Favor and Rowdy looking for grazing and water in the Lost Mountains find their path blocked by Indians and an old white man. They hire a guide but he is killed after a lost woman joins them. She has ...
At a river the drovers are startled by a bugle and stopped by a group of Jayhawkers wanting $5 per head to cross the river. They are lead by a Judge who has conned his son-in-law into thinking they ...
The drovers find a Sergeant carrying a dead soldier in Apache country. They send for the Army learning the Apaches are due 200 cattle to keep a treaty. A renegade stands in the way. Favor, Jim, and ...
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »
Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (five-card draw) is ... See full summary »
The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »
Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »
"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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