indian, part of Chief Johnny Cake's tribe. See more »


Cheyenne rides out of China Hat. He doesn't have a bag of goods hanging down from the right side of his saddle. As he approaches the ambush, he does. See more »


Faith Swain: Why aren't you rather generous with my beef? Why this thing isn't worth $.20!
Cheyenne Bodie: It's all he had. If I'd turned him down, he'd stolen the steers. If I'd given 'em to him for nothing, he'd figure we were afraid of him. As it is, we made a little trade, now we're friends.
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