Writer: T. Leicester
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Original Air Date 11/03/1959
Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain
Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain
Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance
Jeff Daley, born James William Daley, was an American film and television actor. He appeared in nine movies and television shows in three years. He guest-starred in a few shows, including the mystery series "Mike Hammer" (1956–1959) and the detective drama "Surfside 6" (1960–1962). Daley made one guest appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Sam in "Eddie's Daughter" (episode 46). He also guest-starred in the westerns "Tales of Wells Fargo" (1957–1962), "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), "The Restless Gun" (1957–1959), starring John Payne, and "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen.
Gloria DeHaven, born Gloria Mildred DeHaven, is an American stage, film and television actress who began acting as a child. She has appeared in nearly 80 movies and television shows in a career spanning more than 60 years. She has guest-starred in a wide variety of popular TV shows, including the quirky comedy "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (1976–1978), starring Louise Lasser; the crime drama "Police Story" (1973–1977), Aaron Spelling's "Fantasy Island" (1977–1984), starring Ricardo Montalban; the action-adventure series "Hart to Hart" (1979–1984), starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as a husband-and-wife detective duo; and the whodunit series "Murder, She Wrote" (1984–1996), starring Angela Lansbury. DeHaven also had a recurring role in the short-lived crime drama "Nakia" (1974), portraying Irene James. More recently, she has guest-starred in several nighttime soap operas, including "Falcon Crest" (1981–1990), starring Jane Wyman; and the daytime drama "Ryan's Hope" (1975–1989), in which she had a recurring role as Bess Shelby. In 1960, DeHaven received a Star on the Walk of Fame.
DeHaven made one guest appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Lillian Halstead in "Eddie's Daughter" (episode 46). She also guest-starred in a few other westerns, including "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), starring John McIntire, and "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness.
John Harmon was an American actor who appeared in over 250 roles in film and television from the 1930's through the 1970's. His early roles were mostly uncredited, but he was cast in a wide variety of genres and played many different kinds of characters. Harmon appeared in 15 episodes of THE RIFLEMAN as Eddie Halstead Hotel Clerk at the Hotel Madera. The character of Halstead was first introduced in episode 7, "Duel of Honor."
Kathleen Mulqueen was an American character actress, working primarily in film and television in the 1950's and 60's. Her film appearances include the Paddy Chayefsky film, "Marty" (1955), "Texas Lady" (1955), "These Wilder Years" (1956), "The Outsider" (1962) and "The Night Walker" (1965). She appeared in four episodes of THE RIFLEMAN—"The Sharpshooter" (the pilot episode) as Nancy Hanavan, "The Angry Gun" (episode 12) as Mrs. Peterson, "Eddie's Daughter" (episode 46) as Woman and "The Actress" (episode 94) as Judge Hanavan's wife/sister/daughter. She appeared in dozens of television series of different genres, notably, playing the semi-regular character, Grandma Wilson, in "Dennis the Menace" (1959–1963).
Bill Quinn was an American actor whose early career began in the 1920's in silent films and ended with the 1989 science fiction film, "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier." Perhaps, his best-known role was Mr. Ranseleer, Archie Bunker's blind friend in "All In The Family" (1971-1978). He also was a regular character in the Carroll O'Connor spin-off, "Archie Bunker's Place." Quinn's other television credits include roles in "The Odd Couple" (1970-1975), "McHale's Navy" (1962-1966), and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970-1977), in which he play Mary Richard's father. In 1971, he appeared in Universal Pictures' "How to Frame a Figg" starring Don Knotts. Quinn was a regular character in THE RIFLEMAN, appearing in 40 episodes as Sweeney, the Owner/Bartender of the North Fork Saloon.
Ray Teal was a prolific American film and television actor. He appeared in more than 330 movies and television shows during a career spanning almost 40 years. Prior to becoming an actor, Teal attended the University of California, Los Angeles. He had a few credited roles in memorable films, including Mr. Mollett in the romantic drama "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), starring Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy and Teresa Wright; Sheriff Gus Kretzer in the drama "Ace in the Hole" (1951), starring Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling; Frank Bleaker in "The Wild One" (1953), starring Marlon Brando; and Judge Curtiss Ives in the historical drama "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961), starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark. He is perhaps best-remembered, however, for his recurring role as Sheriff Roy Coffee in the long-running western series "Bonanza" (1959–1973).
Teal played minor parts in many films, including the romantic adventure "They Met in Bombay" (1941), starring Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell and Peter Lorre; the romantic drama "The Clock" (1945), starring Judy Garland, Robert Walker and Keenan Wynn; the prison drama "Brute Force" (1947), starring Burt Lancaster and Hume Cronyn; the crime drama "Asphalt Jungle" (1950), starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern and James Whitmore; and the western "Winchester '73" (1950), starring James Stewart and Shelley Winters.
Teal guest-starred in several popular television shows, including the Disney adventure series "Zorro" (1957–1959), the family comedy "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" (1952–1966), the suspense anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955–1962), the road series "Route 66" (1960–1964), Rod Serling's iconic anthology series "The Twilight Zone" (1959–1964), the adventure drama "The Fugitive" (1963–1967), the courtroom drama "Perry Mason" (1957–1966) and the family drama "Lassie" (1954–1974). Teal made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Albie in "Eddie's Daughter" (episode 46). He guest-starred in several other westerns, including "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness; "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen; "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), starring John McIntyre and Ward Bond; "Bat Masterson" (1958–1961), starring Gene Barry; and "Rawhide" (1959–1966), starring Clint Eastwood.
Peter Whitney was an American television and film actor whose large frame and heavy-set, swarthy appearance brought him many roles playing villainous characters in his early career. Later, as a character actor, he made frequent appearances in television series, particularly the western genre. Among his film credits, he appeared in "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), "The Great Bank Robbery" (1969), and "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" (1970). Whitney made nine appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Tracey Blanch in "Eddie's Daughter" (episode 46), John Jupiter in "Mail Order Groom" (episode 56), Andrew Bechtel in "Heller" (episode 62), Otto Drosheck in "Strange Town" (episode 81), Vince Fergus in "The Queue" (episode 110), John Holliver in "Long Gun from Tucson" (episode 121), Neb Jackman in 'Lou Mallory" (episode 145) and "Which Way Did They Go?" (episode 167), and Vantine in "Gun Shy" (episode 153).
Lucas becomes involved in the family troubles of Eddie, the hotel clerk, when Eddie's daughter, whom he hasn't seen since her childhood, arrives in town—a painted and powdered hussy. Trouble threatens when Lucas learns that she has some stolen money in her possession and is being followed by two outlaws.