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"Two Ounces of Tin"

Episode 131

Writer:  Calvin Clements

Director:  Arnold Lavin

Original Air Date:  2/19/1962

 

Cast

Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain

Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain

Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance

 

A young gunman with a killer's reputation comes to North Fork and threatens to kill Micah Torrance, unless he dishonors his badge by throwing it in the dirt.  When Lucas tries to help, the gunman threatens to kill him, until young Mark McCain stands up to the young bully.

Guest Cast

Sammy Davis, Jr. as Tip Corey

Sammy Davis, Jr. was an American entertainer who began performing at the age of three with his father and uncle in the vaudeville group, the Will Mastin Trio.  Although regarded as a legendary singer and dancer, Davis appeared in more than 60 television shows and movies in a career spanning six decades.  His association with the "Rat Pack," a group of actor/performers famously led by Davis, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, became the stuff of Hollywood legend, and various members appeared together sporadically in films from the late 1940s through the mid-1980s, notably "Ocean's Eleven" (1960).  Davis was nominated for numerous awards in his lifetime, including a Tony award nomination for Best actor in the Broadway musical, "Golden Boy" (1964–1966).  He also received many awards and honorifics, including the NAACP's Spingarn Medal (1968) and the NAACP Image Award (1989). He was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1987, and was awarded posthumously the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2001) and the Grammy Hall of Fame Award (2002).

Davis made two guest appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Tip Corey in "Two Ounces of Tin" (episode 131), and Wade Randall in "The Most Amazing Man" (episode 151).  He guest-starred in "Lawman" (1958–1962), made a cameo appearance in "The Patty Duke Show" (1965), and also made episodic appearances in some of television's most iconic shows, including "Ben Casey" (1963), "I Dream of Jeannie" (1967), "All in the Family" (1972) and "The Cosby Show" (1989).

Johnny Ginger as Ted, Townsman

Johnny Ginger, born Galen Grindle, is an American actor who grew up a family of Vaudeville performers.  He has spent most of his career in comedy, performing stand-up in club venues in Toledo, Detroit and Canada.  Together with a group of other comedians, including Soupy Sales, he helped to pioneer children's television programming in the Detroit area in the 1960s and 50s.  Some of the shows he developed and appeared in include "Curtain Time Theater," "The Johnny Ginger Show," which ran until 1968, and "Captain Detroit."  His screen credits include a Three Stooges movie, "The Outlaw is Coming" (1965), in which he portrayed Billy the Kid, and most recently a romantic comedy-drama, "Meet Monica Velour," starring Kim Cattrall, and a romantic historical drama, "Alleged," both released in 2010.  Ginger made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Ted in "Two Ounces of Tin" (episode 131).

 

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