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The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son, Mark McCain. It was set in the 1880s in the town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black-and-white, half-hour episodes. "The Rifleman" aired on ABC from September 30, 1958 to April 8, 1963 as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series to have a widowed parent raise a child.

  1. Sam Peckinpah


Series Cast

  1. Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain

    Chuck Connors

    Lucas McCain

    168 Episodes

  2. Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain

    Johnny Crawford

    Mark McCain

    168 Episodes

  3. Paul Fix as Micah Torrance

    Paul Fix

    Micah Torrance

    168 Episodes

  4. Joe Higgins as Nils Swenson and Nils Swenson (uncredited)

    Joe Higgins

    Nils Swenson, Nils Swenson (uncredited)

    13 Episodes

  5. John Milford as

    John Milford

    11 Episodes

  6. Harlan Warde as

    Harlan Warde

    11 Episodes

  7. Chris Alcaide as

    Chris Alcaide

    10 Episodes

  8. John Anderson as Samuel Gibbs

    John Anderson

    Samuel Gibbs

    9 Episodes

  9. Peter Whitney as

    Peter Whitney

    9 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 5

1962 • 26 Episodes

Season 5 of The Rifleman premiered on October 1, 1962.

Old Tony

(5x26, April 8, 1963) Season Finale

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The Rifleman
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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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