The Rifleman/The Indian

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The Indian
Season 1, Episode 21
Airdate February 17, 1959
Production Number 6239
Written by Cyril Hume
Directed by Arnold Laven
Produced by Jules V. Levy and
Arthur Gardner
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The RiflemanSeason One

The Indian is the twenty-first episode of the first season of The Rifleman.

Starring: Chuck Connors (Lucas McCain), Johnny Crawford (Mark McCain)

Additional Cast: Paul Fix (Micah Torrance), Herbert Rudley (Gorman), Lewis Charles (Slade), Mickey Simpson (Tub), Frank De Kova (Old Chief), Robert Chadwick (Eskimimzin), Eddie Little Sky (Apache), Bill Quinn (Sweeney)

Special Guest Star: Michael Ansara (Sam Buckhart)


Plot Overview

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 Harvard College. In North Fork, Buckhart goes about his business until some of the townsfolk realize he is an Indian and decide to take matters into their own hands. It's left to Lucas to show them the error of their ways.


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