IMDb > "The Rifleman" The Legacy (1959)

"The Rifleman" The Legacy (1959)

« Prev | 51 of 168 Episodes | Next »


User Rating:
7.7/10   32 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Edmund Morris (written by)
View company contact information for The Legacy on IMDbPro.
Original Air Date:
8 December 1959 (Season 2, Episode 11)
Lucas tries to do a good turn for the town drunk, but things go awry when the man's son mistakenly believes that he is now the owner of Lucas' ranch. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
With so much material this episode never gelled. See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Chuck Connors ... Lucas McCain

Johnny Crawford ... Mark McCain

Paul Fix ... Marshal Micah Torrance

Denver Pyle ... Seth Mitchell

Jack Grinnage ... Kirby Mitchell
Paul Jasmin ... Alison Mitchell

Bill Quinn ... Frank Sweeney
Fay Roope ... Doc Burrage

James Franciscus ... Philip Simmons

James Barton ... Matt 'Pop' Simmons

John Harmon ... Eddie Halstead (credit only)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lillian Bronson ... Mrs. Adams (uncredited)

Whitey Hughes ... Cowboy at Funeral (uncredited)
Don Kennedy ... Ted (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Cowboy at Funeral (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Cowboy at Funeral (uncredited)

Jack Stoney ... Cowboy at Funeral (uncredited)

Jack Tornek ... Preacher at Funeral (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bernard L. Kowalski 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edmund Morris  written by

Produced by
Arthur Gardner .... producer
Arnold Laven .... producer
Jules V. Levy .... producer (as Jules Levy)
Arthur H. Nadel .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Howard Schwartz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Samuel E. Beetley 
Casting by
Marjory McKay 
Art Direction by
Gibson Holley 
Bill Ross (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Carl Biddiscombe 
Makeup Department
Webster C. Phillips .... makeup artist
Jay Sebring .... hair stylist: Chuck Connors (uncredited)
Production Management
Bruce Fowler Jr. .... production manager
Robert E. Short .... executive in charge of production
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Salamunovich .... assistant director
Sound Department
Clarence Peterson .... sound
Kay Rose .... sound effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert B. Harris .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Bernard W. Burton .... editorial supervisor (as Bernard Burton)
Music Department
Al Friede .... music editor
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Marian Carpenter .... assistant to producer
Series Cast
These people are regular cast members. Were they in this episode?

Edgar Buchanan ... Doc Burrage #1

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: In an outdoor scene, the tall buildings of a twentieth-century city are clearly visible in the background.See more »
Philip Simmons:So many things were left unsaid...
Lucas McCain:They usually are.
See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
With so much material this episode never gelled., 27 July 2013
Author: kfo9494 from United States

When Pop Simmons, the local good natured drunk, is childishly harassed by some eighteen year old boys- the old man sufferers a heart attack. The dying man has one request- to see his son that is a lawyer in Boston. Lucas writes a letter to the son and it is not long before the son, Philip Simmons, comes to see his long lost father.

Philip has not seen his father since he was young and knows nothing about his life. When Philip arrives there is more to this meeting than meets the eye. And when 'Pop' dies, Philip only thought is to sign warrants on the two eighteen year old boys for murder which is much to the dislike of the people of North Fork.

This was a very interesting story that ended way too abruptly. There was a lot of good material in this episode that was not used. The story about the teenagers in jail could have been an episode by itself but was quickly mentioned in the loaded thirty minute show. Too much material in this episode that was never explored.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (2 total) »

Related Links

Main series Episode guide Full cast and crew
Company credits IMDb TV section IMDb Family section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.