The Rifleman

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The Rifleman
The Rifleman-Cast.jpg
Premiere September 30, 1958
Finale April 8, 1963
Airs Weekdays at 3 PM and 3:30 PM and Saturdays at 5 PM & 5:30 PM on MeTV
Network ABC
Style 30-minute western drama
Company Zane Grey Enterprises (pilot only),
Sussex Pictures,
Four Star Television
Seasons 5
Episodes 168
Origin USA

The Rifleman is a western drama that aired on ABC.

The series centered around Lucas McCain, a widowed Union Civil War veteran (a lieutenant in the 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment) and a homesteader. McCain and his son Mark lived on a ranch outside the fictitious town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Chuck Connors Lucas McCain * * * * *
Johnny Crawford Mark McCain * * * * *
Paul Fix Marshal Micah Torrance o o o * *
Patricia Blair Lou Mallory *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Hope Summers Hattie Denton * *
Joan Taylor Milly Scott * *
Edgar Buchanan Doc Burrage *
Rhys Williams *
Ralph Moody * * *
John Harmon Eddie Halstead * * * *
Harlan Warde John Hamilton * * * *
Joe Higgins Nils Swenson * *
Asa Maynor Molly * * * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One September 30, 1958 June 30, 1959 40
Season Two September 29, 1959 May 31, 1960 36
Season Three September 27, 1960 May 16, 1961 34
Season Four October 2, 1961 May 7, 1962 32
Season Five October 1, 1962 April 8, 1963 26

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
Season 1 purchase 8
Season 2 purchase 6

External Links