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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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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Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #9.4 (1996) 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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Western television at its best.

"Rawhide" is the best Western television series out of all of them - with only "Maverick" and "Wagon Train" rivalling "Rawhide" in terms of popularity. The general public were introduced to Clint Eastwood, after his career had largely consisted of a few bits parts in films. This series would launch him on his way to eventual stardom. In all honesty, Eastwood is the most remembered regular cast member, even though he is billed second after Eric Fleming. That all changed after Fleming left "Rawhide" just before the shows last season. During the making of the series, Clint Eastwood travelled to Italy to make two of his Spaghetti Western trilogy. When those films became box office sensations, his fan mail for "Rawhide" suddenly increased. Lasting over 200 episodes and several years, the overall story concerned a group of herders and drovers who are transporting a huge herd of cattle from one part of America to another. Along the way, they encounter adventures and dangers of all kinds. As a result, their task was frequently interrupted. In some episodes, only a few of the regular cast made an appearance. One example, was when Clint Eastwood is sent to a Mexican village to acquire fresh water for the herders but unwittingly is engulfed in a warm between two waring Mexican families (shades of "A Fistful of Dollars"). He was the only regular cast member and Eastwood carried the episode well. "Rawhide" isn't without a sense of humour by any means. This is supplied by the cook Wishbone and his rather dimwitted assistant Mushy. It is very funny in light hearted moments as Wishbone is usually chastising his assistant for some mistake or other. The series was usually filmed on location throughout and this is very important, otherwise the 50 minute running time would feel heavy- going and laborious. I can highly recommend this show.


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