Rawhide (1959–1965)

House of the Hunter 

Rowdy is kidnapped and finds himself trapped in a house with a motley group of characters who have no idea why they are being held against their will. This proves to be Rawhide's version of Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians."


Tay Garnett


Louis Vittes




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates
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
Robert F. Simon ... Mackie
Rosemary DeCamp ... Mrs. Armstrong
Paula Raymond ... Franny Wells
Lester Matthews ... Larkins
Peter Adams Peter Adams ... Burt Wells
Lane Bradford ... George Ash
Harry Shannon ... Kilo


On a stormy night the bored drovers are playing cards. Hey Soos tells Clay to pick two cards and he will read the future. He tells them the cards indicate death for someone as a deaf mute appears looking for Rowdy. Rowdy has been sent to town for supplies and on the way back to the herd his horses are stolen. After walking for help, he is imprisoned in an isolated ranch house he finds with several other strangers by unknown people for unknown reasons in this tense, suspenseful old-fashioned mystery. Besides Rowdy, there is a couple who are entertainers, a drunk, a judge, and a George Ash kept in the house by two men with guns outside along with plenty of food in the pantry. All those imprisoned there are connected in a mysterious and unknown way. Rowdy tries to escape but is returned to the house followed by the food in the house being removed the next day. It is not until the last 13 minutes of the episode that both the perpetrator and the reason for this lethal plot are revealed ... Written by chipe

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Drama | Western


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Release Date:

20 April 1962 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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