Rawhide (1959–1965)

Incident of the Swindler 

Straw Coleman is caught trying to steal a horse and saddle while in chains. The drovers are shocked when Wishbone pulls a gun on them and helps Coleman escape. Favor and Mushy go after them to find why Wishbone has strayed.


Thomas Carr




Episode cast overview:
Eric Fleming ... Gil Favor
Clint Eastwood ... Rowdy Yates (credit only)
Paul Brinegar ... Wishbone
James Murdock ... Mushy
Steve Raines ... Jim Quince
Rocky Shahan ... Joe Scarlet
Robert Cabal ... Hey Soos (credit only)
John Dehner ... Straw Coleman
Sally Forrest ... Loreen Bouquet
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Samson
Richard Reeves ... Jess Carmody
William Fawcett ... Jim Cline


When the drovers hear the horses agitated, they catch Straw Coleman in chains trying to steal a horse and saddle it. He feeds them story after story but never the truth. He and Wishbone recognize each other leading to Coleman quietly telling Wishbone to provide him with a horse and gun plus Wishbone must escape with him. As Favor prepares to have Colman taken to the Sheriff, Wishbone pulls a gun on the drovers, releases the horses, and leaves with Coleman. Favor and Mushy follow them trying to understand why Wishbone did it. Later as Wishbone cuts the chains off Coleman, a flashback recalls how they met. Coleman introduced Wishbone to Loreen Bouquet a dance hall can-can dancer in New Orleans. In a fight between Wishbone and a drunk Loreen was shot and killed. Coleman told Wishbone to leave town as Wishbone gave Coleman $3000 saved for a Texas ranch to take care of Loreen. Wishbone and Coleman reach a stage depot where Coleman has someone waiting for him. Wishbone believing he has been... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Western







Release Date:

20 February 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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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Did You Know?


River City Salon sign behind dancing girls is printed backwards and then changes in next scene to proper printing. See more »

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