Cheyenne (1955–1963)
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The Argonauts 

Cheyenne meets two prospectors whose partner was killed by Indians. The partner is the only one who knows where they found gold. Given a description, Cheyenne is able to lead them to the gold but one of the men's greed overtakes him.


Richard L. Bare


D.D. Beauchamp (teleplay), B. Traven (novel)





Episode complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie
Rod Taylor ... Clancy
Edward Andrews ... Duncan (as Ed Andrews)
Steve Conte ... Acuna


Cheyenne is heading north when he comes across two amateur prospectors Clancy and Duncan. Clancy has returned bringing Clancy to meet Lou Cramer who along with Clancy found a gold strike. However, they find Cramer dead with an arrow in his back. Cramer is the one who wrote down where the gold strike is but he has destroyed the map to it. They are in need of a guide into the mountains and Cheyenne agrees to help them find their mine as he recognizes Clancy's description of the site. Cheyenne, Clancy and Duncan travel to the mine and strike it rich. Soon greed and paranoia overwhelm Duncan and a wedge is driven between the partners. When a renegade band of Mescaleros must be contended with, Cheyenne strongly suggests they leave. Duncan grudgingly agrees so the three men leave with only burros as the Indians stole their horses plus nearly $30,000 each. Another band of Indians asks Cheyenne to help a sick white woman who is married to their Chief. He does leaving the other two men to ... Written by tomtrekp

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Release Date:

1 November 1955 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode marks the first of many times in which Clint Walker, playing Cheyenne Bodie, appears without his shirt. He's briefly shown bare-chested while performing sweaty work at a mine. Later, he and Rod Taylor appear without their shirts in a night-time scene when their sleep is interrupted. See more »


Duncan: Watch out for them squaws. One of them might wanna marry you for your money.
Cheyenne: I might just do that. Living around white men, sometimes Indians look real good to me.
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Remake of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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Flawed but interesting
16 July 2013 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

A curious episode. It attempts to fit "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" into the format of an hour-long TV show, and in the process, it tends to demote Clint Walker from a starring role to a supporting role. Its relatively brief running-time doesn't give Edward Andrews, (yes, Edward Andrews!), sufficient time to make entirely plausible his change in character, and it shortchanges a subplot involving Cheyenne's visit to an Indian village to help an ailing white woman, but the story still holds our interest and it gives Rod Taylor a pleasing role as Andrews's good-hearted partner. Taylor also gets a chance to bare his hairy chest which, though easy on the eyes, obviously can't complete with Walker's 48-incher. (This episode marks the first of many times on "Cheyenne" that Walker takes off his shirt.) In a sort of balancing act, we're introduced to both "good" Indians and "bad" Indians. But one question remains: just why was this episode called "The Argonauts?"

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