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The Jealous Man
Episode 136
Writer: Peter B. Germano
Director: Lawrence Dobkin
Original Air Date 03/26/1962


Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain

Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain

Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance

Guest Cast
Diana Brewster as Fay Owens

Diane Brewster was an American television and film actress.  She appeared in more than 60 television shows and movies in a career spanning nearly 35 years.  A versatile actress, she worked in a wide range of genres from westerns to crime dramas to family comedies.  Brewster had recurring roles in several of the most popular TV series of the 50s and 60s, including Samantha Crawford in "Maverick" (1957–1962), Wilhelmina "Steamboat Willy" Vanderveer in "The Islanders" (1960–1961) and Miss Canfield in the original run of "Leave It to Beaver" (1957–1963).  In "The Fugitive" (1963–1967), an innocent man on the run tries to stay ahead of the law while trying to prove he had not killed his beloved wife—Brewster was cast as Helen Kimble, the title character's murdered wife.  Brewster later appeared in a "Leave It To Beaver" movie, "Still the Beaver" (1983), and also the series reboot, "The New Leave It to Beaver" (1983–1989).  Brewster made guest appearances in many other popular series of the 50s and 60s, including "Perry Mason" (1957–1966) and "77 Sunset Strip" (1958–1964).  She made one guest appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Fay Owens in "The Jealous Man" (episode 136).  Other western series in which she guest–starred include "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957–1962), "Cheyenne" (1955–1963) and "Wagon Train" (1957–1965).

Richard Garland as Andy Travis

Richard Garland was an American television and film actor.  In a brief career spanning just two decades, he appeared in nearly 80 movies and television shows.  Many of his early roles, especially in films, were uncredited.  He guest-starred in a variety of genres and popular shows of the 1950s and 60s, including the comic book superhero series "Adventures of Superman" (1952–1958), starring George Reeves, the dramatic anthology series "The Loretta Young Show" (1953–1961), the family drama "Lassie" (1954–1974), starring Jon Provost and June Lockhart, and the crime dramas "Dragnet" (1951–1959), starring Jack Webb, "77 Sunset Strip" (1958–1964), starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., "Perry Mason" (1957–1966), starring Raymond Burr, and the espionage adventure series, "Mission: Impossible" (1966–1973), starring Peter Graves.

Garland made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Travis in "The Jealous Man" (episode 136).  In addition to THE RIFLEMAN, he guest-starred in several other iconic westerns, including "The Adventures of Kit Carson" (1953–1955), starring Bill Williams, "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1955–1961), starring Hugh O'Brian, "Maverick" (1957–1962), starring James Garner, "Cheyenne" (1955–1963), starring Clint Walker, "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), starring Ward Bond and later John McIntire, "The Deputy" (1959–1961), starring Henry Fonda, "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen, and "The Virginian" (1962–1971), starring James Drury and Doug McClure.

Rex Holman as Simms

Rex Holman, born Rexford George Holman, is an American actor who has worked primarily in television.  He has appeared in nearly 100 movies and television shows during a career spanning 30 years.  Among his movie credits were roles in the sci-fi thriller "Panic in the Year Zero!" (1962), directed by and starring Ray Milland; the sci-fi adventure "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" (1989), starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley; the Disney comedy western "The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again" (1973); and the historical drama "The Hindenburg" (1975), starring George C. Scott.  He guest-starred in many popular television shows of the 1960s through the 80s, including Rod Serling's iconic anthology series "The Twilight Zone" (1959–1964), the medical drama "Ben Casey" (1961–1966), the war drama "Combat!" (1962–1967), the anthology series "The Outer Limits" (1963–1965), the espionage thriller "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964–1968), the science fiction cult classic "Star Trek" (1966–1969), the crime drama "Mannix" (1967–1975), the police dramas "The Mod Squad" (1968–1973) and "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972–1977), and the western action adventure "Kung Fu" (1972–1975).

Holman made three appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Simms in "The Jealous Man" (episode 136), Billy Graves in "Death Never Rides Alone" (episode 147) and Bob Sherman in "Old Man Running" (episode 166).  He guest-starred in several other westerns, including "The Deputy" (1959–1961), starring Henry Fonda; "Bonanza" (1959–1973), starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts; "Rawhide" (1959–1966), starring Clint Eastwood; "Death Valley Days" (1952–1975), hosted by Robert Taylor; "The Big Valley" (1965–1969), starring Barbara Stanwyck; and "The Virginian" (1962–1971), starring James Drury.

Mort Mills as Jake Owens

Mort Mills, born Mortimer Morris Kaplan, was an American film and television actor.  He appeared in nearly 140 movies and television shows during a career spanning more than 20 years.  He had a few roles in memorable films, including Martin in the drama "Affair in Trinidad" (1952), starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford; Al Schwartz in the Orson Welles crime thriller "Touch of Evil" (1958), starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff and Marlene Dietrich; and the highway patrol officer in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense film "Psycho" (1960), starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

Mills guest-starred in many popular television shows of the 1950s through the 70s, including the Disney adventure series "Zorro" (1957–1959), the Disney anthology series "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (1954–1990), the crime dramas "The Untouchables" (1959–1963) and "Mannix" (1967–1975), the adventure drama "The Fugitive" (1963–1967), the western action adventure "The Wild Wild West" (1965–1969), the police dramas "The Mod Squad" (1968–1973) and "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972–1977), and the espionage thriller "Mission: Impossible" (1966–1973).  He also had a few recurring roles, including Marshal Frank Tallman in the western "Man Without a Gun" (1957–1959), Sheriff Madden in "The Big Valley" (1965–1969) and Sgt. Ben Landro in the legal drama "Perry Mason" (1957–1966).

Mills made two appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Joshua Snipe in "The Sister" (episode 9) and Jake Owens in "The Jealous Man" (episode 136).  He guest-starred in many other westerns, including "The Lone Ranger" (1949–1957), "Have Gun – Will Travel" (1957–1963), "Bat Masterson" (1958–1961), "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957–1962), "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1955–1961), "Cheyenne" (1955–1963), "Zane Grey Theater" (1956–1961), "Maverick" (1957–1962), "Laramie" (1959–1963), "Bonanza" (1959–1973) and "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975).

Jake Owens and his beautiful young wife buy the ranch adjoining the McCain's.  Lucas and Mark makes friendly overtures but are rebuffed.  They soon learn that Jake is insanely jealous of his wife—without cause—and stubbornly imagines Lucas and Mrs. Owens are having a romance.  He threatens to kill Lucas, but his bitterness and antagonism almost lead to his own death, instead.