Some clever directorial touches by veteran Elmer Clifton help lift Days of Old Cheyenne from the B-western norm. Don "Red" Barry stars as Clint Ross, whose skill at fisticuffs earns him the town marshal's job in the titular western town. Thanks to the string-pulling of political boss Big Bill Harmon (William Haade), Ross makes it all the way up to the governor's office. But when Ross figures out that Big Bill is a Big Crook, it's showdown time. Featured in the cast of Days of Old Cheyenne is Elmer Clifton's silent-film contemporary Herbert Rawlinson, cast in a poignant role as the retiring governor.