The Rifleman: Season 3, Episode 18

The Actress (24 Jan. 1961)

TV Episode  |   |  Family, Western
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Lucas fulfills the dying wish for an old friend.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 77 titles
created 19 Feb 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "The Actress" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Actress (24 Jan 1961)

The Actress (24 Jan 1961) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Rifleman.
« Previous Episode | 94 of 168 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
Marshal Micah Torrance (credit only)
Morris Ankrum ...
Jacob Black
Ralph Moody ...
Doc Burrage (as Ralph R. Moody)
Charles Tannen ...
Carson
...
Clerk
Joe Benson ...
Mills (as Joe E. Benson)
Diana Millay ...
Elizabeth Garrett Black
Edit

Storyline

With friend and neighbor Jacob Black on his death bed, Lucas sets out to fulfill his one dying wish, that he be reunited temporarily with his wife Elizabeth. Lucas sets off on his journey and finds her working as a singer in a saloon. She's quite pretty but has little interest in Jacob's dying wish. Lucas forces her to come along hoping she may soften her views by the time they get to North Fork. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rifle | See All (1) »

Genres:

Family | Western

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 1961 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
We learn that everyone has their faults
25 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lucas's crusty older neighbor, Jacob Black, is injured in an accident and the doctor is not sure that he is going to live. Jacob reveals that he got married a few weeks ago and ask Lucas if he can go bring her to his bedside. Lucas has to ride three days away from North Fork to pick up the woman but he makes a promise to Jacob to deliver his wife.

When Lucas gets to the location, he finds a young woman that is more happier in dance halls than being in a farm town. The lady, Elizabeth, at first refuses to go but Lucas forces her to see her dying husband.

On the way back to North Fork, Elizabeth puts some moves on Lucas. But Lucas, being the man he is, rejects the advances saying that she is a married woman. When they arrive in town Liz meets Jacob right before he dies. But it seems that she is not the only one playing a part.

The story was lacking and not interesting until something happens right near the end. A twist by the writers make an otherwise uninteresting script stunning. It takes the entire episode to get to the point but it was worth the watch. As we learn everyone has faults.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Millie Scott keenakaur
Oh No Not the Rifleman Too robert4770
I just love this show... paintedponi-1
About how many people did Lucas kill? jtalknow
The rattlesnake episode djewell715
The anvil chorus roberttroywhite
Discuss The Actress (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?