The Rifleman

Season 1 Episode 20

The Deadeye Kid

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 10, 1959 on ABC

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  • A New Yorker (Don Mahoney) hitches a ride on the back of a wagon, is dropped from the ride onto the road, and rescued later by Lucas and Mark.

    Mahoney, from the Bowery in New York is rescued by the McCains, given refuge, food and a job. Having sufficient money, he continues on his way with another stagecoach. But the driver is discovered to be a thief at the next way station, and kills his accuser – and goes after Mahoney.

    Mark hears Mahoney's story, believes him and tries to hide him. Taking him into the backwoods, he leads Mahoney through a number of efforts to hide their tracks (an episode I remember clearly from when I was a kid). Lucas and Micah, with a large posse also searching, go after him – but so does the killer. Lucas appreciates the tricks Mark has employed, but also sees through them.

    This is a very good, tight story, with a good climax.

    Well recommended.