The Rifleman/The Lonesome Bride

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The Lonesome Bride
Season 3, Episode 32
Airdate May 2, 1961
Production Number 3529
Written by Arthur Browne, Jr.
Directed by Otto Lang
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The Lonesome Bride is the thirty-second episode of the third season of The Rifleman, and the one hundred eighth episode overall.

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

Additional Cast: Paul Fix (Marshal Micah Torrance) Joan Taylor (Milly Scott), Kay E. Kuter (Charv Banner), Lincoln Demyan (Kelly Banner), Bill Quinn (Sweeney)

and Joan Shawlee (Mary Woodson)


Plot Overview

Determined to get their own back at Lucas McCain, brothers Charv and Kelly Banner contact a marriage bureau in St. Louis and arrange for them to send Lucas a prospective bride. When Mary Woodson steps off the coach in North Fork, word spreads quickly that Lucas is to be married. Everyone is surprised, not the least of whom are Mark, Micah and Millie who can't quite believe it. Neither can Lucas for that matter. For the Banners it's all a big joke but for Mary Woodson, who spent her last dime to get to North Fork, it may mean poverty or worse.


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