The Rifleman: Season 4, Episode 15

The Princess (8 Jan. 1962)

TV Episode  |   |  Family, Western
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Lucas and Mark take in a young woman and her brother after the brother comes down with measles. But rumors are flying around that the young woman is a princess - not merely a woman who's yearning to be a farmer.

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Marshal Micah Torrance (credit only)
Michel Petit ...
Charles Morrison
Stephen Bekassy ...
Mr. Brissard
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Lucas and Mark take in a young woman and her younger brother who have been hiding in the McCain's barn. The boy, Charles, is sick but Doc Burrage says it's only chicken pox and no one has anything to worry about. His sister Jennifer dreams about having her own ranch or farm and gladly helps out learning as she goes along. She also becomes quite enamored with Lucas. Lucas is also aware of news reports that a foreign princess and her brother have recently run away from their boarding school. Written by garykmcd

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8 January 1962 (USA)  »

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An out-of-place story for this western series.
12 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We are accustom to have some strange characters make their way through North Fork but this is an episode that takes the cake. It just so happens that a proper lady and a fancy lad comes to the McCain's ranch in rural territory of New Mexico and the word on the street is that the lady is a princess that is running away from her royal duties.

But unlike 'the royals' this woman wants to learn everything about farming so that she can make it on her own. And it appears that all the talk about being a princess might just be hogwash. But when an event happens we will find out if the lady is truly running from her obligations or just scared of being in the spotlight.

The story is not really that bad, it is just difficult to believe that North Fork is the crossroads of the world. The story was out-of-place in this rural western series and was more apt for a contemporary setting. But if you like fantasy then you might just have a good review of this show. But when I watch 'The Rifleman' fantasy is not what is expected.


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