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Beau lends a helping hand when a wealthy eccentric woman's cousin, doctor, and attorney plot to have her declared insane so they can snatch her fortune.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x12
Airdate: Sunday December 04th, 1960

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Guest Stars
Kathleen Crowley
As Kiz Bouchet
Peggy McCay
As Melissa Bouchet
Don Beddoe
As Chief Thorpe
Emory Parnell
As Hank
Max Baer, Jr.
As Ezra, the Ticket Taker
Thomas Browne Henry
As Hanford
Gilchrist Stuart
As Poker Player
Tristram Coffin
As Dr. Pittman
Whit Bissell
As Clement Samuel

Chuck Hicks
As Gentleman Joe Bartlett
Main Cast
Roger Moore
As Beau Maverick
Episode Notes
This episode takes place in Virginia City, Nevada, which was also the setting for Bonanza.

Kathleen Crowley wears a brunette wig in this episode instead of her usual blonde locks.

The character of Clement Samuel is based on Samuel Clemens, the real name of famed writer Mark Twain. Clemens actually lived in Virginia City for a time and worked for the newspaper there.

Episode Quotes
Beau: I hear you never do the expected.
Kiz: I may make an exception in your case.

Beau: Life is too short, Miss Bouchet.
Kiz: That's my motto.

Beau: (to Kiz) I'm not very good at saving other people's lives. I've barely managed to hold onto my own.

Kiz: You don't believe me?
Beau: I don't believe the impossible, Kiz.
Kiz: You won't help me?
Beau: You're beyond my help.

Beau: (to Dr. Pittman) Why don't we stop pussyfooting around and get down to business?

Dr. Pittman: You must have taken leave of your senses.
Beau: Oh, doctor, you say that to everybody.

Beau: People have been known to do fantastic things to get their hands on two million dollars.

Beau: What do you have against the bartender, Samuels?
Samuels: His credit policy towards members of the press is extremely narrow.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRoy Huggins
Executive ProducerWilliam T. Orr
Warning: Maverick season 4 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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