Ray Teal would later have a recurring role on Bonanza as Sheriff Roy Coffey.
This episode is based on a short story by famed Western author Louis L'Amour.
Erin O'Brien would return in Island in the Swamp.
Michael Dante would return in Betrayal and The Third Rider.
Harris: Nobody wants to die. You're just not givin' me any choice.
Fallon: Sure we are, Sam. All you have to do is drop that shotgun.
Wes: I can get it out of him now, Pa.
Fallon: No, another dead man ain't gonna do us no good.
Rip: (to Wes) You lousy butcher! If you weren't my brother I'd shoot you dead where you stand.
Fallon: If you're tellin' the truth, how come it took you so long to come forward?
Bret: I was just waitin' for you to play out your hand.
Wes: (to Bret) You're gonna talk yourself right into a box, mister.
Bret: You're wastin' your time.
Fallon: We got plenty of that, mister.
Bret: (to Fallon about Rip) Least you got one boy who can think for himself.
Bret: There are a few things I'll put money on. Like a straight flush or a crooked mine.
Bret: One thing about a crook--he thinks everyone else is dishonest.
Bret: Where money is concerned it can be dirty, dusty, or soggy. As long as it's money.
Fallon: You don't leave much to the imagination, do you?
Bret: If I did I wouldn't be alive today.
Simmons: Maverick, it's too bad you're a crook. I was just beginnin' to like you.
This early entry is pretty much a straight dramatic episode that features a Bret Maverick who's much braver than he would be in future shows as he takes on a family of cutthroats who want a map to a gold mine they think he's carrying. Ray Teal, Edd Byrnes, and Peter Brown all give good performances as the heavies of the piece.