Bart Maverick and Big Mike McComb are invited to a remote Mexican fishing village to help locate and remove buried treasure from under the nose of the authorities. When they arrive, the man...
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Bart Maverick and Big Mike McComb are invited to a remote Mexican fishing village to help locate and remove buried treasure from under the nose of the authorities. When they arrive, the man who asked for their help has disappeared and in his place they find a marooned saloon singer, a woman claiming to be the missing man's wife and a gang of Mexican bandits who dog their every step. Written by
A Wilhelm scream is heard just as Bart tips the table he's sitting at over. It is followed closely by a scream from one of the woman. But by listening closely while playing back. The Wilhelm scream can be heard ending just before the woman's scream begins. See more »
A god-awful episode. The only reason to comment is to indicate that as good as the series could be, some of the entries could also be complete misfires like this one. Let's hope no one in Mexican government sees this travesty. The bandidos are cartoonish buffoons, not even up to the level of the Frito Bandido. Jay Novello and his compadres amount to the worst stereotypes imaginable, obvious caricatures of the bandits in Treasure of the Sierra Madre. They talk like comedy school drop-outs, laugh like hyenas, and dress like garbage pails. And pity poor Joan Weldon who has to keep up a pretense all the time the story crashes around her, while even Jack Kelly fumbles at times. I guess the boisterous Ruta Lee was brought in half-way through to help fill out the time slot since her role has absolutely nothing to do with the plot, which, incidentally, is darn near incomprehensible. Lee does however liven up the dreary proceedings. At the same time, the outdoor sets are so full of phony rocks so as to hide the backlot locations that it looks like an episode of the Flintstones. In fact, the whole 60 minutes appears pasted together on the fly. On the other hand, I take no pleasure in ridiculing this 60 minutes, except to point out what most of us know anyway-- that even the best of long-running series inevitably comes up with a turkey now and then. This one unfortunately belongs to Maverick.
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