Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Clint Eastwood ...  Rowdy Yates 217 episodes, 1959-1965
Paul Brinegar ...  Wishbone / ... 216 episodes, 1959-1965
Steve Raines ...  Jim Quince 215 episodes, 1959-1965
Eric Fleming ...  Gil Favor 202 episodes, 1959-1965
James Murdock ...  Mushy / ... 200 episodes, 1959-1965
Rocky Shahan Rocky Shahan ...  Joe Scarlet 180 episodes, 1959-1965
Robert Cabal ...  Hey Soos / ... 115 episodes, 1959-1965
Sheb Wooley ...  Pete Nolan 110 episodes, 1959-1965
William R. Thompkins William R. Thompkins ...  Toothless / ... 27 episodes, 1959-1964
John Cole John Cole ...  Bailey / ... 17 episodes, 1959-1964
Charles H. Gray ...  Clay Forrester / ... 47 episodes, 1959-1964
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This show is the story about a crew of cowhands, driving a herd from San Antonio, Texas to Sedalia, Missouri. Boss of the cattledrive is Gil Favor (Eric Fleming). His right hand is ramrod Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood). The scout's name is Pete Nolan (Sheb Wooley) and the cook on the drive is Wishbone (Paul Brinegar) . The cooks louse, which means the scullion, is Mushy (James Murdock). Jim Quince (Steve Raines) and Joe Scarlet (Rocky Shahan) are drovers and Jesus "Hey Soos" Patines (Robert Cabal) is the wrangler. Together this crew persists a lot of adventures. Written by stellaarwennicolina

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Western

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The Mexican wrangler was named "Hey Soos". The actual spelling of his name is "Jesus", which, in Spanish, is pronounced "hey soos". There would have been letters of outrage if the character was named "Jesus". See more »

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Most of the women actors on the series have hairdos that required hairspray (not available until the 1940s) and which were not "period correct". See more »


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Rawhide Theme
Created and Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Recorded by Frankie Laine
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The finest TV western
7 May 2007 | by zebulonguySee all my reviews

Rawhide was a wonderful TV western series. Focusing on a band of trail drovers lead by the trail boss Gil Favor. Most episodes - especially from the first 3 seasons were really character studies of Favor and his men. Guest stars came and went but unlike Wagon Train they seldom dominated the episodes they appeared in. Rawhide was a true, gritty western and Gil Favor stood out as a memorable character never to be forgotten. Thanks to Eric Fleming's performance the show became a massive hit. Of course he was ably supported by a wonderful cast of good actors - Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, James Murdoch, Rocky Shahan, Robert Cabal. All of these actors left their mark in a piece of television history. Rawhide captured the flavour of that time of the west that no other series has for me, as yet anyhow, managed to do so. Later seasons tended to split the leads and give them individual story lines. For me some of the time this didn't work - the cattle drive and the regulars provided the best stories. However there were still some classic stories and Rawhide remained top drawer affair. The black and white photography added to a bleak, realistic feel that other western series seldom managed to capture. Rustlers, Indians,Commancheroes, beautiful damsels in distress, serial killers, they all showed up to give our heroes problems. The end came for the series quietly when the final season was axed less than half way through. The reason - Eric Fleming had departed and Rawhide was now a head without a body - the gritty realism was gone, Gil Favor commanded respect and exuded authority - he was never infallible and this made him all the more interesting. We shall not see his like again. Watch an episode whenever you can, they seldom disappoint.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rawhide See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(217 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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