Maverick and a hunting expedition of headstrong Englishmen are robbed by an outlaw gang and abandoned without food and water in the middle of the desert. Maverick convinces his party, by ...
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Maverick and a hunting expedition of headstrong Englishmen are robbed by an outlaw gang and abandoned without food and water in the middle of the desert. Maverick convinces his party, by threat and force of argument, that their only hope of survival is to follow the gang across the desert waste to their hideout and take back their horses and provisions by force. Written by
This show reunited 3 members of Darby's Rangers cast. Joan Elan and Reginald Owen were again aristocrat father and daughter. The only thing was in Darby's Rangers they never had a scene with Garner(Darby) as Elan played Hank's(Stuart Whitman) girlfriend in England. See more »
The first ten minutes or so is among the most amusing of the series. After that, the episode settles into a routine trek across the desert of a WB sound stage. Nonetheless, the premise is a pregnant one the down-home Maverick has to deal with a haughty, titled British family when they extend their hospitality after he collapses at their door. The culture conflict is mined expertly by writer Marion Hargrove for snappy lines. Then too, Britishers Owen and Elan manage the task of being snooty without being dislikable. In fact, the pixie-like Elan is quite a good actress, catch her many subtle expressions. It's also Garner in his absolute physical prime.
Good thing the premise carries the hour since there's not much action until a poorly staged climactic shoot-out. Anyway, kudos to writer Hargrove and the cast for the many amusing moments.
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