Maverick: Season 1, Episode 9

Stampede (17 Nov. 1957)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Western
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 36 users  
Reviews: 2 user

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

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


Related Items

Search for "Stampede" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stampede (17 Nov 1957)

Stampede (17 Nov 1957) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Maverick.
« Previous Episode | 9 of 124 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Pamela Duncan ...
Coral Stacey
Joan Shawlee ...
Madame Pompey
Chris Alcaide ...
Tony Cadiz
Mike Lane ...
Noah Perkins
Pat Comiskey ...
Battling Krueger
...
Jack Blair
Marshall Bradford ...
Marshal Hunt
Jim Hayward ...
Miner
Mark Tapscott ...
Deputy
Edit

Storyline

Bret & new character Dandy Jim join a gold rush to even a score with Cadiz, a crooked gambler who cleaned them out. Cadiz's brawler Battling Krueger is taking on all comers, and en route Bret crashes into a possible challenger, eco-warrior/mountain man Noah, complete with a pet skunk. Written by David Stevens

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1957 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Madame Pompey: I used to have a pet skunk - called him "Jim Dandy".
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Delightful Episode Due to Efrem Zimbalist and Joan Shawlee
7 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a sharp and hilarious episode that has a number of unexpected plot twists and great acting. There's a double plot here. The first plot involves Maverick winning at poker against nasty gambler Tony Cadiz. Cadiz has Maverick beat up and tossed in a river, and steals his money back. We wait in anticipation for Maverick to get his revenge. The second plot involves Maverick meeting up with an old friend, a conman named Dandy Jim Buckley. Buckley cons Maverick into helping him retrieve some buried stolen money.

One of the delights of Maverick is seeing actors noted for other roles playing quite different characters. Here Efrem Zimbalist Jr. known as the strait laced detective in "77 Sunset Strip" and even straighter laced FBi Agent in "The F.B.I." plays the conman Dandy Jim Buckley. He is surprisingly good at it, straddling the borderline between somewhat charming and miserably deceitful. The good thing here is that Bret Maverick is onto him and can easily frustrate his designs. Maverick helps him to recover $40,000 in stolen money, but then forces him to turn it in for an honest $4,000 reward.

Also making the episode enjoyable is sexy comedian Joan Shawlee. Shawlee is best remembered as the orchestra leader Sweet Sue in "Some Like it Hot," but she was all over television in the 1950's and 1960's, notably a number of times on "the Abbott and Costello Show," "the Betty Hutton Show" and "the Dick Van Dyke Show." Joan was one of the few women who could act sexy and funny at the same time. Here she plays "Madame Pompey" who seems to really be a brothel madame, although the tame 1950's television moral code has to make her just the leader of a group of showgirls. What is nice about her character is that she doesn't develop the expected love attachment with Maverick, but falls for another minor character, a gentle nature-loving muscle man. Shawlee brightens every scene that she is in, which was true of just about any appearance she made on television.

This may be the funniest of the early episodes. Don't miss it.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
RIP James Garner newdickmorris
The Importance of Roy Huggins newdickmorris
Was I The Only One . . . sistergrimm
favorite episodes brucedgo
The APPEAL of MAVERICK Sathill45
Favorite Multiple Guest Star? nlh11190
Discuss Stampede (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?