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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Tausend Meilen Staub  »

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(217 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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4:3
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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 »

Goofs

In the title song, Frankie Laine mispronounces "dogies" as "doggies". A dogie is a motherless calf, not a canine. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' (1992) 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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The best TV western of 'em all.
6 October 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rawhide was without a doubt the best TV western. Even though it didn't run for as long as say Gunsmoke, it had everything that most of the others didn't have. The most obvious thing that made it stand out from the rest was the fact that it was mostly shot on location and looked for the most part like a cinema feature film, not a TV show. Unfortunately, the scenes shot on a sound stage looked like they had been (the lighting always gives it away), but in the main, they only made up a fraction of the show, unlike Bonanza (a 50 year old dad with three 35 year old sons) which looked like most of it was shot 'indoors'. Another thing in Rawhides favour was that it was an hour long, unlike a lot of the other popular TV westerns that only ran for 30 minutes. Apart from a good solid regular cast, the list of 'guest' appearances reads like a who's who of Hollywood greats...an episode I saw only last week on TCM had Claude Akins, Myron Healey, John Dehner and Robert Wilke as guests...amazing! Last, but by no means least, the show had the best theme tune by far, sung by Frankie Laine, a big star vocalist of the time, who was responsible for many feature film themes including Blazing Saddles and the original 3.10 to Yuma. All in all, Rawhide beat the rest of 'em outa sight in my view...long may it be shown on TV.


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