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 ...
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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 »
Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Keep Those Dogies Movin', Though They're Disapprovin' Rawhide"
In the Hollywood west those trail hands were a rough bunch who when
they came to town, partied pretty hardy. After all trail driving was a
lonely business back in the day before railroads got to all parts of
The drovers who worked for trail boss Gil Favor as played by Eric
Fleming were no different. But Fleming was a man of all business, he
had a job to do and hired a top crew to do it.
With the long run of Rawhide and the fact that the regulars stayed with
it for the most part, we got to know all the drovers at some point. A
some point story lines were focused around all of them, though the bulk
were with Fleming and Clint Eastwood's character Rowdy Yates, the
number 2 guy with the herd.
Clint Eastwood's western image was molded by Rawhide, it's a shame that
these are not shown more often. Probably because they were done in
black and white. Had this been an NBC show, this would have been done
in color like Bonanza and be running as often as those shows are. We'd
get to see a lot more of a man who became a move legend.
Ironically enough it was Eric Fleming who left the show before it
closed to do films. He did a few them and was hoping the show would
give him a bankable movie name. Sadly he was killed on a movie location
doing an action film, drowned in a river. Had he lived he might have
become a name like Eastwood's.
Clint took over as trail boss in the last season and then the show
completed its run. And he of course became the icon he is today and not
just in the western genre.
Rawhide was a tough western who had some tough guys in it. No frills in
this one, these were working cowboys just doing a job and battling the
elements and whatever situations they were thrown into every year.
They really don't make television series like these any more. What a
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