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The Sharpshooter episode #1 - 5 of 15 pages

The reason there are so many bloopers in The Sharpshooter is because LGL (Levy, Gardner & Laven) used some clips from the original Sharpshooter from Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre and added new scenes from The Rifleman (LGL). I have the original airing of The Sharpshooter and they did make a lot of changes. Cowgirl!

Here we see Lucas smoke a cigarette.....  I looked to see if there was an ashtray on the table when he sat down, but I didn't see any..... It looks like Lucas might have put his cigarette out on a dish.  We never see Vernon smoke, but yet he had matches to light Lucas' cigarette. Is this something cowboys just carried with them? Cowgirl!

The scene in the dining room at the table with Mark and Vernon (Dennis Hopper), Lucas was smoking a cigarette which Vernon lit for him. We saw Lucas enjoying a cigarillo from time to time but that's the only time I noticed him smoking a regular cigarette. Not only that, but it appeared to be a manufactured one with cleanly cut squared ends. Definitely not hand rolled as one would have expected in North Fork. The cigarette making machine was only invented in 1881 so that would have been a recent development in which case Lucas was right on top of the latest technology. I wonder if it was a Camel, which was Chuck's brand? After that episode as far as I recall Lucas smoked an occasional cigarillo but no more cigarettes. Thanks Brownpa!

Mark is at the restaurant. Lucas was suppose to meet Mark. We don't hear Mark talk to the waitress, so we don't know for sure if Mark told her his Pa was meeting him there. Vernon walks in and Mark invites him to join them. There are three places set at the table. Why not 2 or four? Why 3? The Table where Sheriff Tomlinson was setting has a place setting for 2 two. Cowgirl!

Here we see Lucas smoke a cigarette.....



I looked to see if there was an ashtray on the table when he sat down, but I didn't see any.....

It looks like Lucas might have put his cigarette out on a dish.

We never see Vernon smoke, but yet he had matches to light Lucas' cigarette. Is this something cowboys just carried with them? Cowgirl!

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