The Rifleman/The Angry Gun

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The Angry Gun
Season 1, Episode 13
Airdate December 23, 1958
Production Number 6201
Written by Samuel A. Peeples
Directed by David Swift
Produced by Jules V. Levy and
Arthur Gardner
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The RiflemanSeason One

The Angry Gun is the thirteenth episode of the first season of The Rifleman.

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

Additional Cast: Gregory Walcott (Blade Kelly), Leo Gordon (Abe Jordan), Harry Hickox (Stage Driver), Joe Quinn (Marshal), Kathleen Mulqueen (Mrs. Peterson)

and Vic Morrow (Johnny Cotton)


Plot Overview

While traveling back to North Fork on the stage after selling their herd, Lucas and Mark are sharing the stage with a Marshal and his prisoner Johnny Cotton. When they stop to water the horses, some of Cotton's friends are lying in wait. Cotton steals the money Lucas got for the cattle and his rifle. He sends Mark on with the stage but tracks the robbers as best he can given that he doesn't have a horse or a weapon.


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