Maverick: Season 2, Episode 8

The Jail at Junction Flats (9 Nov. 1958)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Western | Adventure
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 21 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Dandy Jim convinces Bret to partner with him to buy horses for cavalry remounts and Bret learns too late it's just another of Jim's swindles. Worse, Jim steals all Bret's money and leaves ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Jail at Junction Flats (09 Nov 1958)

The Jail at Junction Flats (09 Nov 1958) on IMDb 7.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Maverick.
« Previous Episode | 35 of 124 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Patrick McVey ...
Sheriff Morrison Pyne (as Pat McVey)
...
Madame Higgins
John Harmon ...
Saloon Keeper
...
Deputy George
Claudia Bryar ...
Mrs. Pyne
...
Hognose M. Hughes
Jack Lomas ...
Bartender
Edit

Storyline

Dandy Jim convinces Bret to partner with him to buy horses for cavalry remounts and Bret learns too late it's just another of Jim's swindles. Worse, Jim steals all Bret's money and leaves him tied up in the wilderness. Bret soon tracks Dandy Jim to a Wyoming town with a long memory - when a notorious outlaw broke out of jail eight years earlier, the town fathers determined to build an escape-proof jail. Now Dandy Jim's behind bars for a crime he didn't commit - for a change - and he refuses to tell Bret where he's hid the money he stole from the gambler unless he breaks him out of jail. Time's short because a lynch mob is beginning to form. Written by David Bassler

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 November 1958 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)| (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Bret Maverick: You don't know me at all, Buckley. I've never broken anyone out of jail in my life and, if I do, why would I start with you? Tell me why I'd do it?
Dandy Jim Buckley: Because you're greedy and because I know where the money is and if they string me up, I'll die rich.
See more »

Soundtracks

All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight
Written by Ethel Lynn Beers and John Hill Hewitt
Performed by Bert Remsen and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Buckley to Bret, "Have I ever lied to you." ! !
23 August 2008 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Prime-grade Maverick of the calibre that made the series a cult favorite. It's tongue-in-cheek the whole way, with no clichéd shoot-out at the end. Instead it's a battle of wits, with one charming rogue against another as the quips fly fast and furious. The only real difference between Bret and Dandy Jim Buckley is that Bret has at least one scruple whereas Dandy was hiding somewhere when the "Thou Shalt Not's" were passed out.

The contest surrounds a crooked horse deal that lands Dandy in jail, with Bret needing to break him out. It doesn't help that the jail resembles Fort Knox or that there are not two but four locked doors separating the prisoner from the street. But Bret is nothing if not resourceful and, of course, drolly amusing, at the same time. But this is really Dandy Jim's episode, showing what an excellent comedic actor Zimbalist Jr. was. Too bad Warner Bros. broke up the duo by casting Zimbalist in the glossy detective series 77 Sunset Strip, where he had to play things straight. Note in the first minute that the beloved Dan Blocker gets a brief walk-on as Hog Nose Hughes, a dead-eye shot even though he doesn't bother to aim. Right away, we know this entry is special, and may be the first one to spoof all the way through, along with a delightfully appropriate very last frame.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was I The Only One . . . sistergrimm
favorite episodes brucedgo
Favorite Multiple Guest Star? nlh11190
The APPEAL of MAVERICK Sathill45
Maverick on DVD recommendations joeblow6959
Advice from Maverick's pappy tonykrzyz
Discuss The Jail at Junction Flats (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?