Maverick: Season 5, Episode 8

Epitaph for a Gambler (11 Feb. 1962)

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In a poker game, Bart wins part ownership of a gambling casino owned by Diamond Jim Malone. What he doesn't know is that he's also taken on Lucky Matt Elkins, who's been blackmailing ... See full summary »

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Harvey Storey
Fred Beir ...
Sheriff Ed Martin
Don Haggerty ...
Lucky Matt Elkins
Harry Harvey Jr. ...
Wes Taylor
Lasse Hellman ...
Whitey (as Les Hellman)
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Linda Storey
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Diamond Dan Malone (as Robert Wilke)
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Kit Williams
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In a poker game, Bart wins part ownership of a gambling casino owned by Diamond Jim Malone. What he doesn't know is that he's also taken on Lucky Matt Elkins, who's been blackmailing Diamond Jim and sees no reason why his payments have to stop just because the place has a new owner. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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In the title, the word "epitaph" refers to the inscriptions on one's tombstone that usually includes a final phrase honoring the deceased. See more »

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Not Bad, But Not Maverick
15 June 2014 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This is one of those later episodes where the writers appeared to forget what show they were writing for. This starts off as a fine Maverick premise, with Bart winning more money at a roulette wheel than the gambling hall can afford to pay. But then it degenerates into a melodramatic western and the worse offense of all, Bart tears up the IOU he is owed and walks off. Yes, Maverick has been known to do selfless things, but not walk away from money. Can't see Garner accepting this ending. They would have figured a way for Maverick to lose out or get something else out of his share of the IOU. As a standard western this is okay, but its not really a good example of Maverick.


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