The Rifleman (1958–1963)
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Mark and his girlfriend, Lorrie, become entangled in a feud between two old codgers. The teenagers soon learn that the "Hermit" has a bark that's worse than his bite when the old man ... See full summary »

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Mark and his girlfriend, Lorrie, become entangled in a feud between two old codgers. The teenagers soon learn that the "Hermit" has a bark that's worse than his bite when the old man invites them to lunch and allows them to look for arrowheads on a remote part of his land. The youngsters face dire peril when they become trapped in a pool of quicksand. Written by David Bassler

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8 April 1963 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Last show of the series. See more »

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When Lucas pulls the kids out of the quicksand he has one hand on Mark's shoulder and the other on Lorrie's shoulder, there is no way he could pull them out like that. See more »

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[first lines]
Lorrie: C'mon, slow poke. I'll race you!
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Even though Patricia Blair had been credited all season even when she did not appear, she was not credited in this finale. There was no indication her character had departed that would justify the omission. See more »

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Greensleeves
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Performed by Johnny Crawford
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scraping the bottom of the barrel
11 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"...and the series ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper." This pointless and plot less episode seems to be a mishmash (the crossword-puzzle term is "olio") of story ideas that couldn't be worked into other episodes.

There are two old codgers who fight -- for no obvious reason. Mark and a girl search for arrow heads -- for no obvious reason. Mark sings "Greenfleeves" -- /for/ an obvious reason, that of promoting Johnny Crawford's singing career. The show ends with Mark and the girl getting caught in quicksand -- for no obvious reason, other than that there's ten minutes of air time to fill up.

How low has a series sunk when it has to borrow from "Lassie"?

Shows are not always broadcast in the order filmed. The producers could have chose a far-better episode -- such as "Incident at Line Shack Six" -- to end the series.

If you're a classical listener -- Yes, Stefan Schnabel's father is Artur.


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