Rawhide (1959–1965)

Incident at Alkali Sink 

Rowdy, running the drive, returns to camp to find it in the midst of a wedding between Burt Harvey and Lorraine Stanton. After the wedding, Lorraine's father Cliff arrives calling Burt a coward and trying to break up the couple.


Don McDougall


Thomas Thompson




Episode cast overview:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor (credit only)
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates
Paul Brinegar ... Wishbone
Charles H. Gray ... Clay Forrester (as Charles Gray) (credit only)
James Murdock ... Mushy
Steve Raines ... Jim Quince
Rocky Shahan ... Joe Scarlet
Robert Cabal ... Hey Soos
Ruta Lee ... Lorraine
Russell Johnson ... Burt Harvey
Roy Barcroft ... Cliff Stanton
I. Stanford Jolley ... Preacher
William R. Thompkins William R. Thompkins ... Toothless (as William Thompkins)
Judson Pratt ... Reb


Father-in-law (Stanton) is determined to break up daughter's (Lorraine) sudden marriage to Burt Harvey because he considers Burt a coward who quit the war in the midst of the Battle of Gettysburg after his brother was killed beside him. The episode begins with the couple's marriage at the drovers' camp. Burt had joined the drive with his 40 head of cattle to travel a short distance with Rowdy's herd and then switch off to a ideal valley where he intends to homestead with his wife. Issues of Indian raids and the lack of water change the route the drive must take. Also complicating things is that Stanton, who has 800 of his cattle mixed in with the main herd, suddenly shows up insulting Harvey and insisting that Lorraine return home. However, a surprising revelation makes for a happy ending, reconciling Stanton, Harvey and Lorraine into one happy family. And water is found. Written by chipe

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Drama | Western







Release Date:

24 May 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dick Shane with younger brother Choya Shane were experts with the bullwhip. According to The Hollywood Reporter, when they weren't doing stunts, the brothers traveled the country as part of a troupe called Whips, Garters & Guns. They went out on their own as The Shane Duo and once performed their bullwhip act for the Queen of England at the Palladium in London. See more »

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