The Rifleman

If you like the westerns we’re currently discussing, you may have liked other western TV shows. So why don’t we discuss them here! Post about western conventions (non Bonanza), the shows, the actors and anything you want to discuss.

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Post by BettyHT » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:04 pm

Image Great father-son duo and one of the best themes on television.

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Re: The Rifleman

Post by ellie » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:18 pm

Dan Blocker was in one episode of The Rifleman. He played Pete Snipes in "The Sister" season 1 episode 9.

We used to get The Rifleman on RetroTV, but I guess they dropped it :(

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Post by debbiejo » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:39 pm

I always like The Rifleman. There is that similar "love of your family" dynamic as on Bonanza, that made the show stand apart. The bond between Lucas and his son, Mark, was very special, as the bond between Ben and his sons.

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Post by herofan » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:27 am

Here is the opening theme for season 5. I remember seeing this years ago, but I hadn't seen it in ages until I saw it on You-Tube.

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Post by Miss Lula Alice » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:21 pm

The Rifleman is the show that started me watching Westerns, and I still love it. Chuck Connors had a lovely voice! And Lucas seemed like a great father and friend.

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Post by Pearson » Sat May 10, 2014 6:34 am

I never saw this show in prime time, but I've been watching it on MeTV and I'm getting hooked! I saw an especially good ep the other day in which Mark almost dies of typhoid fever. I loved the end when Mark recovers and wakes up to see his scruffy-faced father sitting next to him. Lucas hadn't shaved during the bedside vigil and Mark asked if he had lost his razor. Lucas started to explain and then, overwhelmed, stopped talking and just pulled Mark into a tight hug. :hearts :hearts

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Post by Joe'sGal » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:06 pm

That was a fantastic ep, Pearson. I just watched "The Surveyors" on YouTube. Look it up-I think you would really like it. :yes

debbiejo wrote:I always like The Rifleman. There is that similar "love of your family" dynamic as on Bonanza, that made the show stand apart. The bond between Lucas and his son, Mark, was very special, as the bond between Ben and his sons.
I agree, debbiejo. I think that anyone who likes Bonanza should give The Rifleman a try.

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Post by dougsgirl » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:21 pm

Dan on The Rifleman.

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Re: The Rifleman

Post by Pearson » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:24 am

I love The Rifleman!

I'll watch The Surveyors, JG. Thanks!

And I want to see Dan's ep, too. Thanks for the sneak preview, dg.
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Re: The Rifleman

Post by Joe'sGal » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:34 am

Herofan, Hubby and I just watched your vid. Nice! :thanks I saw another there that was awesome! Dick Clark was interviewing a young Bob Costas about his favorite 1960's TV show. Then he had a little surprise for him. Actually, a 6'5" surprise... :grin

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