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Rawhide 

Gil Favor (Eric Fleming) is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood). The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Clint Eastwood ...  Rowdy Yates 217 episodes, 1959-1965
Paul Brinegar ...  Wishbone / ... 216 episodes, 1959-1965
Steve Raines ...  Jim Quince 215 episodes, 1959-1965
Eric Fleming ...  Gil Favor 203 episodes, 1959-1965
James Murdock ...  Mushy / ... 201 episodes, 1959-1965
Rocky Shahan ...  Joe Scarlet 180 episodes, 1959-1965
Robert Cabal ...  Hey Soos / ... 115 episodes, 1959-1965
Sheb Wooley ...  Pete Nolan 110 episodes, 1959-1965
William R. Thompkins William R. Thompkins ...  Toothless / ... 93 episodes, 1959-1964
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Storyline

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 stellaarwennicolina

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Genres:

Drama | Western

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rawhide See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(217 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Clint Eastwood (Rowdy Yates) and George Kennedy (George Wales) starred in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) and The Eiger Sanction (1975). See more »

Goofs

In the title song, Frankie Laine mispronounces "dogies" as "doggies". A dogie is a motherless calf, not a canine. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Rango (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Rawhide Theme
Created and Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Recorded by Frankie Laine
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The best TV western of 'em all.
6 October 2017 | by laurencefaganSee all my reviews

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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