In North Fork, Lucas McCain meets Micah Torrence, now a drunk but at one time considered one of the ablest lawmen in the territory. He admits he lost his nerve and it led him to a life of ... See full summary »

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In North Fork, Lucas McCain meets Micah Torrence, now a drunk but at one time considered one of the ablest lawmen in the territory. He admits he lost his nerve and it led him to a life of drink. Lucas offers him a job as a ranch hand and uses a tough-love approach to get him to sober up. The Shelton brother ride into town looking to get even with Micah who jailed them 10 years before. Lucas is lured into a trap but it's Micah who comes to his rescued. Written by garykmcd

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21 October 1958 (USA)  »

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This was Paul Fix's first appearance as the sheriff, Micah Torrance. See more »

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Lloyd Carpenter: Just hold up, boys. I had it easy in my mind we was headed for Baesore.
Andrew Sheltin: Well, you see Lloyd, we ain't never been to Northfork.
Flory Sheltin: Fact of the matter is we heard talk that Micah Torrance was headed there. We've been aimin' to do him in as you well know.
Lloyd Carpenter: And I thought we was going to make us a pot of money in the cattle business.
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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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Sam Meet Warren
19 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a highly entertaining episode that puts the series firmly on its way to a winning formula. But what really distinguishes this episode -- indeed, makes it historic -- is that it is the first time that Warren Oates ever appeared in a Sam Peckinpah-directed project. Oates would go on to become one of the constants, one of the trademarks, of a Peckinpah movie. This would culminate 16 years later in the classic "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia," one of my all-time favorites. And, I must say, the thing that makes this episode so entertaining is that it certainly has all the trademarks of a Peckinpah-Oates collaboration, even on the first outing. There is the explosive violence -- people, including Oates, getting thrown into the air backwards by gun blast; and Oates breaking up a bar with the same loud, dumb, bad boy-man glee he'd raise to perfection in the "Wild Bunch." Find this episode and watch history in the making!


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