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"Hostages to Fortune"
Episode 160
Writer: Cyril Hume
Director: Arthur Nadel
Original Air Date 02/04/1963

Cast

Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain

Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain

Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance



Guest Cast
Maurice Dallimore as Percy Bullock, Sr.

Maurice Dallimore was an English film and television actor.  He appeared in more than 40 movies and television shows during his 35-year career.  He was a versatile actor, guest-starring in shows as varied as the action-adventure series "Sea Hunt" (1958–1961), starring Lloyd Bridges; the horror meets crime drama series, "Thriller" (1960–1962), starring Boris Karloff; the crime drama "77 Sunset Strip" (1958–1964), starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.; Rod Serling's sci-fi anthology series "Twilight Zone" (1959–1964); the comic book adventure show "Batman" (1966–1968), starring Adam West; and the family comedy "Bewitched" (1964–1972), starring Elizabeth Montgomery.  He also had a recurring role playing Willie Shorthouse in the short-lived comedy series "Fair Exchange" (1962–1963).  Dallimore made one guest appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Percy Bullock, Sr., in "Hostage to a Fortune" (episode 160).

Tony Haig as Percy

Tony Haig is an American film and television actor.  He has appeared in nearly 30 movies and television shows in a career spanning more than 50 years.  He began acting as a child and remains active to this day.  He has guest-starred in various popular television shows, including the family series "Shirley Temple Theatre" (1958–1961), the adventure series "Route 66" (1960–1964) and the crime dramas "Police Story" (1973–1977) and "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972–1977).  Haig also has had a few minor film roles, including the second officer in the sci-fi film "The Swarm" (1978), starring Michael Caine, Katharine Ross and Richard Widmark, and he portrayed Jack in the horror film "The Clonus Horror" (1979), starring Peter Graves.  In addition to his accomplishments as an actor, Haig was the producer of the comedy short "Game Night" (2011).  Haig made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Percy in "Hostages to Fortune" (episode 160).  He also guest-starred in several other westerns of the 1950s and 60s, including "Zane Grey Theater" (1956–1961), starring Dick Powell, "Have Gun – Will Travel" (1957–1963), starring Richard Boone, "Rawhide" (1959–1966), starring Clint Eastwood, and "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness.

Isaac Stanford Jolley as Joe Fugnar/Bulgutch

Isaac Stanford Jolley, Sr. was a prolific American character actor of radio, stage, film and television.  He appeared in 365 movies and television shows during a career spanning 30 years.  As a child, he toured with his father's traveling circus.  Perhaps as a result, he began his acting career in vaudeville and stock theater.  Eventually he made it to Broadway, debuting on the stage opposite Charles Trowbridge in "Sweet Seventeen" (1924).  During this period, he also worked in radio; however, it would not be until 1935 that Jolley found his way to Hollywood.  Once there, he began refining his villainous personae, enhanced by his slim profile and pencil-thin mustache.  For much of his career, he worked for B-tier companies, including Monogram and PRC.

Jolley had numerous film roles, most of them uncredited, including Professor Bryant in the sci-fi action B-movie "King of the Rocket Men" (1949), starring Mae Clarke; Houston in the drama "The Long, Hot Summer" (1958), starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Anthony Franciosa; and the dispatcher in the sci-fi horror film "Night of the Lepus" (1972), starring Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh and Rory Calhoun; as well as minor parts in the drama "A Star Is Born" (1937), starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March; the biographical drama "Joan of Arc" (1948), starring Ingrid Bergman; the war drama "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949), starring John Wayne; the musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954), starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel; and the musical "White Christmas" (1954), starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney.

Jolley guest-starred in many popular television shows of the 1950s through the 70s, including the superhero series "Adventures of Superman" (1952–1958), the family drama "Lassie" (1954–1975), the Disney anthology series "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (1954–1990), the Disney adventure series "Zorro" (1957–1959), the legal drama "Perry Mason" (1957–1966), the crime drama "Arrest and Trial" (1963–1964), the adventure drama "The Fugitive" (1963–1967) and the western action adventure series "The Wild Wild West" (1965–1969).

Jolley made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Joe in "Hostages to Fortune" (episode 160).  He guest-starred in many other westerns, including "Annie Oakley" (1954–1957), starring Gail Davis; "The Gene Autry Show" (1950–1955); "The Cisco Kid" (1950–1956), starring Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carillo; "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; "Rawhide" (1959–1966), starring Clint Eastwood; starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts; and Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness.  Jolley also appeared in "Branded" (1965–1966), starring THE RIFLEMAN's Chuck Connors, and "The Big Valley" (1965–1969), starring Barbara Stanwyck, the latter also a production of Levy-Gardner-Laven and Four Star.

Andy Marten as Townsman

Andy Marten made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying a member of the townsfolk in "Hostages to Fortune" (episode 160).

Paul Mazursky as Sylvester Bulgutch

Paul Mazursky, born Irwin Mazursky in New York City, is a film and television actor, as well as distinguished director, producer and screenwriter.  He has appeared in more than 70 movies and television shows during a career spanning nearly 60 years.  Following his graduation from Brooklyn College in 1951, Mazursky made his film debut as Pvt. Sidney in Stanley Kubrick's first feature film, the military action adventure "Fear and Desire" (1953), in which he co-starred with Frank Silvera and Kenneth Harp.  His other film roles include Emmanuel Stoker in the social commentary film "Blackboard Jungle" (1955), starring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern and Sidney Poitier; and Teddy Peppers in the crime thriller "2 Days in the Valley" (1996), starring James Spader, Danny Aiello, Peter Horton and Teri Hatcher.

Mazursky wrote his first screenplay for the Peter Sellers comedy "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas" (1968), which also starred Jo Van Fleet, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joyce Van Patten and David Arkin.  He has directed several critically acclaimed films featuring Oscar-winning performances by six of his leading actors, including the dramatic comedy "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1969), starring Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon; the road movie "Harry and Tonto" (1974), starring Art Carney, Michael Butler, Melanie Mayron, Ellen Burstyn and Larry Hagman; the bittersweet social drama "An Unmarried Woman" (1978), starring Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates and Michael Murphy; and the film adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's story set in post-World War II New York, "Enemies, a Love Story" (1989), starring Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin and Margaret Sophie Stein.  In 2000, he received the Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter Award.  He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Mazursky has guest-starred in a few popular television shows, including Rod Serling's iconic anthology series, "The Twilight Zone" (1959–1964) and the drama "The Sopranos" (1999–2007).  He has also played a few recurring roles, including Phil Brooks in the family drama "Once and Again" (1999–2002) and Norm in the Larry David comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000– ).  He made two appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, playing the uncredited part of Shorty in "Shotgun Man" (episode 69), and Sylvester Bulgutch in "Hostages to a Fortune" (episode 160).  Mazursky also co-wrote "Tinhorn" (episode 134).

Rusty Stevens as Melvin

Robert "Rusty" Stevens is an American actor who has worked primarily in television.  A former child actor, he has appeared in 14 movies and television shows during a career spanning nearly 40 years.  Although primarily a television actor, he had an uncredited role as Sonny Pollitt in the Tennessee Williams classic film adaptation of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives.  He guest-starred in several popular television shows of the 1950s and 60s, including the crime dramas "Racket Squad" (1950) and "77 Sunset Strip" (1958–1964), and the family comedy "My Three Sons" (1960–1972); however, he is most recognizable for his role as Larry Mondello in the iconic family comedy "Leave It to Beaver" (1957–1963), a role that he reprised in the TV movie "Still the Beaver" (1983), as well as the series reboot "The New Leave It to Beaver" (1983–1989).  Stevens made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Melvin in "Hostage to Fortune" (episode 160).  He also guest-starred in the western "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), starring John McIntyre and Ward Bond.

Daniel White as Mr. Russell, the Old Rancher

Daniel White was an American radio, film and television actor.  He appeared in more than 250 movies and television shows during a career spanning nearly 40 years, with many of his film roles uncredited.  He entered show business at the age of 14, traveling throughout the south participating in tent, minstrel, vaudeville and theatrical shows.  Grappling with financial difficulties, White took a break from acting to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps.  Following that stint, he worked on the Pan American Highway.  After returning from Panama, he found work with Republic Pictures Corporation and worked primarily in B-westerns, more often than not playing a villain.  He was offered the role of "Sam the bartender" in "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), but turned it down; although, he guest-starred in six episodes, twice playing a bartender (uncredited).

White had many film roles, including minor parts in the film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" (1939), starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh; the family drama "The Yearling" (1946), starring Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman; the western "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949), starring John Wayne and Joanne Dru; the war drama "The Red Badge of Courage" (1951), starring Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin and Douglas Dick; the biblical epic "The Ten Commandments" (1956), starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter leading an ensemble cast; the noir film "Touch of Evil" (1958), starring Charlton Heston, Orson Welles and Janet Leigh; and the film adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962), starring Gregory Peck.

White guest-starred in several popular television shows, including the superhero series "Adventures of Superman" (1952–1958), the action crime drama "Highway Patrol" (1955–1959), the family drama "Lassie" (1954–1974), Rod Serling's iconic anthology series "The Twilight Zone" (1959–1964), the nautical action adventure "Sea Hunt" (1958–1961) and the crime drama "Arrest and Trial" (1963–1964).  He made two appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Mr. Russell in "The Brother-in-Law" (episode 5) and "Hostages to Fortune" (episode 160).  He guest-starred in many other westerns, including "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen; "The Deputy" (1959–1961), starring Henry Fonda; "Bat Masterson" (1958–1961), starring Gene Barry; "Rawhide" (1959–1966), starring Clint Eastwood; and "Bonanza" (1959–1973), starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts.


Lucas' faith in his son's honesty is shaken when he hears rumors that Mark may be mixed up with some thieves.  He finally confirms Mark's innocence, but only after he has painfully faced the lack of understanding in himself.

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