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"The Argonauts"
Episode 1.3 (Nov. 1, 1955)

Rod Taylor played Clancy in one of the earliest episodes of this Western anthology series starring Clint Walker as Cheyenne Bodie.

In 1955, "Cheyenne" was one of three rotating hour-long series in ABC's "Warner Brothers Presents." Each Tuesday "Casablanca" and "King's Row" alternated with "Cheyenne," which proved to be the only hit and continued into 1963, eventually airing 108 black-and-white episodes.

Clint Walker starred as Cheyenne Bodie, a former frontier scout who drifted through the Old West, traveling from one adventure to another.

In this episode, Cheyenne encounters Clancy (Rod Taylor) and Duncan (Edward Andrews), two men who have set out to prospect for gold. Cheyenne is wary because, as he says, "gold can do funny things to a man." However, the three proceed together, find gold and strike it rich.

Cheyenne's was right about the gold, though, as their growing sacks of gold dust breed suspicion and ill will. Duncan and Clancy get greedy, edgy and paranoid. However, Clancy overcomes these emotions, Indians attacks and a gunshot wound, too.

"Cheyenne" frequently reworked the plots of old Warner Brothers movies. This episode, for example, is based on the classic movie "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948), which starred Humphrey Bogart and was directed by John Huston.





Cheyenne Wikia: Episode info

Clint Walker website



Cheyenne season 1 on DVD

Episode on Daily Motion