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1. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Sharpshooter (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Lucas is ordered by a murderous town owner to lose a public shooting match, or he will kill his sharpshooting opponent and possibly harm his son Mark.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Leif Erickson, Sidney Blackmer, Chuck Connors

Votes: 204

2. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Home Ranch (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Lucas McCain and his son Mark make their way to the ranch they've just bought but get quite a rude reception. Two cowhands working for big-time rancher Oat Jackford, Billy Lehi and Sam ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Harold J. Stone, Lee Farr

Votes: 136

3. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: End of a Young Gun (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

After Will Fulton breaks his leg while rescuing Mark McCain who has slipped off the edge of a cliff, he recuperates at the McCain ranch. Will and his brother Hank are outlaws with a posse ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Charles Cooper, Carolyn Craig

Votes: 127

4. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Marshal (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

In North Fork, Lucas McCain meets Micah Torrence, now a drunk but at one time considered one of the ablest lawmen in the territory. He admits he lost his nerve and it led him to a life of ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, James Drury

Votes: 144

5. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Brother-in-Law (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Johnny Gibbs, Lucas' brother-in-law, arrives for a visit at the McCain ranch. A rodeo rider, Gibbs is also on the run from the law, and soon begins to cause trouble in town.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Charles Watts

Votes: 93

6. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Eight Hours to Die (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

A vengeful judge is convinced that Lucas is responsible for the death of his son, an outlaw who was executed for murder. He captures Lucas and plans to force him to watch Mark hang in retribution for his son's death.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Russell Collins, Hope Summers

Votes: 100

7. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Duel of Honor (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

When the stagecoach breaks down in North Fork an Italian Count, Alfredo di Montova, has to spend the night at the hotel. His fancy dress and accented English makes him a target for town ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Jack Elam, Joe Bassett

Votes: 96

8. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Safe Guard (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

A Texas gunslinger is hired to protect the bank of North Fork. When he appears at the McCain Ranch, he doesn't leave a very good impression with Lucas, and for good reason - he has a secret. Mark is proud when he sells his first pig.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Claude Akins, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 94

9. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Sister (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Mark introduces the pretty Rebecca Snipe to his father, and her two burly brothers are convinced that Lucas would be a fine husband for their sister. Meanwhile three gunmen plot to kill the rancher.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Mort Mills

Votes: 91

10. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: New Orleans Menace (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

A gambler, fleeing New Orleans with his henchmen, takes a liking to Lucas' ranch. When McCain refuses to sell, his life is threatened.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 93

11. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Apprentice Sheriff (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

With Marshal Micah Torrence away for short while, young Dan Willard takes on the job. He has no experience and takes a tough stand with a bunch of Texas cowhands whose high spirits are ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Robert Vaughn, Edward Binns

Votes: 76

12. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Angry Gun (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

While traveling back to North Fork on the stage after selling their herd, Lucas and Mark are sharing the stage with a Marshal and his prisoner Johnny Cotton. When they stop to water the ... See full summary »

Director: David Swift | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Vic Morrow, Gregory Walcott

Votes: 86

13. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Young Englishman (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Lucas loses a calf and suspects a neighbor's foreman. As it's already been branded, he's threatened with rustling if he uses a rope. McCain has another way of cutting the newborn out of the herd, and he doesn't need a rope or his rifle.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Allen Case

Votes: 79

14. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Gaucho (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

A hot-tempered Argentinian cowboy along with father and lovely sister, buy a ranch in North Fork. Their foreign ways do not sit well with the local community, especially neighboring rancher Curge Palmer.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Perry Lopez

Votes: 76

15. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Pet (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Lucas helps a man after he's shot in a shootout by a man who wants to keep a secret about his past. When he allows Mark to take in a pet, he doesn't know that his decision will endanger his son's life.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Robert J. Wilke, Bill Erwin

Votes: 67

16. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Sheridan Story (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Lucas McCain hires an bitter ex-Confederate to help him around the ranch. When General Philip Sheridan and his staff stop at McCain's ranch to camp, Lucas is afraid there will be trouble.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Lawrence Dobkin, Frank Wilcox

Votes: 107

17. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Retired Gun (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

A notorious gunfighter gets married and promises his new wife that he will take off his guns and begin a new life. However, a gang of outlaws who hear that he is in the area try to persuade him to break that promise and throw in with them.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Wallace Earl Laven

Votes: 76

18. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Photographer (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

When a photographer, an old friend of the McCains, is accused of murder, Mark and Lucas find themselves on opposite sides against each other.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Sidney Blackmer, Paul Fix

Votes: 71

19. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Shivaree (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

A wagon train master forces a young couple to marry after they hide the fact that one is a girl, and Lucas takes them in to help them; but trouble soon arises when a drunken crowd calls for a Shivaree.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Paul Carr

Votes: 84

20. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Deadeye Kid (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

When a young boy from Brooklyn is accused of murder, Mark, believing the boy's claim of innocence, hides him until he can find the real killer.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Kip King

Votes: 66

21. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Indian (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Lucas McCain and his son Mark come across U.S. Deputy Marshal Sam Buckhart who is escorting an Indian prisoner. To Lucas' surprise he finds that Buckhart himself is an Indian, educated at ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Herbert Rudley

Votes: 86

22. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Boarding House (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Sid Fallon tries to blackmail former gambler Julia Andueza into allowing him to use her boarding house as a gambling hall and saloon.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Alan Baxter

Votes: 84

23. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Second Witness (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

As the second witness of a murder, Lucas is asked to travel to another town to testify at the accused man's trial. The catch is, the only other witness has been murdered and his killer has not been identified.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Michael Pate

Votes: 72

24. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Trade (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Lucas McCain is surprised when someone he once worked with, Sam Morley, shows up at the ranch. Lucas thought Morley had died but it turns out he's a wanted man and wants Lucas to do him a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Paul Richards

Votes: 68

25. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: One Went to Denver (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Bank robber Tom Birch and his outlaw gang arrive in North Fork, where Birch has some unfinished business--he wants to visit his old friend, Lucas McCain.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Lewis Charles

Votes: 58

26. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Deadly Wait (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Dan Maury, a criminal arrested by Micah Torrance, returns from five years in prison determined to avenge himself upon the town marshal.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Bill Quinn

Votes: 65

27. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Wrong Man (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

A corrupt marshal from outside North Fork goes after an outlaw with a price on his head. However, he sees an opportunity to make some extra money, so he murders an innocent man to pass off ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Robert H. Harris

Votes: 55

28. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Challenge (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

An escaped killer is out to prove that his time in prison hasn't slowed down his speed with a gun.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Les Tremayne

Votes: 70

29. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Hawk (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Mark finally captures a hawk he's been after, but when his life is endangered by a rattlesnake, a stranger suddenly appears out of nowhere who knows about Mark and the hawk and says he will help him.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patrick McVey

Votes: 69

30. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Three Legged Terror (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Troublemaker Johnny Clover, a student at the North Fork school, wrecks the classroom one day. Lucas, a member of the town's school board, goes to Johnny's uncle to get him to pay for the ... See full summary »

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, John Hoyt

Votes: 61

31. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Angry Man (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Although his son has been seriously hurt in an accident, one of Lucas' neighboring ranchers refuses to let him have medical assistance, and because of that the boy may well die.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Kim Charney, Fritz Ford

Votes: 78

32. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Woman (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

When North Fork's lovely schoolteacher attempts to organize a women's suffrage movement, the town's less progressive element decides to run her out of town.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, James Westerfield

Votes: 60

33. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Money Gun (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Lucas McCain is none too pleased to see that Tom King is in town. King is a former lawman who always took 'dead or alive' to mean dead and acted accordingly. This time around, he's in town ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, John Dehner

Votes: 80

34. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: A Matter of Faith (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Because of a terrible drought the railroad has sent two men into North Fork to recruit workers. But when a water-witch gives the people hope, the railroad takes a different approach.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Parley Baer

Votes: 63

35. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Blood Brother (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

When Lucas brings a dying man to North Fork, he notices that Micah has a strange reaction when he first sees the man. He sets out to discover why Micah seems so troubled.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Richard Devon

Votes: 55

36. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Stranger at Night (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Mark comes across the dead body of a stranger. Although the man has no identification on him, he does have a belt with the initials "RM" on it that may provide a clue to his identity.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Jack Hogan

Votes: 62

37. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Raid (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Mark is kidnapped by a band of renegade Indians, who then escape into the hills of New Mexico. A frantic Lucas takes out after them, determined to get his son back.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Michael Forest

Votes: 72

38. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Outlaw's Inheritance (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

The townspeople of North Fork begin to get suspicious when Lucas is named as the beneficiary in the will of an infamous outlaw.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 71

39. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Boomerang (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Lucas takes in an orphaned young boy, and one of the things he teaches the boy is how to use a gun. What Lucas doesn't know, however, is that the boy wants to learn how to use a gun so he ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Harlan Warde, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 63

40. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Mind Reader (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

While walking down the main street in North Fork, John Hallager is shot from someone hiding in the shadows. Marshal Micah Torrance arrests Billy Mathis who had been seeing Hallager's ... See full summary »

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, John Carradine, Paul Fix

Votes: 66

41. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Patsy (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

An outlaw gang plans to take over and loot the town of North Fork by getting rid of the one man who could stand in their way: Lucas McCain.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Whit Bissell

Votes: 63

42. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Bloodlines (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

The three Malakie boys comes to town and bust up the saloon. Lucas McCain and Marshal Micah Torrance stop them, but in the course of doing so, one of the boys shoots and kills his own ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 73

43. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Blowout (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

Al Walker, a notorious gunfighter, has come to North Fork to die. He has an incurable illness and, since he had once been a wealthy and prominent lawyer, believes he owes it to his family ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Hugh Sanders, Howard Ledig

Votes: 65

44. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Obituary (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

A newspaper article extolling Lucas' skills with a gun brings him trouble when a gunfighter shows up in town aiming to prove that he's faster than Lucas.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Brian G. Hutton

Votes: 61

45. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Tension (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

A recently widowed woman in North Fork doesn't know about her deceased husband's criminal past, and Lucas is determined to see that she doesn't find out.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Robert H. Harris

Votes: 67

46. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Eddie's Daughter (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min |