Rawhide: Season 3, Episode 23

Incident of the Phantom Bugler (14 Apr. 1961)

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At a river the drovers are startled by a bugle and stopped by a group of Jayhawkers wanting $5 per head to cross the river. They are lead by a Judge who has conned his son-in-law into thinking they own the land and are acting legally.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sheb Wooley ...
James Murdock ...
Steve Raines ...
Rocky Shahan ...
Jock Mahoney ...
Captain Brian Donahoe
Judge Brady
Mary Donahoe
Ben Wallace
Robert Cabal ...
Ken Mayer ...
Richard Wolf Jr. ...
John Cole ...


Near camp the men and herd hear a bugle scaring the men and the herd to stampede. As they near a major river, Favor sends Rowdy ahead with a group of cattle to water them. He finds the river blocked by gunmen and a request to visit their leader. Judge Brady with his naive son-in-law Capt. Donahoe demand a fee of $5.00 per head for the privilege of crossing. The demented ex-Judge is using his wherewithal, fantastic promises of building an empire in the West to keep his daughter Mary and husband there. Mary is upset with her husband who kowtows to the Judge's wishes in controlling the men. Rowdy returns with their demand. It causes Favor to decide to bypass the Jayhawkers and take a different route. The next morning Capt. Donahoe and men surround the drovers disarming them. Favor is told to move the herd to the river and taken to see the Judge. After being forced to eat with them, Favor is asked to dance by Mary who asks Favor to tell her the truth. Once learning it, she escapes with ... Written by chipe

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14 April 1961 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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