Skip to comments.Rawhide in back on TV again on AMC!
Posted on 07/27/2013 10:19:47 AM PDT by cradle of freedom
Rawhide is back on tv again on the amc channel. There is a marathon of Rawhide episodes back to back these week followed by western themed movies on Saturdays.
Rawhide is on at 11 am on Saturdays and has been on for a couple of weeks. Head em' up, move 'em out! :^)
The Rifleman before Rawhide.Wouldn’t do for me to get the Western Channel,nothing would ever get done.Eastwood Marathon today.
Clint is a real standout in Rawhide. He hardly says anything. Doesn’t need to...
Rawhide was on the Western Channel all last year from the first day of the year to the last. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was on six days a week. When it was over, I thought we would go through another long Rawhide drought but then I happened upon it on AMC.
Before it came on the Western Channel it was on FX during 1996. Hadn’t seen anything till the Western’s Channel and I don’t believe that I ever saw it in reruns after the original showing in the sixties.
Eric Fleming came to my high school . We had an assembly. Cool guy. A picture of him in my yearbook. (That papyrus lasts forever)
Forgot Clint Eastwood was in the series.
Fleming died an untimely death, drowned.
The character Pete was played by Sheb Wooley who was an actor best known for singing “The Purple People Eater” in 1958.
Watched the very first 3 or 4 episodes of The Rifleman on Tivo (from AMC) the other day — outstanding. Then they showed the penultimate episode from the last season that was the ultimate stinker. Seemed like a pilot for a new show — Connors had a bit cameo appearance and it seemed like The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres all rolled into a Western.
Never could really get into Rawhide much.
Wow. I have been trying to find information on Eric Fleming for years. Which school did he go to and which year? Could you get his yearbook picture on the internet?
Holy Cow, that is weird, Festus on Gunsmoke was a singer also.
While it is always a good western some Rawhide episodes were truly outstanding, sometimes Eric Fleming was almost scary hard and focused, a grit that we don’t see from modern actors and roles.
Something that no one mentions, is that Rawhide was also a kind of western Twilight Zone, with many spooky mysteries and supernatural plots.
If you look close Eric Fleming was Clint before Clint was Clint.
Rawhide was one of my favorite westerns, but remember they used to have to churn out 39 episodes a year for many of those shows. So after a few years I'm sure the writers of all those westerns had exhausted about every plot possibility. You can only have so many stories about the drovers fighting Indians, or saving Indians, preventing lynchings, ex-drovers out for revenge on Rowdy or Gil Favor for what happened during the war, bank robbers, etc. So they probably delved into weirder topics just to keep from going crazy.
You are exactly right. Clint Eastwood learned how real men act from Mr. Flemming. Flemming’s death was a real tragedy for modern entertainment. I suspect that Hollywood would be at least marginally more to the right than it is had he lived a normal lifespan.
Rawhide is in the top 5 tv shows in tv history. It may be the best tv show in history.
I can’t even bring myself to watch “The Rifleman” without screaming at the TV.. I worked on that show for 4 episodes in the early days of it’s run.. I got to work with Chuck Connors, up close and personal, and was thrilled to get the opportunity until I got to know him..
He was undoubtedly the most obnoxious, arrogant bastard I have ever worked for.. Next to Jerry Lewis, the worst in Hollywood, in my opinion..
But he’s such a good Dad on the show! Isn’t it amazing how many vile obnoxious people in real life can play their exact opposite persona when acting?
My only problem with AMC for the last number of years is that in an hour’s time you might view 30 minutes of actual movie, if you’re lucky. There are other good channels that aren’t that greedy.
Speaking of Dads, and children, I worked with Danny Kay,(most will not even remember him..LOL) known for his interaction with children on his show, was forced to pay children additional money in an attempt to get them to appear..
He actually hated kids and treated them so bad the word went out to agents not to allow their youngsters to accept contracts to appear, at any price..
That’s true. It’s too bad he hasn’t gotten the recognition that he deserved.
The Blue Fire refers to St. Elmo's fire which is a strange weather phenomenon when there is a blue light around objects. The ending scene features Lucky chasing the stampeding herd during a lightning storm. He is hit by lightning but even after being struck by lightning he still stays on his horse rounding up the cattle until they quiet down. He was rounding up the cattle even after he had died. It is a truly memorable scene and to me, it is reminiscent of the scene in the movie El Cid in which El Cid is tied to his horse after his death and rides out to fight the Moors.
I love Rawhide because it is about the mystery of the elements and man and animals struggling to survive. It is mystical for that reason. One of my favorite movies is “Moby Dick”, the 1956 version with Gregory Peck. It has the same theme of the mystery of nature, life and death.
Funny I was thinking about Danny Kay recently as I have young grandchildren and I would like to get my hands on the movie “Hans Christian Andersen”. I love the song “Inchworm”.
Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigold,
seems to me you’d stop and see how beautiful they are.
Did Danny Kay have a tv show?
Do you recall the Mary Robbin’s song “The Master’s Call”, it has special meaning for me, but it also fits your Rawhide episode.
A lot of people seemed to have liked him.
Anyway, he is Mormon now, he became Mormon in 1994.
“Famous Dead Mormons” http://famousdeadmormons.com/index.php?id=126
was he alive when he was baptized a mormon?
Well, not exactly....
I can see where the fact of him having been dead for a couple of years could lead some to doubt his personal commitment to the supposed conversion.
Bishop Romney used to conduct some of those baptisms, and he is like, totally credible, or so they say.
Here it is on Ebay..
He did in 1963-64, because that is when I worked at CBS..
I wonder if I’ll become a Mormon after I die?
Mormon AND Democrat, it’s in the stars.
They didn't include his cast or crew, I can tell you that.. as an example I worked the episode that co-stared John Ireland.. My mother loved Ireland movies, so I flew her in to come on the set and perhaps meet him.. When I met him in the morning and told him about my mom, he invited her to lunch with he and his wife at the commissary on the lot.. She was so thrilled, but when Connors walked by he looked at Ireland and the two women, and said he thought Ireland .."had died years ago, and by the looks of the women he now attracted, he probably wished he had"..
I went on youtube but I cannot get my flashplayer to work. I don’t know what it is, it used to play just fine but now it doesn’t work. I have to ask my daughter maybe she can help. I am all thumbs when it comes to computers.
did you try relaunching the browser?
hit the “Full bio”, link to learn more about the man himself..
Thank you, really cool.
You don’t understand I’m really really dumb when it comes to computers. However I can go on the internet and send emails. The computer jargon is like Chinese to me. This is why I have smart kids. :^D
Thanks. I have collected some old magazines from the era. There are some that have quite a lot of information about him but I always like to learn more.