Rawhide

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (55)

  • Deputy Art Gray: She's more wildcat than woman.

  • Favor: Don't go around dipping your bread in someone else's bacon grease!

  • Rowdy: (to Favor) I don't think you're as smart as I think you are.

  • Jed Reston: (to Matt Reston) Ten lashes never taught no man nothin'. Try for fifteen.

  • Gil Favor: (to townspeople cowed by powerful local rancher) A man doesn't know how big a shadow he throws until he stands up.

  • Mushy: The spuds we cut thick, the meat we cut thin.

  • Gil Favor:: Bringin' a herd up through the plains of Texas on the Sedalia, Missouri Trail, you need three things: one of them, air, we have more than enough of. Another, grass, usually in good supply. But the third is another story. It's always with us, the need for water. Sometimes it's a real job to find it. And it's my job. Gil Favor, trail herd boss.

  • Gil Favor: A human bein' can take a lot of punishment. You find that out real quick when you drive cattle. You head along a thousand miles of dust, you cuss the day that man ever decided to eat beef. We're tryin' to bring it to the market: Sedalia, Missouri. We don't always like what we have to do to get there. But that's part of my job. My name's Gil Favor, trail boss.

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Notes (38)

  • Terry Moore is billed as Special Guest Star.

  • Clint Eastwood is credited but doesn't appear.

  • Clint Eastwood is credited but doesn't appear.

  • Eric Fleming, James Murdock, Steve Raines, and Rocky Shahan are credited but don't appear.

  • Music: Perfect Love (music by Russel Trost, Lyrics by Bill Barron)

  • Clint Eastwood is credited but doesn't appear.

  • Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock, and Rocky Shahan are credited but don't appear.

  • Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock, and Rocky Shahan are credited but don't appear.

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Trivia (22)

  • Texas to Sedalia, Missouri 1000 miles, they do 8 miles a day. Favor introduces Scarlet as swing, Quince as flank and he rides point.

  • This episode contains one of the greatest "teases" in TV westerns. Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood have fallen into the hands of Indians who are outraged that one of their tribe has recently been tied to a wagon and given 15 lashes by a local rancher. We now see Fleming and Eastwood with their wrists tied around side-by-side tree trunks. They've been stripped of their shirts and their broad, suntanned backs are well positioned to receive a merciless lashing. An Indian chief takes a whip and gives it three practice swings, its cracking sound ominously hinting at the pain soon to be inflicted on the two white men. And then, at literally the very last second, an Indian ally of Fleming and Eastwood arrives to save their skins. Fleming and Eastwood are cut free. They turn to face the camera and thus give viewers a good look at their bare chests, (Fleming has a hairy one), but this can't quite compensate for the feeling that a dramatic bit of action has been promised and then not delivered.

  • Victor Jory and Jean Inness who played husband and wife in this episode were also married in real life for 50 years and four days.

     

  • This episode of Rawhide is unusual, perhaps unique, in that the director chose to film the baddie, Brad Morgan (Gerald Mohr), in the "film noir" style of production. For the darker kind of story that it was, this proved to be very effective. Mohr appeared in a number of "films noir" during the 1940s and 1950s, including Gilda, Undercover Girl, and Terror in the Haunted House.

  • Although Victor McLaglen is credited in the role of Harry Winston, he is called Harry Wittman several times during this episode.

  • Victor McLaglen died on November 7, 1959, a little over a month after this episode aired.

  • Guest star Victor McLaglen and episode director Andrew V. Mc Laglen are father and son.

  • This was the fourth and final credited role of Marilyn Winston.

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