Rawhide (1959–1965)

Incident of the Lost Idol 

Not Rated | | Western | Episode aired 28 April 1961
The drovers come across a teenage brother and sister and their ill dying mother, alone on the trail. The family had planned to relocate to the East to elude the outlaw father who had just escaped from jail and is evading bounty hunters.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sheb Wooley ...
James Murdock ...
Steve Raines ...
Rocky Shahan ...
Clete Manson
Douglas Lambert ...
Billy Manson (as Doug Lambert)
Jena Engstrom ...
Laurie Manson
Robert Cabal ...
Vic Slade
K.L. Smith ...
Sheriff (as Ted De Corsia)
Gene Benton ...


Rowdy and Pete, scouting ahead on the cattle trail, come across a runaway horse-drawn wagon that is carrying a mother and her two teenage children. Favor insinuates himself into their situation. He has a doctor brought in from the nearest town for the ill mother, who soon dies. Favor learns that the family has a father who was jailed for bank robbery, but has escaped from jail and has a $1000 reward on his head. Favor and the trail drive's wrangler take the teenagers to town to be with their aunt, but soon a concurrence of events leads to an explosive conclusion: a pair of bounty hunters are trailing the family to find the father; the father has returned and is holding Favor hostage so his children will be delivered to him; the teenage girl refuses to leave with her fugitive father; and the bounty hunters are waiting outside to apprehend the father. Written by chipe

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Release Date:

28 April 1961 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is the only time that mother, Jean Engstrom, and daughter, Jena Engstrom, acted together in a motion picture or TV program. See more »

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