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The Sharpshooter 

This is the pilot for the series "The Rifleman". Lucas and Mark McCain enter the town of North Fork, hoping to buy a small ranch, but they encounter trouble from a shady businessman and a young punk gunfighter.

Director:

Arnold Laven

Writer:

Sam Peckinpah

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Chuck Connors ... Lucas McCain
Johnny Crawford ... Mark McCain
Leif Erickson ... Jim Lewis
Dennis Hopper ... Vernon 'Vern' Tippert
Sidney Blackmer ... Judge Hanavan
R.G. Armstrong ... Sheriff Fred Tomlinson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virginia Aldridge Virginia Aldridge ... Waitress
Charles Arnt ... Wes Tippert
Kathleen Mulqueen Kathleen Mulqueen ... Nancy Hanavan
Dick Powell ... Himself - Host
Mickey Simpson ... Carl Lamprey
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Storyline

This is the pilot for the series "The Rifleman". Lucas and Mark McCain enter the town of North Fork, hoping to buy a small ranch, but they encounter trouble from a shady businessman and a young punk gunfighter.

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Genres:

Western

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This served as the pilot for the television series The Rifleman (1958) starring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford. That series started with a rerun of this episode on September 30, 1958: The Rifleman: The Sharpshooter (1958). See more »

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