Rawhide (1959–1965)

Gold Fever 

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | Episode aired 4 May 1962
The crew stumbles on a ghost town with a prospector and his three daughters. The prospector tries to keep some of the men there for his daughters by salting a claim but it soon mushrooms out of control.


James P. Yarbrough


Robert Lees (teleplay) (as J.E. Selby), Sid Harris (story)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates
Paul Brinegar ... Wishbone
Charles H. Gray ... Clay Forrester (as Charles Gray)
James Murdock ... Mushy
Steve Raines ... Jim Quince
Rocky Shahan ... Joe Scarlet
Robert Cabal ... Hey Soos
Victor Jory ... Hosea Brewer
Karen Sharpe ... Jessica Brewer
Adam Williams ... Hank Kale
Marion Ross ... Pricilla Brewer
Davey Davison ... Meg Brewer
Logan Field Logan Field ... Les
Charles Tannen ... Nelson


Favor loses Clay and four drovers to gold fever when old prospector Hosea Brewer lures the drovers to his solitary homestead in a ghost town on Lost Mountain. Losing drovers, Favor sends Rowdy to Dutch Flats to hire new men. Rowdy stops at Hosea's house where he finds the missing men. Hosea has two older marriage-hungry, lonely daughters Pricilla and Jessica plus a younger daughter Meg. Clay is interested in Pricilla while Jessica finds Rowdy of interest. Clay pumps the young Meg for information who at her father's urging tells him to try a specific site. Clay convinces Rowdy to give the dig a day. Given the mutual attraction and support between Rowdy and Clay and the man's three daughters he salts the dig -- to induce Rowdy and Clay to sport his daughters and to help with his futile prospecting. When Clay and Rowdy appear to hit gold, the other men having no success decide to file on their claim. Warned by Hosea, Clay and Rowdy head to Dutch Flats to file as well. Rowdy is able to ... Written by chipe

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Drama | Western


Not Rated | See all certifications »






Release Date:

4 May 1962 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Between 55:09 and 55:10 citizens are taking the town apart and a truck passes by in the background. See more »

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