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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 202 episodes, 1959-1965
James Murdock ...  Mushy / ... 200 episodes, 1959-1965
Rocky Shahan 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 / ... 27 episodes, 1959-1964
John Cole John Cole ...  Bailey / ... 17 episodes, 1959-1964
Charles H. Gray ...  Clay Forrester / ... 47 episodes, 1959-1964
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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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Western

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Trivia

Eric Fleming (Gil Favor) drowned in Peru while filming a movie. He was forty-one. See more »

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Despite Gil Favor and his men being on several cattle drives, the majority are clean-shaven, which would be difficult and dangerous without access to clean water. It was also rare at the time for men to be clean-shaven when working around livestock. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mad Monster (1989) 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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"Move 'em out!"
16 July 2008 | by robert-blauSee all my reviews

Currently on METOO's new schedule at 4 pm on weekdays, right after "Maverick" and right before "Wild, Wild West" (followed by "Star Trek").

Don't know if I ever actually saw an episode of it when it was originally on, but I'm really captivated by it. Offbeat, unusual, surreal stories set in a mythical West. Kind of the "Naked City" of Westerns.

And the guest stars are there: Dan Duryea, Lyle Bettger, Brian Donlevy, MacDonald Carey, Rick Jason (as a treacherous Mexican), a young Dick Van Patten, Jack Lord, Noah Berry, Jr. (as a colorful Mexican), Martha Hyer, Marguerite Chapman, even Ann Robinson ("War of the Worlds"), Gloria Talbott ("I Married a Monster from Outer Space")

It ran for EIGHT SEASONS, over 200 episodes, from January, 1959, to December, 1965.

Eric Fleming is quite remarkable as trail boss Gil Favor, the most stolid man that's ever lived, with the code of honor of a Samurai, and just the right balance between toughness and open-handedness. I would vote for him for President any day. (P.S. He had a very interesting biography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281661/ )

And a young Clint Eastwood is quite striking as his impulsive right hand, "Rowdy" Yates. Also, veteran Western actor and country music figure (the immortal "One-eyed, One-horned, Flying Purple People Eater") Sheb Wooley is there as seasoned scout Pete Nolan. And Paul Brinegar makes the most cantankerous character of a cook you could ask for as "Wishbone".

And then there's that great theme song, performed by the immortal Frankie Laine. (Between that and the "Maverick" theme, I've got Western theme songs running through my head all day.)

I look forward to every episode; I'm collecting the whole set. A good time (not to mention a moo-ving experience) is always guaranteed, as one waits to see if the boys will get their difficulties straightened out before the commercial.

"Rollin', rollin', rollin' . . . "


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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 »

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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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