The Rifleman: Season 3, Episode 5

Strange Town (25 Oct. 1960)

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When Micah is badly injured by an escaping prisoner, Lucas will track the prisoner back to his home town where they do not give up their own.



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Episode cast overview:
Marshall Truce
Milton Parsons ...
Old Man
Joe Higgins ...
Bletch Droshek
Peter Whitney ...
Ott Droshek


A badly wounded Micah stumbles into Lucas' ranch, shot in the back. He was after a notorious "backshooter" named Bletch Droshek, and it was Droshek who shot him. Micah deputizes Lucas to go after Droshek, and Lucas finds Droshek holed up in a mining settlement called Droshek Town--which is run by Droshek and his brother Ott, who own everything and everybody and who have no intention of letting Lucas leave the town alive. Written by

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Family | Western




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25 October 1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Before heading out to track down Drosheck, Lucas tells Mark he is going to leave him with Millie until he comes back, but Millie Scott doesn't join the series until 3 episodes later. See more »


Marshal Micah Torrance: I'm about the most useless lawman in the whole territory right now. I can't even pour my own coffee.
Lucas McCain: Well, Micah, if a town's got a jail that's empty and its street's are quiet at night, the law is well done.
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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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Nice change of characters make this show entertaining.
25 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Micah is carrying an outlaw, Bletch Droshek, in for trial. While stopped on the trail, Bletch jumps Micah and starts beating him up. After a few punches Micah goes down and the outlaw rides off. A badly injured Micah is able to make it to Lucas's farm and deputizes Lucas so that he can ride to a neighboring town to find the outlaw.

When Lucas makes it to the town the entire town seems to be hiding information from Lucas. When he finds the Marshal of the town things only get worse. The town does not give up its own.

Claude Akins and Peter Whitney do a great job of playing Russian immigrants that settled in the New Mexico mountains making for a nice change of characters for the series. The episode held tight to the regular 'Rifleman' plot so there are really no surprises in the show. This is just a usual good episode that has all the good qualities that make the series entertaining.

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