Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In 1955, Warner Bros. entered the TV production field with the weekly Warner Bros. Presents. The program consisted of three rotating, each based on a Warners feature film of the 1940s. While King's Row and Casablanca fell by the wayside, the third component, Cheyenne, had "legs", lasting until 1963. Clint Walker starred as Cheyenne Bodie, a wandering dogooder at large in the Old West. During a 1958 contract dispute, Walker was spelled by two new characters, "Sugarfoot" (Will Hutchins) and "Bronco" (Ty Hardin), both of whom were spun off into their own series when Walker returned to the Warners fold in 1959. In the early 1990s, two 60-minute Cheyenne episodes were released on video: "White Warrior" and "The Iron Trail", respectively featuring stars-in-the-making Michael Landon and Dennis Hopper.
cowboy, cross-cultural-relations, Native-American, outlaw [Western], wagon-train