Favor sees his herd destroyed after he takes a calculated risk in taking a dangerous short cut to get the herd to market ahead of a rival. Favor and the owners have to decide if he is up to bossing ...
Favor and Rowdy looking for grazing and water in the Lost Mountains find their path blocked by Indians and an old white man. They hire a guide but he is killed after a lost woman joins them. She has ...
This show is the story about a crew of cowhands, driving a herd from San Antonio, Texas to Sedalia, Missouri. Boss of the cattledrive is Gil Favor (Eric Fleming). His right hand is ramrod Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood). The scout's name is Pete Nolan (Sheb Wooley) and the cook on the drive is Wishbone (Paul Brinegar) . The cooks louse, which means the scullion, is Mushy (James Murdock). Jim Quince (Steve Raines) and Joe Scarlet (Rocky Shahan) are drovers and Jesus "Hey Soos" Patines (Robert Cabal) is the wrangler. Together this crew persists a lot of adventures.Written by
Rawhide was without a doubt the best TV western. Even though it didn't run for as long as say Gunsmoke, it had everything that most of the others didn't have. The most obvious thing that made it stand out from the rest was the fact that it was mostly shot on location and looked for the most part like a cinema feature film, not a TV show. Unfortunately, the scenes shot on a sound stage looked like they had been (the lighting always gives it away), but in the main, they only made up a fraction of the show, unlike Bonanza (a 50 year old dad with three 35 year old sons) which looked like most of it was shot 'indoors'. Another thing in Rawhides favour was that it was an hour long, unlike a lot of the other popular TV westerns that only ran for 30 minutes. Apart from a good solid regular cast, the list of 'guest' appearances reads like a who's who of Hollywood greats...an episode I saw only last week on TCM had Claude Akins, Myron Healey, John Dehner and Robert Wilke as guests...amazing! Last, but by no means least, the show had the best theme tune by far, sung by Frankie Laine, a big star vocalist of the time, who was responsible for many feature film themes including Blazing Saddles and the original 3.10 to Yuma. All in all, Rawhide beat the rest of 'em outa sight in my view...long may it be shown on TV.
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