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"The Lost Treasure of Canyon Town"

Episode 99

Writer:  Calvin J. Clements

Director:  Don Taylor

Original Air Date:  2/28/1961

 

Cast

Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain

Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain

Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance

Johnny Crawford and Chuck Connors

 

A visit to Micah Torrance's old home, now a ghost town, leads Micah, Lucas and Mark to uncover a twenty year old mystery of a lost gold mine and two missing men.

Guest Cast

William Fawcett as Mr. Newman

William Fawcett, born William Fawcett Thomas, was a prolific American film and television actor.  He appeared in more than 50 movies and 200 television shows in a career spanning more than 35 years.  Prior to becoming an actor, Fawcett was ordained as a minister, and he obtained a Ph.D. in Elizabethan drama from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, then went on to become the Professor of Theatre at Michigan State University.  In the mid-1940s he embarked on an acting career full-time.  He guest-starred in many popular TV shows, including guest-starring roles in the classic family comedy of the 1950s, "Leave It to Beaver" (1957–1963), starring Jerry Mathers, the crime dramas "Dragnet" (1951–1959), starring Jack Webb, "77 Sunset Strip" (1958–1964), starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., "Perry Mason" (1957–1966) and "Ironside" (1967–1975), both starring Raymond Burr, the mystery action series "Peter Gunn" (1958–1961), starring Craig Stevens, Rod Serling's iconic anthology series, "The Twilight Zone" (1959–1964), and the adventure series "The Fugitive" (1963–1967), starring David Janssen.  Most of Fawcett's film appearances were uncredited bit parts.

Fawcett made two appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Mr. Newman in "Lost Treasure of Canyon Town" (episode 99) and Pyrite Rand in "Suspicion" (episode 157).  Fawcett guest-starred in dozens of other westerns, often appearing multiple times as different characters.  Among the many westerns in which he appeared were "The Lone Ranger" (1949–1957), starring Clayton Moore, "Have Gun – Will Travel" (1957–1963), starring Richard Boone, "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen, "The Deputy" (1959–1961), starring Henry Fonda, "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1955–1961), starring Hugh O'Brian, "Cheyenne" (1955–1963), starring Clint Walker, "Maverick" (1957–1962), starring James Garner, "Rawhide" (1959–1966), starring Clint Eastwood, "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), starring Ward Bond and later John McIntire, "Daniel Boone" (1964–1970), starring Fess Parker, "Bonanza" (1959–1973), starring Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon, "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness, and "The Virginian" (1962–1971), starring James Drury and Doug McClure.

Mickey Finn as James Newman

Mickey Finn was an American film and television actor.  He appeared in 45 movies and television shows in a career spanning nearly 20 years.  A few of his early roles were uncredited, including appearances in the cold war classic "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), starring Laurence Harvey and Angela Lansbury, and the Disney comedies "The Reluctant Astronaut" (1967) and "The Shakiest Gun in the West" (1968), both starring Don Knotts.  He also appeared in the Rat Pack vehicle "Robin and the 7 Hoods" (1964), in which he played the bartender.  Finn made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying James Newman in "The Lost Treasure of Canyon Town" (episode 99).  He also guest-starred in several other westerns, including "Have Gun – Will Travel" (1957–1963), starring Richard Boone, "Maverick" (1957–1962), starring James Garner, "Bonanza" (1959–1973), starring Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon, "Bat Masterson" (1958–1961), starring Gene Barry, "Rawhide" (1959–1966), starring Clint Eastwood, and "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), starring Ward Bond and later John McIntire.

Robert Foulk as Herbert Newman

Robert Foulk was an American actor who made over 200 appearances in film and television in the 1950's through the 1970's.  He also worked as a dialogue coach in his early career.  He was frequently cast in Westerns, including "Last of the Badmen" (1957), "The Tall Stranger" (1957), "The Left-Handed Gun" (1958), and "Cast a Long Shadow" (1958).   He played the recurring role of the Bartender in Joel McCrea's "Witchita Man" (1959) and the next door neighbor in "Father Knows Best" (1955-1959).  Foulk made five appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Toomey the Blacksmith in "The Second Witness" (episode 23), "Three Legged Terror" (episode 30) and "Outlaw's Inheritance" (episode 38).  He played two different characters, Johannson in "The Raid" (episode 37) and Herbert Newman in "The Lost Treasure of Canyon Town" (episode 99).

 

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