Cheyenne (1955–1963)
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Fury at Rio Hondo 

In a politically turbulent Mexico full of revolutionaries, Cheyenne encounters a sexy, blond pickpocket singer in Rio Hondo. She arrived on the stage with a local rancher who owes Cheyenne money from a cattle deal and he wants to be paid.


James Gunn

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Episode complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie
Peggie Castle ... Mississippi
Carl Esmond ... Col. Picard
Ralph Moody ... Pete
Karen Kadler Karen Kadler ... Isabella
Edward Colmans ... Manuel
Mel Welles ... Bolados (as Mel Wells)
Roger Etienne Roger Etienne ... Lt. Beauclerc
Pepe Hern Pepe Hern ... Ricardo
Tom Hernández Tom Hernández ... Ramon (as Tom Hernandez)
Tim Graham ... Piano Player


Cheyenne is in Rio Hondo, Mexico. He owns a pair of wagons used to haul freight in the area although it is dangerous due to Mexican Revolutionaries fighting the Maximilian French. The stage arrives with a beautiful blonde, Mississippi, and a local hacienda owner, Bolados. Cheyenne follows them into the cantina. Boladas asks Mississippi to join him for dinner. After she leaves, Cheyenne confronts him. He owes Cheyenne for delivering breeding stock to his hacienda from the U.S. but skipped out on paying. He agrees to pay Cheyenne the next morning. That evening Cheyenne sees Mississippi take Bolados' wallet so he follows her upstairs. He learns Bolados had the money on him plus he is leaving the next morning. At the same time friends of the cantina owner Manuel plead with Cheyenne to help smuggle a man for them but he wants nothing to do with the local politics. Back in the cantina dining area Bolados is killed by a stray shot from the French trying to stop the revolutionaries before ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

17 April 1956 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mississippi: [scared] What are you gonna do to me?
Cheyenne: [devilishly says] What do you want me to do to you?
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A Retelling of "To Have and to Have Not"
27 February 2007 | by aimless-46See all my reviews

At least two episodes from "Cheyenne's first season are actual movie plots retold in a Western setting. "Fury at Rio Hondo" is a retelling of "To Have and to Have Not" with Peggy Castle outstanding in the Lauren Bacall role. "The Argonaunts" is a retelling of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and features Rod Taylor.

According to the film's plot summery: Harry Morgan (Cheyenne) and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie (Pete), are based on the island of Martinique (a small Mexican town) and crew a boat (wagon) available for hire. However, since the Second World War (Maximilian's occupation of Mexico for France) is happening around them business is not what it could be and after a customer who owes them a large sum fails to pay they are forced against their better judgment to violate their preferred neutrality and to take a job for the resistance (rebels) transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis (the French) to Martinique (the United States). Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie "Slim" Browning (Mississippi), a resistance sympathizer (a stranded Southern Belle) and the sassy singer in the club where Morgan spends most of his days.

Given the show's limited time to tell a feature length story it is pretty good.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.

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