- 8 Seasons
This long running classic TV Western stars Eric Fleming and a young Clint Eastwood in one of his first roles. Shot in black and white, and with a gritty realism that made it a hit, the story follows trail boss Gil Favor (Eric Fleming) and his band of drovers on their way to market with 3000 head of cattle. They travel north from San Antonio, Texas to Sedalia, Kansas in a historically accurate trip through the nineteenth century Old West. Favor is assisted by his capable but impulsive young ramrod Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood) and has to keep the cattle safe, and his men in line, through miles of desert and frequent perils. Attacks by bandits, cattle rustlers, and even wolves, are just part of the adventures the men encounter along the way. The popular theme song was sung by Frankie Lane and later recorded by a number of artists, including most famously the Blues Brothers.