Lucas McCain and his son Mark make their way to the ranch they've just bought but get quite a rude reception. Two cowhands working for big-time rancher Oat Jackford, Billy Lehi and Sam Montgomery, tell Lucas that he's not welcome. Jackford has been using the land to graze some of his cattle and has every intention of continuing to do so. When Lucas doesn't show much enthusiasm for their proposal, he's beaten and the house is burned to the ground. Lucas needs to show them and Jackford that he's not going to get pushed around.
Did You Know?
Mark was 10 years old when he and his father moved to North Fork. In real life, Johnny Crawford
was 12. See more
Lucas wore wrangler jeans that weren't introduced until 1947. See more
Hey. Hey Monty, come here.
Some pilgrim thinks he's found a home.
Well now, don't you think it was time that we showed him the error of his ways?
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more