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"Maverick" Duel at Sundown (1959)

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Maverick: Season 2: Episode 19 -- A rancher petitions Bret for help in frustrating a blossoming romance between his daughter and a good-for-nothing gunslinger. CLINT EASTWOOD guest stars.


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Richard Collins (teleplay)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
1 February 1959 (Season 2, Episode 19)
Bret Maverick is on his way to a high stakes poker game, when an injured friend with a hidden agenda... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Garner ... Bret Maverick

Jack Kelly ... Bart Maverick

Edgar Buchanan ... Jed Christianson

Abby Dalton ... Carrie Christianson

Clint Eastwood ... Red Hardigan
Dan Sheridan ... Dr. Baxter

James Griffith ... John Wesley Hardin
Clarke Alexander ... Sheriff
Linda Lawson ... Lily
Myrna Fahey ... Susie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Delgado ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Don Kelly ... Al (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Arthur Lubin 
Writing credits
Richard Collins (teleplay)

Howard Browne (story)

Produced by
Roy Huggins .... producer
William T. Orr .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine (director of photography) (as Harold Stine)
Film Editing by
Marsh Hendry 
Art Direction by
Howard Campbell 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Welch 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Oren Haglund .... production manager (as Oren W. Haglund)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Farfan .... assistant director
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound
Editorial Department
James Moore .... supervising film editor
Music Department
David Buttolph .... composer: theme music
Paul Francis Webster .... lyricist: theme music
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

49 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

James Garner and guest star Clint Eastwood would work together again over 40 years later in the 2000 theatrical film "Space Cowboys".See more »
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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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Frankly, I'd Rather Be in Leadville, 7 July 2008
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

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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