The Rifleman

Short Rope for a Tall Man

Season 3, Ep 27, Aired 3/28/61
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  • Episode Description
  • Lucas and Mark are in another town to sell a bull to Joe Lovering. Mark wants to buy two horses from Mr. Schneider for $25 each. Schneider, wanting to leave town in a hurry, sells the horses to Mark. Neither Mark nor his father knows that the horses have been illegally bought and now resold to them. When the posse encounters them on the road, Lucas has a hard time explaining the two horses that Mark bought in spite of the bill of sale.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hal Baylor

    Charlie Crown

  • Chuck Connors

    Lucas McCain

  • Johnny Crawford

    Mark McCain

  • Norman Leavitt

    Jephtha Docking

  • Charlie Biggs

    Artie Quint

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • Paul Fix is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Joe Higgins, who plays Henry Schneider in this episode, usually portrays Nils Swenson, the North Fork blacksmith.

    • In this episode Hal Baylor plays the son of Bert Freed. Hal Baylor was actually one year older than Bert Freed.

    Trivia (1)

    • The character Charlie Crown announces the title of this episode, with Lucas McCain being the tall man.

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