Rawhide (1959–1965)

Incident of the Dog Days 

Not Rated | | Western | Episode aired 17 April 1959
Favor is forced to hire several drovers of questionable character. The men question his choices. The herd is facing a dry plain with limited water access. Favor has to decide on the route and his personnel decisions backfire on him.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Sheb Wooley ...
James Murdock ...
Steve Raines ...
Enoch Talby
Jed Blaine
Carl Myers
Toby Clark
Craig Duncan ...
Milan Smith ...
Hal Roth ...


Favor hired several hands along the way and some of the men are of questionable character and disputes crop up between the drovers. One man is on a quest to kill a younger drover he believes is a gunfighter. The herd has come to a point where it faces crossing a dry plain with limited water or turning back and losing a couple of weeks. One of the hands lost a herd on the route himself but supports Favor's decision to make the crossing. During the crossing tempers flare in the heat and long hours. Ultimately Favor is proven wrong on some of the men he hired. When no water is found, several men lead by Pete leave the drive. When the midpoint waterhole turns up dry, even Favor questions his own decisions and they may lose the herd. Written by Anonymous

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17 April 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Hal Roth's only ever role (as Ross) in either television or film. See more »


Gil Favor: Every once in a while, you have to get away from the herd, so you can listen to the sound of it. You can tell a lot from the way the cattle bawl. But the same can't be said for the drovers you hire along the way. It's hard to judge a man by his voice. That's why we keep gainin' some, losin' others. It's my job to judge, and sometimes I miss. My name's Gil Favor, trail boss.
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