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5/2/08

A Tribute To "The Rifleman", songs by Johnny Crawford

"The tribute to the classic black and white format of the western TV series program"

The Rifleman is a western TV Series program under the production of Four Star Television that ran from 1958 to 1963. The series is starred by the main character, Lucas McCain who is Lieutenant in the 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment and homesteader of the Civil War. The starred character has the son named, Mark who lived on a ranch outside fictitious town of North Fork which under New Mexico Territory.

The pilot episode of this series was set in the 1880s and a wooden plaque next to the home stated that it was rebuilt by Lucas McCain and his son Mark in August, 1881. The show’s gimmick was a modified Winchester rifle with a trigger mechanism which allowing for rapid fire shots. The TV series holds up better than most Westerns of its generation maybe because Connors fit so well into the role and another one the father and son relationship was seem genuine. The series has also an excellent musical score which is considered one of the most remembered aspects of the series which is originally composed by Herschel Burke Gilbert.

Genre: Western Channel: ABC
Original Run: September 30, 1958 – April 8, 1963
No. of episodes: 168 (Seasons 5)

Main Cast:
  • Chuck Connors – Lucas McCain
  • Johnny Crawford – Mark McCain
  • Paul Fix – Marshall Micah Torrance

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