Lucas and Mark McCain ride into the town of Northfork with the hope of buying a ranch and settling down. A shooting match is being held and the prize money could help pay for the ranch...but Jim Lewis, the man who 'runs' Northfork, doesn't want Lucas to win.
Did You Know?
During the opening sequence when Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors) and Mark McCain (Johnny Crawford) ride up to inspect the Dunlap Ranch the trees seen growing all over the ranch land are "Valley Oaks" or "Live Oaks." (Genus Quercus) North Fork is supposed to be located in New Mexico Territory. The trees clearly indicate that the shows exterior shots were filmed on the Fox Movie Ranch (Now the Wildwood Regional Park) in Thousand Oaks, California. These two species of trees do not occur naturally in New Mexico. See more
In the second round of shooting, Vernon is called for "four in the center, one just out." In fact, the fifth shot was touching the center ring and according to shooting rules if it touches the center ring, it is considered in the center ring. See more
Keep your mouth shut. I'll do the talkin'.
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more