The Rifleman: Season 1, Episode 14

The Gaucho (30 Dec. 1958)

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A hot-tempered Argentinian cowboy along with father and lovely sister, buy a ranch in North Fork. Their foreign ways do not sit well with the local community, especially neighboring rancher Curge Palmer.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Juan Argentez (as Larry Dobkin)
Chana Eden ...
Dennis Cross ...
Harlan Warde ...
Stuart Randall ...
Robert Crawford Jr. ...
Bobby (as Bobby Crawford)
Morris Lippert ...
Montie Montana ...
Lauren Janes ...
2nd Cowboy


Rancher Curge Palmer is none too pleased when he hears that someone has bought a ranch that he had his eye on. He's even less pleased when he meets the purchaser, Juan Argentez, from Argentina. The bigoted Palmer is clearly out to insult Argentez and his children, Nita and Manolo. For his part, Manolo is also a bit of a hothead and doesn't like that Nita is now spending time with Ned Dunnell. Lucas wants Mark to spend time with Manolo and learn that people from other cultures are not necessarily bad. When Ned is found dead however, Curge accuses Manolo of the killing. Written by garykmcd

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Family | Western




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30 December 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Juan throws his bolos at a calf and ties the back legs of the calf, but when Juan and Mark approach the calf the front legs are tied as well. See more »

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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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