The Rifleman/Bloodlines

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Season 2, Episode 2
Airdate October 6, 1959
Written by Arthur Browne, Jr.
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Produced by Arthur Gardner and
Jules V. Levy
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The RiflemanSeason Two
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Bloodlines is the second episode of the second season of The Rifleman, and the forty-second episode overall.

Starring: Chuck Connors (Lucas McCain), Johnny Crawford (Mark McCain)

Additional Cast: Paul Fix (Micah Torrance), Christopher Dark (Ben), Warren Oates (Jud), Denver Pyle (Henry Trumble), John Durren (Stump), Bill Quinn (Sweeney)

and Rhys Williams (Dac Burrage)

Special Guest: Buddy Hackett (Daniel Malackie)


Plot Overview

The three Malakie boys comes to town and bust up the saloon. Lucas McCain and Marshal Micah Torrance stop them, but in the course of doing so, one of the boys shoots and kills his own brother. That doesn't stop them from blaming Lucas however and when their father Daniel Malakie arrives, he breaks his two surviving sons out of jail intent on getting even. They ambush someone they think is Lucas but get it wrong and Lucas and Micah hunt them down.


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