The Rifleman (1958–1963)
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Outlaw's Shoes 

While Lucas is riding to Red Creek, two men who are in hiding see him. One of the men shoots Lucas in the head, knocking him off of his horse, and almost killing him.


Richard Donner


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Episode cast overview:
Chuck Connors ... Lucas McCain
Johnny Crawford ... Mark McCain
Paul Fix ... Micah Torrance (credit only)
Stanley Adams ... Dr. Jay Carter
Paul Wexler ... Joe Welden
William Woodson William Woodson ... Sheriff
Michael Greene ... George Vale
Roy Barcroft ... Stevens
Mel Carter Mel Carter ... Jeems
Tom Gilson ... Frank Weiden
Jim Galante Jim Galante ... Handyman
Donald Elson ... Aaron


On his way to visit the gunsmith in a nearby town to get a new spring for his rifle, Lucas is ambushed by two men hiding in the bushes. One of the gunmen is a notorious outlaw, George Vale, who takes Lucas' horse leaving his own behind along with his personalizes six-shooter. When Lucas awakens, he has no memory but from what information is available to him, thinks he might be George Vale. As word spread through the community that Vale is in town, a lynch mob decides to take justice into their own hands. Written by garykmcd

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Plot Keywords:

rifle | street shootout | pistol | See All (3) »


Family | Western





Release Date:

30 April 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more »

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An amnesia show that differs from the norm.
17 May 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Usually when an episode resorts to an amnesia show it means that the writers have given up and are just trying to push another show through the tube. A person falls, loses their memory and the show is a slow motion travel till the last few minutes when the memory returns. But for some reason this plot is the exception to the rule of poor amnesia shows. Perhaps it was the quick thirty minute format but it seemed to never lost interest or slow to a crawl. A nice watch.

Lucas is wounded by an outlaw named George Vale and in doing so loses his memory. Mr Vale trades horses and guns with Lucas and people believe that Lucas is the outlaw when he rides into a town off the trail. Now some people of the town want to lynch the famous outlaw without checking his true identity. Mark pleads for his father's life as the townsfolk prepare for a neck-tie party.

A surprisingly well done show.

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