The Rifleman: Season 1, Episode 23

The Second Witness (3 Mar. 1959)

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As the second witness of a murder, Lucas is asked to travel to another town to testify at the accused man's trial. The catch is, the only other witness has been murdered and his killer has not been identified.


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Episode complete credited cast:
William Meigs ...
Deputy Phil Rogers (as Bill Meigs)
Bill Catching ...
Robert Foulk ...
Robert Crawford Jr. ...
Freddy Toomey (as Robert Crawford)


Lucas McCain puts his life on the line when he agrees to testify at the trial of an outlaw in a nearby town. The original witness in the case was shot while being escorted by two deputies. He was shot from a great distance by someone using a special rifle and a scope. News that Lucas will be testifying quickly spreads through North Fork with most folks thinking that he'll never survive the journey. Written by garykmcd

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Family | Western




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3 March 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mark McCain: How can a man be so good with animals and so mean to people?
Lucas McCain: That's a sign you're growing up.
Mark McCain: What do you mean, Pa?
Lucas McCain: The older you get, the more questions there are without answers.
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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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