Sid Fallon tries to blackmail former gambler Julia Andueza into allowing him to use her boarding house as a gambling hall and saloon.





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Episode complete credited cast:
Harlan Warde ...
Sarah Selby ...
Kay Cousins Johnson ...
Flo (as Kay Cousins)
Charles Fredericks ...
Steve (as Charlie Fredericks)


Julia Andueza has recently resettled in North Fork and has made quite an impression with her new boarding house and her great cooking. Lucas recognizes her however as a card cheat who 12 years before swindled a good friend of his out of his life savings. He confronts her and she claims to have turned over a new leaf and left her old life long ago. Lucas isn't sure he's prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt but when her old 'friends' show up in North Fork aiming to turn it into a gambling town, Julia shows her resolve and gains Lucas' support. Written by garykmcd

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Family | Western




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24 February 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Barney: Now, these civic leaders have decided our town can get along without any female dealers.
Liz: Ha!
Barney: Oh, we don't mind gamblers, so long as they're wearin' long pants.
Liz: We didn't cause no trouble.
Barney: Maybe you didn't rightly cause it, ma'am, but it seemed to occur 'round your vacinity regardless.
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Learning Lessons
7 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though the story surrounding Julia is interesting and I have it practically memorized, my favorite is Mark at the table giving Ms. Anderson a stern lecture on country etiquette. He tells her his Pa learned him by whipping him. This is the only reference that I know of in all five years of The Rifleman that any physical punishment is shown. Lucas grabs Mark's ear and drags him into the other room, no doubt to show him some of that old-fashioned discipline.

I think it's sad that it's made clear later in the series that Lucas would never "hit" his boy. I've been told that the difference is a change of producers during the first season. Lucas became more gentle and loving instead of harsh and telling his boy to face the facts of life. I really wish they hadn't changed it because the first was more realistic...

Still, I really love the father/son relationship throughout the entire run.

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