Cheyenne: The Complete Fifth Season [4 Discs] [DVD]
- SKU: 21185189
- Release Date: 03/05/2013
Ratings & Reviews
Although the ABC western series Cheyenne had continued abated throughout the absence of its star Clint Walker during its fourth season on the air, it had not been the "genuine" Cheyenne but instead an amalgam of two other Warner Bros. western series, Sugarfoot and Bronco. However, the bitter contract dispute between the studio and actor Walker had been ironed out just in time for Season Five to get under way, and thus 13 new hour-long Cheyenne episodes were filmed for the 1959-60 season (referred to as "Season Four" in most sources). Yes, 13 episodes is a pretty skimpy manifest for a full years' worth of shows, but among Clint Walker's demands was that he be allowed to cut down his TV workload to allow him time for such outside projects as the 1959 theatrical feature Yellowstone Kelly. Thus, just as it had been one of three rotating components of the ABC anthology Warner Bros. Presents when it debuted in 1955, Cheyenne was now seen in rotation with--you guessed it--Sugarfoot and Bronco in its familiar Tuesday-evening timeslot. Additionally, all three series were pre-empted by reruns of the Shirley Temple Storybook specials, previously seen on NBC. Appearing as guest stars during Cheyenne's fifth year on the air are such notables as Connie Stevens (in the episode "Reprieve"), George Kennedy ("Prisoner of Moon Mesa"), Whitney Blake, a.k.a the mother of Meredith Baxter ("Riot at Arroyo Soco"), and, in the two-part "Gold, Glory and Custer", Lorne Greene, then concurrently starring in the NBC western Bonanza. ~ Hal Erickson
Cast & Crew
- Clint Walker - Cheyenne Bodie
- L.Q. Jones - Smitty
- Ty Hardin - Bronco Layne
5Westerns are great! Posted by: dominodestiny from: timbucktoo on We enjoy watching westerns. You get to see how things were in the old west, leaving you to wonder if things happened that way.
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