Maverick (1957–1962)
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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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Col. Hamilton
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Jeannie McCabe
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Abigail Hamilton
Wynn Pearce ...
Hanley Stafford ...
Cornelius Van Rensselaer Sr.
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McFearson
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Carl Milletaire ...
Hakime
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Phillips (as Jack Beutel)
John Zaccaro ...
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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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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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I know it's fiction, but ...
2 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

I always enjoy older television programming .. probably my way of ignoring the realities of change, and Maverick is one of my favorites. However, in this episode I could not help but notice a small prop inaccuracy. The botanist in the opening completely misidentified the cactus on display in the desert; it's not a Pachycereus. Pachycereus, meaning thick torch, is a genus of various cacti all of which have a similar characteristic .. tall singular stem. Some variations could be referred to as a bush, but that is a stretch of the word's meaning, a thick straight growing stem that has what could resemble upward growing arms, such as the Pringlei variety. But none of them look even close to the Prickly Pear identified in this episode as a Pachycereus. Nevertheless, this episode is one of the more inventive story lines. Worth watching.


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