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"The Photographer"
Episode 18
Writer: Ken Kolb
Director: Arnold Laven
Original Air Date 01/27/1959

Cast

Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain

Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain

Paul Fix as Marshal Micah Torrance



Guest Cast
Raymond Bailey as Colonel Jess Whiteside

Raymond Bailey was an American stage, television and film actor.  He performed in nearly 150 different movies, plays and television shows in a career spanning more than three decades.  Bailey spent many years trying to get his career off the ground, intermittently active in military services, including joining the Merchant Marine during World War II.  He eventually succeeded at breaking into the industry, performing in well-known series such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955–1965) and "The Twilight Zone" (1959–1964).  He is best known for his recurring role as Mr. Drysdale in the popular sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962–1971).

Bailey made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, playing Colonel Jess Whiteside in "The Photographer" (episode 18).  In addition to the RIFLEMAN, Bailey also appeared in the Western series "Gunsmoke" (1955–1965).

Sidney Blackmer as Judge Hanavan
Sidney Blackmer as Judge Hanavan

Sidney Blackmer was an American theater, film and television actor.  His career spanned 57 years, beginning in the silent film era.  He appeared in an uncredited role in "Perils of Pauline" (1914) and went on to spend the 1920s playing on Broadway, eventually debuting in talkies in 1929, in "The Love Racket."  In his prolific career, Blackmer appeared in scores of motion pictures—appearing in 12 movies in 1937 alone.  His film credits include two Edward G. Robinson classics, "Little Caesar" (1931) and "The Last Gangster" (1937), "Duel in the Sun" (1946), "High Society" (1956), "Tammy and the Bachelor" (1957) and "How to Murder Your Wife"(1965).   He co-starred with THE RIFLEMAN's Paul Fix in "The High and The Mighty" (1954), playing the gun-toting idiot.  His best-remembered film role was playing Roman Castevet in Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" (1968).

Beginnning in the 1930's, Blackmer portrayed President Theodore Roosevelt, a historical figure he played seven times in films and teleplays, including "This Is My Affair" (1937) , "The Monroe Doctrine" (1939), "Teddy the Rough Rider" (1940) and "My Girl Tisa" (1948).  In 1950, Blackmer won a Tony Award as Best Actor in a dramatic role for the Broadway production of "Come Back, Little Sheba."

Blackmer appeared in three episodes of THE RIFLEMAN, playing the recurring character of Judge Hanavan, who first appeared in the pilot episode, "The Sharpshooter."  He reprised the role of Judge Hanavan in "The Safe Guard" (episode 8) and "The Photographer" (episode 18).  Blackmer's numerous television credits include guest-starring roles in "The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse" (1949–1951), "Robert Montgomery Presents" (1952–1956), "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1952–1956), "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955–1962), "Bonanza" (1961–1968), "Dr. Kildare" (1962–1966), "Ben Casey" (1966), "The Name of the Game" (1968–1969).  Blackmer's last appearance on the Broadway stage was the 1963–64 production of "A Case of Libel," and his last acting role was in "Do You Take This Stranger? (1971).  Blackmer passed away two years later.

John Carradine as Abel Gross
John Carradine as Abel Gross in The Photographer

John Carradine was an American actor who had an extremely prolific film career, while simultaneously maintaining a stage career in classic leading roles.  Tall and gaunt, with a distinctive sonorous baritone voice, Carradine became a venerable film icon, with over 300 film credits and more than 100 television credits in a career that spanned 65 years.  Born the son of a reporter/artist and surgeon, he grew up in Pougkeepsie, New York.  He attended Christ Church School, and studied sculpture at Graphic Art School.  As a young man, he roamed the South selling sketches.   He made his acting debut in "Camille" in New Orleans theater in 1925.  Two years later, he went to Los Angeles where he worked in local theater.  He applied as scenic designer to Cecil B. DeMille, who rejected his designs but gave him voice work in several films.  His film debut was in the role of Peter Richmond in "To Able David."

Carradine was the prot ég é and close friend of John Barrymore.  Usually cast in supporting roles, he appeared in many movie classics, including 10 John Ford films, among them, "Stagecoach" (1939), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962).  He also portrayed Aaron in "The Ten Commandments" (1956).

Carradine was frequently cast in horror and western genre films.  He made two guest appearances in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Abel Gross in "The Photographer" (episode 18) and James Barrow McBride in "The Mind Reader" (episode 40).  Near the end of his life, Carradine claimed to have appeared in more movies than any other actor, surpassing the record set by Donald Crisp, the Oscar winning actor and director who had started in silent films and had appeared in numerous one and two reel films, many of them lost.  He was the father of sons Chris, David, Keith and Robert Carradine.

George DeNormand as Townsman

George DeNormand was an American stuntman and actor.  Between his stunt work and his acting credits, DeNormand appeared in more than 300 movies and television shows during a career spanning 45 years.  He provided stunt work for several films, including the horror B-movie "Werewolf of London" (1935), starring Henry Hull and Warner Oland; the drama "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939), starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara; and the adventure comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (1963), starring an all-star ensemble cast.  He also appeared in several films as an actor, including playing minor parts in the mystery drama "Citizen Kane" (1941), starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton; the drama "A Raisin in the Sun" (1961), starring Sidney Poitier; and the superhero parody "Batman" (1966), starring Adam West and Burt Ward.  He guest-starred in a variety of television shows, including the family comedy "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960–1968), the crime drama "The Untouchables" (1959–1963), the adventure drama "The Fugitive" (1963–1967) and the western action adventure series "The Wild Wild West" (1965–1969).

In addition to his many appearances as a stuntman, DeNormand made two appearances as an actor in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying a townsman in "The Photographer" (episode 18) and "Outlaw's Inheritance" (episode 38).  He guest-starred in many other westerns, including "Zane Grey Theater" (1956–1961), starring Dick Powell; "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen; "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (1955–1961), starring Hugh O'Brian; "Have Gun – Will Travel" (1957–1963), starring Richard Boone; "Wagon Train" (1957–1965), starring John McIntyre and Ward Bond; "Bonanza" (1959–1973), starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker and Pernell Roberts; "The Virginian" (1962–1971), starring James Drury; "The Big Valley" (1965–1969), starring Barbara Stanwyck; and Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness.

Robert Ellenstein as Bart Jamieson

Robert Ellenstein was an American film and television actor.  He appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows in a career spanning nearly 45 years.  He was a versatile actor, guest-starring in shows in almost every genre, including numerous crime dramas—"Richard Diamond: Private Detective" (1957–1960), starring David Janssen, "Perry Mason" (1957–1966) and "Ironside" (1967–1975), both starring Raymond Burr, "77 Sunset Strip" (1958–1964), starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., "The Untouchables" (1959–1963), starring Robert Stack, and "Murder, She Wrote" (1984–1996), starring Angela Lansbury, in addition to the mystery action series "Peter Gunn" (1958–1961).  Ellenstein also appeared in the gothic horror series "Thriller" (1960–1962), starring Boris Karloff, the war drama "Combat!" (1962–1967), starring Vic Morrow as Sgt. Saunders, the espionage thriller "Mission: Impossible" (1966–1973), starring Peter Graves, the iconic sci-fi series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987–1994), and Michael Crichton's long-running medical drama, "ER" (1994–2009).  Ellenstein also appeared in the one of the films in the Star Trek franchise, "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986), in which he played the role of Federation Council President.

Ellenstein made one appearance in THE RIFLEMAN, portraying Bart Jamieson in "The Photographer" (episode 18).  He guest-starred in a number of other westerns, including "Gunsmoke" (1955–1975), starring James Arness, "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958–1961), starring Steve McQueen, "Rawhide" (1959–1966), starring Clint Eastwood, and "The Virginian" (1962–1971), starring James Drury.


An old friend of Lucas McCain's, a traveling photographer, comes to North Fork plying his trade.  When a murder is committed, the photographer is accused of the crime.  He is about to be convicted on circumstantial evidence, when Mark and his father concoct a clever ruse using photographs to unmask the real killer.

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