CTVA US Western - "The Rifleman" (Four Star/ABC) Season 5 (1962-63)

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Starring Chuck Connors & Johnny Crawford
Season 5 (ABC) (1962-63)
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


############## The Rifleman ################
############# season 5 1962-63 ###############
############## (final season) ################
ABC Mondays 8:30pm Eastern

5.01 [143] The Rifleman: OLD MAN RUNNING aka The Wanted Man
(1962.09.25) (some sources have 25Mar63)
John Anderson ................. Sam Gibbs
Adam Williams ................. Mal Sherman
Rex Holman .................... Bob Sherman
Arthur Batanides .............. Littleboy Sherman

5.02 [144] The Rifleman: WASTE (Part 1/2) (1962.10.01)
Vito Scotti ................... Alphonso
Pepe Hern ..................... Sleeper
Tony Rosa ..................... Horse Teeth Looker
Alex Montoya .................. Ear Digger
Sara Taft ..................... Old Woman
Enid Jaynes ................... Young Woman

5.03 [145] The Rifleman: WASTE (Part 2/2) (1962.10.08)
Vito Scotti ................... Alphonso
Pepe Herrn .................... Sleeper
Tony Rosa ..................... Horse Teeth Looker
Alex Montoya .................. Ear Digger
Sara Taft ..................... Old Woman
Enid Jaynes ................... Young Woman

5.04 [146] The Rifleman: LOU MALLORY (1962.10.15)
Peter Whitney ................. Neb
Conlan Carter ................. Haslam
Mel Carter .................... Bo
Thom Carney ................... Moss
Charles La Franchise .......... Eddie

5.05 [147] The Rifleman: QUIET NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT
22Oct62 ABC Mon
Directed By Arnold Laven
Written By Arthur Browne,Jr.
Guest Cast:
Ed Ames ....................... Lee Coyle
Maurine Dawson ................ Molly Carpenter
Carol Leigh ................... Betty Lind
Charles Harrison .............. Stage Driver
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Patricia Blair.....as Lou Mallory
Ralph Moody.....as Doc Burrage
Joe Higgins.....as Nils Swenson
Synopsis:
Lucas McCain,Marshal Torrance,and the citizens of North Fork must cope
with a possible outbreak of smallpox. [SC]

  5.06 [148] The Rifleman: DEATH NEVER RIDES ALONE
29Oct62 ABC Mon
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By David P. Harmon
Guest Cast:
Lee Van Cleef............as Johnny Drako
Rex Holman............as Billy Graves
Mel Carter............as Mack Jones
John Rayborn............as Red Evans
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Patricia Blair.....as Lou Mallory
Joe Higgins.....as Nils Swenson
Bill Quinn.....as Sweeney, The Bartender
Synopsis:
Former outlaw Johnny Drako comes to North Fork with intentions of settleing
down and to re-unite his friendship with Lucas McCain. [SC]

5.07 [149] The Rifleman: I TAKE THIS WOMAN
05Nov62 ABC Mon
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By David P. Harmon
Guest Cast:
Sean McClory .................. Dennis O'Flarrety
Charles Cooper ................ Larsen
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix....as Micah Torrance
Patricia Blair....as Lou Mallory
Joe Higgins....as Nils Swenson
Synopsis:
An out-spoken Irishman arrives in North Fork with hopes of matrimony with Lou
Mallory,who is unaware of the man's intentions. [SC]
[Note: The finale to this episode was one of the better staged fist
fight scenes of the series between Chuck Connors(Lucas McCain)and Sean
McClory(Dennis O'Flarety). Luke Saucier was Connors double and George Robotham
doubled for McClory]. [SC]

5.08 [150] The Rifleman: THE ASSAILANTS (1962.11.12)
Edward Platt .................. Senator Jim Borden
John Milford .................. Lieutenant Price
Steven Marlo .................. Sergeant Will
Noam Pitlik ................... Trooper Daft
William Bryant ................ Trooper Coley
Benny Carle ................... Amos Blaine
Henry Allin ................... Tom Burroughs

5.09 [151] The Rifleman: MARK'S RIFLE (1962.11.19)
Mark Goddard .................. Marty Blair
Eddie Quillan ................. Angus Evans

5.10 [152] The Rifleman: THE MOST AMAZING MAN (1962.11.26)
Sammy Davis, Jr. .............. Wade Randall
Richard Devon ................. Lovett
Pat Henry ..................... Hardware Man

 5.11 [153] The Rifleman: SQUEEZE PLAY
03Dec62 ABC Mon
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By Ed Adamson
Guest Cast:
Gerald Mohr............as Willard Prescott
Chris Alcaide............as Dave Rankin
Dean Fredericks............as Phil Carver
Henry Madden............as Hal Spencer
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Synopsis:
Lucas must cope with a ruthless land speculator who'll stop at nothing to
grab the McCain property. [SC]

5.12 [154] The Rifleman: GUN SHY (1962.12.10)
Peter Whitney ................. Vantine
Pat Goldin .................... Salesman
Jimmy Carter .................. Charlie
Jay Nelson .................... Stage Owner
Bob Hall
Darryl Richard

5.13 [155] The Rifleman: THE ANVIL CHORUS (1962.12.17)
Norm Alden .................... Duff
Steven Marlo .................. Stagg
Adam Williams
William Meigs
Michael Morris
Olan Soule

  5.14 [156] The Rifleman: CONFLICT
Four Star-Sussex prod. no. 5214
24Dec62 ABC Mon
Directed By Arthur H. Nadel
Written By Ed Adamson
Guest Cast:
Rhodes Reason ................. Ben Kendrick
Eddie Quillan ................. Harvey Evans
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Patricia Blair.....as Lou Mallory
Synopsis:
Mark is almost mauled by a mountain lion. Lucas get's off a round with
his weapon and misses an easy shot causing him to lose faith in his rifle abilities. [SC]

5.15 [157] The Rifleman: INCIDENT AT LINE SHACK SIX
Four Star-Sussex prod. no. 5240
07Jan63 ABC Mon
Directed by Arnold Laven
Written By Calvin J. Clements
Guest Cast:
John Anderson ................. Gangling
Paul Mantee ................... Johnny Wing
Raymond Guth .................. Charlie Breen
Ray Kellogg ................... Vale Croton
Dale Wright ................... Dave Croton
Claude Hall ................... Jeb Croton
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Patricia Blair.....as Lou Mallory
Synopsis:
An Indian friend of Lucas is accused of murder by a railroad camp boss. [SC]

5.16 [158] The Rifleman: SUSPICION
Four Star-Sussex prod. no. 5210
14Jan63 ABC Mon
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By Jay Simms
Guest Cast:
Kevin McCarthy ................ Winslow Quince
William Fawcett ............... Pyrite Rand
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Patricia Blair.....as Lou Mallory
Joe Higgins.....as Nils Swenson
Synopsis:
Lucas and Marshal Torrance suspect a stranded stranger as the prime suspect in a
recent series of murders and robberies. [SC]

5.17 [159] The Rifleman: THE SIDEWINDER
Four Star-Sussex prod. no. 5242
21Jan63 ABC Mon
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By Richard Lewin
Guest Cast:
Billy Hughes, Jr. ............. Gridley Mau
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Patricia Blair.....as Lou Mallory
Joe Higgins.....as Nils Swenson
Synopsis:
A young boy,not much older than Mark,comes to North Fork with intentions of
killing Lucas McCain who mortaly wounded his father during a robbery. [SC]
 
5.18 [160] The Rifleman: THE SIXTEENTH COUSIN
28Jan63 ABC Mon
Directed By Arthur H. Nadel
Written By Arthur Browne,Jr.
Guest Cast:
John Mamo ............. Hikaru Yamanaka
Vito Scotti ........... Soto
Charles Maxwell ....... Gus Torpin
Paul Sorensen
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Patricia Blair.....as Lou Mallory
Synopsis:
While visiting North Fork,a Japanese nobleman seeks revenge
when his servent is insulted. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A Japanese nobleman seeks Oriental-style satisfaction. [TA]

5.19 [161] The Rifleman: HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE
04Feb63 ABC Mon
Directed By Arthur H. Nadel
Written By Cyril Hume
Guest Cast:
Maurice Dallimore ............. Bullock
Tony Haig ..................... Percy
Paul Mazursky ................. Sylvester
I. Stanford Jolley ............ Joe Fogner
Andy Martin
Rusty Stevens
Daniel White
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Patricia Blair.....as Lou Mallory
Synopsis:
Marshal Torrance, with the help from Lucas,try to capture a gang of
rustlers who take advantage at Halloween by using seasonal disguises
to raid local cattle ranches. [SC]

5.20 [162] The Rifleman: AND THE DEVIL MAKES FIVE
11Feb63
Guest Cast:
Lonny Chapman ........ Scully Potter
Mark goes to wake his father, but Lucas is already up -
a rattlesnake has crawled into his bed. [TA]

5.21 [163] The Rifleman: END OF THE HUNT (1963.02.18)
Jeff Morrow ................... Reef Jackson
K.T. Stevens .................. Granny Mede
John C. Gilbert ............... Boy
Harry Finley .................. Harvey

 5.22 [164] The Rifleman: THE BULLET
25Feb63 ABC Mon
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By Lowell Barrington
Guest Cast:
Richard Anderson .............. Griff
Harold J. Stone ............... Marshal
Asa Maynor .................... Molly
Harry Lauter .................. Hired Gun
Gene Tyburn ................... Deputy
Norman Leavitt ................ Hotel Clerk
Reg Parton .................... Victim
Dal McKennon .................. Judge Hopkins
Synopsis:
While on his way to the town of Las Cruces for an important meeting,
Lucas becomes involved with the shooting of a stranger by a local
gambler,and is introduced to a new science known as 'Ballistics'
by the town Marshal. [SC]

5.23 [165] The Rifleman: REQUIEM AT MISSION SPRINGS (1963.03.04)
George Lindsey ................ Dove
Dal Jenkins ................... Smiley
Dean Fredericks ............... Rance
Joe E. Benson ................. Guard

5.24 [166] The Rifleman: THE GUEST (1963.03.11)
Cesare Danova ................. Mario Arsatti
Walter Sande .................. Ralph

 [--] The Rifleman: OLD MAN RUNNING aka The Wanted Man
25Mar63 (possibly a rerun)
some sources have orig airdate 25Sep62

5.25 [167] The Rifleman: WHICH WAY'D THEY GO? (1963.04.01)
Peter Whitney ................. Neb Jackman
Conlan Carter ................. Haslam Jackman
Mickey Manners ................ Moss Jackman
John Craig .................... Bo Jackman
Vito Scotti ................... Marcello Ciabini
Leo Gordon .................... Stack Wade
Dal McKennon .................. Judge Moze
Beatrice Kay .................. Goldie Drain

5.26 [168] The Rifleman: OLD TONY (final episode)
08Apr63 ABC Mon
Directed By Joseph H. Lewis
Written By Thomas Thompson
Guest Cast:
Stefan Schnabel............as Old Tony
Karen Sue Trent............as Lourie
Martin Kosleck............as Joe Stanic
Recurring Cast:
Paul Fix.....as Micah Torrance
Synopsis:
Mark and his
girlfriend get involved with an on-going feud between a hermit and his
neighbor,while Lucas and Marshal Torrance search the countryside for the
younsters when they turn up missing. [SC]

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