The BEST Episodes of Rawhide

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2020

Network: CBS

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. Rawhide was a television western series that aired on the U.S. network CBS from 1959 to 1966. The show starred Eric Fleming and launched the career of Clint Eastwood. The series ran for eight seasons on the CBS network from January 9, 1959 to January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 episodes, all filmed and broadcast in black and white. Rawhide was the fourth longest-running American TV western.

Incident at El Crucero

#1 - Incident at El Crucero

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 1963

Rose Cornelius and her ten brothers have fenced off the trail Favor needs to cross to get the herd to water.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Charles Larson
Incident at Confidence Creek

#2 - Incident at Confidence Creek

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 28, 1963

Elwood P. Gilroy and his assistant Crystal Simpson steal the ownership papers for the herd, and sell the herd to Orville Tippet at a large loss. Elwood ditches Crystal. Rowdy and Crystal follow Elwood to bring him back to justice.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Jack Turley
Incident of the Geisha

#3 - Incident of the Geisha

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 19, 1963

After Rowdy tells Hey Soos to let a wild stallion go, Hey Soos tries to saddle it again. It bolts knocking Rowdy down and injuring his back. The remuda is stampeded. Out collecting the horses Hey Soos sees the stallion. He tries to lasso it. He is knocked of his horse by a limb and rolls down a hill into a stream. He awakes with his clothes drying overhead. He is in a kimona and a geisha kneels nearby.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Ted Post
Writers: Charles Larson
Incident at Gila Flats

#4 - Incident at Gila Flats

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 30, 1964

While helping the Army deliver cattle to an Apache tribe, Favor, Wishbone and Quince run into a band of renegade Indians determined to stop them.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Paul King, Samuel Roeca
Incident of the Pied Piper

#5 - Incident of the Pied Piper

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 6, 1964

After a tornado scatters the herd, they are a 100 head short. They learn a man running an orphanage sold them to the local banker. Realizing the banker is the guilty party, Favor decides to teach him a lesson and recover some of his money.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Albert Aley, Samuel Roeca
Incident of the Swindler

#6 - Incident of the Swindler

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 20, 1964

Straw Coleman is caught trying to steal a horse and saddle while in chains. The drovers are shocked when Wishbone pulls a gun on them and helps Coleman escape. Favor and Mushy go after them to find why Wishbone has strayed.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Jack Turley, John Hawkins
Incident of Iron Bull

#7 - Incident of Iron Bull

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 1963

Joseph a Comanche is hired after returning the remuda. Colonel Macklin and Sargeant Graogan are accompanting the herd as far as Waycross.

star 9.67
3 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Carey Wilber
Incident at Rio Doloroso

#8 - Incident at Rio Doloroso

Season 5 - Episode 28 - Aired May 10, 1963

Don Francisco Maldonaldo sentences Favor and Rowdy to die for the death of his son.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Paul King
Incident of the Wanderer

#9 - Incident of the Wanderer

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 27, 1964

Michob, a peddler, comes out of a rain storm, bone dry. Things begin to go wrong and he is labeled a jinx.

star 9.33
3 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Carey Wilber
Incident at Zebulon

#10 - Incident at Zebulon

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 5, 1964

Favor goes to Zebulon, Johnny Larkin is taken by a group of masked riders and charged with a woman's death. When Favor is horse whipped he is determined to find out the identity of the major, the head of the regulator.

star 9.33
3 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Dean Riesner
Incident of the Banker

#11 - Incident of the Banker

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 2, 1964

An old friend of Favor's, a banker, backs him into a corner and is allowed to take over as trail boss, while Favor runs his bank.

star 9.33
3 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Chris Miller
Incident at Seven Fingers

#12 - Incident at Seven Fingers

Season 6 - Episode 30 - Aired May 7, 1964

Sam Turner steals Rowdy's horse. Sam is an escapee from the army guardhouse, charges with breaking and running in the face of fire. Rowdy's horse goes lame. Rowdy catches Sam and offers him a job. Captain Coulter and his men rush into camp and arrests Sam. Favor says things don't add up and comes to his defense.

star 9.33
3 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: John Dunkel, John Hawkins
Incident of Midnight Cave

#13 - Incident of Midnight Cave

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 16, 1964

Wishbone develops a mysterious blindness after a scary encounter with a dangerous cliff and an innocuous fall. A doctor finds no physical reason for the blindness. A psychological reaction to childhood trauma is suspected as the cause.

star 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Barry Trivers, Samuel Roeca
The Devil and the Deep Blue

#14 - The Devil and the Deep Blue

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired May 11, 1962

Favor wants to fatten the herd for a week. Another herd is three to five days behind. The trail boss is Ben Wade and all the drovers are old. Charlie Holt , owners representative, comes onto Helen Wade, and vice versa. Two of Wade's cattle have Texas Tick.

star 9.00
4 votes
Writers: Endre Bohem, Louis Vittes
Incident of the Dowery Dundee

#15 - Incident of the Dowery Dundee

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 23, 1964

Rowdy and Jim looking for strays, return with five - four bulls and a lost Scottish lady returning to Scotland. She says her husband stole her inheritance so she is taking her remaining items home with her plus a surprise for all.

star 9.00
3 votes
Directors: Ted Post
Writers: Joy Dexter, Samuel Roeca
Clash at Broken Bluff

#16 - Clash at Broken Bluff

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 2, 1965

Rowdy must convince a young widow to allow the herd on her land to protect it from the a norther. She is involved in the suffragette movement. The saloon owner will do anything to stop women from getting the vote. The drovers are allowed to vote if they stick around. The saloon owner buys their votes, but Rowdy has second thoghts.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Charles F. Haas
Writers: Louis Vittes
Reunion

#17 - Reunion

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 6, 1962

Pete's friend Grey Hawk's son, Wild Horse has escaped and is raiding. General Perry is bringing 500 head of cattle for the indians. Pete is leading Lieutenant Matthew Perry to his father.

star 8.75
4 votes
Directors: Sobey Martin
Writers: Elliott Arnold
Incident of the Death Dancer

#18 - Incident of the Death Dancer

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 5, 1963

Carlock has been tracking an African lion for four years. Favor hires him to get the lion. Mushy wants to be a hunter.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Dean Riesner
Incident at Deadhorse (2)

#19 - Incident at Deadhorse (2)

Season 6 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 23, 1964

When Wishbone and Mushy realize Hannibal is not safe they try to help. They are brought back tied up while Hannibal is tarred and feathered. Hannibal returns to Deadhorse and the men want to help him against Favor's better judgment.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Paul King
Damon's Road (1)

#20 - Damon's Road (1)

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 1964

Jonathan Damon is building the C&L Railroad. His crew has quit do to lack of pay. The store says no more credit. Goldie, his girl, and the three girls in her act are leaving. He needs to dig up 20 men. Favor shows up with 2400 cattle and 28 men. Damon tricks the drovers in o signing work contracts and having Favor arrested for abducting Goldie.

star 8.67
3 votes
Writers: Richard Carr, Robert Lewin
No Dogs or Drovers

#21 - No Dogs or Drovers

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 1964

Gil Favor's cattlemen arrive at a town after a long,hard cattle drive and find that the town isn't receptive to cattle drivers.

star 8.67
3 votes
Writers: Cliff Gould, Sam Ross
The Testing Post

#22 - The Testing Post

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 30, 1965

An army lieutenant requisitions 100 prime steers and only offers a piece of paper in return. He pulls a gun and Rowdy wings him. Reinforcements come demanding the 100 head. Rowdy goes forty miles to the fort and the major says he can't pay him.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Gerd Oswald
Writers: John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins
Incident at Poco Tiempo

#23 - Incident at Poco Tiempo

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 9, 1960

The Poco Tiempo bank has been. Rowdy and Quince are suspects and are taken to two nuns to be identified. They say they are not the men. Two desperadoes are holding Father Sebastian until the nuns deliver the money to Blainesville.

star 8.67
30 votes
Directors: Ted Post
Writers: Buckley Angell
Incident at Paradise

#24 - Incident at Paradise

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 1963

Rowdy rescues nester Higgins from being used for target practice and gets involved in his fight to stay on his farm.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Charles Larson
Incident at the Trail's End

#25 - Incident at the Trail's End

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 11, 1963

Harry Maxton has glaucoma. Gil offers Harry a job to Rowdy's surprise.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Don McDougall
Writers: Ed Adamson