The Rifleman (1958–1963)
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The Angry Man 

Although his son has been seriously hurt in an accident, one of Lucas' neighboring ranchers refuses to let him have medical assistance, and because of that the boy may well die.


Jerry Hopper


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Episode cast overview:
Chuck Connors ... Lucas McCain
Johnny Crawford ... Mark McCain
Kim Charney Kim Charney ... Carey MacDonald
Fritz Ford Fritz Ford ... Townsman
Edgar Buchanan ... Doc J. Burrage
George Mathews ... Abel MacDonald


Lucas and Mark McCain have a new neighbor in the form of Abel MacDonald and his son Carey. The elder MacDonald is not very friendly ordering them off of his land which he has just acquired as a homesteader. Mark and Carey become friendly however and he learns the MacDonalds lost everything due to his late mother's excessive doctors bills. When Carey has a serious accident, Abel refuses to let Doc Burrage anywhere near the boy. It's left to Lucas to act or the boy will die. Written by garykmcd

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Family | Western





Release Date:

28 April 1959 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Edgar Buchanan, after five shows, makes his last appearance as Doc Burrage. See more »


After one of Lucas's calves strays onto Abel MacDonald's property, Lucas and Mark go over to pick it up and take it back. Lucas and and Abel get into an argument and then Lucas and Mark leave without the calf they came for. See more »

Crazy Credits

Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more »

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Great Episode ...
20 November 2018 | by dweilermg-1See all my reviews

While we all best remember George Mathews as Harvey on Honeymooners Bensonhurst Bomber episode he came off as a somewhat nicer guy on this Rifleman episode. Also Edgar Buchanan was perhaps actor best qualified to play a doctor on TV since he was a dentist in real life. Wow! ☺

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