Rawhide (1959–1965)

Incident at El Crucero 

With a barbed wire fence in their path, Rowdy learns the hard way that Rose Cornilius and her many brothers are a bigger problem. Events enable Rowdy to have Favor declared Sheriff to fight Rose but Favor prefers romance.


Earl Bellamy


Charles Larson




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates
Paul Brinegar ... Wishbone
James Murdock ... Mushy
Steve Raines ... Jim Quince
Rocky Shahan ... Joe Scarlet
Robert Cabal ... Hey Soos
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Rose Cornelius
Gene Evans ... Gus Cornelius
Parley Baer ... Bryant
Buddy Baer ... Big Will Cornelius
Mike Ragan ... Eddie Cornelius
John Craig John Craig ... Charlie Cornelius
Dick Simmons ... Stranger (as Richard Simmons)
L.Q. Jones ... George Cornelius


Favor's parched cattle need water badly, but the Cornelius Brothers' sister Rose shoots Rowdy in the derrière with buckshot for cutting their barbed wire that cuts off access through an open range valley. Rose allows Favor and Rowdy to come to their home where Rose attends to the unwilling Rowdy's punctured rear but Favor fails in getting access. Rowdy suggests going to a nearby town for help from the law. Favor agrees but they find there is no sheriff as they witness Big Will Cornelius on a rampage whip Wishbone. Favor knocks out Big Will with a rock and leaves with Big Will as a bargaining chip. The locals amazed at Favor's strength give creative Rowdy the idea to suggest Favor is a lawman. The locals appoint Favor county sheriff giving him the legal right to arrest Rose. On the way to jail Rose and Favor find they have a mutual attraction and discover high quality soil Favor would like to farm. Favor says he will settle down with Rose after the herd reaches the trail head, and will... Written by chipe

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Release Date:

10 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode mentions 10 brothers but only lists 7 actors. The actors that played Otto, Frank, and Albert Cornelius do not show up anywhere on the cast lists. See more »

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