The RAWHIDE is an American Western drama that aired for eight seasons and starred ERIC FLEMING as trail boss "Gil Favor" and CLINT EASTWOOD as ramrod "Rowdy Yates". The series is set in the late 1800's and portrays the challenges faced by the men of a cattle drive.
Rawhide is the fifth longest running western television series and the show consistently demonstrated acting talent and excellent scripting through evolving character developments and was not afraid to take on tough issues.
The series was also realistic and convincing in its presentation of the difficulties faced by the cattle drivers of the day (i.e. the problem for the constant need for water etc.). Although Favor had the respect and loyalty of the men who worked for him, there were a few times when some of the men, including Yates, were insubordinate under him after working too hard or after receiving a tongue-lashing (Favor would occasionally get into a fight and almost always won!).
On September 18, 2012 Paramount will gift Rawhide fans with two more volume releases that will make up the COMPLETE season five. Here is what Rawhide fans will have to look forward to:
The special guest stars will be:
Madlyn Rhue, Michael Ansara, Nehemiah Persoff, Ceasar Romero, Robert Loggia, Walter Slezack, Pat Crowley, Lon Chaney, Ed Nelson, Ruta Lee, Beverly Garland, James Gregory, Robert Middleton, Susan Oliver, Harold J. Stone, Edward Andrews, John Larch, Patty McCormack, Fay Spain, R.G. Armstrong, Claude Akins, Keenan Wynn, John Ireland, Mark Stevens, Gregory Walcott and many more!
The episode list for this season will be:
1. INCIDENT OF THE HUNTER - The drovers recount past misdeeds after recognizing a bounty hunter amoung them.
2. INCIDENT OF THE PORTRAIT - The blind daughter of murder victims hooks up with the drive, unaware the killer is among the drovers.
3. INCIDENT AT CACTUS WELLS - A rider following the herd is an ex-convict seeking the man responsible for his wife's suicide.
4. INCIDENT OF THE PRODIGAL SON - A drover who lost a son forms an attachment to a wealthy man's son, found lost on the trail.
5. INCIDENT OF THE FOUR HORSEMEN - A recruitment drive puts Favor's herd in the middle of a family squabble that could become a range war.
6. INCIDENT OF THE LOST WOMAN - Favor defends a widow fleeing with her infant son from her in-laws.
7. INCIDENT OF THE DOG FACES - Vengeful Comanches order Favor to turn over three soldiers seeking shelter among the drovers.
8. INCIDENT OF THE WOLVERS - The daughter of a tyrannical wolf-hunter asks Rowdy to teach her to read.
9. INCIDENT AT SUGAR CREEK - A town's hatred for an injured drover prevents Favor from getting help for the man or the ailing herd.
10. INCIDENT OF THE RELUCTANT BRIDEGROOM - After drinking drugged beer, Rowdy wakes to find himself married to a jealous saloon-owner's girlfriend.
11. INCIDENT OF THE QUERENCIAS - A drunken rancher persuades old friend Favor to allow him and his steers to travel with the drive.
12. INCIDENT AT QUIVIRA - Mushy leaves with a crazed old prospector to locate a fabled city of gold, but finds instead an encampment of deserters.
13. INCIDENT OF DECISION - A crippled teen, who wants to be a drover, unwittingly supplies bandits with information to help them sieze the herd.
14. INCIDENT OF THE BURYIN' MAN - The drovers take in a traveling undertaker, but learn he is busier printing counterfeit money than burying bodies.
15. INCIDENT OF THE TRAIL'S END - Favor gives a job to his former trial boss, out of work and suffering from glaucoma.
16. INCIDENT AT SPIDER ROCK - Rowdy learns the pretty saloon singer he rescued is a millionaire's long-lost daughter.
17. INCIDENT OF THE MOUNTAIN MAN - After stopping a lynching, Rowdy agrees to take the intended victim to be tried fairly for murder.
18. INCIDENT AT CROOKED HAT - A would-be gunman, a rich cattleman's brother, identifies a drover as the fastest gun alive.
19. INCIDENT OF THE JUDGEMENT DAY - Two Confederate soldiers take Rowdy to a deserted town and try him for foiling their escape from a Union prison.
20. INCIDENT OF THE GALLOWS TREE - Townspeople judge Quince guilty before his trial for the murder of a community leader.
21. INCIDENT OF THE MARRIED WIDOW - The drovers discover the owner of a posh saloon is the widow of Favor, reportedly killed during the Civil War.
22. INCIDENT OF THE PALE RIDER - Rowdy kills a robber and helps to bury him, then sees a new drover who looks exactly like the dead man.
23. INCIDENT OF THE COMANCHERO - Two nuns rescue a deposed outlaw leader from torture, an action he considers futile.
24. INCIDENT OF THE CLOWN - A former clown, also a linguistics expert, claims he can avert a possible war by speaking to Comanches in their own tongue.
25. INCIDENT OF THE BLACK ACE - A gypsy and his daughter enter the camp, pursued by a cattleman who claims he bought the woman's hand in marriage.
26. INCIDENT OF THE HOSTAGES - Rowdy trades 40 head of cattle to the Arapaho for three captive white orphans.
27. INCIDENT OF THE WHITE EYES - Favor must decide whether to turn a stage passenger over to attacking Apaches or wait for help to come.
28. INCIDENT AT RIO DOLOROSO - The leader of a Mexican settlement in Texas condemns Favor and Rowdy after a stampede kills his son.
29. INCIDENT AT ALKALI SINK - After an improvised wedding in the camp, a former soldier faces desertion charges from his bride's brother.
Only three seasons to go to complete the series.
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