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Maverick: Destination Devil's Flat

Bart sets out to foil the hijacking plans of a phony sheriff.

Episode Info


Episode number: 4x15
Airdate: Sunday December 25th, 1960



Guest Stars
Peter BreckPeter Breck
As Sheriff Dan Trevor/Clay Corey
Recurring
Merry AndersMerry Anders
As Marybelle McCall
Recurring
Frank FergusonFrank Ferguson
As Deacon Eaker
Recurring
Chubby JohnsonChubby Johnson
As Oscar
Recurring
Patrick WestwoodPatrick Westwood
As Snake Randall
Recurring
Richard ReevesRichard Reeves
As Bull Crumpett
Recurring
Harry SwogerHarry Swoger
As Conductor
Recurring
Helen MayonHelen Mayon
As Mrs. Amber
Tipp McClureTipp McClure
As Guard
Main Cast
Jack KellyJack Kelly
As Bart Maverick
Episode Notes
Peter Breck would later join the cast of Maverick during the show's final season in the recurring role of notorious gambler/gunfighter Doc Holliday.



Episode Quotes
Pappyism #1: By the time we're up on the rules of the game of life we're too old to play it.

Pappyism #2: It's fine to turn over a new leaf but there's always somebody tryin' to snoop through the old pages.

Trevor: Do you have a crystal ball or do you read fortunes with cards?
Bart: No, but I have lost a few fortunes with 'em.

Mrs. Amber: You're a stranger.
Bart: I was hoping you wouldn't notice.

Bart: (to Marybelle) It's nice knowing I'm not the only stranger here.

Deacon: It disturbs me in this land of plenty to find a man financially embarassed.
Bart: It bothers me too, Deacon.

Trevor: (to Bart) Didn't take you long to track down the free grub, did it?

Trevor: Snakes sometimes have a refined appearance but they're still a snake.
Bart: You dress very well, Sheriff.

Marybelle: The Deacon taught me to love my neighbor.
Bart: Then start with me because I'm the nearest.

Bart: Generally, when I start shooting at something, it has a nasty habit of shooting back.

Bart: The gold means more to you than I do?
Marybelle: About $50,000 more.

Bart: Your dog drinks?
Oscar: Why shouldn't he? He's old enough.

Trevor: (to Bull and Snake) You two apes couldn't find a grizzly bear in a silo.

Marybelle: What difference does it make whether they kill us tonight or tomorrow?
Bart: Now don't listen to her, Deacon. I happen to prefer tomorrow.



Analysis
Very good episode with nice guest shots from Peter Breck as an outlaw posing as a sheriff and Merry Anders as a conniving damsel. Breck and star Jack Kelly really played off each other well in this episode which was probably why the producers decided to bring Breck back in the recurring role of Doc Holliday.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRoy Huggins
Executive ProducerWilliam T. Orr
 
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