Maverick: Season 3, Episode 23

Iron Hand (21 Feb. 1960)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Western
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Losing the last few dollars in a poker game, Bart goes after some seemingly easy money for him and his friends. He thinks he can insure a cattle drive and meets a man who looks familiar but can't place his face - soon he does his hand.

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Susan Morrow ...
Connie Coleman
Edward Ashley ...
Nobby Ned Wingate
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Joe Vermillion
Anthony Eustrel ...
Major Brooks Innescourt (as Antony Eustrel)
Joan Elan ...
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John Zaccaro ...
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Lane Chandler ...
Marshal Richter
Terry Frost ...
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Losing the last few dollars in a poker game, Bart goes after some seemingly easy money for him and his friends. He thinks he can insure a cattle drive and meets a man who looks familiar but can't place his face - soon he does his hand.

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This episode features Lane Chandler and Glenn Strange as a town Marshall. Chandler had tested for the role of the Monster in "House of Frankenstein, a role that went to Strange. See more »

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Maybe You Can Figure It Out
7 July 2008 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Bart's got a big cattle herd to help get to Abilene before scheming crooks and money-grubbing Kiowa's get it all first. First scene is a hoot when Bart loses his money, and worse, the pay of some pretty tough hombres in a poker game. Now he's in trouble. That had me thinking the rest would be a hoot too. But it's not. Maybe you can keep up with all the twists and turns-- I lost track. Besides, after a certain point, I didn't much care. Certainly the cheesy outdoor sets don't help-- they're about as convincing as a dime store painting. Even the town's main street is an obvious indoor set. And take a gander at the Indian attack with all the fake rocks and guns that can't shoot straight. Whatever money went into this entry, it certainly wasn't spent on background. Add to that the staging which mostly consists of people standing around mouthing their lines, and you get a pretty static and poorly acted episode on top of everything else. The bathtub scene does manage some Maverick spirit and humor, but is left stranded by the rest. The "iron hand" is a neat gimmick and had me thinking James Bond, but it's really left dangling, while the Indian pow-wow is funny and one of the few times an Indian is made to look ridiculous. Of course, the main interest now lies in Robert Redford making one of his first appearances, in a routine supporting role. Looks to me like the pressures of a tight shooting schedule and fresh story ideas were catching up with the crew's ability to make them gel.


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