Rawhide (1959–1965)

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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

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8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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1965 | 1964 | 1963 | 1962 | 1961 | 1960 | 1959
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
Paul Brinegar ...
 Wishbone / ... (217 episodes, 1959-1965)
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 Rowdy Yates (216 episodes, 1959-1965)
Steve Raines ...
 Jim Quince (215 episodes, 1959-1965)
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 Gil Favor (204 episodes, 1959-1965)
James Murdock ...
 Mushy / ... (202 episodes, 1959-1965)
Rocky Shahan ...
 Joe Scarlet (180 episodes, 1959-1965)
Robert Cabal ...
 Hey Soos / ... (115 episodes, 1959-1965)
Sheb Wooley ...
 Pete Nolan (111 episodes, 1959-1965)
William R. Thompkins ...
 Toothless / ... (93 episodes, 1959-1964)
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

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9 January 1959 (USA)  »

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(217 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Although Eric Fleming was the show's star, recently issued DVD packages prominently feature supporting player Clint Eastwood due to his later fame. See more »

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In some episodes Gil Favor is seen wearing Wrangler jeans - rivets and the trademark "W" on two pockets. The Wrangler brand wasn't sold until 1947. See more »

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Referenced in Shandling Talks... No Flipping! (2002) See more »

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Rawhide Theme
Created and Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Recorded by Frankie Laine
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Rawhide ran from 1959-1965, not 1966.
13 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It ran 8 seasons, but it's first, in early 1959, and it's last, in the autumn of 1965, were shorter than seasons 2-7. CBS chief William Paley canceled Rawhide's production after watching the 1st show of season 8, in September, 1965, because he disliked the series without Eric Fleming as Gil Favor, who had departed after season 7. The last new episode aired on December 7, 1965. The lone 1966 CBS broadcast, on January 4, 1966, was a rerun.

I have often wondered why Rawhide didn't switch to color filming for it's last season? Most of the big westerns of the 1960s had gone over to color by 1965. CBS was broadcasting in color that autumn, for many of their sitcoms, but westerns like Gunsmoke and Rawhide remained in black and white. Gunsmoke was the last western (and last prime time network series to switch to color) on September 17, 1966, for the episode Snap Decision.


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