Gill Favor...trail boss battles outlaws and Indians as he droves the cattle over the plains of America.
One of the great Western tv series of the 1960's. Ran for over 200 episodes, broadcast from 1959 to 1967. Eric Fleming as the trail-boss Gil Favor and his top hand Rowdy Yates played by Clint Eastwood stole the show. They worked so well together and it certainly shows in the episodes.
Gill Favor, trail-boss and his second in command Rowdy Yates, travel the plains of America as, Cattle Drovers. They have to reach their destination on time to get their bonus. But along the way they have many adventures with cattle rustlers, outlaws and the Apache Indians. Gil Favor, has his regular trail-hands that work for him on the cattle-drives which include Pete Nolan, Mushy and Wishbone the cook.
The stories was of a very high quality. And it wasn't always based on the cattle-drives. Over the seasons the stories would follow the cattlemen as they finish the drive and we would see a more personal side to their nature. Great repartee between Wishbone the cook and his side-kick Mushy.
Tragedy struck in 1966 when Eric Fleming drowned. Clint Eastwood had to put on the spurs as trail-boss for the last series. Like Bonanza and Wagon Train, Rawhide was one of the best western tv series at that time. There was so many to choose from. As a youngster I used to love 'em. We will never see the like again!
Whatever happened to that good looking second in command, Rowdy Yates?