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Incident in the Middle of Nowhere 

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | Episode aired 7 April 1961
Favor and Rowdy looking for grazing and water in the Lost Mountains find their path blocked by Indians and an old white man. They hire a guide but he is killed after a lost woman joins them. She has friends that put the group in danger.


R.G. Springsteen


Louis Vittes (teleplay), Howard Rigsby (story) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates
Sheb Wooley ... Pete Nolan (credit only)
Paul Brinegar ... Wishbone
James Murdock ... Mushy (credit only)
Steve Raines ... Jim Quince
Rocky Shahan ... Joe Scarlet
Cecil Kellaway ... MacKay
Fay Spain ... Barbara Fraser
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Joel Turner (as Elisha Cook)
George Keymas ... Siko
James Griffith ... Tyree
Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks ... Banning
X Brands ... 1st Indian Brave
Olan Soule ... Bartender (as Olan Soulé)


Favor and Rowdy are scouting ahead to find a trail for the herd, a trail that has water and grass for the cows and goes through the Lost mountain range. As they prepare to camp music leads them to a well dressed older man MacKay watching a ballet dance. Once the show is over he offers to show them a pass and water but leaves before they can return. Trying on their own the path is blocked by Indians as they mysteriously allow MacKay to pass. They return to Endicott where they hire Joel Turner as a guide. Barbara Fraser asks to join them to find her missing father but Favor refuses. In the mountains the men find Fraser on her own thrown from her horse. The next morning Joel finds two men trailing them but they kill Joel before he kills them. Without a guide the trio is lost with no water as are the two men who killed Joel. Tyree and Banning spot an Indian who is killed by Banning who in turn is killed. Tyree is taken prisoner while the trio follows an Indian to MacKay's mine where Tyree... Written by chipe

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Drama | Western


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Release Date:

7 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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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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Private preserve
11 May 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

It's a desperate Gil Favor and Rowdy Yates who go looking for a passage through a valley held sacred by the Indians. But there's no water for a big stretch on the plains trail leading to Sedalia.

What Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood find is that they can't get in, but Cecil Kellaway has a mysterious in with the tribe. There's also supposed to be lots of gold there so there are folks looking for that.

Besides Fleming and Eastwood looking there's a couple of gunmen and also a woman played by Fay Spain who says she's Kellaway's daughter.

It all works out nice for the Gil Favor trail drive. And Kellaway and the Indians have a most sensible policy about their riches and outsiders.

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