CBS Western best remembered today for being the program that gave Clint Eastwood his big show biz break. The series was conceived as Wagon Train on a cattle drive and dealt with cattle drovers taking their herd to market and the adventures they faced along the way. Eric Fleming starred as trail boss Gil Favor with Eastwood playing his second-in-command, Rowdy Yates, and Paul Brinegar playing trail cook G. W. Wishbone.

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Final: 8x13 -- Crossing at White Feather (Dec/07/1965)

The guide hired by Rowdy to lead the herd across a dangerous river crossing turns out to be a worthless drunkard. Rowdy feels some compassion for the man's son because his situation is similar.
Eric FlemingEric Fleming
As Gil Favor (S01-S07)
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
As Rowdy Yates
Sheb WooleySheb Wooley
As Pete Nolan (S01-S04; S07)
Paul BrinegarPaul Brinegar
As G. W. Wishbone
James MurdockJames Murdock
As Harkness "Mushy" Mushgrove (S01-S07)
Steve RainesSteve Raines
As Jim Quince
Rocky ShahanRocky Shahan
As Joe Scarlet (S01-S07)
Robert CabalRobert Cabal
As Hey Soos (S01-S07)
Charles H. GrayCharles H. Gray
As Clay Forrester (S04-S05)
John IrelandJohn Ireland
As Jed Colby (S08)

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Recurring Guests

William R. Thompkins as Drover (67 eps)
John Cole (1) as Bailey (53 eps)
John Erwin as Teddy (21 eps)
John Hart (1) as Harley Lear (19 eps)
Don C. Harvey as Joe Greevey (15 eps)
Harry Lauter as Billy Grant (10 eps)
John Pickard (2) as Clint Crowley (10 eps)
Len Hendry as Dr. Miller (8 eps)
Claude Akins as Jerry Boggs (7 eps)
Hugh Sanders as Deputy Ef Wiley (7 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 09, 1959
Ended: January 04, 1966
• Cowboys/Tausend Meilen Staub (Used In Germany)
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