The Rifleman

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The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son Mark McCain. It was set in the 1870s and 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. read more

The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son Mark McCain. It was set in the 1870s and 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black and white, in half-hour episodes. The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963, as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series on US television to show a single parent raising a child.

Original Release

09/30/1958 on ABC

Cast

Johnny Crawford Mark McCain
Chuck Conners Lucas McCain
Paul Fix Marshal Micah Torrance
Archie Butler Townsman
Bill Quinn Frank Sweeney
Patricia Blair Lou Mallory
Harlan Warde John Hamilton
Paul Fix
Joan Taylor Milly Scott
Hope Summers Hattie Denton
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Waste: Part 1 Monday, 01 October 1962
2 Waste: Part 2 Monday, 08 October 1962
3 Lou Mallory Monday, 15 October 1962
4 Quiet Night, Deadly Night Monday, 22 October 1962
5 Death Never Rides Alone Monday, 29 October 1962
6 I Take This Woman Monday, 05 November 1962
7 The Assailants Monday, 12 November 1962
8 Mark's Rifle Monday, 19 November 1962
9 The Most Amazing Man Monday, 26 November 1962
10 Squeeze Play Monday, 03 December 1962
11 Gun Shy Monday, 10 December 1962
12 The Anvil Chorus Monday, 17 December 1962
13 Conflict Monday, 24 December 1962
14 Incident at Line Shack Six Monday, 07 January 1963
15 Suspicion Monday, 14 January 1963
16 The Sidewinder Monday, 21 January 1963
17 The Sixteenth Cousin Monday, 28 January 1963
18 Hostages to Fortune Monday, 04 February 1963
19 And the Devil Makes Five Monday, 11 February 1963
20 End of the Hunt Monday, 18 February 1963
21 The Bullet Monday, 25 February 1963
22 Requiem at Mission Springs Monday, 04 March 1963
23 The Guest Monday, 11 March 1963
24 Old Man Running Monday, 25 March 1963
25 Which Way'd They Go? Monday, 01 April 1963
26 Old Tony Monday, 08 April 1963
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Directors

Joseph H. Lewis, Arnold Laven, Arthur H. Nadel, Gene Nelson, Richard Donner, Don Medford, Lewis Allen, Lawrence Dobkin, Don Taylor, Jerry Hopper, Ted Post, Sam Peckinpah, Paul Landres, Arthur Hiller, William F. Claxton, James Neilson, James Clavell, Lamont Johnson, John Rich, Paul Wendkos, Dick Moder, Montgomery Pittman, Don McDougall, Otto Lang, John Peyser, Murray Golden, David Friedkin, Ida Lupino, Budd Boetticher, Bernard L. Kowalski, William Conrad, David Swift, Robert Butler, John English, Arthur Nadel, Jesse Hibbs

Writers

Arthur Browne Jr., Calvin Clements Sr., Cyril Hume, Pat Fielder, Palmer Thompson, Sam Peckinpah, Ed Adamson, Philip Saltzman, Margaret Armen, David Victor, Jay Simms, Herbert Little Jr., Harry Kronman, Jack Curtis, Chuck Conners, Ken Kolb, Judy George, Albert Aley, David Lang, George W. George, Lawrence Dobkin, Robert Culp, William F. Leicester, Teddi Sherman, Ward Wood, Bruce Geller, Robert Lewin, Thomas Thompson, Barney Slater, David P. Harmon, Herman Groves, Lois Myers, Peter Arends, Frederic Conrad, Mike Mamakos, Robert Mark, Beverly Fix, Frank Ebey, Marian Carpenter, Skippy Adelman, John Dunkel, N.B. Stone Jr., Gene Olson, Oliver Crawford, Frank D. Gilroy, Dale Eunson, Montgomery Pittman, Clair Huffaker, Irving Elman, Samuel A. Peeples, Robert C. Dennis, Edmund Morris, Christopher Knopf, Robert Sherman, A. Martin Zweiback, Jack Gariss, Fanya Foss, Harry Julian Fink, Lewis Meltzer, Lowell Barrington, Peter Germano, Douglas Stevens, Michael Morris, Katherine Albert, Luci Ward, Paul Mazursky, Tom Gries, Adam Williams, Arthur Weiss, David Swift, John Wilder, Wallace C. Bennett, Peter Mamakos

Cast

Johnny Crawford Mark McCain
Chuck Conners Lucas McCain
Paul Fix Marshal Micah Torrance
Archie Butler Townsman
Bill Quinn Frank Sweeney
Patricia Blair Lou Mallory
Harlan Warde John Hamilton
Paul Fix
Joan Taylor Milly Scott
Hope Summers Hattie Denton
Joe Higgins Nils Swenson
Whitey Hughes Townsman
Joe Benson Townsman
Archie Butler Barfly
John Harmon Eddie Halstead
Ralph Moody Doc Burrage
Robert Robinson Townsman
Earl Spainard Townsman
Jack Stoney Townsman
Tom Kennedy Townsman

Producers

Editors

Marsh Hendry, Frank Sullivan, Norman Colbert, Lester Orlebeck, Lyle Boyer, Samuel E. Beetley, Desmond Marquette, Arthur Hilton, Sherman Todd, Sherman A. Rose, Robert Leo, Thomas Neff, Fred MacDowell, Ellsworth Hoagland, Jerry Young, Richard V. Heermance, Chandler House, Milton Shifman, Folmar Blangsted, Stanley E. Johnson, Anthony Wollner, J. Frank O'Neill, Harry Marker, Thomas Scott, Ted J. Kent, Walter Hannemann, Floyd Knudtson, Edward A. Biery, Frank Sully

1959 Emmy Best Western Series Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series Nominated
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