The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.
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1963   1962   1961   1960   1959   1958  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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...  Lucas McCain / ... 168 episodes, 1958-1963
...  Mark McCain 168 episodes, 1958-1963
...  Micah Torrance / ... 151 episodes, 1958-1963
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Widower Lucas McCain can fire a round with his specially modified Winchester in three-tenths of a second. Added to his high moral code and resolve enable him to help Marshal Micah Torrance maintain order in town while raising his son, Mark, on a ranch near North Fork, New Mexico. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Family | Western

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30 September 1958 (USA)  »

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El hombre del rifle  »

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(168 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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4:3
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The character "Lucas McCain" was ranked number thirty-two in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (June 20, 2004 issue). See more »

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The hair styles worn by most of the men and many of the women during the series reflect the 1950s/1960s filming of the program rather than its 1880s setting. See more »

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[repeated line]
Mark McCain: Pa!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) See more »

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One of the best television shows ever made.
15 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Even during the Golden Era of television the 1950s-1970s,when there were so many great shows made,The Rifleman ranks among the best shows ever made.Chuck Connors was outstanding,and the supporting cast were very good.But it was Connors as Lucas McCain that made this show great.His character had "real" emotions.Unlike the stereotype good guy in Westerns ,sometimes Lucas was the one to get angry first.He had a relaxed intensity about him,played to perfection.One of the wonderful things about this show is the great character actors that guest starred every week.The show stands out from other westerns for many reasons.One of them being a lot of the story lines involved Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain and his son played by Johnny Crawford.The father son relationship made this more than a western but also a family show.If I had to write everything that was great about this show it would fill a book.Even if one does not like westerns,The Rifleman is outstanding.They don't even come close to making great television shows like this anymore.


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