The Rifleman/The Safe Guard

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The Safe Guard
Season 1, Episode 8
Airdate November 18, 1958
Production Number 6223
Written by David Swift
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
Produced by Arthur Gardner and
Jules V. Levy
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The RiflemanSeason One

The Safe Guard is the eighth episode of the first season of The Rifleman.

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

Additional Cast: Claude Akins (Floyd Doniger), Marc Lawrence (Gavin), Harlan Warde (John Hamilton), Hope Summers (Hattie Denton), Dennis Cross (Witcherly), Mel Carter (Walkerman), Fritz Ford (Townsman)

and Sidney Blackmer (Judge Hanavan)


Plot Overview

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.


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