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Rawhide

Season 3 Episode 11

Incident of the Broken Word

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 20, 1961 on CBS
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Incident of the Broken Word
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Ben Foley resorts to murder to hide the fact the cattle he is selling to Favor are diseased. Frank Pierce accidentally shot Ben's wife years ago and his appearance on the Foley Ranch further deepens and widens this weeks story.

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  • Alot of story packed into this episode

    9.5
    Very good episode we have here. Interestingly enough the usual opening ritual of one of the drovers giving us some ranch wisdom or cattle philosophy was skipped this week. But not to despair this episode has plenty of heart and soul and that is what matters to me.



    An added bonus in this episode is a guest appearance from Dick York. He plays a drover with checkered past and a drinking problem. In one particular scene it opens with Dick York's character sitting in a bar at a table with a bottle of whiskey but what was so great was in front of the camera was a "soiled dove of the prairie" legs. The whole shooting of the opening of that scene just almost foreshadowed the bad times in front of Dick York's character.



    In this quality episode none of the usual characters dominated the screen. If anything Dick York dominated this episode which usually I would gripe about but in his case it was welcomed. The scenes where he was intoxicated were very well acted and scripted.



    The overall story was exceptional as well. Usually in Rawhide you know the main antagonist and problems fairly quickly into the episode this week the meat and potato's were evenly placed throughout the plot so to speak. If I was making a top ten Rawhide list this episode would make that list, maybe not top five but definitely top ten material.moreless
Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Rowdy Yates

Paul Brinegar

Paul Brinegar

G. W. Wishbone, Cook (George Washington)

Sheb Wooley

Sheb Wooley

Pete Nolan, Scout

Steve Raines

Steve Raines

Jim Quince

Eric Fleming

Eric Fleming

Gil Favor, Trail Boss

Robert Cabal

Robert Cabal

Hey Soos Patines

E.G. Marshall

E.G. Marshall

Ben Foley

Guest Star

Gloria Talbott

Gloria Talbott

Lucille Foley

Guest Star

Dick York

Dick York

Frank Price

Guest Star

John Cole

John Cole

Bailey (uncredited)

Recurring Role

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