The Rifleman: Season 4, Episode 11

Long Gun from Tucson (11 Dec. 1961)

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North Fork has a problem. A man named John Holliver wants revenge for something that happened five years ago.


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Episode cast overview:
Marshal Micah Torrance (credit only)
Henry Waller
Brian G. Hutton ...
John Harmon ...
Joe Higgins ...
Billy E. Hughes ...
Jeffrey Waller (as Billy Hughes)
Peter Whitney ...
John Holliver


Several of the townsfolk in North Fork are frightened when John Holliver returns. He had first come some 5 years before and several of them, including Nils Swenson and Eddie Halstead ran him out of town. Perhaps the most affected however is the town's gunsmith, Henry Waller who has convinced himself that Holliver is out to get him personally. Lucas is acting Marshal and Waller is embarrassed by his own cowardliness. With no one apparently ready to stand with him, Lucas prepares to meet Holliver and his pals alone. Written by garykmcd

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Family | Western




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11 December 1961 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
[reading a new sign over Waller's gunshop]
Henry Waller: Nice sound: "Waller & Son"
Jeffrey Waller: It makes me feel proud, Pa.
Henry Waller: No more proud than me, son.
Mark McCain: "Waller & Son." Gee, Pa, that makes them partners.
Lucas McCain: That's right.
Mark McCain: And that gives me an idea! Why don't we put a sign like that over our barn?
Lucas McCain: Do you think we need a sign... partner?
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What a bunch of cowards
12 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Five years ago, the townsfolk of North Fork rode an outlaw, John Holliver, out of town by rail after an incident. Now Holliver and his gang has returned to North Fork to take revenge fro what happened five years ago.

With Marshal Torrance out of town, Lucas is filling in as deputy Marshal. Some of the people in town that were around five years ago, like the hotel clerk, gunsmith and stable man are scared to death about Holliver being after them. Lucas believes that he is here to protect the people and will have a talk with Holliver. But when Lucas talks to Holliver he is not actually after any one person just wants his self-respect back. He agrees to face anyone the town sends to face him at first light. Lucas will be the man and believes that he will have help from the hotel clerk, gunsmith and stable man-- Lucas is wrong.

Love the way the three town's people were all going to stick together until they realized that Holliver was not actually any one person. Now they believe it is a law enforcement job and want no part of facing Holliver. So now the people of the town leave Lucas to face the gang alone. Nice acting and well written. Good watch.

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