Secrets Of TV’s The Rifleman: More Than Just Guns And Good Times

The Only Kid On Set

Johnny Crawford was a young boy when he started working on The Rifleman, but he adjusted very well to working with adults and never felt isolated. He explained in an interview: “I had been wanting to do a series for a long time, especially a western, so I was just in heaven from the beginning, and I thought I was extremely lucky.


The only adjusting that was necessary really was getting to learn everybody’s name. I had a great time and really never thought about the fact that I was a kid. In fact, I wasn’t as young as I looked in those days and felt mature because I was working with adults all the time.”