GenreRomance, Western ScreenplayBasil Dickey WriterBasil Dickey (story) LanguageEnglish
Release date1937 CastTom Tyler (Tom Cheyenne Tommy Wade), Lon Chaney - Jr (Girard), Lucile Browne (Sally Lane), Theodore Lorch (Rollins), Carmen Laroux (Panela) Similar moviesLost Ranch (1937)
Cheyenne Rides Again is a 1937 western film directed by Robert F. Hill. It stars Tom Tyler and Lon Chaney Jr.. Much as did Alfred Hitchcock in his own films, director Hill appears in a cameo as townsman "Bartender Ed".
Tom 'Cheyenne Tommy' Wade (Tom Tyler), is a lawman who poses as a gang member in an attempt to expose Girard (Lon Chaney Jr.), a fraudulent cattle thief. He steals one thousand dollars from the thief, promising to return it if he can join the gang, while plotting a way to expose them as thieves. As Cheyenne is let into the gang, he begins to blackmail the leader, forcing him to let more law enforcers join the gang, eventually outnumbering them and finally arresting the thieves for good.
Tom Tyler as Tom 'Cheyenne Tommy' Wade
Lon Chaney Jr. as Girard
Carmen Laroux as Panela
Lucile Browne as Sally Lane
Ed Cassidy as Dave Gleason
Ted Lorch as Rollin
Merrill McCormick as Gang Member
Slim Whitaker as Sheriff Jed Martin
Robert F. Hill as Bartender Ed
Merrill McCormick as Henchman
Jack Smith as Jack
Roger Williams as Henchman Mack
Francis Walker as Joe
Jimmie Fox as Dopey Andrews
Bud Pope as Shayne
Jack C. Smith as Saloon Man
Wilbur McCauley as Henchman
Tom Rix as Henchman
Oscar Gahan as Card Player
Tex Phelps as Barfly
Rudy Sooter as Barfly
Reception for Cheyenne Rides Again was generally positive. Film historian Hal J. Wollstein wrote that: "The Katzman stamp of poverty is all over this Victory Pictures production, but it is fun to watch Tyler and Chaney, both of whom would later star as the mummy, Kharis, for Universal in the '40s." TV Guide offered that while the film was not very good, Tom Tyler's character kept the film moving.
The film aired on television on January 9, 1965 as one of the many western films shared on The Wild Bill Elliott Show. Alpha Video released Cheyenne Rides Again on DVD on April 27, 2010.