Clint Walker starred as
Cheyenne Bodie, a tall, broad-shouldered drifter and adventurer who
roamed the west in the days following the Civil War.
As a child, Cheyenne was adopted by Chief White Cloud (Richard Hale), a
Cheyenne chief who had killed the members of a wagon train in
Wyoming. The Chief took pity on the surviving boy, and gave him the
name Grey Fox because he noted that the boy "was so quiet and
solemn that he must have the brain of a wise grey fox."
Years later, Grey Fox left his adopted tribe to live in the world
of the white man. During his early adventures, Cheyenne traveled
with a sidekick named Smitty (L.Q Jones), a government mapmaker,
then Cheyenne became a loner. He carried a hunting knife, hand
gun and a Winchester rifle for protection.
For employment, Bodie took many jobs, including trail boss for a
cattle drive, a trail guide for a wagon train, a deputized lawman, a foreman on a ranch, army
undercover agent, and cavalry scout.
One day, a detective named Dennis Carter (William Windom) of the
Sloane and Sloane detective agency found Cheyenne and informed him
that he was John Abbott, the heir to the Carter fortune. His father
Lionel Abbott (Peter Whitney) knew his wife and child had been on
the same wagon train that was massacred by the Indians who adopted
Ironically, it was James Abbott (Peter Breck), Cheyenne's brother
who hired the detectives to find his long lost brother. But James
had planned to find an heir and then kill him so that he could
inherit the family fortune.
Listen to Theme Song
Theme Song Lyrics
Where will you be camping tonight?
Lonely man, Cheyenne
Will your heart stay free and light?
Dream Cheyenne of a girl you may never love
Move along, Cheyenne like the restless cloud up above.
The wind that blows, that comes and goes, has been your only home.
But will the wild wind one day cease and you'll no longer roam.
Move along, Cheyenne
Next pasture's always so green.
Driftin' on, Cheyenne don't forget the things you have seen,
And when you settle down where will it be?
Lyrics by "Stan Jones & William
Cheyenne Dell Comic Book
TRIVIA NOTE: Produced by Warner
Bros., the series was loosely based on the movie Cheyenne
(1947) starring Dennis Morgan.
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