The Rifleman (1958–1963)
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Long Gun from Tucson 

North Fork has a problem. A man named John Holliver wants revenge for something that happened five years ago.


Joseph H. Lewis


Calvin Clements Sr. (as Calvin J. Clements)


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Episode cast overview:
Chuck Connors ... Lucas McCain
Johnny Crawford ... Mark McCain
Paul Fix ... Micah Torrance (credit only)
Whit Bissell ... Henry Waller
Brian G. Hutton ... Deecie
John Harmon ... Eddie Halstead
Joe Higgins ... Nils Swenson
Billy E. Hughes Billy E. Hughes ... Jeffrey Waller (as Billy Hughes)
Peter Whitney ... John Holliver


Several of the townsfolk in North Fork are frightened when John Holliver returns. He had first come some 5 years before and several of them, including Nils Swenson and Eddie Halstead ran him out of town. Perhaps the most affected however is the town's gunsmith, Henry Waller who has convinced himself that Holliver is out to get him personally. Lucas is acting Marshal and Waller is embarrassed by his own cowardliness. With no one apparently ready to stand with him, Lucas prepares to meet Holliver and his pals alone. Written by garykmcd

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Family | Western





Release Date:

11 December 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
[reading a new sign over Waller's gunshop]
Henry Waller: Nice sound: "Waller & Son"
Jeffrey Waller: It makes me feel proud, Pa.
Henry Waller: No more proud than me, son.
Mark McCain: "Waller & Son." Gee, Pa, that makes them partners.
Lucas McCain: That's right.
Mark McCain: And that gives me an idea! Why don't we put a sign like that over our barn?
Lucas McCain: Do you think we need a sign... partner?
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Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more »

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What a bunch of cowards
12 October 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Five years ago, the townsfolk of North Fork rode an outlaw, John Holliver, out of town by rail after an incident. Now Holliver and his gang has returned to North Fork to take revenge for what happened five years ago.

With Marshal Torrance out of town, Lucas is filling in as deputy Marshal. Some of the people in town that were around five years ago, like the hotel clerk, gunsmith and stable man are scared to death about Holliver being after them. Lucas believes that he is here to protect the people and will have a talk with Holliver. But when Lucas talks to Holliver he is not actually after any one person just wants his self-respect back. He agrees to face anyone the town sends to face him at first light. Lucas will be the man and believes that he will have help from the hotel clerk, gunsmith and stable man-- Lucas is wrong.

Love the way the three town's people were all going to stick together until they realized that Holliver was not actually after one particular person. Now they believe it is a law enforcement job and want no part of facing Holliver. The people of the town leave Lucas to face the gang alone.

Nice acting and well written. Good watch.

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