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Incident with an Executioner is the third episode of the first season of Rawhide. It first aired on January 23, 1959.


A stage load of passengers being chased by the man with the black satchel wrecks. Favor takes them to his camp. The man is a hired executioner after someone from the stage or the herd. - Source: tv.com


  • First of 5 Rawhide episodes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who created the series and produced the first three seasons.


  • Gil Favor (opening): "On the Sedalia Trail, pushing a herd of three thousand mixed head, you're always a long ways from nowhere. Ahead - trouble, known and unknown. Behind - owners depending on the drive, counting on men crazy enough to push it. 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
Jardin Dan Duryea

Also starring[]

Character Portrayed by
Johnny Doan Martin Milner
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Madge Marguerite Chapman


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
Kenley James Drury
Mary Jan Shepard
Vanryzin Stafford Repp
The Salesman William Schallert
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The Stagecoach Driver Glen Gordon
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Crew (and other credits)[]

Closing credits[]

  • Produced and Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren
  • Written by: James Edmiston
  • 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: George Gittens, 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 Germaine
"Filmed at Universal-International Studios | A CBS Television Network production"