Sep. 30, 1958
30 min.
ABC TV Network

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The Rifleman

In an unusual twist on the standard Western, widower Lucas McCain struggles to successfully homestead his ranch in North Fork, New Mexico territory during the 1880s, while raising his son Mark. The Marshall of North Fork has his hands full handling the weekly "bad guys," & it is frequently necessary for Lucas to pick up his modified rapid-action Winchester Rifle to protect himself, his son, and his neighbors.

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Marshal Micah Torrance played the role of a recovering alcoholic that turned into a lawman, a lot of the early episodes looks back at his early life events. Fighting his demons and falling his road to redemption. Marshal has the wisdom of someone that has faced a tremendous amount of adversity.

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04x04 - The Stand-In
Season 4, Episode 04
04x14 - Skull
Season 4, Episode 14
01x30 - Three-Legged Terror
Season 1, Episode 30
02x14 - Surveyors
Season 2, Episode 14
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Marshal Micah Torrance Quotes

05x16 - The Sidewinder Season 5 / Episode 16: - The Sidewinder

Gridley Maule: I can shoot now, I can even shoot in the dark. And I mean to pay you back for what you did.
Lucas McCain: Did you know your pa was in the act of robbing a bank?
Gridley Maule: Yeah, I knew he was robbin' a bank.
Lucas McCain: He was running with the money. I just happened by between him and his horse. He took a shot at me. And he would have shot again - there was nothing I could do.
Gridley Maule: It makes no difference. When he was alive he was good to me. Maybe you don't understand McCain but he was my pa!
Lucas McCain: I understand... If I don't swear out the charges, will you promise to go back home and forget about this revenge?
Gridley Maule: [thinks a second] No.
Lucas McCain: All right Micah, I'll swear out the complaint now.
Marshal Micah Torrance: You heard the man, boy. Come on, get up.
Gridley Maule: You keep me in jail, McCain! You go on and send me to Washington! But I'll come back and I'll kill you.
05x03 - Lou Mallory Season 5 / Episode 3: - Lou Mallory

Marshal Micah Torrance: You know, she makes out like she's a smart businesswoman and then winds up letting everyone get the best of her.
Lucas McCain: Ah, well, maybe that's her way of trying to build goodwill for the hotel.
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