Clete Bonner and his grandson Will are taken in by Favor and his men. Bonner is actually checking up on Cable, one of the drovers, who is really Bonner's son and Will's father, though the ...
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Clete Bonner and his grandson Will are taken in by Favor and his men. Bonner is actually checking up on Cable, one of the drovers, who is really Bonner's son and Will's father, though the boy doesn't know it and Cable doesn't recognize his own father anymore. Unfortunately Cable is plotting with two other drovers to steal some horses Favor intends to purchase. Written by
This episode of Rawhide has hands Steve Forrest, Richard X. Slattery, and Rayford Barnes plotting to steal the herd's Reymuda and sell them to the cavalry which is always in need of mounts. But Tom Tully and his grandson Michel Petit whom Tully raised as is son also by a bit of subterfuge have joined the trail drive and they are searching for Forrest.
This was not one of the stronger Rawhide stories. I could not quite buy the fact that Forrest does not recognize his father although the explanation is that he had a bushy beard when Forrest was a kid. Also had Tully and Petit not joined the drive how were they going to work their scheme as Petit is made an innocent part of it. Eric Fleming is no fool.
Still the scenes with Forrest and Petit are poignant and Tully turns in a nice performance as the father given a second chance to get it right.
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