List of Rawhide episodes

Rawhide is an American Western TV series which ran from January 9, 1959 until December 7, 1965, with a total of 217 episodes across eight seasons. It aired on CBS in black-and-white and starred Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
123January 9, 1959 (1959-01-09)July 10, 1959 (1959-07-10)
231September 18, 1959 (1959-09-18)June 17, 1960 (1960-06-17)
330September 30, 1960 (1960-09-30)June 16, 1961 (1961-06-16)
429September 29, 1961 (1961-09-29)May 11, 1962 (1962-05-11)
531September 21, 1962 (1962-09-21)May 31, 1963 (1963-05-31)
630September 26, 1963 (1963-09-26)May 14, 1964 (1964-05-14)
730September 25, 1964 (1964-09-25)May 21, 1965 (1965-05-21)
813September 14, 1965 (1965-09-14)December 7, 1965 (1965-12-07)


Season 1 (1959)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Incident of the Tumbleweed"Richard WhorfStory by : Curtis Kenyon
Teleplay by : Fred Freiberger
January 9, 1959 (1959-01-09)
Gil and Rowdy volunteer to finish the delivery of a prison wagon containing seven dangerous prisoners to Fort Craig for trial.
22"Incident at Alabaster Plain"Richard WhorfDavid SwiftJanuary 16, 1959 (1959-01-16)
Rowdy finds a close friend from the army is getting married, but a visit from the bride's stepbrother causes complications.
33"Incident with an Executioner"Charles Marquis WarrenJames EdmistonJanuary 23, 1959 (1959-01-23)
The drovers rescue several passengers from a stagecoach that overturns and discover that a gunman known as "The Executioner" is following them with unknown intentions.
44"Incident of the Widowed Dove"Ted PostDavid LangJanuary 30, 1959 (1959-01-30)
While partying in a small town, Rowdy attempts to help a woman with a dangerous husband – the town marshal.
55"Incident on the Edge of Madness"Andrew V. McLaglenHerbert Little, Jr. & David VictorFebruary 6, 1959 (1959-02-06)
The drovers are approached by a Colonel looking for men to join his Confederacy of Panama. Gil must act to prevent losing his cowhands.
66"Incident of the Power and the Plow"Andrew V. McLaglenFred FreibergerFebruary 13, 1959 (1959-02-13)
Gil enters into a dispute between a landowner and Comanche settlers – on the side of the Comanches.
77"Incident at Barker Springs"Charles Marquis WarrenLes CrutchfieldFebruary 20, 1959 (1959-02-20)
Gil takes on two brothers as cowhands – a retired gunfighter and his masked kid brother who is determined to follow in his footsteps which leads to trouble in the small town of Barker Springs whose residents live in fear of a local rancher(DeForest Kelley) who dominates by killing those who oppose him.
88"Incident West of Lano"Charles Marquis WarrenBuckley AngellFebruary 27, 1959 (1959-02-27)
Gil and Rowdy help four stranded women with a broken wagon, allowing them to accompany the trail herd to the next town. On the way, they reach a river crossing and enter into a dispute over who will cross first with some traders approaching from the other side.
99"Incident of the Town in Terror"Ted PostOliver CrawfordMarch 6, 1959 (1959-03-06)
A suspected case of anthrax affects the trail herd, including Rowdy, preventing Gil from advancing the herd past a town where the residents fear being infected by the killer disease.
1010"Incident of the Golden Calf"Jesse HibbsEndre BohemMarch 13, 1959 (1959-03-13)
Gil takes on a wandering preacher who has been run out of a town following a gold strike. Several cowhands become anxious to learn the name of the town.
1111"Incident of the Coyote Weed"Jesse HibbsDavid LangMarch 20, 1959 (1959-03-20)
The trail herd comes under threat after a dead man is found hanging from a tree branded with a Mexican bandit's initial.
1212"Incident of the Chubasco"Buzz KulikAl C. WardApril 3, 1959 (1959-04-03)
Gil recruits some extra hands to help drive the herd across a difficult plateau only to discover that one of the new men is hiding another man's wife in his wagon. Soon her husband shows up, with 40 men, intent on reclaiming her at any cost.
1313"Incident of the Curious Street"Ted PostTeleplay by : N.B. Stone Jr. & Earl Baldwin
Story by : N.B. Stone Jr.
April 10, 1959 (1959-04-10)
Gil and Rowdy wander into a deserted mining town only to find a pair of female stagecoach passengers being held hostage by two men.
1414"Incident of the Dog Days"George ShermanSamuel A. PeeplesApril 17, 1959 (1959-04-17)
Gil is determined to drive the trail across a wide stretch of dry plains, leading to low morale and heightened tensions between the cowhands.
1515"Incident of the Calico Gun"Jesse HibbsWinston MillerApril 24, 1959 (1959-04-24)
Gil allows a young lady to travel with the drive after the apparent loss of her family, unaware that she is part of an outlaw outfit preparing to steal the next payroll when it is delivered to the drovers.
1616"Incident of the Misplaced Indians"Jesse HibbsDavid Victor & Herbert Little, Jr.May 1, 1959 (1959-05-01)
Rowdy discovers a house with two dead Delaware Indians lying outside showing no obvious signs of how they died. Indoors, a woman appears to be in shock and unable to speak, so Gil arranges to escort her to a nearby fort.
1717"Incident of Fear in the Streets"Andrew V. McLaglenFred FreibergerMay 8, 1959 (1959-05-08)
Gil and Rowdy ride into a town looking for a doctor after a scout, Pete, is injured. They quickly discover that the town's citizens are being held hostage by a father seeking to hang those responsible for lynching his son.
1818"Incident Below the Brazos"Jack ArnoldHerbert PurdomMay 15, 1959 (1959-05-15)
The trail herd's horses break free and stampede during a lightning storm, killing a farmer. His death prompts a range war between the drovers and local farmers led by Eli Becker(Leslie Nielsen) and Cort Wesley(Martin Landau) set out to exact revenge.
1919"Incident of the Dry Drive"Andrew V. McLaglenJohn DunkelMay 22, 1959 (1959-05-22)
A disgruntled old rancher and ex-trail boss refuses to let Gil water his thirsty cattle on his land, knowing they will die of thirst before they reach a suitable source of water to supply the full herd.
2020"Incident of the Judas Trap"Jesse HibbsDavid LangJune 5, 1959 (1959-06-05)
When wolves start attacking the herd, Gil needs the help of an unpleasant wolfer.
2121"Incident in No Man's Land"Jack ArnoldStory by : Lawrence L. Goldman
Teleplay by : Buckley Angell
June 12, 1959 (1959-06-12)
When explosions start unsettling the herd, Gil and Rowdy investigate the source. They soon discover a quarry being worked by chain gangs.
2222"Incident of a Burst of Evil"George ShermanBuckley AngellJune 26, 1959 (1959-06-26)
After finding a wild-looking man following the cattle drive, the drovers learn that a band of Comancheros plan on attacking the herd.
2323"Incident of the Roman Candles"Stuart HeislerJan WintersJuly 10, 1959 (1959-07-10)

Season 2 (1959–60)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
241"Incident of the Day of the Dead"Stuart HeislerDavid Victor & Herbert Little Jr.September 18, 1959 (1959-09-18)169-3317
Rowdy is blackmailed into attempting to ride a horse after being seen managing a runaway, as the workers revolt from a mysterious rancho.
252"Incident at Dangerfield Dip"Robert D. WebbStory by : Herbert Purdum
Teleplay by : Fred Freiberger
October 2, 1959 (1959-10-02)169-3320
When the herd is forcibly infected with Texas fever, Gil must keep from being blackmailed into treatment for them.
263"Incident of the Shambling Man"Andrew V. McLaglenStory by : Charles Larson
Teleplay by : Charles Larson & Fred Freiberger
October 9, 1959 (1959-10-09)TBA
The drovers run across an elderly man (Victor McLaglenin his final role) who experiences flashbacks to his days as a boxer that make him uncontrollably violent.
274"Incident at Jacob's Well"Jack ArnoldRobert ShermanOctober 16, 1959 (1959-10-16)TBA
The drovers come across a small farming settlement suffering from a severe water shortage.
285"Incident of the 13th Man"Jesse HibbsStory by : Endre Bohem
Teleplay by : Fred Freiberger
October 23, 1959 (1959-10-23)TBA
Rowdy and Wishbone are pressured into jury duty while looking for a dentist in a town.
296"Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse"Stuart HeislerStory by : Joseph Vogel
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
October 30, 1959 (1959-10-30)169-3319
In order to secure an escape from prairie fire, Gil must defend a smokehouse and its owner.
307"Incident of the Haunted Hills"Jesse HibbsStory by : Oliver Crawford
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
November 6, 1959 (1959-11-06)169-3318TV
The only water available to Gil's outfit can only be procured by negotiating with the unfriendly Paneequah.
318"Incident of the Stalking Death"Harmon JonesStory by : Oliver Crawford & Louis Vittes
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
November 13, 1959 (1959-11-13)169-3321
Gil's best efforts to catch a dangerous puma lead to helping a woman whose son the puma has killed.
329"Incident of the Valley in Shadow"Harmon JonesBuckley AngellNovember 20, 1959 (1959-11-20)169-3325
Encounters with Cheyenne lead to Gil finding a captured girl, who must decide whether she will return to American culture.
3310"Incident of the Blue Fire"Charles Marquis WarrenJohn DunkelDecember 11, 1959 (1959-12-11)169-3322
The drovers battle the weather, superstition, and interference to keep the herd safe when an unlucky stranger joins the outfit.
3411"Incident at Spanish Rock"Harmon JonesStory by : Clair Huffaker
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
December 18, 1959 (1959-12-18)169-3329
One of Gil's drovers is tortured by men looking for a Mexican revolutionary, until those in power change their minds about their loyalty to the man's enemies.
3512"Incident of the Druid Curse"Jesse HibbsStory by : Alva Hudson
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
January 8, 1960 (1960-01-08)169-3326
The drovers meet a father and daughter searching the Texan prairie for signs that a druid civilization once lived there.
3613"Incident at Red River Station"Gene Fowler Jr.Charles LarsonJanuary 15, 1960 (1960-01-15)169-3328
After finding a dead man, Gil and Rowdy go in search of a doctor, fearing that they have caught smallpox.
3714"Incident of the Devil and His Due"Harmon JonesSamuel Newman & Louis VittesJanuary 22, 1960 (1960-01-22)169-3323
Accused of a murder, Gil aims to prove his innocence.
3815"Incident of the Wanted Painter"Harmon JonesCharles LarsonJanuary 29, 1960 (1960-01-29)169-3331
When a painter is found wounded on the prairie, a painting of a town called Lampton where a man is due to be hanged becomes a much-wanted item.
3916"Incident of the Tinker's Dam"Gene Fowler Jr.Jan WintersFebruary 5, 1960 (1960-02-05)169-3330
Wishbone's storied brother pays the outfit a visit and lives up to his reputation.
4017"Incident of the Night Horse"Joseph KaneJohn DunkelFebruary 19, 1960 (1960-02-19)169-3322
An old acquaintance demands Gil's help to capture a mustang before the herd will be allowed through a pass.
4118"Incident of the Sharpshooter"Jesse HibbsWinston MillerFebruary 26, 1960 (1960-02-26)169-3333
Gil must save Rowdy when he is framed for robbery and murder.
4219"Incident of the Dust Flower"Ted PostWinston MillerMarch 4, 1960 (1960-03-04)169-3335
The drovers meet an old Irishman and his daughter, and Pete helps her secure the future she has dreamed of.
4320"Incident at Sulphur Creek"Harmon JonesStory by : Sloan Nibley
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
March 11, 1960 (1960-03-11)169-3334
The drovers find a pair of competing brothers are responsible for the loss of the remuda and some horses belonging to the Comanches.
4421"Incident of the Champagne Bottles"Joseph KaneStory by : Curtis Kenyon
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
March 18, 1960 (1960-03-18)169-3336
Gil and Rowdy are impressed by some criminals into carrying their very fragile cargo.
4522"Incident of the Stargazer"Harmon JonesStory by : Ted Gardner & Jan Winters
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
April 1, 1960 (1960-04-01)169-3337
Trail scout Pete, escorts a woman home where she believes the man claiming to be her husband is an impostor.
4623"Incident of the Dancing Death"William F. ClaxtonStory by : Dallas Gaultois & James Edmiston
Teleplay by : Buckley Angell
April 8, 1960 (1960-04-08)169-3324
The drovers experience trouble when gypsies visit their camp.
4724"Incident of the Arana Sacar"Joseph KaneStory by : Charles Marquis Warren
Teleplay by : Buckley Angell
April 22, 1960 (1960-04-22)169-3338
When some cattle skinners use the features of the natural landscape to steal the herd, Gil responds in kind.
4825"Incident of the Deserter"Gerd OswaldStory by : Buckley Angell & Jessica Benson & Louis Vittes
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
April 29, 1960 (1960-04-29)169-3339
Suffering with a bad back, Wishbone arrives in a mining town to recuperate. There he finds reasons to consider leaving the trail drive and settle down for good.
4926"Incident of the 100 Amulets"Stuart HeislerStory by : Fred Freiberger & Lawrence Menkin
Teleplay by : Fred Freiberger & Louis Vittes
May 6, 1960 (1960-05-06)169-3327
Trail wrangler Hey Soos goes to visit his mother, but he gets a violent reception and claims that his mother is a witch who has cursed the town.
5027"Incident of the Murder Steer"Joseph KaneJohn DunkelMay 13, 1960 (1960-05-13)169-3340
When a cowhand shows up dead near a steer branded "Murder", recruited from a town where three men have also been killed, the drovers begin to worry.
5128"Incident of the Music Maker"R.G. SpringsteenStory by : Hendrik Vollaerts
Teleplay by : Charles Larson
May 20, 1960 (1960-05-20)169-3341
A German colony works on the drovers' pity to steal 50 steers, but the patriarch of the colony sides with Gil after he is hurt helping them.
5229"Incident of the Silent Web"Joseph KaneWinston Miller & Charles B. SmithJune 3, 1960 (1960-06-03)169-3342
Two convicts on the run, two murders on the prairie, and a young girl who is unable to speak lead the drovers into a confusing set of events.
5330"Incident of the Last Chance"Ted PostWinston MillerJune 10, 1960 (1960-06-10)169-3343
A young couple learns to understand each other better after a stint traveling with the outfit.
5431"Incident in the Garden of Eden"Joseph KaneStory by : Irwin Gielgud & Gwen Bagni and Louis Vittes
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
June 17, 1960 (1960-06-17)169-3343
Rowdy attempts to buy 150 head of cattle from an English family to top up the trail herd, but the transaction proves to be less than ideal.

Season 3 (1960–61)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
551"Incident at Rojo Canyon"Ted PostBudd Bankson & Steve RainesSeptember 30, 1960 (1960-09-30)169-TV 3353
Unaware that the Civil War has ended, a group of Confederate soldiers prepares to stop the trail herd advancing through territory they were ordered to hold.
562"Incident of the Challenge"Charles Marquis WarrenStory by : Charles Marquis Warren
Teleplay by : Charles Larson
October 14, 1960 (1960-10-14)169-3345 TV
Gil's search for water and a Mexican's search for a princess coincide to produce strange results.
573"Incident at Dragoon Crossing"Ted PostJohn DunkelOctober 21, 1960 (1960-10-21)169-3347 TV
The drovers must determine whether to follow another trail boss who says Gil asked him to take over.
584"Incident of the Night Visitor"R.G. SpringsteenJohn DunkelNovember 4, 1960 (1960-11-04)169-3348 TV
A young boy sneaks into camp one night in search of his father that he knows has the initials "G.F.".
595"Incident of the Slavemaster"Ted PostStory by : Clayton Fox
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
November 11, 1960 (1960-11-11)169-3349 TV
When the drovers learn that a plantation owner is using former Union prisoners as slaves, a rescue plan is required.
606"Incident on the Road to Yesterday"R.G. SpringsteenJan Winters & Winston MillerNovember 18, 1960 (1960-11-18)169-3350 TV
An ex-outlaw trying to repay those he robbed 10 years ago returns to his home town to turn himself into the law only to find he is accused of murder. Bit of trivia: At about 13-1/2 mins in, when they first get to town and go to the freight office, a very interesting 'stirling cycle' piston engine fan is seen running off a coal oil lamp. It is shown prominently, though no comment is made about it. This episode had Frankie Laine (who sang the Rawhide Theme) as a guest star, as well as his wife, actress Nan Grey.
617"Incident at Superstition Prairie"Stuart HeislerWilton SchillerDecember 2, 1960 (1960-12-02)169-TV-3352
Wishbone violates Comanche custom when he rescues a dying man.
628"Incident at Poco Tiempo"Ted PostBuckley AngellDecember 9, 1960 (1960-12-09)169-TV-3351
Rowdy and Quince must find out why they were accused of murder, as well as who would shoot up a Catholic church and send nuns on the stagecoach.
639"Incident of the Captive"Stuart HeislerTed GardnerDecember 16, 1960 (1960-12-16)169-TV-3355
Mushy's mother comes to take him home with her, but the cattle outfit conspires to keep him, and circumstances assist.
6410"Incident of the Buffalo Soldier"Ted PostJohn DunkelJanuary 6, 1961 (1961-01-06)169-TV-3358
A horse belonging to the outfit is stolen by a soldier, and he and Rowdy must work together to stay alive.
6511"Incident of the Broken Word"R.G. SpringsteenLouis VittesJanuary 20, 1961 (1961-01-20)169-TV-3361
One of Gil's drovers is sent to a ranch where a former flame is now married, and must overcome his past to save her in the present.
6612"Incident at the Top of the World"Ted PostStory by : Peggy & Lou Shaw
Teleplay by : Louis Vitties and Peggy & Lou Shaw
January 27, 1961 (1961-01-27)169-TV-3365
As the trail herd races fast to stay ahead of a Texas Norther, Gil recruits a convalescent civil war veteran as a drover though not without risks.
6713"Incident Near the Promised Land"Ted PostStory by : Wilton Schiller
Teleplay by : John Dunkel
February 3, 1961 (1961-02-03)169-TV-3369
Arriving in Sedalia, Missouri, the drovers must prevail with an economic panic and a bitter woman to complete the cattle drive.
6814"Incident of the Big Blowout"George TempletonJohn DunkelFebruary 10, 1961 (1961-02-10)169-TV-3370
Gil's outfit considers disbanding in Sedalia after disappointment and celebration, but the men decide to hang together when a mystery surrounding a former member of the team leads to Rowdy's possible lynching.
6915"Incident of the Fish out of Water"Ted PostAlbert AleyFebruary 17, 1961 (1961-02-17)169-TV-3371
During Gil's visit to Philadelphia, clashes between the east and the Wild West bring difficulties with each side to light.
7016"Incident on the Road Back"George TempletonLouis VittesFebruary 24, 1961 (1961-02-24)169-TV-3367
On the way back to Texas to pay cattle owners, Gil is accused of stealing a horse.
7117"Incident of the New Start"Jus AddissStory by : Endre Bohem
Teleplay by : Charles Larson
March 3, 1961 (1961-03-03)169-TV-3372
After accepting a new herd to drive, Gil is forced to assume the role of ramrod when a cattle owner insists of being trail boss.
7218"Incident of the Running Iron"Harmon JonesJohn DunkelMarch 10, 1961 (1961-03-10)169-3346 TV
When Quince is accused of rebranding cattle and sentenced to hang, Gil must investigate to uncover the true rustlers.
7319"Incident Near Gloomy River"R.G. SpringsteenJohn DunkelMarch 17, 1961 (1961-03-17)169-TV 3355
Rowdy and another drover ends up at the latter's family home looking for water, and enlist the drovers to build a new home and uncover a mystery.
7420"Incident of the Boomerang"Allen ReisnerStory by : Michael Pate
Teleplay by : Charles Larson
March 24, 1961 (1961-03-24)169-TV-3359
An Australian rancher and his hand team up with the drovers to safely pass through Comanche territory.
7521"Incident of His Brother's Keeper"Ted PostBuckley AngellMarch 31, 1961 (1961-03-31)169-TV-3360
While waiting for a telegraph, Nolan is asked to escort a crippled man's wife to a dance where things become complicated.
7622"Incident in the Middle of Nowhere"R.G. SpringsteenStory by : Howard Rigsby & Louis Vittes
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
April 7, 1961 (1961-04-07)169-TV-3357
Gil and Rowdy lend their help to preserve the enterprise of a reclusive man in the mountains.
7723"Incident of the Phantom Bugler"George TempletonStory by : Buckley Angell & Louis Vittes
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
April 14, 1961 (1961-04-14)169-TV-3368
When a Judge and his son-in-law demand a toll for the herd to cross a river, Gil discovers a set of family conflicts.
7824"Incident of the Lost Idol"Ted PostAlbert AleyApril 28, 1961 (1961-04-28)169-TV-3362
The drovers meet a brother and sister with a sick mother, but soon learn their father is a fugitive with a price on his head.
7925"Incident of the Running Man"Justus AddissDavid LangMay 5, 1961 (1961-05-05)169-TV-3364
Rowdy is hunted by army impersonators and must warn a nearby fort of their plot before the soldiers are all killed.
8026"Incident of the Painted Lady"Harmon JonesJohn DunkelMay 12, 1961 (1961-05-12)169-TV-3363
Gil goes in search of a trail boss who stole $15,000 from some Missouri ranchers who are demanding repayment of the debt from his herd.
8127"Incident Before Black Pass"Ted PostStory by : Arthur Rowe & Don Moore
Teleplay by : Arthur Rowe & Don Moore and Louis Vittes
May 19, 1961 (1961-05-19)169-TV-3354
The drovers must help Kiowa chief White Eyes back to where whites live before he dies in order to rescue Rowdy and Pete from the Kiowa.
8228"Incident of the Blackstorms"R.G. SpringsteenStory by : Sheb Wooley (story), Tony Habeeb
Teleplay by : Jan Winters
May 26, 1961 (1961-05-26)169-TV-3366
Nolan and Mushy are drawn into helping an outlaw meet his son and reclaim his former life.
8329"Incident of the Night on the Town"Anton LeaderStory by : Chris Miller & Eric Fleming
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
June 2, 1961 (1961-06-02)3002
Gil receives a lawsuit, accused of herding 750 cattle which were stolen by the rancher he drives them for.
8430"Incident of the Wager on Payday"R.G. SpringsteenLouis VittesJune 16, 1961 (1961-06-16)3003
Rowdy goes after two outlaws who steal the cashbox from the drover's chuck wagon, but with no other witnesses he appears to be the thief.

Season 4 (1961–62)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
851"Rio Salado"Ted PostJohn DunkelSeptember 29, 1961 (1961-09-29)3005
The drovers lose their herd when Rowdy meets a local bandit, and his own estranged father, who is looking for the reward promised by turning the bandit in.
862"The Sendoff"George B. TempletonJohn DunkelOctober 6, 1961 (1961-10-06)3007
Before the team can start their new drive, a fugitive wagonmaster is hunted by the mother of a deceased member of his train. When the dead man's partner mistakes Gil for the master, the different parties prove what they're made of.
873"The Long Shakedown"Justus AddissAlbert AleyOctober 13, 1961 (1961-10-13)3008
Gil's traditional seasoning tactics for the herd and the team start to fail him, and he worries that his men are too old. When his green replacement hands let a stampede get the best of them, Gil is left wondering if he's out of business.
884"Judgement at Hondo Seco"Perry LaffertyStory by : John Dunkel & Louis Vittes
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
October 20, 1961 (1961-10-20)3015
Quince answers a letter for help from his niece, and is sentenced to hang by his own brother.
895"The Lost Tribe"George B. TempletonJohn DunkelOctober 27, 1961 (1961-10-27)3004
A Cheyenne chief proves to be Pete Nolan's father-in-law, and the drovers change loyalties to take the Cheyenne safely to Mexico.
906"The Inside Man"George B. TempletonAlbert AleyNovember 3, 1961 (1961-11-03)3009
Two strangers join the drovers and help each other decide which decision they really want to make.
917"The Black Sheep"Tony LeaderStory by : Jack Curtis
Teleplay by : Charles Larson
November 10, 1961 (1961-11-10)3012
Rowdy's temper threatens to start a war between the drovers and an outfit of sheepherders, but he is the perfect person to end it too.
928"The Prairie Elephant"Robert L. FriendStory by : Walter Wagner & Louis Vittes
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
November 17, 1961 (1961-11-17)3006
A circus impedes the herd's progress, and Wishbone is dispatched to move the feuding performers out of the way.
939"The Little Fishes"Justus AddissCharles LarsonNovember 24, 1961 (1961-11-24)3010
Gil tries to push the herd more than twice as hard due to bad news he has received, but is held back by his men's interest in a species of fish making its way to California.
9410"The Blue Spy"Sobey MartinStory by : Warren Douglas
Teleplay by : Tom Seller
December 8, 1961 (1961-12-08)3016
When an old enemy riles some of the men, a war against old scores and the desert lead to a life or death wager by Gil.
9511"The Gentleman's Gentleman"Sobey MartinJ.E. SelbyDecember 15, 1961 (1961-12-15)3013
A stranded English valet who wants to be useful comes in handy when the drovers must convince a town to crack down on some buffalo hunters.
9612"Twenty-Five Santa Clauses"Robert L. FriendCharles LarsonDecember 22, 1961 (1961-12-22)3022
In Gil's absence, the drovers get caught up with a conniving couple, but their plans change when a doctor reveals some serious news.
9713"The Long Count"Jesse HibbsAlbert AleyJanuary 5, 1962 (1962-01-05)3014
The drovers run into a former member of the team, who's become a marshal with the job of taking the census. Rowdy, Pete and Wishbone are drafted to help count people and animals on a ranch where the owner is hiding something.
9814"The Captain's Wife"Tay GarnettJohn DunkelJanuary 12, 1962 (1962-01-12)3019
A world-weary captain's wife stationed at a prairie fort goes rogue and casualties ensue. Gil and his men must defend the fort in the absence of the soldiery and eliminate the threat she causes.
9915"The Peddler"Laslo BenedekCharles LarsonJanuary 19, 1962 (1962-01-19)3017
When a ne'er-do-well peddler joins the drovers and does his best for them, his luck turns at last.
10016"The Woman Trap"George B. TempletonBuckley AngellJanuary 26, 1962 (1962-01-26)3011
A deceptive land owner in West Texas fools women into becoming mail-order brides for his men, and the women and Gil's drovers must save their own lives when they refuse to follow him any farther.
10117"The Boss's Daughter"Sobey MartinAlbert AleyFebruary 2, 1962 (1962-02-02)3018
Gil's sister-in-law and daughters meet a ranch owner en route to visiting the drovers. Gil and the owner rendezvous, where each man wants something from the land and the girls.
10218"The Deserter's Patrol"Andrew V. McLaglenLouis VittesFebruary 9, 1962 (1962-02-09)3020
Gil and Pete are drawn into a battle of survival four layers deep, and with Pawnee chief Ogalla dead, they must keep a poorly-defended fort from being destroyed.
10319"The Greedy Town"Murray GoldenStory by : Lew Lantz
Teleplay by : Tom Seller
February 16, 1962 (1962-02-16)3023
Clay Forrester finds himself back in a town where he was previously responsible for a criminal's death. This time he must decide on which side of the law he belongs.
10420"Grandma's Money"Sobey MartinStory by : Sonia Chernus
Teleplay by : J.E. Selby
February 23, 1962 (1962-02-23)3021
Rowdy gets mixed up with a worldly-wise woman who's a little older.
10521"The Pitchwagon"Sobey MartinStory by : Wilton Schiller
Teleplay by : Lou Morheim & Wilton Schiller
March 2, 1962 (1962-03-02)3024
The drovers meet a patent medicine man who wants to reconcile with his wife, and cook up a far-fetched scheme to raise money for the family of a deceased member of the outfit.
10622"The Hostage Child"Harmon JonesBronson HowitzerMarch 9, 1962 (1962-03-09)3028
A Tonkawa mother who has married the U.S. colonel at a Texas fort attempts to use her biracial son as a hostage to get help for her tribe.
10723"The Immigrants"Tay GarnettElliott ArnoldMarch 16, 1962 (1962-03-16)3033
The drovers are impressed by an exiled German military officer, and teach the servants in his colony to think like free Americans.
10824"The Child-Woman"Murray GoldenStory by : Carey Wilbur
Teleplay by : Elliott Arnold
March 23, 1962 (1962-03-23)3029
Mushy's mother's order to find his cousins and send them home to her leads to a brawl between Gil, a teenage girl, and a local saloon owner.
10925"A Woman's Place"Justus AddissEric Fleming & Chris MillerMarch 30, 1962 (1962-03-30)3027
When one of the drovers is injured, only a female doctor is available to treat him. Her presence in town is suspicious to some of the citizens, and she and the drovers must reveal what those citizens are up to.
11026"Reunion"Sobey MartinElliott ArnoldApril 6, 1962 (1962-04-06)3030
Pete reunites with the outfit, and two fathers on opposing sides of an Indian war reunite with their own sons, with tragic results.
11127"House of the Hunter"Tay GarnettLouis VittesApril 20, 1962 (1962-04-20)3025
Rowdy is kidnapped along with many others who knew the son of a vindinctive man. Costars James Murdock, Steve Raines, Rocky Shahan, Robert Cabal, Robert F. Simon, Rosemary DeCamp, Paula Raymond, Lester Matthews, Peter Adams, Lane Bradford, Harry Shannon and Hal Jon Norman
11228"Gold Fever"James P. YarbroughStory by : Sid Harris
Teleplay by : J.E. Selby
May 4, 1962 (1962-05-04)3026
A bankrupt miner with a family of daughters lures drovers to his claim to get husbands for them.
11329"The Devil and the Deep Blue"George B. TempletonStory by : Endre Bohem
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
May 11, 1962 (1962-05-11)3031
When a drover leading a herd near Gil's dies, Gil takes charge of both herds, and must face the bitterness and resignation of all his men.

Season 5 (1962–63)Edit

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1141"Incident of El Toro"Thomas CarrCharles LarsonSeptember 21, 1962 (1962-09-21)8502
1152"Incident of the Hunter"Thomas CarrStory by : D.D. Beauchamp
Teleplay by : Charles Larson
September 28, 1962 (1962-09-28)8506
Gil saves a bounty hunter who comes after him.
1163"Incident of the Portrait"Ted PostWilliam Blinn & Michael GleasonOctober 5, 1962 (1962-10-05)8503
A man who accidentally killed a farmer joins the drovers and must escort the farmer's daughter.
1174"Incident at Cactus Wells"Christian NybyAlbert AleyOctober 12, 1962 (1962-10-12)8505
An outlaw hunting his wife's lover joins the drovers and causes trouble.
1185"Incident of the Prodigal Son"Christian NybyRichard FielderOctober 19, 1962 (1962-10-19)8507
The drovers take on a testy young man, and he is convinced to drop the chip on his shoulder by a pal in the outfit who has one as well.
1196"Incident of the Four Horsemen"Thomas CarrCharles LarsonOctober 26, 1962 (1962-10-26)8508
After Gil and Clay witness a marriage and a killing between feuding families, Gil tries to push the herd across their disputed land before more trouble comes. When it proves impossible, Gil wrangles peace between sides.
1207"Incident of the Lost Woman"Thomas CarrWard HawkinsNovember 2, 1962 (1962-11-02)8504
The drovers defend a widow (Fay Spain) who is escaping her husband's family. Stars R. G. Armstrong, Dean Stanton, Hampton Fancher, and Roy Engel.
1218"Incident of the Dogfaces"Don McDougallGene L. CoonNovember 9, 1962 (1962-11-09)8509
The drovers encourage some former Yankee soldiers to face up to the Comanche, in order to free a captive woman and her son.
1229"Incident of the Wolvers"Thomas CassWilliam L. StuartNovember 16, 1962 (1962-11-16)8510
Rowdy hires an abusive man and his three children to kill the wolves that are attacking the herd, and must help them stand up to him.
12310"Incident at Sugar Creek"Christian NybyFred FreibergerNovember 23, 1962 (1962-11-23)8511
A hand working with the drovers angered his wife's father in years past, and when he is injured and the drovers must seek a doctor for him in the town where the father-in-law lives, no one will help.
12411"Incident of the Reluctant Bridegroom"Don McDougallStory by : Tom Seller & William Driskill
Teleplay by : Winston Miller
November 30, 1962 (1962-11-30)8512
Rowdy must find a way out when an outlaw pretending to be a preacher marries him to a disgruntled girl.
12512"Incident of the Querencias"Thomas CarrJoseph PetraccaDecember 7, 1962 (1962-12-07)8513
A down-and-out former boss of Gil's joins the herd with his querencia cattle, and causes havoc with the drive.
12613"Incident at Quivira"Christian NybyRalphael HayesDecember 14, 1962 (1962-12-14)8514
Mushy is led away by tales of gold from an old prospector. When Rowdy goes after them, the three of them stumble onto army deserters who intend to keep the runaways in their hideout permanently to ensure their silence.
12714"Incident of Decision"Don McDougallJohn DunkelDecember 28, 1962 (1962-12-28)8501
When Rowdy and Quince buy some cattle from a farmer, his son insists on joining them as a hand, but he is captured by a bandit and learns some hard truths.
12815"Incident of the Buryin' Man"Thomas CarrJack TurleyJanuary 4, 1963 (1963-01-04)8515
A man pretending to be an undertaker attaches himself to the drovers, leaving Gil at his wits' end, until Indians present him with an apt opportunity to offload the buryin' man.
12916"Incident of the Trail's End"Don McDougallEd AdamsonJanuary 11, 1963 (1963-01-11)8516
A former trail boss of Gil's rides drag and takes disrespect from the drovers, until his knowledge of the trail gives him a high point on which to retire.
13017"Incident at Spider Rock"Thomas CarrAl C. WardJanuary 18, 1963 (1963-01-18)8517
An heiress who ran from home ends up in the drover's camp and everyone learns to see each other differently.
13118"Incident of the Mountain Man"Don McDougallRichard FielderJanuary 25, 1963 (1963-01-25)8518
Rowdy ends up escorting a mountain man and his daughter to a marshal, but the trio doesn't reach their destination.
13219"Incident at Crooked Hat"Don McDougallJoseph PetraccaFebruary 1, 1963 (1963-02-01)8520
Gil stands between a gunfighter he hired and the man's old feuds.
13320"Incident of Judgment Day"Thomas CarrStory by : Richard Landau
Teleplay by : Paul King & Richard Landau
February 8, 1963 (1963-02-08)8519
Rowdy is tracked down by former Yankee prisoners who are determined to hang him.
13421"Incident of the Gallows Tree"Christian NybyStory by : William L. Stuart
Teleplay by : Albert Aley
February 22, 1963 (1963-02-22)TBA
Quince is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and to save him Gil must find out who has killed a prominent citizen.
13522"Incident of the Married Widow"Thomas CarrStory by : Charles Gray & Kathleen Freeman
Teleplay by : Paul King
March 1, 1963 (1963-03-01)8523
Gil must find a way to clear his own name and that of the woman who's been claiming he's her husband.
13623"Incident of the Pale Rider"Christian NybyDean RiesnerMarch 15, 1963 (1963-03-15)8522
Gil hires a man that looks like someone Rowdy shot, and Rowdy fears for his life.
13724"Incident of the Comanchero"Thomas CarrAl C. WardMarch 22, 1963 (1963-03-22)8525
A Comanchero who has been left for dead is picked up by two nursing nuns, and Rowdy meets them all and attempts to help.
13825"Incident of the Clown"Don McDougallCharles LarsonMarch 29, 1963 (1963-03-29)8524
The outfit makes it safely through Comanche territory by taking along a man who speaks Indian languages and has another helpful trick in his bag.
13926"Incident of the Black Ace"Thomas CarrDean RiesnerApril 12, 1963 (1963-04-12)8527
Wishbone feels sorry for himself until a gypsy convinces him he's about to die. Gil uses Wishbone's sudden kindness to the drovers to garner more appreciation for him as they confront a man claiming the gypsy's daughter in marriage.
14027"Incident of the Hostages"Don McDougallStory by : Paul King
Teleplay by : Charles Larson
April 19, 1963 (1963-04-19)8528
The drovers return a family of white children who were taken in by Apaches after Arapahos capture them and barter them to the outfit.
14128"Incident of White Eyes"Christian NybyStory by : Paul King
Teleplay by : Edward J. Lakso & Shimon Wincelberg
May 3, 1963 (1963-05-03)8526
Gil meets a stagecoach carrying a man the Apaches want, and must save the travelers until the man will give himself up.
14229"Incident at Rio Doloroso"Thomas CarrPaul KingMay 10, 1963 (1963-05-10)8529
When the drovers cross land that is claimed by a Mexican family, the chief's daughter insists on truth being told, which leads to Gil's and Rowdy's rescue from execution and the clan's workers claiming their freedom.
14330"Incident at Alkali Sink"Don McDougallThomas ThompsonMay 24, 1963 (1963-05-24)8530
Rowdy takes a newly-married couple along with the outfit in a search for water, with the bride's father in pursuit of them.
14431"Abilene"Tony LeaderStory by : Charles Larson
Teleplay by : Charles Larson & Elliot Arnold
May 31, 1963 (1963-05-31)*3032

The drovers arrive at their destination but are prevented from moving on with life by a quarantine. When the quarantine is lifted, they plan to begin a new drive.

 * This episode appears hidden on the Season 4 DVD boxset extras as preview episode for season 5 the last disc. There has been much confusion over its actual air date and although it was originally planned for season 4, it aired at the end of season 5.

Season 6 (1963–64)Edit

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1451"Incident of the Red Wind"Thomas CarrDean ReisnerSeptember 26, 1963 (1963-09-26)1401
Rowdy is sent to search for water and meets a man who claims he knows how to get the herd through the area, but Rowdy must boss when Gil falls over a cliff, and when other drovers are injured, he begins to suspect sabotage.
1462"Incident of Iron Bull"Christian NybyCarey WilberOctober 3, 1963 (1963-10-03)1404
Former warriors meet in Gil's outfit and narrowly avoid another outbreak of war.
1473"Incident at El Crucero"Earl BellamyCharles LarsonOctober 10, 1963 (1963-10-10)1402
A feisty girl with many brothers falls in love with Gil as he plots to get his herd across her land, and Gil is conflicted about whether to quit bossing and stay in El Crucero.
1484"Incident of the Travellin' Man"Ted PostPaul KingOctober 17, 1963 (1963-10-17)1403
A man wearing leg irons washes up in the river. Gil invites him to travel with the outfit, but comes to regret it.
1495"Incident at Paradise"Thomas CarrCharles LarsonOctober 24, 1963 (1963-10-24)1409
A struggling farmer attempts to convince the people of Paradise Valley to act more kindly, but is unsuccessful until a flood is averted with the drovers' help.
1506"Incident at Farragut Pass"Thomas CarrJack TurleyOctober 31, 1963 (1963-10-31)1405
A wealthy woman won't let the drovers cross her land unless they will take along her unruly grandson.
1517"Incident at Two Graves"Harry HarrisStory by : Al C. Ward
Teleplay by : Al C. Ward & Samuel Roeca
November 7, 1963 (1963-11-07)1410
An fighting Irishman takes a shine to Rowdy and lets him in on his last life's dream.
1528"Incident of the Rawhiders"Ted PostStory by : Jay Simms
Teleplay by : Jack Turley & Jay Simms
November 14, 1963 (1963-11-14)1414
When Rowdy stumbles into some rawhiders and is coerced into marrying one, Gil appears to be willing to give him enough rope to hang himself with.
1539"Incident of the Prophecy"Thomas CarrSamuel RoecaNovember 21, 1963 (1963-11-21)1406
Gil's drovers accidentally kill a man, and the outfit is followed by the dead man's brothers looking for vengeance.
15410"Incident at Confidence Creek"Harry HarrisJack TurleyNovember 28, 1963 (1963-11-28)1413
A man cons the drovers out of the herd, until Rowdy and the man's partner pull a con of their own.
15511"Incident of the Death Dancer"Thomas CarrDean RiesnerDecember 5, 1963 (1963-12-05)1411
An African lion who has escaped from Elitch Gardens in Denver, called Death Dancer, is hunter and huntee when the drovers meet a man looking for revenge on the animal.
15612"Incident of the Wild Deuces"Harry HarrisStory by : Preston Wood
Teleplay by : Preston Wood & Jack Turley
December 12, 1963 (1963-12-12)1416
Mushy is lucky at poker and wins a crooked dealer's money, leaving Rowdy and Wishbone to save him and his money.
15713"Incident of the Geisha"Ted PostCharles LarsonDecember 19, 1963 (1963-12-19)1407
A Japanese servant girl and the drovers meet and learn important lessons as they handle a band of Indians who believe that the girl is a goddess.
15814"Incident at Ten Trees"Ted PostTeleplay by: Carey Wilber
Story by: A.I. Bezzerides
January 2, 1964 (1964-01-02)1412
A woman being called a witch by the Cheyenne is befriended by the drovers and reveals a tragedy.
15915"Incident of the Rusty Shotgun"Ted PostStory by : Robert M. Stevens
Teleplay by : Paul King
January 9, 1964 (1964-01-09)1415
Wishbone runs into a family who's determined that he's the long-awaited fiance of their spinster sister.
16016"Incident of the Midnight Cave"Thomas CarrStory by : Barry Trivers
Teleplay by : Barry Trivers & Samuel Roeca
January 16, 1964 (1964-01-16)1417
A mishap frightens Wishbone and leads him to think he is blind, until another frightening incident shocks him out of it.
16117"Incident of the Dowery Dundee"Ted PostStory by : Samuel Roeca & Joy Dexter
Teleplay by : Samuel Roeca
January 23, 1964 (1964-01-23)1418
Gil is called upon to judge between an expectant mother and her estranged husband, and must reunite the two of them before his herd is upset by her cattle.
16218"Incident at Gila Flats"Thomas CarrStory by : Samuel Roeca
Teleplay by : Paul King & Samuel Roeca
January 30, 1964 (1964-01-30)1419
Enemies overlook prejudices just in time to save a part of the drovers' outfit stranded between warring natives.
16319"Incident of the Pied Piper"Harry HarrisStory by : Albert Aley
Teleplay by : Albert Aley & Samuel Roeca
February 6, 1964 (1964-02-06)1420
Gil must get his cattle and his money back when a stampede sends the herd toward a man running an orphanage.
16420"Incident of the Swindler"Thomas CarrStory by : Jack Turley
Teleplay by : John Hawkins & Jack Turley
February 20, 1964 (1964-02-20)1422
Wishbone is coerced into helping a former acquaintance and finds a former flame.
16521"Incident of the Wanderer"Christian NybyCarey WilberFebruary 27, 1964 (1964-02-27)1423
A man who comes upon the drovers after a storm convinces them to take him miles out of their way, seemingly for nothing.
16622"Incident at Zebulon"Christian NybyDean RiesnerMarch 5, 1964 (1964-03-05)1421
Gil is horsewhipped when he tries to save a drover from lynching, and he's determined to clean the town of Zebulon from the men who cleaned it up.
16723"Incident at Hourglass"Christian NybyJohn HawkinsMarch 12, 1964 (1964-03-12)1425
Gil must take his own court-martial defense in hand when a former acquaintance frames him for murder.
16824"Incident of the Odyssey"Thomas CarrStory by : Samuel Roeca & Sheldon Stark
Teleplay by : Samuel Roeca
March 26, 1964 (1964-03-26)1426
Gil is reminded to treat his drovers like grown men by a jovial traveler searching for the woman he loves.
16925"Incident of the Banker"Christian NybyChris MillerApril 2, 1964 (1964-04-02)1427
Gil is sick of the men's attitudes, and accepts the situation when he gets stuck trading jobs with a banker.
17026"Incident at Deadhorse: Part 1"Thomas CarrPaul KingApril 16, 1964 (1964-04-16)1428
A professional hangman is rescued by Rowdy and Quince when his enemies bury him alive, and in turn saves Hey Soos when he is bitten by a rattlesnake. Burgess Meredith and Broderick Crawford from Highway Patrol guest stars.
17127"Incident at Deadhorse: Part 2"Thomas CarrPaul KingApril 23, 1964 (1964-04-23)1428
The hangman whom the drovers rescued is determined to carry out his job in the town of Deadhorse despite discouragement from the townspeople, and the drovers are persuaded to back him up.
17228"Incident of the Gilded Goddess"Christian NybyDon BrinkleyApril 30, 1964 (1964-04-30)1408
An old acquaintance of Rowdy's who is accused of murder shanghais him into helping her escape the law, until he begins to see through her story and his emotions.
17329"Incident at Seven Fingers"Christian NybyStory by : John Hawkins
Teleplay by : John Hawkins & John Dunkel
May 7, 1964 (1964-05-07)1430
A Buffalo soldier (William Marshall) escaping the army shows himself to be loyal and generous, going against the charges he faces upon capture.
17430"Incident of the Peyote Cup"Thomas CarrDick NelsonMay 14, 1964 (1964-05-14)1424
A tribe of Indians who were half-converted to Christianity long ago attempts to kill Hey Soos and the missionary who taught them.

Season 7 (1964–65)Edit

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1761"The Race"Bernard McEveetyRobert LewinSeptember 25, 1964 (1964-09-25)2704-0906
Rowdy disagrees with Gil and they each end up bossing a herd in a race to the next destination.
1772"The Enormous Fist"Bernard L. KowalskiSam RossOctober 2, 1964 (1964-10-02)2704-0905
In the process of hiring in a town with job shortages, Gil is accused of killing a man, and his conscience keeps him working to take care of the man's widow and children.
1783"Piney"Philip LeacockClyde WareOctober 9, 1964 (1964-10-09)2704-0911
Gil hopes to pick up some drovers when he meets an old acquaintance, but the man is carrying out his own scheme to recapture the wealth he was cheated out of.
1794"The Lost Herd"Vincent McEveetyArchie L. TeglandOctober 16, 1964 (1964-10-16)2704-0910
A hard decision on the trail costs Gil his herd, but his honesty gains him a new herd at the end of the driving season.
1805"A Man Called Mushy"Michael O'HerlihyJohn MantleyOctober 23, 1964 (1964-10-23)2704-0914
A mistake and a misunderstanding lead Mushy to leave the drovers' team, and he lands in a lot of hot water.
1816"Canliss"Jack ArnoldStirling SilliphantOctober 30, 1964 (1964-10-30)2704-0902
A gunfighter and his wife come to a festival, but the situation is not as it seems.
1827"Damon's Road: Part 1"Michael O'HerlihyRichard Carr & Robert LewinNovember 13, 1964 (1964-11-13)2704-0912
In a spoof of the Western, Gil and his drovers are fooled by a harsh, greedy railroad builder who's lost his crew.
1838"Damon's Road: Part 2"Michael O'HerlihyRichard Carr & Robert LewinNovember 20, 1964 (1964-11-20)2704-0912
Gil gives tit for tat and won't stop until he gets back the outfit he lost to a greedy railroader.
1849"The Backshooter"Herschel DaughertyRichard CarrNovember 27, 1964 (1964-11-27)2704-0904
Rowdy is mistaken for the man who shot a robber with a price on his head, and is shunned as he works to uncover the truth.
18510"Corporal Dasovik"Bernard L. KowalskiLionel E. SiegelDecember 4, 1964 (1964-12-04)2704-0915
A minor officer with no experience stands by his convictions when his detachment and circumstances are against him.
18611"The Photographer"Vincent McEveetyClyde WareDecember 11, 1964 (1964-12-11)2704-0918
Rowdy is assigned to escort an irritating photo enthusiast to a rendezvous, and discovers just how quick-thinking the man is.
18712"No Dogs or Drovers"Vincent McEveetySam Ross & Cliff GouldDecember 18, 1964 (1964-12-18)2704-0919
Gil and Rowdy are given special treatment in town, while the rest of the drovers aren't welcomed anywhere.
18813"The Meeting"Michael O'HerlihyRobert LewinJanuary 1, 1965 (1965-01-01)2704-0916
Gil and another trail boss are kidnapped by a pack of outlaws being herded by a big businessman intent on commanding a beef empire.
18914"The Book"Bernard L. KowalskiCliff GouldJanuary 8, 1965 (1965-01-08)2704-0908
A bookie with no limits is responsible for many deaths in a small town, until Rowdy wins a shooting contest with a faster draw than the man's prize gunfighter.
19015"Josh"Herschel DaughertyRobert E. ThompsonJanuary 15, 1965 (1965-01-15)2704-0920
An aging cattle man can't bring himself to accept the job Gil can give him, but his prospects everywhere else are negative.
19116"A Time for Waiting"Charles RondeauSy SalkowitzJanuary 22, 1965 (1965-01-22)2704-0903
Rowdy is asked to visit a man he helped condemn to hang and consider changing the testimony he gave at the court-martial.
19217"Moment in the Sun"Bernard GirardBernard GirardJanuary 29, 1965 (1965-01-29)2704-0913
Gil is stronghanded into accepting a former drover who's bringing a wanted man into Denver, along with the expected complications.
19318"Texas Fever"Harmon JonesJohn DunkelFebruary 5, 1965 (1965-02-05)2704-0926
To save Pete from hanging, Gil must uncover who's been rustling cattle and murdering those who could tell.
19419"Blood Harvest"Justus AddissWalter BlackFebruary 12, 1965 (1965-02-12)2704-0927
An old man brings his grandson to the boy's father working on Gil's drive, to see if the man can be trusted with the job of father.
19520"The Violent Land"Harmon JonesBuckley AngellMarch 5, 1965 (1965-03-05)2704-0928
In a nod to Season 2, Rowdy experiences the same as Gil, in being captured by Indians and helping to find a white girl living with them.
19621"The Winter Soldier"Justus AddissJohn DunkelMarch 12, 1965 (1965-03-12)2704-0930
A soldier deserts his post by hanging on with Gil's outfit and some travelers who have been with the cattle drive, and the cowboys are held responsible for dealing with him.
19722"Prairie Fire"Jesse HibbsTeleplay by : Elliott Arnold & Louis Vittes
Story by : Elliott Arnold
March 19, 1965 (1965-03-19)
Wishbone and Gil each have a herd that is growing desperate for rain, and a lot of things on the prairie are burning.
19823"Retreat"James GoldstoneJohn DunkelMarch 26, 1965 (1965-03-26)
Gil is trapped into helping a colonel right a wrong he committed on the eve of his retirement.
19924"The Empty Sleeve"Justus AddissStory by : Endre Bohem
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes
April 2, 1965 (1965-04-02)
A one-armed drover is sent with Pete and others into a town he used to be associated with, looking for salt to keep the herd from dying, and he and those he knew face the past.
20025"The Last Order"Robert L. FriendTom SellerApril 9, 1965 (1965-04-09)
When $50,000 shows up in camp, Gil is determined to keep it secure no matter what.
20126"Mrs. Harmon"Michael O'HerlihyJohn MantleyApril 16, 1965 (1965-04-16)
Wishbone meets the family of a man who no drover outfit will hire, and quits the drive to help, including covering for the man's wife when she shoots her husband.
20227"The Calf Women"Tony LeaderTeleplay by: Louis Vittes & Buckley Angell
Story by: Buckley Angell
April 30, 1965 (1965-04-30)
Mushy gifts the drive's calves to two sisters who are running their father's ranch, and Rowdy falls in love with the older sister, who gives her life to save him.
20328"The Spanish Camp"Harmon JonesJohn DunkelMay 7, 1965 (1965-05-07)
A dying doctor and his apprentice prevent the drovers from reaching water with their treasure digging, but both sides successfully negotiate to avoid loss of life and get what they want.
20429"El Hombre Bravo"Philip LeacockHerman GrovesMay 14, 1965 (1965-05-14)
When Gil and Mushy pick up some steers from across the Mexican border, they meet an infamous man escaping the Mexican revolutionaries and the Mexican federal officers by escorting a band of children to a mission in New Mexico. Gil must take charge of helping the children to safety when the officers catch up to the man and his friends.
20530"The Gray Rock Hotel"Stuart RosenbergJack CurtisMay 21, 1965 (1965-05-21)
Gil's outfit arrives in a deserted town very sick with a mysterious illness, and meet a woman running from her past crimes.

Season 8 (1965)Edit

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2051"Encounter at Boot Hill"Sutton RoleyAnthony SpinnerSeptember 14, 1965 (1965-09-14)
Rowdy has taken control of the cattle drive, and can't find justice for a drover who is killed by a man taking the law into his own hands.
2062"Ride a Crooked Mile"Justus AddissStory by : N.B. Stone
Teleplay by : =N.B. Stone & Herman Miller
September 21, 1965 (1965-09-21)
The loyalty of Rowdy's men is tested by a prize horse.
2073"Six Weeks to Bent Fork"Thomas CarrMort R. LewisSeptember 28, 1965 (1965-09-28)
Rowdy is given a lucrative deal by a cattle owner, but obstacles plague the time-limited drovers all the way along the trail. Rowdy finally uses the herd to protect the whole outfit and show a corrupt sheriff and a disrespectful ramrod how much his word means.
2084"Walk into Terror"Thomas CarrStory by : Jerry Adelman
Teleplay by : Joanna Thompson & Jerry Adelman
October 5, 1965 (1965-10-05)
When Simon and Quince are trapped in a mine shaft, the race is on to free them before the air runs out.
2095"Escort to Doom"Alan CroslandWalter BlackOctober 12, 1965 (1965-10-12)
Rowdy hires some Chiricahua to move the herd along, but the drovers are unsure how things will turn out when the Chiricahuas' enemies, the Pawnee, also show up.
2106"Hostage for Hanging"Herman HoffmanWalter BlackOctober 19, 1965 (1965-10-19)
A family reneges on a deal with the drovers and holds Rowdy for ransom.
2117"The Vasquez Woman"Bernard McEveetyBoris Ingster, Louis VittesOctober 26, 1965 (1965-10-26)
Rowdy's drovers have their herd commandeered for worthless money issued by the Mexican revolutionaries, and consider using the Mexican commander's estranged wife to exchange for the herd. His wife insists on returning to him, but only out of love for someone else.
2128"Clash at Broken Bluff"Charles LarsonStory by : Louis Vittes
Teleplay by : Louis Vittes & Ed Adamson
November 2, 1965 (1965-11-02)
The drovers are caught up in an election feud between townspeople and a female rancher who wants women's suffrage.
2139"The Pursuit"Justus AddissJohn DunkelNovember 9, 1965 (1965-11-09)
A marshal comes after Jed, and Jed and Rowdy stand up for each other until the case can be cleared up.
21410"Duel at Daybreak"Sutton RoleyStory by : Robert Bloomfield
Teleplay by : Robert Bloomfield & Herman Miller
November 16, 1965 (1965-11-16)
Rowdy contracts with a man (Charles Bronson) who has an uncertain past, and their men on both sides make the association personal.
21511"Brush War at Buford"Thomas CarrMort R. LewisNovember 23, 1965 (1965-11-23)
The drovers become mixed up with parties who can't forget the War Between the States is over, and must cut their way through the shenanigans on both sides to keep the herd moving.
21612"The Testing Post"Gerd OswaldJohn Hawkins, Ward HawkinsNovember 30, 1965 (1965-11-30)
A band of robbers posing as U.S. Army take some of the herd, and Rowdy and Jed head out to right matters.
21713"Crossing at White Feather"Richard WhorfRobert BloomfieldDecember 7, 1965 (1965-12-07)
A father and son pair among the drovers reminds Rowdy of his relationship with his own father, complete with a disastrous scheme.

Further readingEdit

  • Greenland, David R. (2011). Rawhide: A History of Television's Longest Cattle Drive. Albany, GA: BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1593936273.

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