Episode 1.3 (Nov. 1, 1955)
Rod Taylor appeared in an early episode of this hour-long Western anthology
series, which originally was one of three rotating series in ABC's "Warner
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, some Indians and a gunshot wound, too.
The episode is loosely the same
plot as the classic movie "Treasure of the Sierra Madre," with Humphrey Bogart
and John Huston.