Writer: Calvin J. Clements
Director: Richard Donner
Original Air Date 04/30/1962
Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain
Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain
Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance
Stanley Adams was an American actor and screenwriter. He appeared in nearly 200 television shows and movies in a career spanning more than 20 years. He wrote for various popular television series, including "Bonanza" (1959–1973) and "Star Trek" (1966–1969). He had his first film role in "Death of a Salesman" (1951), portraying the bartender. He had a recurring role in the comedy series "The Adventures of Hiram Holliday" (1956–1957), playing the part of Garreaux. Adams made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Dr. Jay Carter in "Outlaw's Shoes" (episode 141). In addition to THE RIFLEMAN, Adams also guest-starred in "Wagon Train" (1957–1965) and "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975).
Mel Carter made eight guest appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying different characters in each episode. He played an outlaw on "End of a Young Gun" (episode 3), Walkerman in "The Safe Guard" (episode 8), a cowhand in "The Challenge" (episode 28), Jed Healy in "The Woman" (episode 32), Arnie Grady in "The Journey Back" (episode 115), Jeems in "Outlaw's Shoes" (episode 141), George Vale's partner Bo Jackman in "Lou Mallory" (episode 145), and Mark Jones in "Death Never Rides Alone" (episode 147). Carter appeared in many television shows from the late 1950's through late 1980's. In 1987, he co-starred with Chuck Connors in "Werewolf," an episode of the "Father Jude" series.
Donald Elson is an American film and television actor. He has appeared in nearly 50 movies and television shows in a career spanning more than 50 years. He has guest-starred in various popular shows, including the gothic horror series "Thriller" (1960–1962), starring Boris Karloff, the campy take on the comic book hero "Batman" (1966–1968), starring Adam West, the crime drama "Ironside" (1967–1975), starring Raymond Burr as a wheelchair-bound detective, the classic family drama "Little House on the Prairie" (1974–1983), starring Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon, who also directed, and the tongue-in-cheek whodunit "Murder, She Wrote" (1984–1996), starring Angela Lansbury. Elson made two appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying the printer in "The Coward" (episode 53), and Aaron the liveryman in "Outlaw's Shows" (episode 141). He also guest-starred in the westerns "Bonanza" (1959–1973), starring Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon, and also "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness.
Jim Galante was an American television actor. Over a period of two decades, he appeared in nearly 20 television shows. His film credits came in the last two years of his brief acting career, which included small parts in three films in 1978: the romantic drama "Suddenly, Love," starring Cindy Williams, the Irwin Allen sci-fi thriller "The Swarm," starring Michael Caine, and the sci-fi action adventure "Deathsport," starring David Carradine, and the following year, the Brooke Shields drama "Tilt." Galante appeared in a few of the most popular series of the 1960s and 70s, including "My Three Sons" (1960–1972), starring Fred MacMurray, "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965–1970), starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, and "Black Sheep Squadron" (1976–1978), starring Robert Conrad. Most of his work in television, however, was in the western genre. He made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying the handyman in "Outlaw Shoes" (episode 141). Other westerns in which he appeared included "Bonanza" (1959–1973), starring Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon, and "Rawhide" (1959–1966), starring Clint Eastwood.
Tom Gilson was an American film and television actor. He appeared in more than 30 movies and television shows in a short-lived career that ended abruptly with his death at age 28. Tall and powerfully built, he was cast in numerous westerns, but he also guest-starred in other genres, including the crime drama "77 Sunset Strip" (1958–1964), starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and the classic comedy "The Phil Silvers Show" (1955–1959), in which he played Elvin Pelvin, spoofing swivel-hipped rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley. Gilson made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Frank Weiden in "Outlaw's Shoes" (episode 141). He also guest-starred in several other popular westerns of the 1950s and 60s, including "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen, "Bat Masterson" (1958–1961), starring Gene Barry, "Maverick" (1957–1962), starring James Garner, and "Cheyenne" (1955–1963), starring Clint Walker.
Michael Greene is an American film and television actor. He appeared on stage in productions of "Endgame" and "Metamorphosis," and he has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows in a career that has spanned more than four decades. Among his film credits, Greene appeared in the family drama "Spencer's Mountain" (1963), starring Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara, the Woody Allen comedy "Play It Again, Sam" (1972), co-starring Diane Keaton, the sci-fi action adventure "The Clones" (1973), starring Greene in the leading role of Dr. Gerald Appleby, the comedy "Moscow on the Hudson" (1984), starring Robin Williams, William Friedkin's adaptation of the noir thriller "To Live and Die in L.A." (1985), starring Willem Dafoe, and the romantic comedy "Nice Guys Sleep Alone" (1999), with Greene playing the lead Slick Willie. He has guest-starred in a wide variety of television shows, including the comic superhero adventure series "Batman" (1966–1968), starring Adam West, the action-adventure series "Kung Fu" (1972–1975), starring David Carradine,and the espionage adventure franchise "Mission: Impossible" (1966–1973), starring Peter Graves. Greene made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying George Vale in "Outlaw's Shoes" (episode 141). In addition to THE RIFLEMAN, he has guest-starred in several other popular westerns of the 1950s and 60s, including "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen, "Cheyenne" (1955–1963), starring Clint Walker, "The Virginian" (1962–1971), starring James Drury and Doug McClure, "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness, and "Bonanza" (1959–1973), starring Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon.
Paul Wexler was an American character actor of film and television who appeared in 60 movies and television shows during his 30-year career. Tall and physically imposing, with a deep baritone voice, he was well-suited to play sinister characters and villains. He made his film debut in the Bowery Boys comedy "Feudin' Fools" (1952), and his most notable film roles were Deputy Sheriff Slim Adams in the film noir thriller "Suddenly" (1954), starring Frank Sinatra and Hayden Sterling, and the arch villain Captain Seas in the adventure film "Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze" (1975), starring Ron Ely. Most of his other film roles were minor, including an uncredited role in the Cecile B. DeMille Bible epic "The Ten Commandments" (1956), starring an all-star ensemble cast led by Charlton Heston; one of the voices in the Disney animated feature "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" (1961), starring Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson and J. Pat O'Malley in the leading roles; and an uncredited role in the western "The Way West" (1967), starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum and Richard Widmark.
Wexler guest-starred in some of the most popular television shows of the 1950s through the 70s, including the long-running family drama "Lassie" (1954–1974), the Buck Henry spy spoof "Get Smart" (1965–1970), the police drama "Police Woman" (1974–1978) and the Aaron Spelling detective series "Charlie's Angels" (1976–1981). Wexler made four appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Cleek Watson in "The Pitchman" (episode 80), Les Foster in "The Queue" (episode 110), Harris in "Sheer Terror" (episode 113) and Joe Weiden in "Outlaw's Shoes" (episode 141). He guest-starred in several other popular westerns, including "Death Valley Days" (1952–1975), hosted by Robert Taylor, "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen, "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1955–1961), starring Hugh O'Brian, "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957–1962), starring Dale Robertson, "The Guns of Will Sonnett" (1967–1969), starring Walter Brennan and Dack Rambo, and "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness.
William "Bill" Woodson is an American film, television and voice actor. He has appeared in nearly 90 movies and television shows during a career spanning more than 60 years. He has had a few memorable film roles, including the naval officer in the sci-fi drama "Escape from the Planet of the Apes" (1971), starring Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter; and the Hexagon Oil commercial announcer in the action comedy "The Naked Gun 21/2: The Smell of Fear" (1991), starring Leslie Nielsen. He has narrated many movies and television series, including the comedy "The Odd Couple" (1970–1975), the crime drama "Dick Tracy" (1950–1951), the sci-fi horror film "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" (1953), the sci-fi drama "The Invaders" (1967–1968), and the war dramas "The Winds of War" (1983) and "War and Remembrance" (1988). He also lent his voice to the character of J. Jonah Jameson in "Spider-Man" (1981–1987); however, he is most often recognized for his work on the "Super Friends" franchise, including his narration of "The All-New Super Friends Hour" (1977–1978), "Challenge of the Superfriends" (1978) and "Super Friends" (1980–1983), as well as reprising his role as the "Super Friends" narrator in the satirical animated comedy "Family Guy" (1999–present).
Woodson has guest-starred in several popular television shows of the 1960s through the present day, including the adventure series "Route 66" (1960–1964) and "Sea Hunt" (1958–1961), the family comedy "Leave It to Beaver" (1957–1963), the crime drama "77 Sunset Strip" (1958–1964), the medical drama "Dr. Kildare" (1961–1966), the legal drama "Perry Mason" (1957–1966), and the Buck Henry spy spoof "Get Smart" (1965–1970). He has also had several recurring roles, including Sgt. Ed Blankley in the crime drama "This Man Dawson" (1959) and the Secretary of War in the western war comedy "F Troop" (1965–1967). Woodson made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying the Sheriff of Red Wood in "Outlaw's Shoes" (episode 141). He also guest-starred in the westerns "Death Valley Days" (1952–1975), hosted by Robert Taylor, and "Have Gun – Will Travel" (1957–1963), starring Richard Boone.
Lucas develops temporary amnesia from a head injury while away on a visit to a strange town. Unknown to Lucas as he searches for his own identity, he mistakenly assumes the identity of a man who is a wanted criminal.