Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

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9 January 1959 (USA)  »

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Tausend Meilen Staub  »

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(217 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Although Eric Fleming was the show's star, recently issued DVD packages prominently feature Clint Eastwood due to his later fame. See more »

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

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Referenced in Screen Two: The Snapper (1993) See more »

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Rawhide Theme
Created and Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Recorded by Frankie Laine
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Excellent show.
19 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

TCM have just started showing Rawhide every night recently here in the UK and i've never seen it before, even though i'm a big Clint Eastwood fan, so i thought i'd give it a watch.

What can i say, i'm totally hooked on it now, i think i held some unfounded prejudices about shows from that era being a bit slowly plotted or not hardhitting or dramatic enough, well i was well off the mark there. The plots are really involving, the way Gil and Rowdy get drawn into these situations is really believable.

The moral issues and even social ones that are addressed are always at the forefront of the plots and many are still relevant today. I can see why its been so popular over the years.

I'd recommend this to anyone who likes westerns, beyond that i'd say anyone who appreciates moral dramas, thats twice i've used that word now and thats because the central characters have very admirable morals, particularly Gil Favor.

I hate to sound corny, but i think its a good point, its re-assuring in a way to see that kind of attitude, in amongst the more "morally questionable" entertainment (that i do enjoy as well) of todays TV.

"Head 'em up, move 'em out" awesome.


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