CTVA US Western - "The Rifleman" (Four Star/ABC) Season 1 (1958-59)

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Starring Chuck Connors & Johnny Crawford
Season 1 (ABC) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: 
Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger, Louis H. Allgood, James Beer
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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ABC Tuesdays 9:00pm Eastern

 1.01 [--] Zane Grey Theater: THE SHARPSHOOTER
(pilot episode - first aired as an episode
of   Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater - 7Mar58)
30Sep58 ABC Tue
Directed By Arnold Laven
Written By Sam Peckinpah
Guest Cast:
Leif Erickson ................. Jim Lewis
Dennis Hopper ................. Vernon Tippert
Sidney Blackmer ............... Judge Havanan
R.G. Armstrong ................ Sheriff Tomlinson
Charles Arnt .................. Wes Tippert
Mickey Simpson ................ Carl Lamprey
Kathleen Mulqueen ............. Nancy Havanan
Victoria Aldridge ............. Waitress
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain and his son Mark arrive in North Fork. Lucas is coaxed into entering
a turkey shoot with hopes of winning enough money to buy his own ranch. [SC]

 1.02 [--] The Rifleman: HOME RANCH
07Oct58 ABC TUe
Directed By Arnold Laven
Written By Sam Peckinpah
Guest Cast:
Harold J. Stone............as Oat Jackford
Lee Farr............as Sam Montgomery
Steve Rowland............as Billy Lehigh
Don Kennedy............as Clyde
Rudolfo Hoyos, Jr............as Pablo
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain builds his new ranch house on the property of Cattle Baron
Oat Jackford, who dispatches two of his men to the McCain home, then
setting it on fire. [SC]

1.03 [--] The Rifleman: END OF A YOUNG GUN
14Oct58 ABC Tue
Directed By Jerry Hopper
Written By Frank D. Gilroy
Guest Cast:
Michael Landon............as Will Fulton
Charles Cooper............as Hank Fulton
Catolyn Craig............as Ann Bard
Joe Haworth............as Marshall Bennett
Mel Carter............as The Henchman
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain must decide whether to help a young gunman give up his life
of crime after saving his son Mark,who was trapped on a mountain ledge. [SC]

1.04 [--] The Rifleman: THE MARSHAL
21Oct58 ABC Tue
Directed and Written By Sam Peckinpah
Guest Cast:
Paul Fix............as Micah Torrance
James Drury ................... Lloyd Carpenter
Warren Oates .................. Andrew Sheltin
Robert J. Wilke ............... Flory Sheltin
R.G. Armstrong ......... as Sheriff Fred Tomlinson [SC]
Bill Quinn ......... as Sweeney,The Bartender [SC]
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain hires a new ranchand posessing a disability, and not realizing that
the man was once a famous Marshal being sought by two outlaw brothers seeking revenge. [SC]

1.05 [--] The Rifleman: THE BROTHER-IN-LAW (1958.10.28)
Jerome Courtland .............. Johnny Gibbs
Charles Watts ................. Alvah Kemper
Fay Roope
Karl Lukas

1.06 [--] The Rifleman: EIGHT HOURS TO DIE
04Nov58 ABC Tue
Directed By Arnold Laven
Written By Palmer Thompson
Guest Guest:
George Macready ............... Judge Zephaniah Burgess
Russell Collins ............... Mr. Denton
Marjlee Phelps ................ Teacher
Irving Mitchell ............... Judge Harlow
Bobby Crawford ................ Boy
Bud Osborne ................... Hangman
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain is unaware that an elderly judge believes that he was
responsible for his son being hanged,and plans to kill Mark in revenge. [SC]

 1.07 [--] The Rifleman: DUEL OF HONOR
11Nov58 ABC Tue
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By Ken Kolb
Guest Cast:
Cesare Danova ................. Count Di Montova
Jack Elam ..................... Sim Groder
Glenn Strange ................. Stagecoach Driver
John Dierkes .................. Nels Svenson
Joe Bassett ................... Nat Gilkey
John Harmon ................... Hotel Clerk
Recuuring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Synopsis:
Lucas and Marshal Torrance aid an Italian nobleman who is
mocked by a town troublemaker [SC]

1.08 [--] The Rifleman: THE SAFEGUARD
18Nov58 ABC Tue
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By David Swift
Guest Cast:
Claude Akins .................. Floyd Doniger
Marc Lawrence ................. Gavin
Sidney Blackmer ............... Judge Hannavan
Dennis Cross .................. Witeherly
Mel Carter .................... Walkerman
Fritz Ford .................... Townsman
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Harlan Warde.....as Banker, John Hamilton
Synopsis:
A gunman is hired to protect the first bank opened in North Fork.
Marshal Torrance is unaware that a gang of outlaws have a plan to rob the bank. [SC]

1.09 [--] The Rifleman: THE SISTER
25Nov58 ABC Tue
Written and Directed By Montgomery Pittman
Guest Cast:
Sherry Jackson ................ Rebecca Snipe
Dan Blocker ................... Pete
Mort Mills .................... Josh
David Tyrell .................. Roy Thursday
John Dierkes .................. Blacksmith Nels
Lance Fuller
Michael Morgan
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Synopsis:
Lucas is harrassed by two brothers who believe that his intentions towards a
pretty woman that just arrived in North Fork is less than honorable. [SC]

 1.10 [--] The Rifleman: NEW ORLEANS MENACE
prod. no. 6215
02Dec58 ABC Tue
Directed By Arnold Laven
Written By Cyril Hume
Guest Cast:
Akim Tamiroff ................. Tiffauges
Michael Pate .................. Xavier
Jerry Oddo .................... Sam Schuette
Galvan DeLeon ................. Guitarist
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Synopsis:
Lucas is offered a large sum of money for his property by a
fleeing czar and henchman,but refuses to sell. [SC]

 1.11 [--] The Rifleman: THE APPRENTICE SHERIFF
09Dec58 ABC Tue
Directed By Arthur Hiller
Written By Barney Slater
Guest Cast:
Robert Vaughn............as Dan Willard
Edward Binns............as Kealy Thompson
Grant Richards............as Reed Barnes
Russell Collins............as Charlie Willard
Fritz Ford............as The Cowhand
Elyse Gordon............as The School Girl
Steven Gardner............as The School Boy
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain aids a young Deputy Sheriff filling in for Marshal Torrance
who is out of town on important business. [SC]

1.12 [--] The Rifleman: YOUNG ENGLISHMAN
prod. no. 6229
16Dec58 ABC Tue
Directed By Arnold Laven
Written By Arthur Weiss
Guest Cast:
Ted DeCorsia .................. Waggoner
Allen Case .................... Jeremy
James Coburn .................. Wrangler
Dick Rich ..................... Line Boss
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain accuses the young foreman of a neighboring ranch of
rustling one of his calves. [SC]

1.13 [--] The Rifleman: THE ANGRY GUN
23Dec58 ABC Tue
Directed By David Swift
Written By Samuel A. Peeples
Guest Cast:
Vic Morrow .................... Johnny Cotton
Leo Gordon .................... Abe Jordan
Gregory Walcott ............... Blade Kelly
Harry Hickox .................. Stage Driver
Joe Quinn ..................... Marshal
Kathleen Mulqueen ............. Mrs. Peterson
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain pursues three outlaws after being robbed of his money and rifle
during a stagecoach holdup. [SC]

1.14 [--] The Rifleman: THE GAUCHO
30Dec58 ABC Tue
Directed By Jerry Hooper
Written By Bruce Geller
Guest Cast:
Perry Lopez............as Manolo Argentel
Lawrence Dobkin............as Juan Ardentel
Chana Eden............as Nita Argentel
Stuart Randall............as Palmer
Dennis Cross............as Ned Dunnell
Bobby Crawford............as Freddy Toomey
Lauren Janes............as The Henchman
Morris Lippert............as The Townsman
Monte Montana............as The Cowboy
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Harlan Warde.....as Banker John Hamilton
Synopsis:
Lucas Mc Cain get's involved with prejudiced when an Argentine family
settles near his ranch. [SC]

1.15 [--] The Rifleman: THE PET (1959.01.06)
Robert J. Wilke ............... Ward Haskins
Edgar Buchanan ................ Doc Burrage
Bill Erwin .................... Joe Flecker
Hal Jon Norman ................ Father

1.16 [--] The Rifleman: THE SHERIDAN STORY (1959.01.13)
Lawrence Dobkin ............... General Phil Sheridan
Royal Dano .................... Frank Blandon
Frank Wilcox .................. Colonel Cass
Bill Meigs .................... Colonel Cushman
Stephen Chase ................. Medical Colonel Stroud
Fritz Ford .................... Lieutenant

1.17 [--] The Rifleman: THE RETIRED GUN
20Jan59 ABC Mon
Directed By Arnold Laven
Written By Barney Slater
Guest Cast:
Robert Webber ................. Wes Carney
Eileen Harley ................. Clair Carney
Jack Kruschen ................. Clyde Bailey
Duke Snider ................... Wallace
John Anderson ................. Owney
Herman Rudin .................. Morgan Bailey
Joe Mell ...................... Mr. Moody
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix ..... as Micah Torrance
Synopsis: Lucas helps a famous gunman who plans to retire from
his profession,but is hounded by three outlaws that try to make
him break his promise. [SC]

1.18 [--] The Rifleman: THE PHOTOGRAPHER (1959.01.27)
John Carradine ................ Abel Goss
Sidney Blackmer ............... Judge
Raymond Bailey ................ Col. Jess Whiteside
Robert Ellenstein ............. Orderly

1.19 [--] The Rifleman: SHIVAREE
03Feb59
Guest Cast:
Luana Anders .......... Lisabeth Bishop
Paul Carr ............. Derek Hanaway
Morris Ankrum ......... Aaron Pelser
John Anderson
Olive Carey
Edgar Dearing
William Bryant
Recurring Cast: Paul Fix
Aaron Pesler gets something of a shock when he discovers
that one of the two young men travelling with his wagon
train is a girl. [TA]

1.20 [--] The Rifleman: THE DEADEYE KID (1959.02.10)
Douglas Spencer ............... Jackson
Kip King ...................... Donnel O'Mahoney
Jason Johnson ................. Cramer
Glenn Strange

1.21 [--] The Rifleman: THE INDIAN
17Feb59 ABC
(pilot for the series Law of The Plainsman (1959-60)
which starred Michael Ansara - 30 episodes x 30 min)
Produced by Jules Levy, Arthur Gardner
Starring:
Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain
Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain
Guest Star:
Michael Ansara ................ Sam Buckhart
with:
Herbert Rudley ................ Gorman
Lewis Charles ................. Slade
Frank De Kova ................. Old Chief
Mickey Simpson ................ Tub
Robert Chadwick ............... Eskimimzin
Eddie Little Sky .............. Apache
 Lenny Geer
Synopsis:
U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart arrives in North Fork to look for Indians who are suspects in the murder of a rancher
and his family. Buckhart is welcomed by the townspeople until they learn that he too is an Indian. [JB]

1.22 [--] The Rifleman: THE BOARDING HOUSE
24-Feb-1959 ABC Tue
Guest Cast:
Katy Jurado ................... Julia Massini
Alan Baxter ................... Sid Fallon
Sarah Selby ................... Agnes
Kay Cousins
Peggy Maley
Charles Fredericks
Charles Seel
Synopsis:
Julia Massini, a reformed gambler, runs a rescpectable boarding house in
North Fork. Gambler Sid Fallon tries to get Julia to let him use her house
as a gambling hall and saloon. [James Beer]
(Delayed broadcast, 3Mar59, WTVO-39 Rockford, IL Tue 9:30 p.m. CST)

1.23 [--] The Rifleman: THE SECOND WITNESS (1959.03.03)
Directed by Lewis Allen
Guest Cast:
Michael Pate .................. Brad Davis
Edgar Buchanan ................ Doc Burrage
Robert Foulk
Bill Catching
Bill Meigs
Robert Crawford

1.24 [--] The Rifleman: THE TRADE
10Mar59 ABC Tue
Guest Cast:
Paul Richards ................. Sam Morley
Chris Alcaide ................. Hamp Ferris
Katherine Bard ................ Beth Landis
Edgar Buchanan ................ Doc Burrage
Dan Sheridan
Michael Fox
John Harmon
Synopsis:
Sam Morley, Morley wanted by the law asks Lucas to turn him in.

1.25 [--] The Rifleman: ONE WENT TO DENVER (1959.03.17)
Richard Anderson .............. Tom Birch
Jack Kruschen ................. Sammy
John Goddard .................. Naylor
Ben Morris
Lewis Charles
John Harmon

1.26 [--] The Rifleman: THE DEADLY WAIT (1959.03.24)
Lee Van Cleef ................. Dan Mowry
Edgar Buchanan ................ Doc Burrage

1.27 [--] The Rifleman: THE WRONG MAN (1959.03.31)
Lyle Bettger .................. Jay Jefferson
Gordon Jones .................. Carnival Barker
Robert H. Harris .............. Curly Smith
Frank Sully

1.28 [--] The Rifleman: THE CHALLENGE (1959.04.07)
Adam Williams ................. Jake Pardee
Les Tremayne .................. Professor
John Durren ................... Dave Pardee
John Maxwell
Mel Carter
Mike Harris
Ian Murray

1.29 [--] The Rifleman: THE HAWK (1959.04.14)
Patrick McVey ................. Walt Hake
John Anderson ................. Eli Flack

1.30 [--] The Rifleman: THREE-LEGGED TERROR (1959.04.21)
Dennis Hopper ................. Johnny Clover
John Hoyt ..................... Gus Fremont
Patricia Barry ................ Schoolteacher
Robert Foulk

1.31 [--] The Rifleman: THE ANGRY MAN (1959.04.28)
George Mathews ................ Abel MacDonald
Edgar Buchanan ................ Doc Burrage
Kim Charney ................... Carey MacDonald
Fritz Ford

1.32 [--] The Rifleman: THE WOMAN (1959.05.05)
Patricia Barry ................ Adele Adams
Paul Carr ..................... Garth Healey
Mel Carter .................... Jed Healey
James Westerfield
David Leland
Fern Barry
Glenn Strange
Jack Younger

1.33 [--] The Rifleman: THE MONEY GUN
12May59 ABC Mon
Directed By Sam Peckinpah
Written By Bruce Geller and Sam Peckinpah
Guest Cast:
Bert Freed............as Oat Jackford
William Phipps............as Asa Manning
John Dehner............as Tom King
Jason Johnson............as Bert Sanderson
Earle Hodgins............as The Auctioneer
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Harlan Warde............as Banker,John Hamilton
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain becomes the go-between in a situation of embezzlement
and the hireing of a professional gunman. [SC]

1.34  [--] The Rifleman: A MATTER OF FAITH (1959.05.19)
Royal Dano .................... Jonas Epps
Parley Baer ................... Walter Mathers
Bing Russell .................. Hode Evans

1.35 [--] The Rifleman: BLOOD BROTHERS (1959.05.26)
Rhys Williams ................. Doc
Ian Murray .................... Harley
Richard Devon ................. Jethroe
Max Wagner

1.36 [--] The Rifleman: STRANGER AT NIGHT
02Jun59 ABC Tue
guest cast:
Thomas Gomez .................. Artemus Quarles
Jack Hogan .................... Carson
regular:
Paul Fix ...................... Marshal Micah Torrance
Mark's life
(08May67 ATV Midlands UK, Mon 9:40pm)

1.37 [--] The Rifleman: THE RAID (1959.06.09)
Michael Ansara ................ Sam Buckhart
Mike Forest ................... Chaqua
Robert Foulk .................. Johannson
Pat Hogan ..................... Artak
Robert Dix
Mark Goddard
Clancy Cooper

1.38 [--] The Rifleman: OUTLAW'S INHERITANCE
(1959.06.16)
The Rifleman: Outlaw's Inheritance 1 of 3  
The Rifleman: Outlaw's Inheritance 2 of 3  
The Rifleman: Outlaw's Inheritance 3 of 3  
William Bishop ................ Dave Stafford
Bartlett Robinson ............. Samuel Britton
Robert Foulk .................. Toomey
Dabbs Greer

1.39 [--] The Rifleman: BOOMERANG
23Jun59 ABC Tue
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By Arthur Browne,Jr.
Guest Cast:
Lee Kinsolving ................ Tim Elder
Dabbs Greer ................... Sam Elder
Synopsis:
Lucas tries to convince the son of a dead rancher that the town banker is not
responsible for his father's death after the bank forecloses the mortgage on his property. [SC]

1.40 [--] The Rifleman: THE MIND READER (1959.06.30)
John Carradine ................ James Barrow McBride
Sue Randall ................... Lucy Hallager
Michael Landon ................ Bill Mathis
Charles Seel
William Schallert
James Chandler
Steve Hatch
John Harmon

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