Cheyenne (1955–1963)

The Quick and the Deadly 

When Cheyenne stops to pick up prisoners for Huntsville, he is shocked when Deputy Gary Thomas is suddenly charged with a crime and convicted. Thomas claims he is being framed. When he escapes, Cheyenne suspects he may be right.


Paul Landres


Buckley Angell (story), László Görög (story) (as Laszlo Gorog) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Cheyenne Bodie
Jeanne Cooper ... Molly Spencer
Chris Alcaide ... Gary Thomas
John Litel ... Mike Ainley
Ray Teal ... Sheriff Matt Corbin
Frank Cady ... Wayne
James Anderson ... Sam Hall
I. Stanford Jolley ... Ezra
William Mims William Mims ... Defense Attorney
Charles Irving Charles Irving ... Judge
Michael Greene ... Cobb
Mike Road ... Jud Ainley


Cheyenne is the marshal running the prison wagon for the Huntsville prison in Texas. He stops in Travis County for a pickup in the middle of a trial. The local banker's son Jud Ainley is being tried for murder with Deputy Gary Thomas as the prime witness who saw him commit the crime. At Jud Ainsley's murder trial, evidence turns up that discredits Thomas' testimony, and in fact Thomas is arrested and charged with robbery as Ainley is released. However, after a mysterious gang attacks Cheyenne's prison wagon taking Thomas to prison, Cheyenne begins to suspect that Thomas was, as he claimed, framed. Thomas identifies two of the attackers killed as friends of Ainley. Thomas takes advantage of the situation to escape. Cheyenne sends his Deputy on with the prisoners and returns to track down Thomas before he gets revenge that night. Back in town as Cheyenne begins to uncover evidence clearing Thomas, the witnesses start dying as Ainley and his men roam the streets looking for Thomas. Written by

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Release Date:

22 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Harry Thomas is the name shown in credits but Gary is the name used over and over again during airing. See more »


Mary 'Molly' Spencer: I've got a smile for any man who tips me a dime.
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Chris Alcaide's character is billed as "Harry Thomas" but he is referred to as "Gary" throughout the show. See more »

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