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Young Man's Fancy
Episode 129
Writer: Arthur Browne, Jr.
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Original Air Date 02/05/1962


Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain

Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain

Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance

Guest Cast
Richard Evans as Bruce Henry

Richard Evans is an American film and television actor.  He has appeared in more than 80 movies and television shows in a career spanning nearly 50 years.  He has guest-starred in various popular shows, including the nautical action-adventure series "Sea Hunt" (1958–1961), starring Lloyd Bridges, the adventure series "The Fugitive" (1963–1967), starring David Janssen, the prime-time soap opera "Peyton Place" (1964–1969), in which he had a recurring role as Paul Hanley.  Evans also appeared in the iconic crime drama "Perry Mason" (1957–1966), starring Raymond Burr, and the sci-fi classic "Star Trek" (1966–1969), starring William Shatner.

Evans made two appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Shep Coleman in "Sins of the Father" (episode 70), and Bruce Henry in "A Young Man's Fancy" (episode 129).  In addition to THE RIFLEMAN, Evans guest-starred in a number of other westerns, including "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), "Cheyenne" (1955–1963), "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), "The Virginian" (1962–1971), and "Bonanza" (1959–1973).

Cheryl Holdridge as Sally
Cheryl Holdridge as Sally

Cheryl Holdridge, born Cheryl Lynn Phelps, was an American actress who worked primarily in television.  She appeared in nearly 30 movies and television shows during a career spanning 45 years.  At the age of nine, Holdridge had a role in the New York City Ballet's version of "The Nut Cracker" in Los Angeles.  She was one of the original mouseketeers in "The Mickey Mouse Club" (1955–1996).  In 1960, she toured Australia with other former mouseketeers.

Holdridge guest-starred in several television family comedies, including "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" (1952–1966), "Dennis the Menace" (1959–1963), "The Donna Reed Show" (1958–1966),"Leave It to Beaver" (1957–1963), "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961–1966) and "My Three Sons" (1960–1972).  She also guest-starred in the private detective series "77 Sunset Strip" (1958–1964) and the medical drama "Dr. Kildare" (1961–1966).  She made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Sally Walker in "A Young Man's Fancy" (episode 129).  She also guest-starred in the western "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), starring John McIntyre and Ward Bond.

Joan Taylor as Milly Scott, Owner of the General Store
Joan Taylor as Milly Scott, Owner of the General S

Joan Taylor was an American actress born to a family in the entertainment business.  Her mother, Amelia Berky, was a vaudeville dancer and singer in the 1920s.  Her father operated a movie theater, which inspired in her an abiding interest in the movies from an early age.  Taylor came to Hollywood in 1946 and worked on the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse for four years.  Discovered by Victor Jory when she played Regina in "Another Part of the Forest," she was contracted to Paramount Studios where she appeared in several Western pictures.  She guest-starred in numerous television series in the 1950s and early 60s, retiring from acting in 1962.

Taylor appeared in 18 episodes of THE RIFLEMAN between 1960 and 1962, playing Milly Scott, Owner of the General Store, which she bought from Hattie Denton.  An attractive young woman who figured as a love interest for Lucas McCain, her character was introduced in "Miss Milly" (episode 84).

Young Mark McCain falls head-over-heels into his first puppy love affair when Milly Scott's pretty blond niece visits North Fork.