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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#7 - Incident at Ten Trees
Season 6 - Episode 14
The drovers find a young white woman dressed as an indian, babbling.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.