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Maverick: The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill

Bret accompanies a beautiful singer on a search for her missing husband and finds himself falling in love with the woman. This one's a toughie because if our hero doesn't locate the man then his pal, Big Mike McComb, will hang for murder.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x26
Airdate: Sunday March 29th, 1959

Director: Douglas Heyes
Writer: Douglas Heyes

Special Guest Stars
Peggy KingPeggy King
As Jenny Hill

Guest Stars
George KeymasGeorge Keymas
As Sam
K.L. SmithK.L. Smith
As Starke
Leo GordonLeo Gordon
As Big Mike McComb
Mark TapscottMark Tapscott
As Crawley
Sig RumanSig Ruman
As Professor Vegelius

Chubby JohnsonChubby Johnson
As Messenger
Sailor VincentSailor Vincent
As Juror
Main Cast
James GarnerJames Garner
As Bret Maverick
Episode Notes
William Schallert would later be cast as Martin Lane on The Patty Duke Show.

This episode marked the final appearance on the show of Leo Gordon as Big Mike McComb.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Peggy KingSweet and Low 
Peggy KingSome Sunday Morning. 
Peggy KingToo Much Love 

Episode Quotes
Bret: Well, if you'll excuse me, I think I'll say good night.
Carl: That was a short day.

Bret: (to Jenny) Ma'am when you sing there just isn't much poker bein' played.

Bret: Sometimes it's better to quit before you win too much. That way you don't wear out your welcome.

Bret: (to Jenny) Do you really think I'd have to be simple to be honest with you?

Bret: (to Big Mike) You're about the guiltiest looking innocent person I've ever seen.

Bret: (to Big Mike) You don't look like the world's worst liar 'til you try tellin' the truth.

Bret: (about Jenny) If her husband wasn't alive I'd have to consider fallin' in love with her.

Jenny: What do you know about managing a singer?
Bret: Not a thing which is why I'm exactly what you need.

Jenny: Up to now, you've been traveling with me for nothing.
Bret: That was for love. This is business.

Carl: (after discovering Bret beaten up) What happened here?
Bret: I cut myself shavin'. Now help me up.

Pretty good episode although it ends on a downer with Bret and the woman he's fallen in love with going their separate ways at the end.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRoy Huggins
Executive ProducerWilliam T. Orr
ProducerRoy Huggins
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