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The Rifleman 

The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Chuck Connors ...  Lucas McCain / ... 168 episodes, 1958-1963
Johnny Crawford ...  Mark McCain 168 episodes, 1958-1963
Paul Fix ...  Micah Torrance / ... 151 episodes, 1958-1963
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Storyline

Widower Lucas McCain can fire a round with his specially modified Winchester in three-tenths of a second. Added to his high moral code and resolve enable him to help Marshal Micah Torrance maintain order in town while raising his son, Mark, on a ranch near North Fork, New Mexico. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Family | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1958 (USA) See more »

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The Rifleman See more »

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Runtime:

(168 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Lucas McCain was only shown smoking a cigarette once in the series, in season one, episode one, "The Sharpshooter", although Chuck Connors smoked sixty cigarettes (three packs) a day. See more »

Goofs

Lucas McCain's rifle is a modified 1892 .44-40 Winchester, even though the series clearly establishes itself in the 1880s. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mark McCain: Pa!
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Connections

Referenced in Mobsters and Mormons (2005) See more »

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One of the best TV theme songs.
18 August 2006 | by marcbillingtonSee all my reviews

I loved the opening to the Rifleman. It starts out with Chuck Connors firing off a salvo from that cool looking Winchester slung down low. Man, he meant business. And then the theme song began. I just had to watch it. I saw many episodes in reruns, when I was about 10 or 11, in the middle 60's , usually on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The original was a little before my time. It was really my kind of show. Great cast. Luke was great. (Ah Paaaah!)Chuck Connors was awesome! And you knew that at some point in the show he was going to have to use that awesome rifle. I still remember the episode where he had a big fist fight and got a fat lip and winced and then chuckled while taking a sip of coffee to end the show. That was back in the day when Westerns were king.


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