Thursday, 24 September 2009

Rawhide 1959-1965 HEAD EM UP!

I thought it was about time to establish some sort of area for all things Rowdy! Yes, a dedicated area for our favourite TV western....
Rawhide is an American Western series that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. Starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood, the series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.

Rawhide was the fifth-longest-running American television Western, beaten only by nine years of The Virginian and Wagon Train, fourteen years of Bonanza, and twenty years of Gunsmoke.
From Wikipedia

To get things started, I've included a full episode guide below. I will include my own Archive of Material here first, so as keeping in line with the rest of the dedicated film areas.
For other material which is also available, I will insert these images in between seasons, just to make the episode guide look a little brighter instead of just a long thread of titles.
I will hopefully also add to each episode a short synopsis and as much information as I can possibly find such as Directors and guest stars. It will of course, be a very time consuming challenge but I hope to eventually make it the best possible area for obtaining all available information on Rawhide and unique to one dedicated area.

Rawhide 7" Vinyl record Frankie Laine theme from the TV series in Picture Sleeve
Rawhide Annual 1960 based on the Clint Eastwood TV series
Rawhide Annual 1961 based on the Clint Eastwood TV series

Rawhide Annual (Black Sky cover)

Rawhide Annual Nice photo cover (Blue Skies cover)
Rawhide Annual Nice Photo cover (Red Background cover) Larger Format
Rawhide DVD superb 7-disc set featuring the entire first season shows
Rawhide Extremely Rare 7 x original 2” b/w Negatives of Clint taken on Location during Rawhide, unique!
Rawhide Original Paperback Novel from the 1960’s
Rawhide Press stills x 7 (1 autographed by co star in picture Kathleen Crowley)
Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood sings Cowboy Favourites 1963 Rare Original LP Cameo 1056 Mono
Here's some original Notes from Cameo Records at the time of the Album release:
The folk songs that truly represents a branch of American culture, is the western cowboy song. Ever since courageous Americans crossed the prairies, western songs have been popular. And there is no better prototype of that "cowboy" than Cameo/ Parkway's recording artist, Clint Eastwood, a "native" westerner and a "natural" performer.ABOUT THE SONGS -- During the long watches of the dark night, as the cowboy rode around the milling herds, he sang colorful ballads and melodies. Alone with just the moon, the stars and the herd, the songs of the cowboy were often plaintiff, sad and emotionally moving. He sang of his home, his girl, his land of dreams and his hopes for tomorrow. In the Cameo recording, Clint Eastwood presents an exciting song picture of the west - as it was. He vividly describes the life of the cowboy...he sings of their dreams, their sorrows and their joys. And, he sings this unique collection of "Cowboy Favorites" with an intimacy and style that marks him as a true show business "great."
TRACK LISTING -- On this hi-fi recording, listen to his outstanding performance as he sings: "Bouquet of Roses," "Sierra Nevada," "Don't Fence Me In," and "Are You Satisfied." Other folks classics equally outstanding are: "Santa Fe Trail," "Last Roundup," "Mexicali Rose," Tumblin' Tumbleweed," and "Twilight On The Trail." Included also are "Searchin' For Somewhere," "I Love You More," and "San Antonio Rose."
This album represents a collection of songs closely identified with the spirit of America. Here, then, Cameo/Parkway's talented vocalist Clint Eastwood, and America's most popular "cowboy favorites"...an unsurpassed combination that spells "entertainment."

Below: Rawhide Badge
Episode#/Season No/Air Date/Title
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Season 1

1. 1- 1 9 Jan 59 Incident of the Tumbleweed Wagon
2. 1- 2 16 Jan 59 Incident at Alabaster Plain
3. 1- 3 23 Jan 59 Incident with an Executioner
4. 1- 4 30 Jan 59 Incident of the Widowed Dove
5. 1- 5 6 Feb 59 Incident On the Edge of Madness
6. 1- 6 13 Feb 59 Incident of the Power and the Plow
7. 1- 7 20 Feb 59 Incident at Barker Springs
8. 1- 8 27 Feb 59 Incident West of Lano
9. 1- 9 6 Mar 59 Incident of the Town in Terror
10. 1-10 13 Mar 59 Incident of the Golden Calf
11. 1-11 20 Mar 59 Incident of the Coyote Weed
12. 1-12 3 Apr 59 Incident of the Chubasco
13. 1-13 10 Apr 59 Incident of the Curious Street
14. 1-14 17 Apr 59 Incident of the Dog Days
15. 1-15 24 Apr 59 Incident of the Calico Gun
16. 1-16 1 May 59 Incident of the Misplaced Indians
17. 1-17 8 May 59 Incident of Fear in the Streets
18. 1-18 15 May 59 Incident Below the Brazos
19. 1-19 22 May 59 Incident of the Dry Drive
20. 1-20 5 Jun 59 Incident of the Judas Trap
21. 1-21 12 Jun 59 Incident in No Man's Land
22. 1-22 26 Jun 59 Incident of a Burst of Evil
Season 2

23. 2- 1 18 Sep 59 Incident of the Day of the Dead
24. 2- 2 10 Jul 59 Incident of the Roman Candles
25. 2- 3 2 Oct 59 Incident at Dangerfield Dip
26. 2- 4 9 Oct 59 Incident of the Shambling Man
27. 2- 5 16 Oct 59 Incident at Jacob's Well
28. 2- 6 23 Oct 59 Incident of the Thirteenth Man
29. 2- 7 30 Oct 59 Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse
30. 2- 8 6 Nov 59 Incident of the Haunted Hills
31. 2- 9 13 Nov 59 Incident of the Stalking Death
32. 2-10 20 Nov 59 Incident of the Valley in Shadow
33. 2-11 11 Dec 59 Incident of the Blue Fire
34. 2-12 18 Dec 59 Incident at Spanish Rock
35. 2-13 8 Jan 60 Incident of the Druid's Curse
36. 2-14 15 Jan 60 Incident at Red River Station
37. 2-15 22 Jan 60 Incident of the Devil and His Due
38. 2-16 29 Jan 60 Incident of the Wanted Painter
39. 2-17 5 Feb 60 Incident at Tinker's Dam
40. 2-18 19 Feb 60 Incident of the Night Horse
41. 2-19 26 Feb 60 Incident of the Sharpshooter
42. 2-20 4 Mar 60 Incident of the Dust Flower
43. 2-21 11 Mar 60 Incident at Sulphur Creek
44. 2-22 18 Mar 60 Incident of the Champagne Bottles
45. 2-23 1 Apr 60 Incident of the Stargazer
46. 2-24 8 Apr 60 Incident of the Dancing Death
47. 2-25 22 Apr 60 Incident of the Arana Sacar
48. 2-26 29 Apr 60 Incident of the Deserter
49. 2-27 6 May 60 Incident of the One Hundred Amulets
50. 2-28 13 May 60 Incident of the Murder Steer
51. 2-29 20 May 60 Incident of the Music Maker
52. 2-30 3 Jun 60 Incident of the Silent Web
53. 2-31 10 Jun 60 Incident of the Last Chance
54. 2-32 17 Jun 60 Incident of the Garden of Eden
Season 3

55. 3- 1 30 Sep 60 Incident at Rojo Canyon
56. 3- 2 14 Oct 60 Incident of the Challenge
57. 3- 3 21 Oct 60 Incident at Dragoon Crossing
58. 3- 4 4 Nov 60 Incident of the Night Visitor
59. 3- 5 11 Nov 60 Incident of the Slavemaster
60. 3- 6 18 Nov 60 Incident on the Road to Yesterday
61. 3- 7 2 Dec 60 Incident at Superstition Prairie
62. 3- 8 9 Dec 60 Incident at Poco Tiempo
63. 3- 9 16 Dec 60 Incident of the Captive
64. 3-10 1 Jan 61 Incident of the Buffalo Soldier
65. 3-11 20 Jan 61 Incident of the Broken Word
66. 3-12 27 Jan 61 Incident at the Top of the World
67. 3-13 3 Feb 61 Incident Near the Promised Land
68. 3-14 10 Feb 61 Incident of the Big Blowout
69. 3-15 17 Feb 61 Incident of the Fish Out of Water
70. 3-16 24 Feb 61 Incident on the Road Back
71. 3-17 3 Mar 61 Incident of the New Start
72. 3-18 10 Mar 61 Incident of the Running Iron
73. 3-19 17 Mar 61 Incident Near Gloomy River
74. 3-20 24 Mar 61 Incident of the Boomerang
75. 3-21 31 Mar 61 Incident of his Brother's Keeper
76. 3-22 7 Apr 61 Incident in the Middle of Nowhere
77. 3-23 14 Apr 61 Incident of the Phantom Bugler
78. 3-24 28 Apr 61 Incident of the Lost Idol
79. 3-25 5 May 61 Incident of the Running Man
80. 3-26 12 May 61 Incident of the Painted Lady
81. 3-27 19 May 61 Incident Before Black Pass
82. 3-28 26 May 61 Incident of the Blackstorms
83. 3-29 2 Jun 61 Incident of the Night on the Town
84. 3-30 16 Jun 61 Incident of the Wager on Payday
Season 4

85. 4- 1 29 Sep 61 Incident at Rio Salado
86. 4- 2 2 Oct 61 Sendoff
87. 4- 3 13 Oct 61 Long Shakedown
88. 4- 4 20 Oct 61 Judgement at Hondo Seco
89. 4- 5 27 Oct 61 Lost Tribe
90. 4- 6 3 Nov 61 Inside Man
91. 4- 7 10 Nov 61 Black Sheep
92. 4- 8 17 Nov 61 Prairie Elephant
93. 4- 9 24 Nov 61 The Little Fishes
94. 4-10 8 Dec 61 The Blue Spy
95. 4-11 15 Dec 61 Gentleman's Gentleman
96. 4-12 22 Dec 61 Twenty-Five Santa Clauses
97. 4-13 5 Jan 62 The Long Count
98. 4-14 12 Jan 62 The Captain's Wife
99. 4-15 19 Jan 62 Peddler
100. 4-16 26 Jan 62 Woman Trap
101. 4-17 2 Feb 62 The Bosses' Daughter
102. 4-18 9 Feb 62 The Deserters' Patrol
103. 4-19 16 Feb 62 The Greedy Town
104. 4-20 23 Feb 62 Grandma's Money
105. 4-21 2 Mar 62 The Pitchwagon
106. 4-22 9 Mar 62 Hostage Child
107. 4-23 16 Mar 62 The Immigrants
108. 4-24 23 Mar 62 The Child - Woman
109. 4-25 30 Mar 62 A Woman's Place
110. 4-26 6 Apr 62 The Reunion
111. 4-27 20 Apr 62 The House of the Hunter
112. 4-28 4 May 62 Gold Fever
113. 4-29 11 May 62 The Devil and the Deep Blue
114. 4-30 18 May 62 Abilene
Above: Rawhide No2 GOLD KEY COMICS 1963
Season 5

115. 5- 1 28 Sep 62 Incident of the Hunter
116. 5- 2 5 Oct 62 Incident of the Portrait
117. 5- 3 12 Oct 62 Incident at Cactus Wells
118. 5- 4 19 Oct 62 Incident of the Prodigal Son
119. 5- 5 26 Oct 62 Incident of the Four Horsemen
120. 5- 6 2 Nov 62 Incident of the Lost Woman
121. 5- 7 9 Nov 62 Incident of the Dogfaces
122. 5- 8 16 Nov 62 Incident of the Wolvers
123. 5- 9 23 Nov 62 Incident at Sugar Creek
124. 5-10 30 Nov 62 Incident of the Reluctant Bridegroom
125. 5-11 7 Dec 62 Incident of the Querencias
126. 5-12 14 Dec 62 Incident at Quivira
127. 5-13 28 Dec 62 Incident of Decision
128. 5-14 4 Jan 63 Incident of the Buryin' Men
129. 5-15 11 Jan 63 Incident at the Trail's End
130. 5-16 18 Jan 63 Incident at Spider Rock
131. 5-17 25 Jan 63 Incident of the Mountain Man
132. 5-18 1 Feb 63 Incident at Crooked Hat
133. 5-19 8 Feb 63 Incident of Judgement Day
134. 5-20 22 Feb 63 Incident of the Gallows Tree
135. 5-21 1 Mar 63 Incident of the Married Widow
136. 5-22 15 Mar 63 Incident of the Pale Rider
137. 5-23 22 Mar 63 Incident of the Comanchero
138. 5-24 29 Mar 63 Incident of the Clown
139. 5-25 12 Apr 63 Incident of the Black Ace
140. 5-26 19 Apr 63 Incident of the Hostages
141. 5-27 3 May 63 Incident of White Eyes
142. 5-28 10 May 63 Incident at Rio Doloroso
143. 5-29 24 May 63 Incident at Alkali Sink
Below: Aventuar, a Spanish Mexican comic dating from April 1964, used the same cover design. In April 1964, Clint began filming A Fistul of Dollers in Italy.
Season 6

144. 6- 1 26 Sep 63 Incident of the Red Wind
145. 6- 2 3 Oct 63 Incident of Iron Bull
146. 6- 3 10 Oct 63 Incident at El Crucero
147. 6- 4 17 Oct 63 Incident of the Travellin' Man
148. 6- 5 24 Oct 63 Incident at Paradise
149. 6- 6 31 Oct 63 Incident at Farragut Pass
150. 6- 7 7 Nov 63 Incident at Two Graves
151. 6- 8 14 Nov 63 Incident of the Rawhiders
152. 6- 9 21 Nov 63 Incident of the Prophecy
153. 6-10 28 Nov 63 Incident at Confidence Creek
154. 6-11 5 Dec 63 Incident of the Death Dancer
155. 6-12 12 Dec 63 Incident of the Wild Deuces
156. 6-13 19 Dec 63 Incident of the Geisha
157. 6-14 2 Jan 64 Incident at Ten Trees
158. 6-15 9 Jan 64 Incident of the Rusty Shotgun
159. 6-16 16 Jan 64 Incident of the Midnight Cave
160. 6-17 23 Jan 64 Incident of the Dowry Dundee
161. 6-18 30 Jan 64 Incident at Gila Flats
162. 6-19 6 Feb 64 Incident of the Pied Piper
163. 6-20 20 Feb 64 Incident of the Swindler
164. 6-21 27 Feb 64 Incident of the Wanderer
165. 6-22 5 Mar 64 Incident at Zebulon
166. 6-23 12 Mar 64 Incident at Hourglass
167. 6-24 26 Mar 64 Incident at the Odyssey
168. 6-25 2 Apr 64 Incident of the Banker
169. 6-26 9 Apr 64 Incident of El Toro
170. 6-27 16 Apr 64 Incident at Deadhorse (1)
171. 6-28 23 Apr 64 Incident at Deadhorse (2)
172. 6-29 30 Apr 64 Incident of the Gilded Goddess
173. 6-30 7 May 64 Incident at Seven Fingers
174. 6-31 14 May 64 Incident of the Peyote Cup


Season 7

175. 7- 1 25 Sep 64 Race
176. 7- 2 2 Oct 64 Enormous Fist
177. 7- 3 9 Oct 64 Piney
178. 7- 4 16 Oct 64 Lost Herd
179. 7- 5 23 Oct 64 A Man Called Mushy
180. 7- 6 30 Oct 64 Canliss
181. 7- 7 13 Nov 64 Damon's Road (1)
182. 7- 8 30 Nov 64 Damon's Road (2)
183. 7- 9 27 Nov 64 Backshooter
184. 7-10 4 Dec 64 Corporal Dasovik
185. 7-11 11 Dec 64 The Photographer
186. 7-12 18 Dec 64 No Dogs or Drovers
187. 7-13 1 Jan 65 The Meeting
188. 7-14 8 Jan 65 The Book
189. 7-15 15 Jan 65 Josh
190. 7-16 22 Jan 65 A Time for Waiting
191. 7-17 29 Jan 65 Moment in the Sun
192. 7-18 5 Feb 65 Texas Fever
193. 7-19 12 Feb 65 Blood Harvest
194. 7-20 5 Mar 65 The Violent Land
195. 7-21 12 Mar 65 Winter Soldier
196. 7-22 19 Mar 65 Prairie Fire
197. 7-23 26 Mar 65 Retreat
198. 7-24 2 Apr 65 Empty Sleeve
199. 7-25 9 Apr 65 The Last Order
200. 7-26 16 Apr 65 Mrs. Harmon
201. 7-27 30 Apr 65 The Calf Women
202. 7-28 7 May 65 The Spanish Camp
203. 7-29 14 May 65 El Hombre Bravo
204. 7-30 21 May 65 The Gray Rock Hotel


Season 8

205. 8- 1 14 Sep 65 Encounter at Boot Hill
206. 8- 2 21 Sep 65 Ride a Crooked Mile
207. 8- 3 28 Sep 65 Six Weeks to Bent Fork
208. 8- 4 5 Oct 65 Walk into Terror
209. 8- 5 12 Oct 65 Escape to Doom
210. 8- 6 19 Oct 65 Hostage for Hanging
211. 8- 7 26 Oct 65 Vasquez Woman
212. 8- 8 2 Nov 65 Clash at Broken Bluff
213. 8- 9 9 Nov 65 The Pursuit
214. 8-10 16 Nov 65 Duel at Daybreak
215. 8-11 23 Nov 65 Brush War at Buford
216. 8-12 30 Nov 65 The Testing Post
217. 8-13 7 Dec 65 Crossing at White Feather
Some other great Rawhide material
Below: Another example of a Rawhide Annual
Below: Eric Fleming and Clint make the cover of TV Guide
Below: A super rare Rawhide publicity still from 1959 promoting Philip Morris Tobacco products
Below: Here's some great pictures that I have collected from the web over the years, with still more to add.
Below: Clint finds time to fine tune his swing during the filming of Rawhide.
Below: Here is the very rare sheet music for the Rawhide TV Theme
Clint during Rawhide parade in 1963