Bart, escaping his last poker game due to sore losers, runs into an heir to a railroad in the middle of the desert who just has two concerns: getting to a meeting by Friday and cross pollinating a delicate and rare cactus.

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Col. Hamilton
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Jeannie McCabe
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Abigail Hamilton
Wynn Pearce ...
Cornelius Van Rennselaer Jr.
Hanley Stafford ...
Cornelius Van Rensselaer Sr.
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McFearson
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Conductor
Carl Milletaire ...
Hakime
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Phillips (as Jack Beutel)
John Zaccaro ...
Engineer
Ivan Browning ...
Porter
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Bart, escaping his last poker game due to sore losers, runs into an heir to a railroad in the middle of the desert who just has two concerns: getting to a meeting by Friday and cross pollinating a delicate and rare cactus.

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Comedy | Western

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15 November 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Towards the end of the show the train pulls into St.Louis, the letters of the train line on the top of the passenger car are printed backwards. The film images must have been reversed. See more »

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[Bart is attack by a man and overcomes him]
Bart Maverick: Wanna try again?
Cornelius Van Rennselaer Jr.: I merely hoped to prevent you from stabbing my pachycereus.
Bart Maverick: Your what?
Cornelius Van Rennselaer Jr.: The cactus. She's female and very delicate.
Bart Maverick: I'm sorry, I was so thirsty, I, uh, I didn't even notice the sex.
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Easy Mark
1 February 2016 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Bart comes across a Harvard man working on a paper about cacti. He ends up impersonating him, which naturally leads to trouble. People keep getting thrown off the train. Nonetheless, cactus man arrives in time to save his father's company. He takes control of the train and pilots it to its destination. The conductor turns out not to have the ethics we thought he did. This is a typical Maverick episode, a mix of humor and western drama. It is the pervasive humor that set Maverick apart from other westerns of its era. Jack Kelly had all the charm in the world! He and Nita Talbot make a hot couple. Pappyism: "Love and love alone will send a man soaring into the depths."


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