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.
#2 - 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'.Watch Now:Amazon
#3 - 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.Watch Now:Amazon
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#16 - 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.Watch Now:Amazon
#17 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#25 - Incident of the Blue Fire
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/11/1959
A storm with lightning is making the herd nervous. The blue fire of St. Elmo appears on the horns of the steers. Hey Soos says if a stranger should appear, he stops and blesses himself, death will follow. A stranger, Lucky Markley rides in. A clap of thunder and the herd stampedes. Rowdy turns the herd. Lucky says he has thirty some head to sell. Favor says he can't use any scrub cattle, but he'll look at them. Favor says no. Lucky says there is about two dozen Commanches around. Hey Soos says Lucky is the devil. A brave kills a steer the demands Lucky's horse. The Commanches line the ridge. A young buck comes out to talk. He wants the killer of his brother, ten steers, sugar, rifles and tobacco. Lucky offers Favor to leave. He was killed in a stampede. Hey Soos pulls a knife on Lucky. Collins takes over the fight. Rowdy tells Lucky to get out.