When a cowhand accuses Maverick of cheating at cards, the local marshal intercedes, but the blow that knocked the young man wound up killing him. When the cowhand's trail boss and ramrod ... See full summary »

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Jean Willes ...
Lil
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Red Scanlon
Tod Griffin ...
Jack Wade
Willard Sage ...
George Buckner
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Amy Hardie
Russell Thorson ...
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Murvyn Vye ...
Gus Wilson
James McCallion ...
Charlie
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When a cowhand accuses Maverick of cheating at cards, the local marshal intercedes, but the blow that knocked the young man wound up killing him. When the cowhand's trail boss and ramrod gang up on the marshal and kill him, the town's printer publishes an angry broadside accusing the ranchers of murder, which causes the trail hands to threaten to destroy the town. The local businessman must decide whether to band together or turn the printer over to the angry cowboys. Written by David Bassler

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2 February 1958 (USA)  »

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The title refers to the Last Judgment, Final Judgment, Judgment Day, the Apocalypse, Armageddon or the end of the earth whether it be man-made, natural disaster, cosmic action or an act of God. See more »

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Bret Maverick: These are some of the hundreds of thousands of cattle that were driven up the dusty trail from Texas to the Kansas rail-heads in the 1870s. The trip was hard on men and beef alike. So the drive sometimes stopped a while in Southern Kansas where the water was free and the grass green. They had some pretty good poker games in those towns along the way. And Kiowa City was one of them. A town made prosperous by the trail drives. A prosperity they weren't always happy with. The trail ...
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Day Of Reckoning
2 February 2016 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

When Bret is accused of cheating and called a "tinhorn," he responds that he believes in peace and quiet. When the marshal is murdered, a cowardly printer circulates an article with intentions of going to the governor in Topeka. Trail hands threaten to destroy the town unless the printer is handed over. Bret wants to get out before hell breaks loose but is unable to. The scared printer regrets his actions, while Bret refers to himself a "fence-straddler." Bret chastises the printer. The expression "tree the town" is tossed around. Jeanne Willes as Lil tells us what cowboys are really like, that they are nothing like they are portrayed in the east. Even in this serious episode, Bret's biting humor shines through.


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