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Maverick: The Maverick Report

A poker game finds Maverick winning controlling interest in a newspaper that's just been hit with a huge libel suit by a Senator.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Sunday March 11th, 1962

Guest Stars
Peter BreckPeter Breck
As Doc Holliday
Ed NelsonEd Nelson
As Gary Harrison
Don C. HarveyDon C. Harvey
As Sheriff Bentley
Kem DibbsKem Dibbs
As Ames
Lloyd CorriganLloyd Corrigan
As Senator Hiram Porter
Jo MorrowJo Morrow
As Jeanie Porter
Patricia CrestPatricia Crest
As Molly Malone
Main Cast
Jack KellyJack Kelly
As Bart Maverick
Episode Quotes
Holliday: Barkeep, four whiskeys please.
Bart: I just have time for one.
Holliday: Make that three.

Harrison: Mr. Maverick, whether you're a registered voter or not, I'll buy you a drink sometime.
Jonesy: What about me?
Harrison: You I'll just buy.

Jonesy: (to Bart) I'm the kind who carries an umbrella just to make sure it doesn't rain.

Jeanie: I'm making this offer for my father, the Senator.
Bart: I'm turning down the offer for myself, Bart Maverick.

Jeanie: Sit down. You can't walk out and leave me in the saloon.
Bart: My dear young lady, you are not supposed to be in the saloon in the first place.

Molly: Know anything about running a newspaper?
Bart: No, but I learn fast. Provided there's money in it.

Bart: (to Sheriff Bentley) If Senator Porter thinks he can scare me all I can say is he's an excellent judge of character.

Holliday: The trouble with you, Maverick, is you have no imagination. The printed word is much more lethal than a gun.

Molly: I hate to see such a nice man get mixed up with Jeanie Porter.
Bart: Doc can take care of himself, Molly.

Porter: (to Holliday) When a man like you pretends to be modest, look out.

Episode Goofs
It's stated in the dialogue that Senator Porter married a woman from Roanoke, Virginia but that particular city was not founded until 1882.

Episode References
Life would later imitate art in the case of this episode. Here, Bart Maverick takes charge of a small-town newspaper whereas portrayer Jack Kelly would also run a weekly newspaper in Huntington Beach, CA after his acting roles dried up.

This episode marks Peter Breck's best turn of the series as Doc Holliday. He's a hoot in this episode especially in the scene where Doc attempts to compete in a rowing race.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRoy Huggins
Executive ProducerWilliam T. Orr
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