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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Complete series cast summary:
 Rowdy Yates (216 episodes, 1959-1965)
 Wishbone (216 episodes, 1959-1965)
Steve Raines ...
 Jim Quince (215 episodes, 1959-1965)
 Gil Favor (203 episodes, 1959-1965)
James Murdock ...
 Mushy (201 episodes, 1959-1965)
 Joe Scarlet (180 episodes, 1959-1965)
 Hey Soos / ... (115 episodes, 1959-1965)
Sheb Wooley ...
 Pete Nolan (110 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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Did You Know?


The actor who played trailboss, Gil Favor, drowned in South America while filming a movie. He was only 40. See more »


In the title song, Frankie Laine mispronounces "dogies" as "doggies". A dogie is a motherless calf, not a canine. See more »


Referenced in CreepTales (2004) See more »


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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