The Loner (1965–1966)
2 user

Westward, the Shoemaker 

Colton takes under his protective wing a timid Latvian immigrant venturing west to open a shoemaker's shop.



(created by),


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview:
William Colton
Hyman Rabinovitch
Charlie Parker


William Colton stops to rest at a water hole twelve miles from Fort Kearney, Nebraska Territory. to take a rest. He meets a foreign man who had immigrated to the United States from Latvia just a year before. This man's name is Hyman Rabinovitch, a shoemaker. After Colton gives him a ride into town, Hyman tells him that he's looking to buy a shop. He had a ring from his great-great grandfather. In New York, a man said, "Go West." Then he bought Hyman's ring for $400.00. Colton is happy for him. It looks like Hyman has found a home. Before Colton leaves him, Hyman declares, "You know something? I LOVE America!" But soon he learns about another side of America. A tin horn poker player is in town. His name is Charlie Parker and he informs Hyman that the shoemaker's shop would cost him $800. It's a trick, of course, and Hyman falls for it. He puts all his life's savings in the pot. Written by Michelle

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

27 November 1965 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


William Colton: [Hyman hides behind a rock when Cavalry ride by] Hyman, what are you doing over there?
Hyman Rabinovitch: Cossacks!
William Colton: Cossacks? They were troopers. They're not Cossacks. U.S. Cavalrymen.
Hyman Rabinovitch: U.S. Cavalry?
William Colton: Yeah, United States Cavalrymen.
Hyman Rabinovitch: Back in Latvia, cossacks come, burn houses, kill people, kill my grandfather, kill my father. Every time I see uniform I think cossacks after Hyman. But I am wrong, huh? Not in America? Not in Wild West? No cossacks here?
William Colton: No cossacks.
Hyman Rabinovitch: Indians after Hyman, yes. Bandits after Hyman, ...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great Ending
30 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, so I didn't see any of that coming until he opened his carpet bag. Then when Hyman started counting out the money, I knew that it was going to be confederate money. I knew it would end well, because these shows do that, but I wasn't sure how he was going to get out of this mess. The ending made me cry. The same men who watched him lose all his money to Parker and watched Colton get it all back were now giving him their money...It was REALLY nice to see!!!

Only two character actors were given credit in this episode. I'm curious as to why the shop owner wasn't credited. I would like to see him listed on IMDb. If you know who he was, please see that it's listed here or email me to let me know at

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: