The Rifleman (1958–1963)
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In Micah's absence, Lucas is forced into a duel to determine to which system of justice the blatant murder of a rural Hispanic resident applies: the old justice of traditional New Mexico Hispanics, administered by "Baranca", or the US law.


Joseph H. Lewis


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Episode cast overview:
Chuck Connors ... Lucas McCain
Johnny Crawford ... Mark McCain
Paul Fix ... Micah Torrance
John Milford ... Bro Hadley
Jack Kruschen ... Doc Burrage
Bill Quinn ... Frank Sweeney
Linda Dangcil Linda Dangcil ... Mrs. Sanchez
Henry Amargo Henry Amargo ... Juan
Cesare Danova ... Baranca


Pedro Sanchez, a local rancher, is murdered and his place set afire. A local bully named Hadley is suspected of the crime. Soon afterwards a Mexican gunfighter named Baranca comes to North Fork, determined to exact revenge for Sanchez's murder. Written by

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justice | revenge | toothache | rifle | See All (4) »


Family | Western





Release Date:

1 November 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lucas McCain: Everything must be done according to the law.
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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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Other than the fight scene- this episode was solid.
25 July 2013 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

When Pedro Sanchez, a native Mexican descendant of the New Mexico Territory, is brutally shot outside his home the old ways of the Mexican people are called upon. Instead of the law handling the problem the Mexican people call for their own justice in the form of a gunfighter named Baranca. And Baranca is looking for a man named Hadley.

When Baranca arrives in North Fork ready to kill Hadley, Lucas will stand up for the law of the land instead of the old ways. This will lead to a showdown between Lucas and Baranca.

The story was very interesting but for some reason the writers threw in a fight scene that was more comical than realistic. If you can overlook that bizarre scene, this story was entertaining. Even Mark's tooth problem gave the show a nice touch.

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