I LOVED The Rifleman

by Kathy Michael
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)

I'm up early and watching an episode of The Rifleman from 1959 titled "Tension." I used to watch it while I was growing up--all the reruns in syndication. I was about eight years old when it went off the air.

I saw Johnny Crawford later on some shows in the late 1960's and early 1970's playing himself mostly. In my teen magazines he became a heartthrob but I always liked Lucas. I liked that he was strong, honest and had an almost superhuman ability with that rifle. I was a bit of a tomboy and would have given an arm and a leg to be able to ride next to Lucas and shoot that gun!

I went looking for something online about the show and that is how I found your site. There was a bad guy on this episode who always played a bad cowboy. He had dark curly hair and a turned out left eye that was extremely exotropic. I cannot think of his name for anything--and that's what I was trying to find out. If you remember this actor's name, I can probably get some sleep this morning, :-)

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