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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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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)
Rocky Shahan ...
 Joe Scarlet (180 episodes, 1959-1965)
Robert Cabal ...
 Hey Soos / ... (115 episodes, 1959-1965)
Sheb Wooley ...
 Pete Nolan (110 episodes, 1959-1965)
William R. Thompkins ...
 Toothless / ... (93 episodes, 1959-1964)


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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Release Date:

9 January 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tausend Meilen Staub  »

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(217 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Did You Know?


The full names for Wishbone and Mushy are George Washington Wishbone and Harkness Mushgrove III. 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 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) See more »


Rawhide Theme
Created and Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Recorded by Frankie Laine
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Another one from TV's best days.
23 February 2003 | by (Atlantic Coast, USA) – See all my reviews

These were simple, friendly stories about the same Old West you may have read about as a kid. Did it really exist? Who cares? The time and place these video plays were set in is made of the same clay and light as the one where "The Twilight Zone" was set. Both relied on a degree of attention to plot and character by the viewer as necessary to the presentation of morality plays you don't see anymore. What do you do when the local sherriff threatens to hang your man when his townfolk are desperate to find the rustler taking their livestock, but you know he's not guilty? How do you cope with a proud boss when you need his best judgment, but only you know his wife has run off with another man? This is where the stories that, for a while, we thought of as "cliche'" originally came from. That was before we thought of anything not based on jiggle or teen angst as too much trouble to think about. (Though, lately, "reality" shows have relieved us of having to think at all.)

If you want to be reminded of just what a great storytelling medium TV can be, watch this show (currently on the Hallmark Channel, c. 2003). Be warned, though: you'll be spoiled for such fare as "Fear Factor" and "Dawson's Creek," thereafter. Maybe even for "Buffy," though I know you don't believe that.

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