Rawhide (1959–1965)

Incident of the Dry Drive 

Not Rated | | Western | Episode aired 22 May 1959
Facing a drought, Favor is being pressured by a corrupt and revengeful acquaintance Jess Hode for first half and then all of his herd for access to water. However, when Hode's son comes to realize the truth about his dad, he tries to help.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Gil Favor
... Rowdy Yates
... Pete Nolan
... Wishbone
... Mushy
... Jim Quince
... Joe Scarlet
... Jess Hode
Jean Inness ... Carrie Hode
... Jim Hode
... Gates


The weather is dry and the herd is needing water making the herd hard to control. Rowdy is attacked by men taking some of the strays. Favor finds an old corrupt trail boss Jess Hode is behind it. Favor gets his cattle back but Hode has plans for a bigger bite out of Favor's herd. Hode is not happy about being pushed out in favor of trail bosses like Favor. Hode is claiming the land that has water available as his own land. Hode wants half of Favor's herd for the right to the water. As the herd turns to try an alternate source Jim Hode, Jess's son, joins the drovers to help. However, they find there is no water so Favor is forced to to go back to Hode and pay his price. Knowing he has Favor trapped, Hode asks for the whole herd. Now that Jim sees the truth about his father, he decides to help Favor. Jim leads Fovor's men against Jess and his men forcing Jess to fire on his own son but Jess is stopped by someone who has a bigger stake in the outcome. Written by Anonymous

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22 May 1959 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Victor Jory and Jean Inness who played husband and wife in this episode were also married in real life for 50 years and four days. See more »


Gil Favor: Bringin' a herd up through the plains of Texas on the Sedalia, Missouri Trail, you need three things: one of them, air, we have more than enough of. Another, grass, usually in good supply. But the third is another story. Iy's always with us, the need for water. Sometimes it's a real job to find it. And it's my job. Gil Favor, trail herd boss.
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