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"Flowers By the Door"

Episode 92

Writer:  Harry Kronman

Director:  Joseph H. Lewis

Original Air Date:  1/10/1961

 

Cast

Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain

Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain

Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance

Johnny Crawford and Chuck Connors

 

A soft-spoken book salesman is unmasked by Lucas as a killer when his ruse of offering free flower seeds to his prospective victims backfires and puts the law on his trail.

Guest Cast

Jean Allison as Woman

Jean Allison is an American actress who has appeared in nearly 100 movies and television shows in a career spanning more than 20 years.  Appearing mostly in the western genre, Allison also made guest appearances in various popular television series, including "Perry Mason" (1957–1966) and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961–1966).  She made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying a woman in "Flowers By the Door" (episode 92).  In addition to THE RIFLEMAN, Allison also guest-starred in "The Restless Gun" (1957–1959), "Bonanza" (1959–1973) and "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1955–1961).

Richard Anderson as Jason Gowdy

Richard Anderson is an American actor whose career in film and television spanned more than fifty years.  He first became interested in acting at an early age, appearing in high school plays, and after serving in the Army, he began doing summer stock, radio work and playing bit parts in movies.  He performed comedy scenes modeled on a "screen test" format for a TV series called "Lights, Camera, Action" (1950).  Shortly thereafter, MGM offered him a contract.  Anderson went on to have a prolific television career with roles in genres ranging from detective dramas to westerns, including a recurring role in the last season of "Perry Mason" (1964–1966), playing police Lt. Steve Drumm, and also "Zorro," "Death Valley Days," "I Spy," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "The Fugitive," "The Big Valley," and many others.  In the 1970's he appeared in "Gunsmoke," "Ironside," and "The Love Boat," and in the 1980's he guest starred on "Charlie's Angels" and on "Dynasty."  Anderson is best known for his role as Oscar Goldman, boss to Lee Majors' "Six Million Dollar Man" and Lindsay Wagner's "Bionic Woman."

Richard Anderson made six guest appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, playing a different role in each episode.  He played Tom Birch in "One Went To Denver " (episode 25), the title role of Lariat Jones in "Lariat" (episode 67), Duke Jennings in "Miss Bertie" (episode 90), Jason Gowdy in " Flowers By the Door " (episode 92), Harry Chase in "Milly's Brother" (episode 140), and Griff in "The Bullet" (episode 163).

Patricia Breslin as Cora Seevers

Patricia Breslin is an American actress who has spent most of her career working in television.  She has appeared in more than 50 movies and television shows over her career of 20 years.  After graduating from a convent in New Rochelle, New York, Breslin enrolled in the College of New Rochelle where she became trained in the theater department.  She made her television debut in the NBC TV production of "Romeo & Juliet" (1952), portraying Juliet.  She had recurring roles in "The People's Choice" (1955–1958) and "Peyton Place" (1964–1969), playing the roles of Amanda "Mandy" Peoples Miller and Laura Brooks, respectively.  Breslin was a popular actress during the 1950s and the 1960s, appearing in "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955–1962), "Perry Mason" (1957–1966) and "Twilight Zone" (1959–1964), playing opposite a young William Shatner in the 1960 episode, "Nick of Time." Breslin went on to play Meg Balwin in the daytime soap opera, "General Hospial," from 1966 to 1969.  She made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Cora Severs in "Flowers by the Door" (episode 92).  Breslin guest-starred in the ther western series, including "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957–1962) and "Bonanza" (1959–1973).

 

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