Grab your boots and saddle and get ready to ride. Lucas McCain
(Chuck Conner) is a widower who guides his son Mark (Johnny Crawford) through
the hardships of maintaining a ranch in New Mexico in the late 1880's. Courage,
justice, fairness and a modified rifle are McCain's weapons. The Rifleman
ranked as the #1 half hour program during its time slot on ABC for the duration
of its run form 1958 - 1963.
Chuck Connors may have struck out as a major-league baseball player, but he was
a hit as Lucas McCain in this classic 1958-1963 series that was reportedly
Leonid Brezhnev's favorite American TV show. When the former Russian leader
visited the U.S. in the early 1970s, he requested to meet Connors.