The Rifleman: Season 4, Episode 5

The Journey Back (30 Oct. 1961)

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Mark gets a job from a neighbor who he initialed shied away from because of his facial scars. When his military past is revealed, Mark has to decide if his new friend has been lying or is the man on his trail seeking vengeance justified.



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Episode cast overview:
Micah Torrance (credit only)
Will Temple / Will Trager
John Milford ...
Jess Grady
Chris Alcaide ...
Manny Carney
Lieutenant Vaughn
Mel Carter ...
Arnie Grady


Mark McCain is a bit afraid of their new neighbor, Will Temple, who has bought the neighboring ranch. Temple seems a nice enough fellow but is badly scarred. Mark comes around however when Temple offers him a job. A Cavalry officer, Lt. Vaughn, arrives looking for an army deserter who is responsible for the death of his entire company. His description of the scar on the deserter's face is identical to Temple's and Mark's yet again has to re-examine his opinion of the man. Written by garykmcd

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Family | Western




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30 October 1961 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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