The Rifleman (1958–1963)
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I Take This Woman 

Dennis O'Flarrety arrives in North Fork. Upon seeing an opportunity to help, he single-handedly lifts part of a wagon. But, his real reason for being in town is that he intends to marry Lou Mallory, the owner of the hotel.





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Episode cast overview:
Larsen - Bartender
Dennis O'Flarrety


When Dennis O'Flarrety comes to North Fork, he announces that he's there to marry the beautiful Lou Mallory. It seems that he had helped out Lou's father many years before basically running the farm for him. As a reward, Lou's father had promised him Lou's hand in marriage. Lou doesn't love him but in keeping with the ways of the old country, she has every intention meeting the obligations her father imposed on her. For his part, O'Flarrety turns out to be mean and a drunkard who will quickly run through whatever savings Lou may have accumulated. Lucas decides to do something about it. Written by garykmcd

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Family | Western




Release Date:

5 November 1962 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lucas McCain is wearing Wrangler jeans and they weren't made until the mid 1940's. See more »


Very obvious use of doubles in the fight scene between McCain and O'Flaherty. See more »


Mark McCain: Pa, Lou is our friend. How come we're not doin' anything about it? I mean doin' not talkin'.
Lucas McCain: Well, because I was told it was none of my business.
Lucas McCainMark McCain: Everyone knows he's just bleedin' her dry - buying things and payin' for 'em with her money.
Lucas McCain: That all you kids do - listen to some old women's gossip?
Mark McCain: Well, if it was me and I was a doin' friend instead of a talkin' friend, I'd saddle up and do somethin' about it!
[Lucas grabs his hat and heads for the door]
Lucas McCain: Thanks for some good fatherly advice.
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Crazy Credits

Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his riffle and then stares into the camera. See more »

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A bizarre circumstance never caught any interest
18 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dennis O'Flarrety comes into North Fork to see Lou. O'Flarrety and Lou were next door neighbors in Ireland (small world) and Lou's father gave Lou's hand in marriage to O'Flarrety. It seems that Lou's mother had died and left her father with six children. O'Flarrety helped his father makes sure the kids had food and clothes and that is why he gave his oldest daughter, Lou, to O'Flarrety.

For some reason Lou feels a connection with the old ways of her father and will go ahead with the marriage. But soon we find out there is more to O'Flarrety than meets the eye. Lucas will be the only hope that Lou has from making a serious mistake.

The concept of this episode is rather bizarre. Why they had to make someone, all the way from Ireland, show up in the New Mexico territory is strange even for a novice viewer. It was so far-fetched that the story never gain any interest. This was not one of the better 'Rifleman' episodes. An average watch.

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