The BEST Episodes of Rawhide
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2019
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#25 - The Winter Soldier
Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 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.