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Bret Maverick: Faith, Hope and Clarity (2)

After being swindled out of their land by a religious charlatan, the people of Sweetwater look to Bret Maverick in order to turn the tables.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x15
Production Number: 167515
Airdate: Tuesday April 20th, 1982



  • Currently 6.5/10
6.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Jameson Parker
As Whitney Delaworth III
Recurring
Stuart Margolin
As Philo Sandeen
Recurring

Guest Stars
Robert Webber (1)
As Everest Sinclair
Recurring
Marj Dusay
As Kate Hanrahan
Recurring
James Staley
As Samuel Workman
Recurring
Simone Griffeth
As Jasmine Du Bois
Recurring
Priscilla Morrill
As Estelle Springer
Recurring
Tony Burton
As Arthur
Recurring
Richard Libertini
As Fingers Wachefsky
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Kathleen Doyle
As Angela
Recurring
Jack Garner
As Jack the Bartender
Recurring
Luis Delgado
As Shifty Delgrado
Recurring
Tommy Bush (1)
As Deputy Sturgess
Recurring
Main Cast
James Garner
As Bret Maverick
Ed Bruce
As Tom Guthrie
Ramon Bieri
As Elijah Crow
Richard Hamilton (1)
As Cy Whittaker
John Shearin
As Sheriff Mitchel Dowd
David Knell
As Rodney Catlow
Darleen Carr
As Mary Lou "M.L." Springer

Recap

As the alarm bell rings, Cy asks Bret what they’re going to do, and Bret says they’ll have to improvise. ..

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Episode Quotes
Pappyism: There are three things that Man never seems to run short of--that's faith, hope, and greed.

Everest Sinclair: I'll admit this Sandeen is, uh, a bit bizarre, but I do think he's sincere.
Mary Lou: I suppose, if you can call lizards sincere

Bret: All right, Sandeen, you've got 30 seconds - then I'm gonna feed you to Arthur for breakfast. Now, what do you want?
Philo Sandeen: I want a little piece of what you have going and I'm silent as a monk in a monastery mass.

Tom: I don't mind tellin' you, Whitney, few things in life are any sweeter than gettin' outta debt.
Whitney Delaworth III: Indeed … save possibly seeing ones innovations come to life. Mind if I break?
Tom: Uh, what innovations?
Jack the Bartender: Well, I put out the word on that wrestling contest, boss.
Tom: Wrestlin' contest?
Whitney Delaworth III: Oh, just a thought I had to add a little color.
Jack the Bartender: But I'm havin' trouble findin' a big enough bear.
Tom: Bear? Wait a minute…
Delaworth: No, now, now, now, no need to get alarmed. The patrons are just gonna wrestle each other - only the winner gets to wrestle the bear.
Tom: I thought you were leavin' town right away. This is just an investment to you.
Whitney Delaworth III: Well, yes, but… when I saw the tremendous potential this place had… Well, I knew Dad wouldn't be pleased if I left without making at least an effort to beef up the sagging revenues.
Tom: Sagging!? Wait a minute, you said the bar receipts looked good.
Jack the Bartender: Where do you want me to put that fire-eater when he comes in?
Tom: Fire-eater!?

Philo Sandeen: (talking to "the voice") All right… I need some answers now. I've had enough of your silences. You can't just speak to me one time and then vamoose like that. I'm a first-rate guide and I can read sign, but you're not laying down enough track. Do you know what I mean? I mean, first I pass out what you tell me and then everybody laughs at me; and then I… open my soul to Clarity and-and the prime mover turns out to be a drummer with a flashy suit and a great set of teeth. You have to tell me where the path leads or… or I'm gonna go back… the same way that I came. Do you hear me?

Whitney Delaworth III: Fine man, Guthrie, fine man - full of constancy and fortitude.
Bret: Yeah, well, you can save your five-dollar words 'cause I'm holdin' all your nickels and dimes.

Fingers Wachefsky: Are you kiddin' me? You folks are naturals. You know, I haven't seen the Red Dog work so well since we took down the Duke of Flushingtom… or was it the Earl of Worshingham? One of those guys.

Kate Hanrahan: I will admit, Maverick, it had its moments.
Tom: Then you're not sorry he dragged you into this?
Kate Hanrahan: Never hurts to expand one's professional horizons.
Bret: Never.
Delaworth: Consummate rendition of a classic, Maverick, I'm impressed.
Kate Hanrahan: You could've given me just a little more warning about that added ace in your sleeve.
Tom: Well, we thought a genuine reaction from you might sell it better.
Kate Hanrahan: Well, if you sold it any better, I'd start shooting



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerMeta Rosenberg
Supervising ProducerGordon Dawson
ProducerChas Floyd Johnson
Associate ProducerMark Horowitz
EditorDiane Adler
CastingDodie McLean
Unit Production ManagerSam C. Freedle
First Assistant DirectorDavid L. Beanes
Second Assistant DirectorDon Wilkerson
MusicMurray MacLeod  |  J.A.C. Redford
Music EditorJay Alfred Smith
HairstylistCharlotte Harvey
Make-upCharlene Roberson
Set DecoratorRobert L. Zilliox
Property MasterWilliam Fannon
Director of PhotographyFrank Thackery
Art DirectorScott T. Ritenour
Sound MixerCharlie King (3)
Special EffectsLarry L. Fuentes
Costume SupervisorLe Dawson
Main Title ThemeGlenn Ray  |  Patsy Bruce  |  Ed Bruce
Main Title GraphicsRon Grover
Executive Story ConsultantLee David Zlotoff
Sound Effects EditorAl Kajita
Assistant To The StarMaryann Rea
Main Title Theme Performed ByEd Bruce
Developed ByGordon Dawson
 
Warning: Bret Maverick season 1 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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