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Incident of the Widowed Dove is the fourth episode of the first season of Rawhide. It first aired on January 30, 1959.


The drovers party in a small town but with big consequences. One drover is killed over a crooked roulette wheel and Rowdy quits the drive to help a woman. Rowdy may pay with his life because the woman is the wife of the Marshal. - Source: IMDb.com


  • Some of the footage of the cowboys hitting town was later used in the intro's of some episodes of the 4th and 7th season.


  • Gil Favor (opening): "The Sedalia Trail is a thousand miles of dust, deep river crossings, and stampedes, a job forgotten by those who wait for their cattle at the end of the drive. But not forgotten by the men in the saddle who bring the cattle through. Like me - Gil Favor, trail boss."



Character Portrayed by
Gil Favor Eric Fleming
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Rowdy Yates Clint Eastwood
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Special Guest Star[]

Character Portrayed by
Clovis Lindstrom Sally Forrest
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Also starring[]

Character Portrayed by
Marshal Lindstrom Jay C. Flippen
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Character Portrayed by
Pete Nolan Sheb Wooley
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Wishbone Paul Brinegar
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Mushy James Murdock
Jim Quince Steve Raines
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Joe Scarlet Rocky Shahan
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Supporting cast[]

Character Portrayed by
Claggert Harry Shannon
Poke Vic Perrin
Billy Grant Harry Lauter
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The Bartender Fred Graham
The Printer Harry Harvey, Sr.
The Undertaker Dick Ryan
The Croupier Henry Wills

Crew (and other credits)[]

Closing credits[]

  • Directed by: Ted Post
  • Written by: David Lang
  • Produced by: Charles Marquis Warren
  • Rawhide Theme Created and Composed by: Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Lyrics by: Ned Washington
  • Recorded by: Frankie Laine
  • Associate Producer: A. C. Lyles
  • Story Editor: Endre Bohem
  • Production Manager: Harry Templeton
  • Director of Photography: Philip Lathrop
  • Art Direction: Alex Golitzen & Robert Clatworthy
  • Film Editor: Frank Gross, A.C.E.
  • Assistant Director: Terence Nelson
  • Set Decorations: Russell A. Gausman & Ray Jeffers
  • Sound: Leslie I. Carey & Vernon W. Kramer
  • Make-up: Bud Westmore
  • Hair Stylist: Larry Germain
"Filmed at Universal-International Studios | A CBS Television Network production"