Cheyenne

cheyeneTelevision Westerns crossed the line from adolescents to adults in September 1955, when Gunsmoke, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and Cheyenne all premiered.

Cheyenne also made Warner Brothers a serious TV production house and helped to legitimize ABC as a network. The hour-long show starred former Vegas bouncer Clint Walker as Cheyenne Bodie, a 6’6” hunka hunka cowpoke with a Gregory Peck voice who rarely got through an episode without taking off his shirt. Bodie often changed jobs, which meant he could be dropped into a lot of refitted Warner movie plots, including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, with a handful of Mescalero Apaches in place of the great, grinning Alfonso Bedoya and his band of creepy banditos. The five-disc set covers the first season, in black and white, and has a brief interview with  Walker.

Related Posts

  • One of the big questions about George Armstrong Custer: did he have a Cheyenne mistress…

  • f-troop

    F Troop was a cavalry comedy that lasted two seasons, 1965-67, and burrowed into the…

  • In September 1878, Chief Dull Knife and his band of Northern Cheyenne left the reservation…