Rawhide (1959–1965)

Incident Near Gloomy River 

Not Rated | | Western | Episode aired 17 March 1961
A dry water hole forces Rowdy and Dan Fletcher who knows the area to investigate. A dam has temporally cutoff the water adding to the feud between Cal Fletcher and Frank Travis. Dan's return ignites Cal's hatred for Dan and love for Flora.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sheb Wooley ...
James Murdock ...
Mushy (credit only)
Steve Raines ...
Jim Quince (credit only)
Joe Scarlet (credit only)
Cal Fletcher
Dan Fletcher
Frank Travis
Margaret Fletcher (as Rosemary de Camp)
Flora Travis


Pete discovers a waterhole has gone dry overnight. Dan Fletcher from the area tells Favor a spring feeds it from above that never goes dry. Rowdy and Dan are sent to investigate. As they approach Dan's childhood home, they are fired on by Cal Fletcher, Dan's brother. The family house burned down the night before. Cal tells Dan Frank Travis has built a dam above to drive the Fletchers off their farm. At the Travis home Frank tells them water should flow again in a couple of days and he is sorry about the Fletcher home but he will release the water now. Cal tries to kill Dan with a falling rock but instead Rowdy's ankle is sprained. They take him into the Travis home where Frank's beautiful daughter Flora tends to Rowdy. When Favor and Wishbone arrive to treat Rowdy, Rowdy asks Favor if they can stay a couple days so the men can help rebuild the Fletcher home. Favor agrees but tension builds between Cal and Dan along with Frank and Flora. Ma Fletcher is forced to tell Frank that Cal is ... Written by Anonymousd

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Release Date:

17 March 1961 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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