Cheyenne is forced to join an outlaw gang lead by the "Ghost of the Cimarron". He is the only person who can clear Cheyenne with the law who was framed for reward money. Over time Cheyenne comes to realize why the man is respected.
Doc Johnson's gang is outside the town of Comanche planning their next bank job. Cheyenne walks up on them after losing his horse to a mountain lion. As they are not sure what he heard, they force him to come along. What they all soon realize is that thanks to the Kiowa Kid, they are riding into an ambush that nets everyone except Doc, wounded gang member Luke and Cheyenne who must now try to undo the Kid's betrayal. Luke sacrifices himself to save Doc which surprises Cheyenne not expecting honor among thieves. Doc was shot near the knee but him and Cheyenne make it to a cave for cover. Cheyenne returns to Comanche to clear himself but learns the Kiowa Kid said he is a gang member for another $200. Cheyenne returns to Doc, removes the bullet, and then the two hide out at a old female friend of Doc until he heals for a price. They hear the Kiowa Kid is in another town. They arrive there by stage and meet the local Sheriff Kim Younger who is an old friend of Doc. Cheyenne gains valuable...Written by
The character of US Marshal Heck Short (Russ Conway) was based on two actual lawmen that were key players in the story of the Dalton Gang - US Deputy Marshals Ed Short and Heck Thomas. One member of the Dalton Gang - "Blackfaced" Charley Bryant - was captured by Deputy US Marshal Ed Short. When Bryant grabbed a gun from a railroad worker assisting Short, both Bryant and Short were killed in the subsequent gunfight. Deputy US Marshal Heck Thomas pursued the Daltons relentlessly, and according to Emmett Dalton the pressure put upon the gang by Thomas was a prime factor in their decision to attempt to rob two banks simultaneously in Coffeyville, Kansas. The robbery was a failure when the gang was recognized, and most of the gang was killed in the ensuing gun battle, with the exception of Emmett Dalton who received 23 gunshot wounds but survived. See more »
Luke lay wounded and leaning against a big rock. He gets up and the rock wobbles. See more »
Ghost of the Cimarron. Why he's just a little old man. What did he get out of it? What did he have left?
[looking at Billy]
He left something behind...
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