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Westerns
Cheyenne

Title Card - CHEYENNE

ABC Network
1955-1963
Drama
60 Minutes

 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.

Clint Walker as Cheyenne Bodie - CHEYENNE

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 Cheyenne. 

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

Cheyenne!
Cheyenne!
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?
 Cheyenne!
Cheyenne!
 
Lyrics by  "Stan Jones & William Lava"


Memorabilia

Little Golden Book - Warner Bros' Cheyenne

Cheyenne - 1958 Wild West Milton Bradley Board Game

Cheyenne Book Cheyenne Board Game
CHEYENNE - Dell Comic Book
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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