Rawhide (1959–1965)

Incident of the Dog Days 

Favor is forced to hire several drovers of questionable character. The men question his choices. The herd is facing a dry plain with limited water access. Favor has to decide on the route and his personnel decisions backfire on him.


George Sherman


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Episode complete credited cast:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates
Sheb Wooley ... Pete Nolan
Paul Brinegar ... Wishbone
James Murdock ... Mushy
Steve Raines ... Jim Quince
Rocky Shahan ... Joe Scarlet
Don Dubbins ... Billy Carter
R.G. Armstrong ... Enoch Talby
Addison Richards ... Jed Blaine
Ross Elliott ... Carl Myers
John Vivyan ... Toby Clark
Craig Duncan Craig Duncan ... Bates
Milan Smith Milan Smith ... Kyle
Hal Roth Hal Roth ... Ross


Favor hired several hands along the way and some of the men are of questionable character and disputes crop up between the drovers. One man is on a quest to kill a younger drover he believes is a gunfighter. The herd has come to a point where it faces crossing a dry plain with limited water or turning back and losing a couple of weeks. One of the hands lost a herd on the route himself but supports Favor's decision to make the crossing. During the crossing tempers flare in the heat and long hours. Ultimately Favor is proven wrong on some of the men he hired. When no water is found, several men lead by Pete leave the drive. When the midpoint waterhole turns up dry, even Favor questions his own decisions and they may lose the herd. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Western


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Release Date:

17 April 1959 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was Hal Roth's only ever role (as Ross) in either television or film. See more »


Pete Nolan: Mr. Favor's sure set in his ways... even when he's wrong.
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