The Rifleman/The Retired Gun

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The Retired Gun
Season 1, Episode 17
Airdate January 20, 1959
Production Number 6227
Written by Barney Slater
Directed by Arnold Laven
Produced by Jules V. Levy and
Arthur Gardner
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The RiflemanSeason One

The Retired Gun is the seventeenth episode of the first season of The Rifleman.

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

Additional Cast: Paul Fix (Micah Torrance), Eileen Harley (Clair Carney), Jack Kruschen (Clyde Bailey), John Anderson (Owny), Duke Snider (Wallace), Joe Mell (Mr. Moody), Herman Rudin (Morgan Bailey)

and Robert Webber (Wes Carney)


Plot Overview

A notorious gunfighter gets married and promises his new wife that he will take off his guns and begin a new life. However, a gang of outlaws who hear that he is in the area try to persuade him to break that promise and throw in with them.


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