Rawhide: Season 1, Episode 17

Incident of Fear in the Streets (8 May 1959)

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Pete is injured, so Favor and Rowdy into a nearby town for a doctor. Because the town lynched a man the day before, the residents along with Favor and Rowdy are held hostage until the Sheriff and the man who led the lynching are also hung.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sheb Wooley ...
James Murdock ...
Steve Raines ...
Rocky Shahan ...
Jed Mason
Wilt Mason (as Robert Driscoll)
Mel Mason
Morris Ankrum ...
Dr. Tom Jackson
Don Haggerty ...
Mort Hendricks
Sam Harris
Art Jameson
Eleanor Ayer ...
Mandy Harris


A rattlesnake spooks Pete's horse followed by a steer goring him resulting in him bleeding too much to be moved. Favor and Rowdy ride into a nearby town for a doctor but find the residents ruing a lynching the day before. Before the men can leave with the doctor, the town is taken hostage by the family of the lynched man. They plan to hang the Sheriff who they captured and the leader of the lynch mob Kels Morgan. Favor hides Kels in a dry well. Favor and Rowdy try various ideas for help but when Kels can't be found, the Mason family threatens to burn the town. In a secret town meeting Favor reveals where he hid Kels but the town members decide they must confront the Mason family. The youngest of the Masons has tried to stop his father so when he sees there may be bloodshed he tries to ride for help while the girlfriend of the lynched man confronts Kels. Unexpected results in both situations ends the situation but not without pain. Written by Anonymous

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8 May 1959 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Actress Eleanor Ayer is dubbed by voice actor June Foray. See more »


Gil Favor: Ask any townsman along the Sedalia, Missouri Trail and he'll tell you that drovers are nothin' but trouble. They work hard, play hard, fight hard. They're sons of the devil. But if you want to hear their side, just ask me. Favor's my name, trail boss.
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