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.
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.