Rawhide (1959–1965)
2 user

Incident of the Captive 

On Disc

at Amazon

Mushy's no-nonsense mom foils a stage robbery on her way to see him. Martha Mushgrove pulled down one highwayman's mask to slap him, so the robbers track her to eliminate a witness. ... See full summary »


Stuart Heisler


Ted Gardner


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Mercedes McCambridge ... Mrs. Martha Mushgrove
Albert Salmi ... Vince Lohman
Bobby Driscoll ... Billy Chance (as Robert Driscoll)
Joe De Santis ... Ellis Crowley
Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan ... Gottfried
Kathryn Card ... Millicent Laker
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin ... Sgt. Comstock (as Victor Perrin)
Russ Bender ... Sheriff


Mushy's no-nonsense mom foils a stage robbery on her way to see him. Martha Mushgrove pulled down one highwayman's mask to slap him, so the robbers track her to eliminate a witness. Meanwhile her son, all-thumbs Harkness Mushgrove III begs Gil to train him to be a drover, to impress Mom. Written by David Stevens

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Western


Not Rated | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incident of the Captive See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Was the last role in television or films for actor Bobby Driscoll before his tragic death in 1968. He had been an acclaimed child performer receiving a special Academy Award. See more »


Mushy: I always thought a trail drive would be an excitin' life, full of adventures. Well, maybe it will be when I'm a real drover. But right now, I don't seem to be too important. All my adventures are peelin' potatoes and carryin' water and washin' pots and pans and itchin' Mister Wishbone's back when it scratches. Why, I'm the cook's louse for Mister Favor's trail drive. The men call me Mushy because, well, I guess maybe because it's my name.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Mushy's Ma
9 February 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A really nice guest cast was assembled for this Rawhide story involving the mother of Harkness Musgrove better known as Mushy to the trail hands. Apparently Mushy was something of a mama's boy and him working on a cattle drive is not something that Mercedes McCambridge approves of.

She ain't thrilled when the stagecoach she's on is held up either by a gang led by Albert Salmi. McCambridge recognizes one of the gang so they want her dead.

Let's say in the end she recognizes James Murdock may just have the right stuff for the drive.

Besides those already mentioned Hank Worden plays the stagecoach driver and Bobby Driscoll plays a young punk who was another passenger on the stage.

McCambridge really shines in this story.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed