The Best Episodes of Rawhide

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2018

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 of the Rusty Shotgun

#1 - Incident of the Rusty Shotgun

Season 6 - Episode 15

After a stampede Mushy and Wishbone go to town for fresh supplies. When Wishbone is able to stop Amie Claybank from harassing a vendor, her brothers decide he is the man for her. Back at camp, Mushy says Wishbone disappeared.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Ted Post
Writers: Paul King
Incident of the Geisha

#2 - Incident of the Geisha

Season 6 - Episode 13

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 Confidence Creek

#3 - Incident at Confidence Creek

Season 6 - Episode 10

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 at Two Graves

#4 - Incident at Two Graves

Season 6 - Episode 7

Wish volunteers Rowdy to fight Jeremiah O'Neal for money. O'Neal gives the fight away and Rowdy wins $50. The losers are ready to tar and feather O'Neal. Rowdy helps him escape. O'Neal has a cross made by the indians for the Spaniards. He speaks of a lost mine.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Samuel Roeca, Al C. Ward
Incident of the Prodigal Son

#5 - Incident of the Prodigal Son

Season 5 - Episode 5

Sam Hargas finds a half baked, half starved greenhorn, Ben Whitney IV. His horse stepped in a chuck hole. He's a rich brat.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Richard Fielder
Incident at Paradise

#6 - Incident at Paradise

Season 6 - Episode 5

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

star 10.00
3 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Charles Larson
Incident at Ten Trees

#7 - Incident at Ten Trees

Season 6 - Episode 14

The drovers find a young white woman dressed as an indian, babbling.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Ted Post
Writers: Carey Wilber
Incident of the Wanderer

#8 - Incident of the Wanderer

Season 6 - Episode 21

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

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Carey Wilber
Incident of the Swindler

#9 - Incident of the Swindler

Season 6 - Episode 20

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
1 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: John Hawkins, Jack Turley
Incident at El Crucero

#10 - Incident at El Crucero

Season 6 - Episode 3

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

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Charles Larson
Incident at Hourglass

#11 - Incident at Hourglass

Season 6 - Episode 23

The herd needs to get through Hourglass pass where the army is preparing to blast for a dam. Favor's hometown friend is married to the Post Adjutant. When she kills an officer, she lies to get Favor convicted of the murder.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Christin Nyby
Writers: John Hawkins
Incident of the Death Dancer

#12 - Incident of the Death Dancer

Season 6 - Episode 11

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

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Dean Riesner
Incident at Seven Fingers

#13 - Incident at Seven Fingers

Season 6 - Episode 29

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 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: John Dunkel, John Hawkins
Incident of Midnight Cave

#14 - Incident of Midnight Cave

Season 6 - Episode 16

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 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Samuel Roeca, Barry Trivers
Incident of the Pied Piper

#15 - Incident of the Pied Piper

Season 6 - Episode 19

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
1 votes
Directors: Harry Harris
Writers: Albert Aley, Samuel Roeca
Incident at Deadhorse (2)

#16 - Incident at Deadhorse (2)

Season 6 - Episode 27

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 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Paul King
Incident at Gila Flats

#17 - Incident at Gila Flats

Season 6 - Episode 18

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
1 votes
Directors: Thomas Carr
Writers: Paul King, Samuel Roeca
Incident at Zebulon

#18 - Incident at Zebulon

Season 6 - Episode 22

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 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Dean Riesner
Incident of the Dowery Dundee

#19 - Incident of the Dowery Dundee

Season 6 - Episode 17

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 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Ted Post
Writers: Joy Dexter, Samuel Roeca
Incident of the Gilded Goddess

#20 - Incident of the Gilded Goddess

Season 6 - Episode 28

Rowdy's old acquaintance, Louise Temple is on the run for killing a sheriff. She ran the Temple Of Gold gambling hall.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Don Brinkley
Incident of the Iron Bull

#21 - Incident of the Iron Bull

Season 6 - Episode 2

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

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Carey Wilber
The Vasquez Woman

#22 - The Vasquez Woman

Season 8 - Episode 7

Colonel Emilio Vasquez ""buys"" 200 head from Quince, Jed and Simon in Mexico. Jed goes to town to see if the pesos are worth anything. The gringo who runs the town says they're just paper. Emilio's wife, Maria, was left behind and is in the bar. Emilio sneaks into town and kills the gringo, but doesn't get Maria. Jed escapes with Maria. Jed and Emilio argue over the terms of her return.

star 9.33
3 votes
Writers: Boris Ingster
Clash at Broken Bluff

#23 - Clash at Broken Bluff

Season 8 - Episode 8

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 9.33
3 votes
Writers: Louis Vittes
Incident of the Banker

#24 - Incident of the Banker

Season 6 - Episode 25

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 9.00
2 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Chris Miller
Sendoff

#25 - Sendoff

Season 4 - Episode 2

The drovers are beating the scrub for strays. Favor finds wagon remains and twelve graves.

star 9.00
3 votes
Writers: John Dunkel