Rawhide (1959–1965)
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Incident of the Married Widow 

While in town the men stop at the "salon" owned by enchanting Abigail Fletcher. A picture hangs on the wall of her late husband Gil Favor. Favor comes in to see for himself. He finds a friend needing help with Gil as her husband.


Thomas Carr


Paul King




Episode cast overview:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
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
Patricia Barry ... Abigail Fletcher
Dabbs Greer ... Jebidiah Haddlebird
Don Haggerty ... Abe
Sheila Bromley ... Thelma
Roy Engel ... Mr. Amy
Robert B. Williams ... Mr. Swain


Rowdy, Wishbone, and Mushy stop in Calvin for supplies where they and the local men are smitten with the beautiful Abigail Fletcher. She owns the Silver Slipper "Salon" so before leaving town they decide to stop by the saloon for a drink. At the bar they spot a photograph of Gil Favor in uniform with a dedication to his bravery and death in the war. The bartender informs them that Abigail is his widow. After telling Favor at camp, he decides to go to town to see this for himself. True enough, he recognizes the picture from a wedding where he was best man followed and Abigail who faints. She confides to Favor that after the war she and her husband, who had lost everything, traveled West, but had even worse luck - her working in saloons and her husband resorting to crime and being lynched for murder. So she moved on and pretended to be war-hero Favor's widow. Upon hearing this and feeling protective, Favor pretends to be her long-thought dead husband who had been suffering from amnesia.... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Western







Release Date:

1 March 1963 (USA) See more »

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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?


Wishbone: Well!
Rowdy Yates: Well, what?
Wishbone: You're the ramrod! Do something!
Rowdy Yates: I will as soon as I can think of something to do!
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My favorite of all the Rawhide shows
6 October 2018 | by marilyn_pottorffSee all my reviews

I bought DrEss of all the shows on all 8 seasons and this is by far the best of the bunch. It showcases Eric's grace in the dances and his humor in how he gets his widow out of the trouble she got herself into. I have watched this show at least a dozen times. I never get tired of it.

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