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Maverick: Diamond in the Rough

A notorious con man has Bart beaten up, robbed, and deposited on a ocean bound steamship but since when have such minor inconveniences ever stopped a Maverick?


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x18
Airdate: Sunday January 26th, 1958

Director: Douglas Heyes
Story: Roy Huggins
Teleplay: Marion Hargrove


  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Fredd Wayne
As Van Buren Kingsley
Recurring
I. Stanford Jolley
As McClure
Recurring
Sig Ruman
As Captain Steeger
Recurring
Terence de Marney
As Murphy
Recurring
William Forrest
As Roland
Recurring
Carlyle Mitchell
As General Marvin
Jacqueline Beer
As Henrietta
Katherine Barrett
As Mrs. Kingsley
Lela Bliss
As Mrs. Shelbourne
Lili Valenty
As Madame
Otto Waldis
As Scarf
Paul Power
As Pyne
Robert Fairfax
As Shelbourne

Uncredited
Bill Bailey (2)
As Banker
Recurring
Don Megowan
As Grayson
Recurring
Forbes Murray
As Investor
Recurring
George Baxter
As Vincent
Recurring
Kermit Maynard
As Millionaire
Recurring
Louis Mercier
As Beaujean
Recurring
Jack Chefe
As Butler
Mason Curry
As Second Teller
Stephen Ellsworth
As Second Millionaire
Wally West
As Club Member
William Remick
As First Millionaire
Main Cast
Jack Kelly
As Bart Maverick
Episode Notes
Bart mentions Dandy Jim Buckley in the dialogue even though the two have yet to appear in the same episode.



Episode Quotes
Bart: I think I'd better walk you home, Countess. Otherwise, you're apt to destroy half the city.

Kingsley: Back in town so soon?
Bart: I just can't seem to get enough somehow--of San Francisco.

Bart: I'm a little near-sighted where Mr. Kingsley is concerned. I have trouble recognizing him with the red costume and the eight tiny reindeer.

Bart: There isn't a grifter alive who puts real gold in his gold brick.

Bart: Men who play for stakes like these don't buy people off, Mr. Sharpe. They kill them off.

Kingsley: Gentlemen, let's not talk about diamonds. We're ruining a perfectly good poker game.

Kingsley: You know, Maverick, it would have been cheaper if I'd let you stay in the game.



Analysis
Average episode which sees Bart get involved with two down on their luck French noblewomen while attempting to get revenge upon a scoundrel who had him shanghaied.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRoy Huggins
Executive ProducerWilliam T. Orr
ProducerRoy Huggins
 
Warning: Maverick season 1 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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