The Rifleman: Season 5, Episode 24

Old Man Running (25 Mar. 1963)

TV Episode  -   -  Family | Western
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Mark's grandfather visits, running from present troubles while seeking to resolve troubles from the past.

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Mal Sherman
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Samuel E. Gibbs
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Sam rides into Northfork, on the run from present trouble, while seeking to deal with trouble from the past. For Sam is none other than Mark's grandfather, the father of Lucas' long-dead wife and mother of his son. Sam is being chased by three brothers who want to avenge Sam's killing a member of their family. Sam wants to get away, but also wants to see Mark, for he wants Mark's forgiveness for a dark past. Lucas, and Mark, must first help Sam overcome his current danger. Then they must grapple with their feelings about the past, in order to find a way to a new relationship with old Sam. Written by Charles Delacroix

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An unwelcome family member shows up at the ranch
7 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When an older man, Samuel Gibbs, shows up at the McCain ranch it becomes obvious that there is a history between the old man and Lucas. And true enough Gibbs is Mark's grandfather that is responsible for the death of Mark's mother. Gibbs is at the house asking for help because he has being chased by three outlaw brothers wanting to kill him. But due to the history Lucas refuses to help and throws him off his land.

But Gibbs is not there just by chance, he is also there to ask forgiveness from his only grandson. But it appears his travel will be for naught.

A nice story that gave Mark a more mature role than accustom. John Anderson is great as the grandfather and gives a warming performance. Even though the story was very predictable it is still a tale that will always make the viewer smile. Nice watch.


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