Jed convinces Rowdy against his better judgment to hire Danny Hawks who is riding an expensive stallion. Danny proves to be a capable drover but when Nat Benson wants Danny and the stallion handed over, Rowdy finds himself in a bind.

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Jed, scouting for water, is ambushed by a stranger, Danny Hawks, who thinks Jed is out to steal his horse. Fast talking gets Danny to follow Jed back to the main herd and a meeting with Rowdy Yates the trail boss. After some reservations Rowdy agrees to take the man on. Jed becomes obsessed with Danny's horse. That night a group of men ride into camp led by Nat Benson, claiming Danny is a horse thief, and they want to string him up. Yates refuses to cooperate till they get a warrant. Days pass and everyone working the herd gets progressively edgier. Benson reveals he is riding ahead of the herd and poisoning the waterholes. Yates rides out to confront him but is captured and held hostage by Benson. Hawks decides to try and rescue Yates. As night falls Hawks finds Benson and kills him. Yates believes Hawks planned it all along and drags Hawks to town to face a judge. Hawks tries to escape but is shot and killed by Yates Written by glen_chapman <chapman_glen@yahoo.com>

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21 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Worth the trouble
26 August 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

It's always been a source of fascination for me that the son of John Barrymore when he did do roles did either rebel type roles or people who are dangerous because they're not all quite there. Totally unlike what his legendary father did. Such a role is what he plays here in this Rawhide story.

John Ireland who was a regular on Rawhide in that last truncated season brings in young Barrymore to camp and persuades a reluctant Clint Eastwood to hire him. Trouble follows in the person of Douglas Kennedy and a pair of fast guns who want to lynch Barrymore. Again and reluctantly Eastwood takes a stand for law and order and tells Kennedy to bring back a sheriff and a warrant.

With what follows you really wonder if Barrymore is worth the trouble. Another quirky performance from John Drew Barrymore. Not too many of another kind.


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