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"Maverick" Cruise of the Cynthia B. (TV Episode 1960) Poster

(TV Series)

(1960)

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Bret Maverick: As my pappy used to say, uh, "a man does what he has to... if he can't get out of it."

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Modesty Blaine: Bret? Why, Bret Maverick.

Bret Maverick: Modesty Blaine? You out on parole?

Modesty Blaine: Now, don't be stuffy darlin'. I may have taken advantage of you once or twice. That doesn't mean I don't like ya.

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Mrs. Ambrose Tutwiller: Ah, this is Mrs. Maverick, I presume?

Bret Maverick: I should say not. I couldn't afford to keep her in bail money.

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Quincy T. Smith: Keep your eyes open, Maverick.

Bret Maverick: Oh, I've got a good eye for that sort of thing.

Quincy T. Smith: Spotting trouble?

Bret Maverick: Avoiding it.

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Quincy T. Smith: A coward dies a thousand deaths. The hero dies but one.

Bret Maverick: I prefer the coward's way. The odds are much better.

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[first lines]

Bret Maverick: [narrating] Toward the end of the summer, I had pretty well exhausted the possibilities of the poker tables at Kansas City... and they had exhausted me. They had exhausted me to the point where I was traveling to St. Louis with all my worldly possessions... in the shape of a thousand dollar bill pinned inside my coat.

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[last lines]

Bart Maverick: We're going to split the money three ways, huh?

Bret Maverick: Five ways.

Bart Maverick: Five ways. Who are the other two? Friends of yours?

Bret Maverick: No. You might call 'em shipmates. Welcome aboard, Brother Bart.

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