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Maverick: Epitaph for a Gambler

Two spins of the roulette wheel give Bart part ownership of a casino but then he discovers that his new partner is being blackmailed.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x8
Airdate: Sunday March 04th, 1962



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Guest Stars
Fred BeirFred Beir
As Sheriff Ed Martin
Recurring
Harry Harvey, Jr.Harry Harvey, Jr.
As Wes Taylor
Recurring
Marie WindsorMarie Windsor
As Kit Wlliams
Recurring
Robert J. WilkeRobert J. Wilke
As Diamond Dan Malone
Recurring
Adam WilliamsAdam Williams
As Sam Elkins
Don Haggerty (1)Don Haggerty (1)
As Lucky Matt Elkins
Frank AlbertsonFrank Albertson
As Harvey Storey
Joyce MeadowsJoyce Meadows
As Linda Storey
Les HellmanLes Hellman
As Whitey

Uncredited
Fred CarsonFred Carson
As Henchman
Recurring
Jack PerrinJack Perrin
As Barfly
Recurring
Sailor VincentSailor Vincent
As Gambler
Recurring
Main Cast
Jack KellyJack Kelly
As Bart Maverick
Episode Quotes
Pappyism: You can tell more about a town by looking at its gambling emporium than any other edifice.

Bart: I guess we'll be seeing quite a bit of each other.
Malone: I'm afraid so.

Sheriff: (to Bart) Your kind never helps anyone unless it involves a fast buck.

Bart: (to Malone) I don't like gambling with a loaded gun especially when it's pointed at my money.

Storey: You would have made a good lawyer, Mr. Maverick.
Bart: That's what your daughter said.

Bart: I live by the law of averages, take a chance now and then, but that doesn't classify me as a freak.

Malone: There's a payoff to every gambler's life. Mine's on its way.
Bart: I'm afraid it's already here.



Analysis
No comedy in this one which was unusual for the show at this point in time. Epitaph for a Gambler is a straight dramatic episode and a pretty good one at that. Robert J. Wilke wins acting honors as a gambling hall owner who's being blackmailed over a secret that he holds regarding the local sheriff.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRoy Huggins
Executive ProducerWilliam T. Orr
ProducerRoy Huggins
 
Warning: Maverick season 5 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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