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|Cheyenne - The Complete First Season|
Actors: Clint Walker, Doris Dowling, Onslow Stevens, Leo Gordon, Jack Pepper
Directors: Irving J. Moore, Leslie H. Martinson, Richard L. Bare, William Hale
Genres: Westerns, Television
Cheyenne follows the adventures of Cheyenne Bodie. Cheyenne was a big man, a former army scout who went west after the American Civil War and drifted from job to job, here a cowboy, there a lawman, and always a larger-than... more »
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One of the best Westerns
Metch | 04/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Drifting from job to job, a foreman on a ranch, a trail scout for a wagon train, a recently deputized lawman encountering plenty of villains, beautiful girls, and gunfights. Cheyenne Bodie was a tall, strapping western adventurer in the days following the Civil War.
Cheyenne was based on a movie of the same name starring Dennis Morgan in 1947.
First aired on September 20, 1955 until December 17, 1962 for a total of 7 seasons and 108 episodes.
The cast and crew are:
*Clint Walker (as Cheyenne Bodie)
*L.Q.Jones (as Smitty 1955-1956)
*Russ McCubbin - The Stuntman for Clint Walker
The First season consisted of 15 episodes and they are as follows:
01- Mountain Fortress - Aired 9/20/55
02- Julesburg - Aired 10/11/55
03- The Argonauts - Aired 11/1/55
04- Border Showdown - Aired 11/22/55
05- The Outlander - Aired 12/13/55
06- The Travelers - Aired 1/3/56
07- Decision - Aired 1/24/56
08- The Storm Riders - Aired 2/7/56
09- Rendezvous at Red Rock - Aired 2/21/56
10- West of the River - Aired 3/20/56
11- Quicksand - Aired 4/3/56
12- Fury at Rio Hondo - 4/17/56
13- Star in the Dust - 5/1/56
14- Johnny Bravo - Aired 5/15/56
15- The Last Train West - Aired 5/29/56
I hope all seasons to be released soon after this season. Thank you for reading my review."
I and many others have waited too long for this to happen
Mark Welsh | Mayberry, NC USA | 03/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have about 25 VHS tapes full of episodes of "Cheyenne" that I have taped off of the Good Life TV Network, where it aired from the late 1990's prime time and occasionally on weekend afternoons as well. The episodes were introduced by George Clooney's father, Nick, who usually gave a bit of trivia about the episode, the star, Clint Walker, or one of the many guest stars. As of 2004, the last time I had access to the channel, Clooney was still on the network, introducing "Cheyenne", as well as the other great black & white Warner Brothers westerns from the 1950's and early 1960's, like "Bronco" and "Maverick". The network also showed "Sugarfoot" and "Lawman", but only on weekends without Clooney's introductions.
"Cheyenne" remains my favorite of the old WB westerns, with Clint Walker a very unusual western star, given his immense size. One might wonder why any character would have dared to give him a hard time, but they did, and usually ended up worse for the wear. "Bronco" took over, off and on during Walker's lawsuit against WB. I enjoyed that one, too, as it had a lot of action. But Clint is the man, and I'm glad to see this series reaching DVD.
The first season does not feature the familiar theme song, which I believe does not appear until the second season. The first season theme song is pretty unmemorable, so be prepared for that. Also, you will find the first few shows of the series to be featuring character actor L.Q. Jones as "Smitty", Cheyenne Bodie's somewhat humorous sidekick. Jones is priceless in his own right and one of my favorite western character actors. However, this is Clint's gig, and the producers of the series soon found that out and the Smitty character is gone by the second season. So if you are a fan of the series or good TV westerns, this set is worth it, but in my opinion, the series got even better in the second season and beyond.
And just a note on "Maverick", which will likely be following soon on DVD. In my humble opinion, the opposite is true. My favorite season of "Maverick" is the first season, because I am more of a fan of action in a western than humor, and James Garner's first-season Bret Maverick is a more serious and kick-ass hero than in later seasons, where he loosens up a bit and the happy-go-lucky Maverick most people know and love gradually appears. Also, the vocal version (with words) of the great "Maverick" theme song does not appear in the first season. It's the same melody, but instrumental. In nearly all cases in nearly all of these great WB westerns, any vocal theme song appears only over the ending credits, not at the beginning. At least that is to the best of my recollection."
A Great Western Show on DVD
Luiz A. Sampaio | Campinas, Brazil | 04/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Warner Bros is riding towards the right direction. The release of the First Season of Cheyenne is not only a wise decision of the studio, but also an essencial one. Cheyenne was the show that led Warner Brothers to be one of the biggest companies producing television series. Cheyenne was the very beginning for the studio, and it was, and still is, an important part in television history. Along with Gunsmoke, Cheyenne established the pattern for other western series to come out of Warner Bros and other studios. Clint Walker was not a good actor, but his massive physical building and his soft way of speaking were perfect for a rugged hero of a western show and he became one of the most remarkable television stars for the genre.
The first season of Cheyenne, in spite of being excellent, was not the best one. The episodes ran a bit shorter because Warner used the final minutes for a "behind-the-scenes", promoting the studio movies. And that pleasing song by William Lava and Stan Jones was absent. Unfortunately the first season had only 15 episodes. Nevertheless, this DVD box is a must for anybody who wants to get in touch with old television shows and learn how good and attractive they were. Let's enjoy the first season of Cheyenne, and hope that Warner Bros releases the second, the third and so on."
C. M. Street | Edgware, Middx United Kingdom | 06/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would just like to correct the review from M Durgin.
The episodes are NOT CUT. The first season of Cheyenne only ran approx 41 minutes each.The balance of the time was used as a promotion filler for Warner Bros.theatrical features.
The familiar theme tune was not introduced until the 2nd season.
Please do not let these inaccurate reviews disuade from buying this excellent series."