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Maverick: The Quick and the Dead

Bret tries to clear himself of a murder charge by protecting a man marked for death by Doc Holliday.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x12
Airdate: Sunday December 08th, 1957

Director: Douglas Heyes
Writer: Douglas Heyes


  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Gerald MohrGerald Mohr
As Doc Holliday
Recurring
Marie WindsorMarie Windsor
As Cora
Recurring
John VivyanJohn Vivyan
As John Stacey
Recurring
Sam BuffingtonSam Buffington
As Ponca
Recurring
Gordon BarnesGordon Barnes
As Marshal

Uncredited
Hal HopperHal Hopper
As Jim Elkins
Recurring
Herbert LyttonHerbert Lytton
As Bartender
Recurring
Philo McCulloughPhilo McCullough
As Deputy
Recurring
Main Cast
James GarnerJames Garner
As Bret Maverick
Episode Notes
Gerald Mohr becomes the first actor to play the infamous Doc Holliday on the series. Peter Breck would later takeover the role during the final season of Maverick.

John Vivyan would later play infamous mobster Lepke Buchalter on the 1959-61 NBC crime drama The Lawless Years.

Marie Windsor would later co-star with James Garner in the 1971 comedy western Support Your Local Gunfighter.



Episode Quotes
Bret: (to Parker) I'm not tryin' to solve the crime. I'm just tryin' to get out from under.

Stacy: (about Holliday) He's a cheap tinhorn.

Bret: I'll be back.
Stacy: No hurry.

Cora: Go tell Johnny he' relieved.
Bret: He might not be.

Doc: My mistake, sir.
Bret: We all make 'em. That's why we have erasers.

Bret: (to Stacy) What's your hurry? Holliday won't run out on you.

Doc: (to Bret) Never kill time, friend, or it'll end up killing you.

Doc: You seem to have saved my life. Why?
Bret: Well, I was afraid he might miss you and hit me.

Cora: You play a cool game, Bret.
Bret: Then why am I sweating?

Marshal: You in some new kind of trouble?
Bret: Yeah, and I don't think I'm gonna have time to tell you about it.



Analysis
Gerald Mohr and Marie Windsor are the highlights of this episode and lift it from merely average to good as Bret tries to save a man who can clear him of a robbery charge from being killed by the notorious Doc Holliday (Mohr). Windsor plays the femme fatale of the piece, a saloon owner who may not be what she appears.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRoy Huggins
Executive ProducerWilliam T. Orr
ProducerRoy Huggins
 
Warning: Maverick season 1 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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