Rawhide (1959–1965)
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Incident of the Banker 

After a rain storm wipes out the wagons, Favor goes to town to cash a bank draft and buy supplies. Favor's friend the banker wants to prove he is a man so he tricks Favor into trading jobs so he can prove to his overbearing wife his point.







Episode cast overview:
... Gil Favor
... Rowdy Yates
... Wishbone
... Mushy
... Jim Quince
... Joe Scarlet
... Hey Soos
William R. Thompkins ... Toothless (as William Thompkins)
... Maribelle Ashton-Warner
... Albert Ashton-Warner
... Sarah Goodley
... Mr. Connell
Adrienne Marden ... Mrs. Hartswaithe
... Tony


A rain storm scatters the herd and destroys the supplies in the wagons. A frustrated Favor is not happy with any of the decisions his men made. He rides into Ashton Corners to cash a bank draft and buy supplies. His friend Albert Ashton-Warner is president of the bank. While waiting to see him, Maribelle Ashton-Warner sees Favor who knew her when she worked in the saloons but she has married Albert. Albert is a frustrated man as well who wants to prove he is a man by going on the drive but Favor won't allow it. After cashing his draft, Favor finds himself knocked out and robbed with no resources. Albert offers to provide the financing if Favor lets Albert take over as trail boss while Favor takes over the bank until the end of the drive. Reluctantly but seeing a vacation, Favor has no choice but to comply. Albert's banking methods go over with the drovers as well as Favor's trail boss methods go over with Maribelle as well as the people in the community. With events about to blow-up ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 April 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Yearns like Walter Mitty
26 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Although this Rawhide episode starts out with a Murphy's law kind of disaster of a day for Eric Fleming, cattle stampeded, supplies lost and him staggered by all the things going wrong, still the trail boss goes to the nearest town to see his old friend Allyn Joslyn who is the town banker to cash a draft. At this point this story turns into an episode laced with humor.

I won't say how, but Joslyn due to the nagging of his wife Lola Albright yearns like Walter Mitty for the life of a cowboy. He kind of 'persuades' Eric Fleming to change places with him.

All I can say is that neither is cut out to do the job that the other has. Only it takes Joslyn a lot longer to realize it.

Some really funny bits as Joslyn tries to ride a horse, brand a calf, and rope a steer. Joslyn as trail boss tries to run things with a committee meeting of the drovers. Eric Fleming is equally uncomfortable and gets to be very unpopular with the townspeople.

This one is a must for Rawhide fans.

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