Maverick: Season 2, Episode 19

Duel at Sundown (1 Feb. 1959)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Western | Adventure
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Bret Maverick is on his way to a high stakes poker game, when an injured friend with a hidden agenda, begs him to visit. After Bret arrives, the friend's beautiful daughter draws Bret into ... See full summary »

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Bret Maverick is on his way to a high stakes poker game, when an injured friend with a hidden agenda, begs him to visit. After Bret arrives, the friend's beautiful daughter draws Bret into a plot of her own. Both plots revolve around cold-blooded Red Hartigan (a lanky, young Clint Eastwood). Red demands Bret leave Sundown immediately - or rest in Sundown forever. Written by David Stevens

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Red Hardigan(Clint Eastwood) keeps calling Maverick, "Maverack," just to irritate him. See more »

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Bret Maverick: Now that's not worthy of you, Bart. Your own brother's life is hanging in the balance, and all you're thinkin' about is $500.
Bart Maverick: No, Bret. That's not all I'm thinkin' about.
Bret Maverick: No, you're thinkin' about my five hundred too.
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Frankly, I'd Rather Be in Leadville
7 July 2008 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

So what do you do if you're gimpy old Edgar Buchanan and you've got a big spread, a high- spirited daughter, and a no-good gunslinger Clint Eastwood eager to grab your ranch by marrying your daughter. Why, you send for Bret Maverick, of course. Trouble is that Bret's not too good with a gun, while Eastwood is, well, Eastwood, fast as all get-out. Things look bad for Bret, but then, it's his wits that gets him by.

It's a gawky young Clint, before he went to Italy and came back with that hard-eyed squint that terrified bad guys for a whole fistful of years. Still, he does manage a pretty big load of mean. He's also got a pretty big part here, probably just before he slipped into the Rowdy Yates role in Rawhide. Garner, of course, is Garner, doing his usual reluctant rescues with the usual great throw-away lines-- Buchanan to Maverick, "Isn't there anything you like better than money?" Maverick, "There's breathing."

Note how the LA smog works well to mask the climactic gunfight (many series scenes were shot on Warners' backlot in Burbank). It's a great Maverick ending, perfectly in sync, with a couple of neat twists that should leave you with a knowing nod and a good chuckle.


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