Fleeing sore losers, Bret is saved from death by stage robber Lefty Dolan who obligates Bret with a dying wish - free the man wrongly convicted in another heist, instead of Lefty. Lefty lives long enough to clue in Bret to tracking 2 other menacing gang members, Rex and Whitey. When Bret cons his way into prison to talk to the innocent prisoner Jed, Bret's pledged to an even stranger promise - don't tell Jed's wife there's any hope of saving him. Citizen Kane-style cinematography, in the first of many Maverick episodes directed or written by Doug Heyes. Written by
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In the beginning, as Maverick is being chased and falls off his horse, the revolver he is holding flies out of his hand, but in the next shot as he is recovering and running for cover, not only does he have his gun again, but it is in his holster. See more
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My name's Maverick - named after my pappy. He's the one who said, "Hell has no fury like a man who loses... with four of a kind. One of these friendly fellows had the four of a kind.