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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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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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 »


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 »


Referenced in The Muppet Show: Roger Miller (1979) See more »


Rawhide Theme
Created and Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Recorded by Frankie Laine
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"Move 'em out!"
16 July 2008 | by (Chicago, IL USA) – See all my reviews

Currently on METOO's new schedule at 4 pm on weekdays, right after "Maverick" and right before "Wild, Wild West" (followed by "Star Trek").

Don't know if I ever actually saw an episode of it when it was originally on, but I'm really captivated by it. Offbeat, unusual, surreal stories set in a mythical West. Kind of the "Naked City" of Westerns.

And the guest stars are there: Dan Duryea, Lyle Bettger, Brian Donlevy, MacDonald Carey, Rick Jason (as a treacherous Mexican), a young Dick Van Patten, Jack Lord, Noah Berry, Jr. (as a colorful Mexican), Martha Hyer, Marguerite Chapman, even Ann Robinson ("War of the Worlds"), Gloria Talbott ("I Married a Monster from Outer Space")

It ran for EIGHT SEASONS, over 200 episodes, from January, 1959, to December, 1965.

Eric Fleming is quite remarkable as trail boss Gil Favor, the most stolid man that's ever lived, with the code of honor of a Samurai, and just the right balance between toughness and open-handedness. I would vote for him for President any day. (P.S. He had a very interesting biography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281661/ )

And a young Clint Eastwood is quite striking as his impulsive right hand, "Rowdy" Yates. Also, veteran Western actor and country music figure (the immortal "One-eyed, One-horned, Flying Purple People Eater") Sheb Wooley is there as seasoned scout Pete Nolan. And Paul Brinegar makes the most cantankerous character of a cook you could ask for as "Wishbone".

And then there's that great theme song, performed by the immortal Frankie Laine. (Between that and the "Maverick" theme, I've got Western theme songs running through my head all day.)

I look forward to every episode; I'm collecting the whole set. A good time (not to mention a moo-ving experience) is always guaranteed, as one waits to see if the boys will get their difficulties straightened out before the commercial.

"Rollin', rollin', rollin' . . . "

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