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Maverick: Dade City Dodge

Pearly Gates fleeces $5,000 from Bart but his jilted fiancee, Marla, helps our hero get his dough back.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Airdate: Sunday September 17th, 1961

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Guest Stars
Kathleen Crowley
As Marla
Mike Road
As Pearly Gates
Gage Clarke
As Luke Harper
Guy Wilkerson
As Kerns
Ken Lynch
As Sheriff Clark
Mickey Morton
As Sheriff Tiray
Charles Arnt
As Charles Mason
Eddie Marr
As Sykes
Robert Burton
As Judge Kincaid
Main Cast
Jack Kelly
As Bart Maverick
Episode Notes
Beginning with this entry in the series, first-run episodes of Maverick starring Jack Kelly aired on alternating weeks with reruns of previous episodes that starred James Garner.

The characters of Pearly Gates and Marla would return in The Troubled Heir.

Another change for the show's final season concerned the opening credits. For the first time, Jack Kelly was billed ahead of James Garner.

Episode Quotes
Pappyism: A man should stick to what he knows.

Bart: Marla, I hope you realize Pearly Gates got that nickname from that tiepin he wears not from his chances of ever meeting St. Peter.

Bart: Dade City--a little horsefly on the big rump of Texas.

Sheriff: (to Bart) You're a lot better at bargaining than you are playing poker.

Sheriff: (to Pearly) Son, you've got more aliases than a gopher's got holes.

Bart: What makes you think I've been carrying around $4,000?
Marla: Because I've already searched your room, darlin'.

Bart: Have a very pleasant journey.
Marla: Well at least I'll go back first class.

Pearly: Are you sure you know what you're doin'?
Bart: If I did, I wouldn't be here right now, would I, Pearly?

Bart: The kind of company I keep, a bank vault is my best friend.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRoy Huggins
Executive ProducerWilliam T. Orr
Warning: Maverick season 5 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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