Maverick: Season 1, Episode 7

Relic of Fort Tejon (3 Nov. 1957)

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Bret wins a "full-blooded Arabian mount" in a poker game, but soon discovers he's been conned - the Arabian mount turns out to be an overly-affectionate camel. While fleeing the dromedary, ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Maxine Cooper ...
Donna Seely
Fredd Wayne ...
Carl Jimson
Dan Tobin ...
Howard Harris
Sheb Wooley ...
Tyler MacDuff ...
Drake (as Tyler Mac Duff)
Lou Krugman ...
Kem Dibbs ...
Earle Hodgins ...
Johnson (as Earl Hodgins)
Alan Austin ...
Tommy Norton


Bret wins a "full-blooded Arabian mount" in a poker game, but soon discovers he's been conned - the Arabian mount turns out to be an overly-affectionate camel. While fleeing the dromedary, Bret stumbled into a small town and runs into an old flame who's engaged to the town's mayor. Bret soon learns that the mayor runs a crooked gambling hall and isn't above shooting card players when they stumble onto his cheating ways. Written by David Bassler

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Comedy | Western




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3 November 1957 (USA)  »

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The episode refers to the camel as a "full-blooded Arabian mount", but the camel used in the episode is a Bactrian (two-hump) camel, which lives in Central Asia, not the one-hump dromedary whose range includes the Arabian peninsula. See more »


Brimmer: I'm tapped out, Maverick. I'd like to make you a business proposition. I'll give you the chance to buy a full-blooded Arabian mount for two hundred dollars.
Bret Maverick: Imported Arabian?
Brimmer: Absolutely.
Bret Maverick: Well, if he's all you say he is, it ought to be a bargain.
Brimmer: It's a *she* and I'll stand behind every word.
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Some Good Touches Before Going Conventional
16 December 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Bret wins a camel in a poker game run by a crooked casino owner. Trouble ensues when Bret wins big money from the owner despite efforts to cheat him. Now Bret's got to face a hired gun and figure out what to do with a camel.

Fans of the series can spot classic Maverick touches in the first half, before the entry reverts to a more scenic but conventional chase sequence. This early episode (1957) shows how the producers haven't yet settled on the tongue-in-cheek that separated the series from the pack. Nonetheless, the 60-minutes remains a pretty good combination of wit and action.

(In passing— For some reason IMDb doesn't credit Vasquez Rocks, northeast of LA, as the extensively used location site.)

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