Rawhide (1959–1965)
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The Child-Woman 

Mushy's cousin and her younger sister are in a nearby town. The younger 15 year old is the star attraction at the saloon. The older sister married to the owner wants mushy to take her sister away but the girl resists leaving.


Murray Golden


Elliott Arnold (teleplay), Carey Wilber (story) (as Carey Wilbur)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates (credit only)
Paul Brinegar ... Wishbone
Charles H. Gray ... Clay Forrester (as Charles Gray)
James Murdock ... Mushy
Steve Raines ... Jim Quince
Rocky Shahan ... Joe Scarlet
Robert Cabal ... Hey Soos
Cesar Romero ... Big Tim Sloan
Jena Engstrom ... Posie Mushgrove
Dorothy Morris ... Laverne Mushgrove
Julian Burton ... Herrick
John Hart ... Narbo
Coke Willis Coke Willis ... Man in the Bar
George Barrows ... Walsh


With the drive near Buffalo Wells, Favor lets the men go into town. Mushy has two cousins that are sisters his mother wants him to visit. The older sister Laverne was an actress has less than a year to live. Mushy promises her that he'll "rescue" her 15-year old sister Posie who is the star attraction at the Longhorn returning her to his family. Laverne is married to the Longhorn saloon owner Big Tim Sloan who is paying off his investment in the Longhorn via the business Posie attracts. Big Tim's men severely beat up Mushy when he attempts to take Posie. Favor --who has daughters the same age as the spunky girl-- finally acquiesced to forcibly remove the girl after a large brawl in the saloon. Big Tim follows the drive hoping for an opportunity to kill Favor and return his star attraction to his saloon. Meanwhile Favor tries reasoning with Posie to first enjoy her childhood amongst family instead of the life of a seedy saloon entertainer but she resists. Big Tim cons Posie into ... Written by chipe

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Drama | Western


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Release Date:

23 March 1962 (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)

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Mushy's full name is Harkness Mushgrove. See more »

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The woman in the child
18 December 2018 | by stellaarwennicolinaSee all my reviews

In my opinion this episode is alright. I really enjoyed watching it because it's quite funny, but I don't think the theme 'being between child and woman' really belongs into a western.

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