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Incident of His Brother's Keeper 

Not Rated | | Western | Episode aired 31 March 1961
Pete Nolan takes an injured Wishbone to Mineral Springs for some rest only to find himself in the middle of a romantic feud between a paralyzed rancher, his wife and brother when Pete is asked to escort the wife to a barn dance.


Ted Post


Buckley Angell




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates (credit only)
Sheb Wooley ... Pete Nolan
Paul Brinegar ... Wishbone
James Murdock ... Mushy
Steve Raines ... Jim Quince (credit only)
Rocky Shahan ... Joe Scarlet (credit only)
Jack Lord ... Paul Evans
Susan Oliver ... Laurie Evans
Jeff Richards ... Jubal Evans
Norman Leavitt ... Telegraph Operator
Viola Harris Viola Harris ... Mrs. Besson
Alan Reynolds Alan Reynolds ... Stableman
Dick Winslow ... Townsman
Margie Liszt Margie Liszt ... Townswoman


Pete Nolan escorts Wishbone to the town of Mineral Springs for some rest and healing due to Wishbone's sore back. While there Favor has Pete send a telegram to Sedalia, Missouri to check on beef prices. While looking for Wishbone at the mineral and mud baths, Pete meets the young rancher Paul Evans who he learns is confined to a wheel chair. Pete decides to visit Paul to talk about the trail drive and is surprised when Paul asks him to escort his wife Laurie to a barn dance she wanted to attend that night. At the dance she leaves Pete to spend time with another man named Jubal who is Paul's brother. Laurie plans to leave Paul with Jubal but Pete stops Jubal by knocking him out. Pete leaves with Laurie but during a stop she runs off the horse and buggy. The two are forced to spend the night camped out until Pete can find the horse and buggy the next day. That night Laurie tries to entice Pete to run off with her but fails. The next day Jubal is with Paul when Pete and Laurie return. ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

31 March 1961 (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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Gil Favor: There's one good thing you can say about drivin' a herd up the Sedalia Trail. Beeves stay beeves. The drovers stay human, and trouble is always saddlin'up a fresh horse, preparin' to ride with you. What you can't be sure of is the direction it's comin' from, the face it's gonna be wearin' the name it'll be travelin' under. What you can be sure of is that trouble knows your name. Mine's Gil Favor, trail boss.
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Adult themes
4 May 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

You had to read between the lines on this one with some most adult themes very coyly suggested about sexual satisfaction.

Trail boss Gil Favor sends both Wishbone and Pete Nolan into town, Wishbone for some doctoring and Nolan to send a telegram to Sedalia about the cattle market. While there Sheb Woolley runs into crippled rancher Jack Lord who has a frustrated wife in Susan Oliver. He's also got a brother in Jeff Richards who'd like to move in.

Oliver wants to run away and will do it with Woolley, Richards anyone who's available and willing.

What does Lord do, he asks Woolley to escort Oliver to a dance. A complete stranger mind you. Oliver is frisky and hot to trot.

I think this was one of the worst Rawhide episodes and sad because it's one of the few that Sheb Woolley took center stage.

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