The Rifleman

The Spiked Rifle

Season 2, Ep 9, Aired 11/24/59
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  • Episode Description
  • Mark is kidnapped as he and his father try to protect Banker Hamilton's gold.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Johnny Crawford

    Mark McCain

  • Jack Lambert

    John Lance

  • Baynes Barron

    Gus ‘Gustav’ Kelso

  • Virginia Christine

    Mrs. Hardy

  • Fay Roope

    Baynes Barton

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Mark: Pa! Micah said you were back. Is everything all right?
      Lucas: Everything's fine, son. Mount up and we'll go home.
      Mark: Sure.
      Lucas: Well, John, goodbye.
      Hamilton: I was thinking, I'd like to trade all this and much more for what you got.
      Lucas: Well, I'll remember that the next time he makes a pest of himself.

    • Stark: Now, if you decide to be a hero, Mr. McCain, you kill me and save the money, but you still can't make it back to your ranch in time to save your boy. Lucas: You can, huh? Stark: With a signal … and a relay rider, yes. Barton: He's bluffin'. Stark: You think I am, Mr. McCain? If you do, you can very easily call my bluff - merely press that trigger. (Lucas cocks the rifle) 'Course you'll be playin' a very large chip to call it - your son's life against the money in that strongbox.

    • Stark: Mr. McCain, I know what you're thinkin'. After we're outta sight, you intend to mount up and follow us. Don't. Because you see, Mr. McCain, I'm horribly untrustworthy. Ask anybody who knows me. Lucas: Meaning what? Stark: That for all you know, the boy might be dead right now. (Lucas grabs him by his jacket) I said "might be". (Lucas releases him) The only way you're gonna know for certain is to ride back to your ranch and find out.

    • Lucas: Go in to Hattie's and wait'll I come for you, huh? Mark: Well, how long you gonna be gone, Pa? Lucas: Long as it takes to call a man's bluff.

    Notes (1)

    • Paul Fix (Marshal Micah Torrance) does not appear in this episode.

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