| Season 6, Episode 1 |
#169 in Series
|Air date||September 20, 1964|
|Written by||Daniel B. Ullman|
|Directed by||John Florea|
| Previous Episode:|
Walter and the Outlaws
| Next Episode:|
Invention of a Gunfighter on IMDb
Invention of a Gunfighter on TV.com
Johnny Chapman comes to Joe to learn how to use a gun after being humiliated by the town bully. Joe doesn't see the deadly consequences that will follow when Johnny becomes a bounty hunter.
Soon, Johnny's hired to shoot down his ex-girlfriend, Olive, and his teacher, Joe.
Humiliated by a professional gunslinger in front of a bar crowd that included his girlfriend, timid Johnny Chapman asks Little Joe to teach him how to handle a gun.
But, Johnny changes as he gains skill and confidence and Joe soon doesn't recognize his friend in the hard, ruthless man he's become.
Cast and CharactersEdit
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Al Haskell: Barfly
- George DeNormand: Barfly
- Guy Stockwell: Johnny Chapman
- Jack Tornek: Barfly
- John Hubbard: Doctor
- Martha Manor: Saloon Girl with Blonde Hair
- Ron Foster: Al Mooney
- Valerie Allen: Olive
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Zieh schneller, Johnny", meaning "Draw Faster, Johnny".
You see why the blanks?