Bret, and new character Dandy Jim Buckley, join a gold rush to even a score with Cadiz, a crooked gambler who robbed them. Cadiz's brawler Battling Kreuger is taking on all comers, and en ... See full summary »

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Pamela Duncan ...
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Madame Pompey
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Tony Cadiz
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Jack Blair
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Marshal Hunt
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Bret, and new character Dandy Jim Buckley, join a gold rush to even a score with Cadiz, a crooked gambler who robbed them. Cadiz's brawler Battling Kreuger is taking on all comers, and en route Bret, crashes into a possible challenger, mountain man Noah, complete with a pet skunk. Written by David Stevens

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Comedy | Western

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17 November 1957 (USA)  »

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According to Dandy Jim Buckley, the treasure is $40,000. It consists of two fifty pound bags of gold dust. Gold went for $18.93 to $18.96 per ounce from 1850 until 1918. Gold prices were very stable in the 19th century. So a fifty pound bag (800 oz. X 18.93) would be worth $15,144. So the two bags would only be worth $30, 288. Not $40,000. See more »

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Bret Maverick: [narrating] in 1875, gold was discovered in the Black Hills of Dakota... and a great stampede of gold-hungry men was started... thousands coming up the wide Missouri by steamboat. Dance-hall girls and entertainers... men who'd spent their last dime on a new suit and a steamboat ticket. Men with strong backs... and men with a flair for making money with three walnut shells.
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Shows the Series' Potential
18 July 2008 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

This is the first entry having the look and feel of the classic series. Instead of a drifter in cotton shirt, Bret's a dude gambler the entire time. What's more, he's more laid back, showing the easy charm that defined the character. The plot too is vintage. Bret teams up with a shifty other dude Dandy Jim Buckley in an effort to grab $40,000 in stolen money and get revenge on rival gambler Cadiz who tried to drown Bret. In a sparkling performance, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Buckley, matches Bret charm for charm. But the trouble is he lacks any sense of ethics short of killing, so Bret has to watch his back the whole time he tries to outwit the clever Cadiz. It sounds complicated, but makes for a number of slyly amusing situations. Then too, add man- mountain Mike Lane as a backwoods innocent and frontier tree-hugger, along with boisterous saloon-keeper (read brothel madam) Joan Shawlee, and you come up with an assorted mix of colorful characters, all bouncing off one another in entertaining fashion. My one complaint-- Bret should have used a trick in the prize fight sequence. It's played too straight to go with the rest of the entry. Nonetheless, this one shows why the series was able to separate itself from the rest of the TV pack.


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