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Rawhide 

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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Clint Eastwood ...  Rowdy Yates 216 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

Rawhide 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. His right hand is ramrod Rowdy Yates. The scout's name is Pete Nolan and the cook on the drive is Wishbone. The cooks louse, which means the scullion, is Mushy. Jim Quince and Joe Scarlet are drovers and Hey Soos Patines is the wrangler. Together this crew persists a lot of adventures. Written by stellaarwennicolina

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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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 »

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

Eric Fleming (I) ("Gil Favor") drowned in Peru while filming a movie. He was 41. 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 Screen Two: The Snapper (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Rawhide Theme
Created and Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Recorded by Frankie Laine
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Western television at its best.

"Rawhide" is the best Western television series out of all of them - with only "Maverick" and "Wagon Train" rivalling "Rawhide" in terms of popularity. The general public were introduced to Clint Eastwood, after his career had largely consisted of a few bits parts in films. This series would launch him on his way to eventual stardom. In all honesty, Eastwood is the most remembered regular cast member, even though he is billed second after Eric Fleming. That all changed after Fleming left "Rawhide" just before the shows last season. During the making of the series, Clint Eastwood travelled to Italy to make two of his Spaghetti Western trilogy. When those films became box office sensations, his fan mail for "Rawhide" suddenly increased. Lasting over 200 episodes and several years, the overall story concerned a group of herders and drovers who are transporting a huge herd of cattle from one part of America to another. Along the way, they encounter adventures and dangers of all kinds. As a result, their task was frequently interrupted. In some episodes, only a few of the regular cast made an appearance. One example, was when Clint Eastwood is sent to a Mexican village to acquire fresh water for the herders but unwittingly is engulfed in a warm between two waring Mexican families (shades of "A Fistful of Dollars"). He was the only regular cast member and Eastwood carried the episode well. "Rawhide" isn't without a sense of humour by any means. This is supplied by the cook Wishbone and his rather dimwitted assistant Mushy. It is very funny in light hearted moments as Wishbone is usually chastising his assistant for some mistake or other. The series was usually filmed on location throughout and this is very important, otherwise the 50 minute running time would feel heavy- going and laborious. I can highly recommend this show.


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