YMMV / Rawhide

The 1959 series

  • Crosses the Line Twice: "Incident in No Man's Land"'s proper ending is a Downer Ending, with Ann crying over Todd's dead body. Fade to Favor saying his Signing Off Catch Phrase in a sling after his arm got hurt in an explosion in the previous scene.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The theme song. Don't try to deny it.
  • Ear Worm: "Rollin', rollin', rollin'..."
  • Funny Moments: Wishbone lampshading his ridiculously multipurpose role in "Incident of the Curious Street".
    Wishbone: I'm the camp cook, I'm the camp doctor, I'm the camp barber, I'm even the camp blacksmith. I can't be the camp fortune teller.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Davey Colby from "Incident of the Roman Candles", who tells a bunch of lies to the drovers to gain sympathy and becomes a bit of a Spoiled Brat when they take him under their wing, but who is under threat from the outlaws out for his Bounty Hunter father who shot their leader in the leg, and watches his innocent mother and grandfather suffer for something they weren't responsible for.
  • Too Cool to Live: Hannah Haley from "Incident West of Lano", the only one of the tough, capable Haley sisters who proves her sharpshooter mettle when she saves Emily from being kidnapped by shooting one of her abductors

The 1951 film

  • Complete Monster: In this 1951 Western, Tevis is an escaped convict and a member of Rafe Zimmerman's gang. Unlike his pragmatic boss, Tevis is a brutal loose cannon who murders the stationmaster of Rawhide station and instantly sets his sights on the beautiful woman Holt, trying to rape her before Zimmerman stops him. Tevis later makes another attempt to rape Holt, strangling her when she resists. When Zimmerman stops him again, Tevis shoots him in the back, kills another member of their gang and tries to murder the last. When he engages in a fighter with Tom Owens, Tevis holds Callie, the baby niece of Holt, at gunpoint to force Tom to present himself unarmed, shooting the ground near Callie to make her "dance."

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