Rawhide (1959–1965)
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Incident of the Chubasco 

Not Rated | | Western | Episode aired 3 April 1959
In need of more hands to help get the herd through a dangerous plateau, Gil goes to the nearest town but may not be too happy with the pickins. To top it off he hires an "educated" man who may be hiding something worse than any chubasco.


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Al C. Ward


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Episode complete credited cast:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates
Sheb Wooley ... Pete Nolan
Paul Brinegar ... Wishbone
James Murdock ... Mushy
Steve Raines ... Jim Quince
Rocky Shahan ... Joe Scarlet
George Brent ... Jefferson Devereaux
John Ericson ... Tom Bryan
Noah Beery Jr. ... Arkansas (as Noah Berry)
Olive Sturgess ... Sally Devereaux
Stacy Harris ... Riggs


The herd must pass through a high pass and chubasco (high winds) so Favor picks up extra hands before he starts the push. The men are anything but trustworthy and loyal. That night an educated man Tom Bryan comes into camp driving a wagon looking for a job. Favor realizes he has no experience but decides he can use the man's wagon to haul the extra bedrolls of the new drovers. The next day in the daylight Rowdy sees Tom and instantly starts a fight with him. Favor breaks it up and eventually is told Tom was a prisoner in the war who "cooperated" with their captors. Jefferson Devereaux rides into camp asking to search it looking for his wife and the man who ran off with her but Favor refuses to let him. Later, when Rowdy finds a bridal veil, Favor learns Tom has Sally Devereaux with him. She tells Favor Devereaux paid her foster parents for her hand but she and Tom had planned to marry when she was of legal age. Devereaux returns to tell Favor if Sally and Tom are not turned over, his ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

3 April 1959 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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According to actress Olive Sturgess, her voice did not strike the producers as right for the character, so after she filmed the episode, her performance was re-dubbed by another actress. See more »


Gil Favor: On a drive, the days and nights get mighty big. There's a lot of danger a man can understand, and a lot he can't. That's the kind I hate, the kind I can't understand. I'm Gil Favor, trail boss.
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Gil Favor gets some good lines
1 August 2019 | by ebertipSee all my reviews

Favor gets good lines in confrontation with Arkansas and finally with husband. Whether the response is believable may be questioned.

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