The BEST episodes of Rawhide

Every episode of Rawhide ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Rawhide!

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.

Last Updated: 12/28/2022Network:CBS
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Incident of the Swindler
star
10.00
2 votes

#1 - Incident of the Swindler

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/20/1964

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.

Directors: Thomas Carr
House of the Hunter
star
9.50
2 votes

#2 - House of the Hunter

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/20/1962

A deaf mute delivers a letter for Rowdy at the camp. Rowdy picks up a guy, Kilo, whose wagon was stolen. They make camp. In the morning, Kilo and the horses are gone. Rowdy walks to a house and enters. The door shuts behind him. Mackie anad five other lock Rowdy in a room. Someone shoots at Rowdy from outside. The six are being held prisoner.

Directors: Tay Garnett
Writer: Louis Vittes
Incident at El Crucero
star
9.33
3 votes

#3 - Incident at El Crucero

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/1963

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

Directors: Earl Bellamy
Reunion
star
9.33
3 votes

#4 - Reunion

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/6/1962

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.

Directors: Sobey Martin
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The Devil and the Deep Blue
star
9.00
4 votes

#5 - The Devil and the Deep Blue

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired 5/11/1962

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.

Directors: George Templeton
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Grandma's Money
star
9.00
2 votes

#6 - Grandma's Money

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/23/1962

Rowdy, Wishbone and Clay deliver 300 head of cattle to Agee's ranch but Agee isn't there. He's off on his honeymoon and Rowdy decides to ride out and try to find him. On the way he meets a little old 'grandma'.

Directors: Sobey Martin
Incident at Confidence Creek
star
9.00
3 votes

#7 - Incident at Confidence Creek

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/28/1963

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.

Directors: Harry Harris
Writer: Jack Turley
Abilene
star
9.00
2 votes

#8 - Abilene

Season 4 - Episode 30 - Aired 5/18/1962

The herd finally arrives in Abilene, the end of a long, hard drive. While most of the drovers plan to spend their pay painting the town, Favor has a few other ideas. He is going to buy some land and get out of the cattle business. Don Grenfell also has been told to quit due to a bad back. The drovers are all quarantined at Oddity House due to small pox.

Directors: Anton Leader
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Incident of the Four Horsemen
star
9.00
4 votes

#9 - Incident of the Four Horsemen

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/1962

Favor and Clay are witnesses at a the wedding of Amy Gault and Frank Louden. Gus Marsdon provokes Frank into shooting Amy's brother Carl. Tom Gault, Amy's father, sends Ben Kerran after them. Frank and Tom claim the same 100,000 acres.

Directors: Thomas Carr
Incident of the Dogfaces
star
8.86
7 votes

#10 - Incident of the Dogfaces

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/1962

Rowdy,Quince and Clay help out three soldiers being attacked by Indians. They were sent to break the treaty with Broken Bow.

Directors: Don McDougall
Writer: Gene L. Coon
Incident of Midnight Cave
star
8.80
5 votes

#11 - Incident of Midnight Cave

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/16/1964

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.

Directors: Thomas Carr
Incident at Poco Tiempo
star
8.76
29 votes

#12 - Incident at Poco Tiempo

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/9/1960

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.

Directors: Ted Post
Incident at the Trail's End
star
8.75
4 votes

#13 - Incident at the Trail's End

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/11/1963

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

Directors: Don McDougall
Writer: Ed Adamson
Incident of Iron Bull
star
8.75
4 votes

#14 - Incident of Iron Bull

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/1963

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

Directors: Christian Nyby
Writer: Carey Wilber
The Immigrants
star
8.67
3 votes

#15 - The Immigrants

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/16/1962

Quince, Clay and Wish are captured and told by Count Ulrich they are his property and will work on his manor house.

Directors: Tay Garnett
Clash at Broken Bluff
star
8.67
3 votes

#16 - Clash at Broken Bluff

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/2/1965

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.

Directors: Charles F. Haas
Writer: Louis Vittes
Incident at Rio Doloroso
star
8.67
3 votes

#17 - Incident at Rio Doloroso

Season 5 - Episode 28 - Aired 5/10/1963

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

Directors: Thomas Carr
Writer: Paul King
The Greedy Town
star
8.67
3 votes

#18 - The Greedy Town

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/16/1962

Ada Randolph offers the town $300,000 if they find her dead son, a convicted murderer innocent, and run the sheriff out of town.

Directors: Murray Golden
The Little Fishes
star
8.60
5 votes

#19 - The Little Fishes

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/1961

Gilmore tells Favor there's a panic brewing back east. He needs to cut ten days off the drive. Gilmore says don't tell the drovers about the panic. Tom Gwynn ,a fishbreeder, is sick with fever. He's taking shad to California to claim a $10,000 prize.

Directors: Jus Addiss
Incident of Decision
star
8.60
5 votes

#20 - Incident of Decision

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/28/1962

When Rowdy buys eighteen cattle for the next drive he has to contend with a young would be drover with a crooked leg and banditos.

Directors: Don McDougall
Writer: John Dunkel
Incident at Seven Fingers
star
8.60
5 votes

#21 - Incident at Seven Fingers

Season 6 - Episode 30 - Aired 5/7/1964

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.

Directors: Christian Nyby
Incident of the Dowery Dundee
star
8.50
4 votes

#22 - Incident of the Dowery Dundee

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/23/1964

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.

Directors: Ted Post
The Captain's Wife
star
8.50
2 votes

#23 - The Captain's Wife

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/12/1962

Nora Holloway is ambitious for her captain husband to advance. She resorts to lying.

Directors: Tay Garnett
Writer: John Dunkel
Incident at Paradise
star
8.50
6 votes

#24 - Incident at Paradise

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/1963

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

Directors: Thomas Carr
The Winter Soldier
star
8.50
2 votes

#25 - The Winter Soldier

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/12/1965

Favor and Pete recommend to Kurtz, who has been traveling with the herd with his daughter, a shortcut to the San Luis crossing. Lt. Whitley gets a message to warn the ranchers of Comanches. Winter soldier, Hap Johnson deserts. He trades his army gear for cheap indian trading goods at Watson's. He asks Watson, Wish's name. Hap strides into camp telling Wish he is his old friend from Nachodoches. Favor won't hire Hap. Hap has overheard Kurtz has money. He rides after them and takes them on a ""shortcut"" up into the hills. The lieutenant arrests Watson, Favor and Hey Soos for having army goods. Rowdy and Quince go after Hap. They find him with Kurtz. Rowdy sends Quince to get the army and the drover.

Directors: Justus Addiss
Writer: John Dunkel

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