The Rifleman: Season 1, Episode 21

The Indian (17 Feb. 1959)

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Lucas McCain and his son Mark come across U.S. Deputy Marshal Sam Buckhart who is escorting an Indian prisoner. To Lucas' surprise he finds that Buckhart himself is an Indian, educated at ... See full summary »

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Lucas McCain and his son Mark come across U.S. Deputy Marshal Sam Buckhart who is escorting an Indian prisoner. To Lucas' surprise he finds that Buckhart himself is an Indian, educated at Harvard College. In North Fork, Buckhart goes about his business until some of the townsfolk realize he is an Indian and decide to take matters into their own hands. It's left to Lucas to show them the error of their ways. Written by garykmcd

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Michael Ansara's character of Marshal Sam Buckhart was spun off into its own series, with Ansara again playing Buckhart, called Law of the Plainsman (1959), which lasted from 1959-1960. See more »

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When Lucas rides out to watch Sam Buckhart talking to the Indians, he is seen with his vest on (looks like a scene from "The Gaucho.") See more »

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Mark McCain: An Indian marshal? What's this world coming to?
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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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Michael Ansara guest stars as Federal Marshal Sam Buckhart. His assignment is to bring in the person who started a fire on a ranch that killed two people.
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Quite an interesting episode. An Indian is a Federal Marshal and his assignment is to bring in the person responsible for starting a fire at a ranch which kills two people. The town readily accepts him until they find out he is an Indian. It's interesting to see how Lucas handles the angry mob. Frank DeKova has a small part as an Indian Chief. I think he's better known a Chief Wild Eagle on "F-Troop". The way Lucas handles the angry mob is very clever and very helpful to Buckhart. In this episode as in others, the Sheriff Micah is virtually useless. Sometimes I wonder why he was even on the show. He's always being bailed out by Lucas.


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