Bankrupt after a run of bad luck at the poker table, Bret agrees to help bring a man wanted for murder back to New Orleans for trial. The catch is, the man has fled to Mexico and has the backing of the local government.

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Steve Corbett
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Paul Brooks
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Rene Gireaux
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Bankrupt after a run of bad luck at the poker table, Bret agrees to help bring a man wanted for murder back to New Orleans for trial. The catch is, the man has fled to Mexico and has the backing of the local government.

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26 October 1958 (USA)  »

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The saloon Bret visits was originally the set for Rick's Cafe from Casablanca (1942). This statement appears to refer to the flat used as the exterior facade and entrance, as the interior set bears no resemblance to Rick's in Casablanca, and is in fact the same saloon/cantina set used in many other episodes. See more »

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Bret Maverick: [narrating] The trip from Memphis to New Orleans cost forty seven dollars, if you didn't play poker. For me, the price was two thousand, three hundred and fifty eight dollars. Ah, but I wasn't discouraged when we docked at New Orleans. I still had the thousand dollar bill I kept for emergencies fastened to the lining of my coat with a safety pin. One week later, I still had the safety pin.
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Cielito Lindo
is a popular traditional song of Mexico,
Written in 1882 by Quirino Mendoza
Performed by Tony Romano
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Maverick: Escape To Tampico
29 June 2015 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Bret travels from Memphis to New Orleans by riverboat. On a losing streak, he even loses the $1000 bill pinned inside his coat. He is hired to bring a killer back from Mexico, where he takes a job in La Cantina Americana. Bret gets his man after some twists and turns. Gerald Mohr as Corbett is the man who escaped to Tampico. He had me fooled, too. Amy is the singer with her own agenda, and Corbett is under her spell. When Bret rids the Cantina of card cheats, he is jumped in the street. Corbett saves his life, and the two men get close. In Corpus Christi, Bret does what he has to do, and Corbett says he didn't want to die in Mexico, anyway. Lincoln's portrait on the wall gives us a sense of the time period.


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