Cheyenne (1955–1963)

Cross Purpose 

Cheyenne is hired by the Army to bring in Capt. Robert Holman who deserted after being accused of murdering an Army hero who was massacred by the Comanches. Unconvinced Holman is guilty, he takes it on himself to prove his innocence.


Paul Landres


David Lang




Episode complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie
Edmon Ryan ... Col. Henry Bedlow
Frank DeKova ... Spotted Bull
Walter Brooke ... Edward DeVier
Michael Forest ... Capt. Robert Holman
Joyce Meadows Joyce Meadows ... Madaline DeVier
Richard Tatro Richard Tatro ... Lt. Cole
Mickey Simpson ... Renant
I. Stanford Jolley ... Cpl. McCauley
Frank Gerstle ... Hammond
Dick Rich Dick Rich ... Starbuck
Art Stewart Art Stewart ... Morse
Francis De Sales ... Surgeon-Major Sam Cantell (as Francis DeSales)
John Zaccaro John Zaccaro ... Fels


Cheyenne gets involved in a dispute over a dead "hero's" reputation. It seems the citizens of Clairmont have erected a statue to the memory of Col. Charles DeVier, who legend has it was tortured to death by Comanches. However, it turns out that two prospectors have found the colonel's body which they return to the Army fort. The Army doctor confirms the body is that of DeVier and that he was shot in the head with new bullets that only the Army had. At the same time the body is returned, Capt. Robert Holman (who reported DeVier's bravery) is marrying DeVier's sister Madaline. Holman was the only survivor as the rest of the troop was massacred. When a Sergeant comes after Homan at the wedding, Holman runs away to Mexico. Cheyenne, who knew Holman earlier, is hired to enter Mexico to bring him back. Although the Army is convinced Holman shot DeVier, Cheyenne is not so sure and decides to find the truth, but finds someone is trying to stop him. Written by

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Release Date:

9 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Clint Walker does not take his shirt off in this episode. See more »


According to the inscription on the statue's base, Col. DeVier died in 1880 from two full metal jacketed bullets in the head. The FMJ bullet was not invented until 1882. See more »


Cheyenne Bodie: To save the life of an enemy is worthy of song.
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