The Rifleman




The Rifleman Cast


Series Description
    


The Rifleman TV show starred Chuck Connors in this 30 minute family western action series on ABC. Connors portrayed a widower who raised his son Mark to be a decent and caring, but strong man in the old West. His one desire was to successfully homestead his ranch in North Fork, New Mexico. The Marshall of North Fork, however, had a difficult time handling the weekly "bad guys" and in each episode Lucas had to get out his Winchester Rifle and help the marshall protect himself, his son, and his neighbors.

The Rifleman Cast

Chuck Connors .... Lucas McCain (The Rifleman)
Johnny Crawford .... Mark McCain
Paul Fix .... Marshal Micah Torrance
Hope Summers .... Hattie Denton
Harlan Warde .... John Hamilton (1958-62)
John Harmon .... Eddie Halstead (1958-62)
Joan Taylor .... Milly Scott (1960-62)
Edgar Buchanan .... Doc Burrage (1958-59)
Rhys Williams .... Doc Burrage (1959-60)
Ralph Moody .... Doc Burrage (1960-63)
Patricia Blair .... Lou Mallory (1962-1963)
Bill Quinn .... Sweeney the Bartender
Joe Higgins .... Nils Swenson (1961-63)


The Rifleman Trivia

The Rifleman TV show had a "spinoff" series titled, "Law of the Plainsman". It main characters appeared in The Rifleman episodes #21, "The Indian" and #37, "The Raid". Those two episodes are generally considered to be the pilot episodes for Law of the Plainsman!

Chuck Connors played major league baseball for the Chicago Cubs and professional basketball for the Boston Celtics. He was 6'5" tall!

Three years before appearing on the Rifleman TV show, Johnny Crawford was a "Muscateer" on the Mickey Mouse Club TV show.

Leonid Brezhnev, the leader of the Soviet Union, during a visit to the United States was asked if he'd like to meet any famous Americans. He asked ONLY for Chuck Connors. They met, became good friends, and Chuck Connors later made several trips to Russia! Apparently, he was a big Rifleman fan!

Hope Summers appeared on the very first episode of the series, "Starsky and Hutch". She played the part of "Sarah Wilson" in the episode titled "Savage Sunday".

The rifle used by Chuck Connors on the TV show could fire 8 shots in 2.5 seconds!


Episodes List With Original Air Dates

The Rifleman First Season

1... The Sharpshooter (9/30/1958)
2... Home Ranch (10/7/1958)
3... End Of A Young Gun (10/14/1958)
4... The Marshall (10/21/1958)
5... The Brother-In-Law (10/28/1958)
6... Eight Hours To Die (11/4/1958)
7... Duel Of Honor (11/11/1958)
8... The Safe Guard (11/18/1958)
9...The Sister (11/25/1958)
10. New Orleans Menace (12/2/1958)
11. The Apprentice Sheriff (12/9/1958)
12. Young Englishman (12/16/1958)
13. The Angry Gun (12/23/1958)
14. The Gaucho (12/30/1958)
15. The Pet (1/6/1959)
16. The Sheridan Story (1/13/1959)
17. The Retired Gun (1/20/1959)
18. The Photographer (1/27/1959)
19. Shivaree (2/3/1959)
20. The Deadeye Kid (2/10/1959)
21. The Indian (2/17/1959)
22. The Boarding House (2/24/1959)
23. The Second Witness (3/3/1959)
24. The Trade (3/10/1959)
25. One Went To Denver (3/17/1959)
26. The Deadly Wait (3/24/1959)
27. The Wrong Man (3/31/1959)
28. The Challenge (4/7/1959)
29. The Hawk (4/14/1959)
30. Three-Legged Terror (4/21/1959)
31. The Angry Man (4/28/1959)
32. The Woman (5/5/1959)
33. The Money Gun (5/12/1959)
34. A Matter of Faith (5/19/1959)
35. Blood Brothers (5/26/1959)
36. Stranger At Night (6/2/1959)
37. The Raid (6/9/1959)
38. Outlaw's Inheritance (6/16/1959)
39. Boomerang (6/23/1959)
40. The Mind Reader (6/30/1959)


The Rifleman Second Season

41. The Patsy (9/29/1959)
42. Bloodlines (10/6/1959)
43. The Blowout (10/13/1959)
44. Obituary (10/20/1959)
45. Tension (10/27/1959)
46. Eddie's Daughter (11/3/1959)
47. Panic (11/10/1959)
48. Ordeal (11/17/1959)
49. The Spiked Rifle (11/24/1959)
50. Letter of the Law (12/1/1959)
51. The Legacy (12/8/1959)
52. The Baby Sitter (12/15/1959)
53. The Coward (12/22/1959)
54. Surveyors (12/29/1959)
55. Day of the Hunter (1/5/1960)
56. Mail Order Groom (1/12/1960)
57. A Case of Identity (1/19/1960)
58. The Visitors (1/26/1960)
59. The Hero (2/2/1960)
60. The Horse Traders (2/9/1960)
61. The Spoiler (2/16/1960)
62. Heller (2/23/1960)
63. The Grasshopper (3/1/1960)
64. A TIme For Singing (3/8/1960)
65. The Deserter (3/15/1960)
66. The Vision (3/22/1960)
67. The Lariat (3/29/1960)
68. Smokescreen (4/5/1960)
69. Shotgun Man (4/12/1960)
70. Sins of the Father (4/19/1960)
71. The Prodigal (4/26/1960)
72. The Fourflusher (5/3/1960)
73. The Jailbird (5/10/1960)
74. Meeting At Midnight (5/17/1960)
75. Nora (5/24/1960)
76. The Hangman (5/31/1960)


The Rifleman Third Season

77. Trail of Hate (9/27/1960)
78. Woman From Hog Ridge (10/4/1960)
79. Seven (10/11/1960)
80. The Pitchman (10/18/1960)
81. Strange Town (10/25/1960)
82. Baranca (11/1/1960)
83. The Martinet (11/8/1960)
84. Miss Milly (11/15/1960)
85. Dead Cold Cash (11/22/1960)
86. The Schoolmaster (11/29/1960)
87. The Promoter (12/6/1960)
88. The Illustrator (12/13/1960)
89. The Silent Knife (12/20/1960)
90. Miss Bertie (12/27/1960)
91. Six Years and a Day (1/3/1961)
92. Flowers By The Door (1/10/1961)
93. Long Trek (1/17/1961)
94. The Actress (1/24/1961)
95. Face of Yesterday (1/31/1961)
96. The Wyoming Story - Part 1 (2/7/1961)
97. The Wyoming Story - Part 2 (2/14/1961)
98. Closer Than A Brother (2/21/1961)
99. The Last Treasure of Canyon Town (2/28/1961)
100. Dark Day at North Fork (3/7/1961)
101. The Prisoner (3/14/1961)
102. Assault (3/21/1961)
103. Short Rope For A Tall Man (3/28/1961)
104. The Clarence Bibi Story (4/4/1961)
105. The Score Is Even (4/11/1961)
106. The Mescalero Curse (4/18/1961)
107. Stopover (4/25/1961)
108. The Lonesome Bride (5/2/1961)
109. Death Trap (5/9/1961)
110. The Quest (5/16/1961)


The Rifleman Fourth Season

111. The Vaqueros (10/2/1961)
112. First Wages (10/9/1961)
113. Sheer Terror (10/16/1961)
114. The Stand-In (10/23/1961)
115. The Journey Back (10/30/1961)
116. The Decision (11/6/1961)
117. Knight Errant (11/13/1961)
118. Honest Abe (11/20/1961)
119. The Long Goodbye (11/27/1961)
120. The Shattered Idol (12/4/1961)
121. Long Gun From Tucson (12/11/1961)
122. The High Country (12/18/1961)
123. A Friend In Need (12/25/1961)
124. Skull (1/1/1962)
125. The Princess (1/8/1962)
126. Gun Fire (1/15/1962)
127. The Quiet Fear (1/22/1962)
128. Sporting Chance (1/29/1962)
129. A Young Man's Fancy (2/5/1962)
130. The Man From Salinas (2/12/1962)
131. Two Ounces Of Tin (2/19/1962)
132. Deadly Image (2/26/1962)
133. The Debit (3/5/1962)
134. The Tinhorn (3/12/1962)
135. None So Blind (3/19/1962)
136. Jealous Man (3/26/1962)
137. Guilty Conscience (4/2/1962)
138. Day Of Reckoning (4/9/1962)
139. The Day A Town Slept (4/16/1962)
140. Milly's Brother (4/23/1962)
141. Outlaw Shoes (4/30/1962)
142. The Executioner (5/7/1962)


The Rifleman Fifth Season

143. The Wanted Man (9/24/1962)
144. Waste - Part 1 (10/1/1962)
145. Waste - Part 2 (10/8/1962)
146. Lou Mallory (10/15/1962)
147. Quiet Night, Deadly Night (10/22/1962)
148. Death Never Rides Alone (10/29/1962)
149. I Take This Woman (11/5/1962)
150. The Assailants (11/12/1962)
151. Mark's Rifle (11/19/1962)
152. The Most Amazing Man (11/26/1962)
153. Squeeze Play (12/3/1962)
154. Gun Shy (12/10/1962)
155. The Anvil Chorus (12/17/1962)
156. Conflict (12/24/1962)
157. Incident At Line Shack Six (1/7/1963)
158. Suspicion (1/14/1963)
159. The Sidewinder (1/21/1963)
160. The Sixteenth Cousin (1/28/1963)
161. Hostages To Fortune (2/4/1963)
162. And The Devil Makes Five (2/11/1963)
163. End Of The Hunt (2/18/1963)
164. The Bullet (2/25/1963)
165. Requiem At Mission Springs (3/4/1963)
166. The Guest (3/11/1963)
167. Old Man Running (3/18/1963)
168. Which Way'd They Go! (4/1/1963)
169. Old Tony (4/8/1963)




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