Rawhide: Season 4, Vol. 2
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The artwork on the DVD's is excellent. However, someone forgot Eric Fleming on the season 4, volume 2 artwork.
CBS produced 30 episodes for the 1961-62 season.
The last two episodes filmed, "The Devil and the Deep Blue" and "Abilene" were a 2 episode arc about the herd arriving in Abilene. (This was similar to what they did in season 3, with "Near the Promised Land" and "The Big Blowout", about the herd arriving in Sedelia).
"Abilene" was scheduled to air May 18,1962, but was pulled and a a repeat of the "Peddler" aired instead. "Abilene" was next scheduled to lead off as the season premiere for the 1962-63 season, to air September 21,1962. (Coincidently, "The Devil and the Deep Blue" was rerun on Sept. 14,1962). It was again pulled from the schedule, and "Incident of El Toro" aired as the season premiere("El Toro" was rerun April 9,1964 and Dec. 25, 1964). "Abilene" was finally "burned off"(aired) on May 31,1963.
The continued reshuffling of Abilene made no sense. The 1962-63 season involved the trail drive going to Denver to feed the miners who needed beef.
Perhaps there is still a Rawhide producer and long retired CBS executive that could explain this.
I've noticed that episode guides/books sometimes list wrong original air dates of shows. This is because the network changed their minds on episodes after TV Guide, newspaper tv guides, etc. went to press. Errors are also made by viewing syndicated/cable episodes which usually have 3-5 minutes cut from the original masters, when writing about episodes.Read more ›
Sure hope CBS Paramount get us all the way to Season 8.
Note: The box says that the final episode called "Abilene" is part of Season 5 but all my research says it was the last episode of Season 4 broadcast on 18 May 1962 one week after "The Devil & The Deep Blue."
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The old westerns like Rawhide were directed and filmed well.Published 1 month ago by margaret mimbs
This was ordered for a friend and I assume she liked it since she's a Rawhide fan.Published 9 months ago by VelTea
There's a trio to root for! Show was excellent and we only had 1 channel back then, so there's a lot of great shows I never got to see. Thank goodness for DVDs.Published 9 months ago by jadesun33