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The Man from Salinas 

Lucas is acting deputy in Northfork while Micah is away on business. When the bank is robbed Lucas shoots and seriously wounds the robber during his getaway. The robber is Rudy Gray from ... See full summary »

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Lawrence Dobkin
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Cast

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Chuck Connors ... Lucas McCain
Johnny Crawford ... Mark McCain
Paul Fix ... Micah Torrance (credit only)
Jack Hogan ... Rudy Gray
Ralph Moody ... Doc Burrage
Joe Higgins ... Nils Swenson
Harlan Warde ... John Hamilton
Fred Sherman Fred Sherman ... Telegraph Operator
Robert Culp ... Dave Foley
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Lucas is acting deputy in Northfork while Micah is away on business. When the bank is robbed Lucas shoots and seriously wounds the robber during his getaway. The robber is Rudy Gray from Salinas and when Lucas wires the sheriff of Salinas the telegraph is intercepted by an unscrupulous clerk and his friend Dave Foley. Foley decides to travel to Northfork impersonating Rudy's brother and bring his body back to Salinas before Lucas can find out there is a $2,000 reward on his head. Written by tomtrekp

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Family | Western

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English

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12 February 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Robert Culp, who plays Dave Foley- the scheming "brother", starred as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman from '57-'59 in "Trackdown". See more »

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The photograph on the wanted poster is extremely high quality. Much higher than can be expected using 1880's technology. See more »

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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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Robert Culp shines in this nice episode.
10 September 2015 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

The episode opens up with Lucas standing in for Micah as he is away on business. It just so happens that the North Fork Bank gets robbed and Lucas has to shooting the fleeing felon. When Lucas goes over the man's paperwork he finds out that his name is Rudy Gray from a town called Salinas. Lucas telegraphs the town with a description of what occurred.

At the telegraph's office in Salinas the message is intercepted by Dave Foley (Robert Culp)who knows that there is a price on the head of Rudy. Since North Fork has not been made aware of the reward, Dave is going to ride to North Fork and pose as a family member of Rudy. And since the bank robber is not expected to live, it looks like Dave will take the corpus back to Salinas and collect the reward. But he has yet to meet Lucas McCain.

The episode was interesting from beginning till end. But what really made the show stand out was the nice acting by Robert Culp. Culp made his character so believable that it was difficult to dislike the man trying to collect on someone else death. Even though the ending was not to my liking, it still was an interesting story that still holds up well.


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