Bart's nosing round Bent Spur pursuing his friend's murderer. Bart was so down on his luck, he spent a winter trapping beaver outside town. Bent Spur's overstocked with red herrings, who ...
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Bart's nosing round Bent Spur pursuing his friend's murderer. Bart was so down on his luck, he spent a winter trapping beaver outside town. Bent Spur's overstocked with red herrings, who too easily slip through the fingers of Sheriff Barney F, including the killer, broken out of jail by the evil Brink. The murder victim's brassy lady-friend/casino partner is a quick rebounder, who immediately sidles up to the suspicious Bart. Written by
James Garner makes a cameo in a vignette at the beginning of the episode to introduce the story. He would do so throughout season one for each of the Bart-only episodes. This was to get the audience used to the idea of a second Maverick. See more »
[to the audience]
Hello. Glad to see you again. This week, that other unpredictable Maverick, my brother, Bart, gets involved in one of the most intriguing mystery stories ever to come out of the West. It's called The Naked Gallows.
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After hunting beaver in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Bart takes it upon himself to clear an innocent man. It is a familiar theme. Bart trapped 147 beaver and needs a shave. It almost seems out of character that a Maverick would be trapping beaver. There is a subplot involving a young woman with a tyrannical father determined to keep her away from men. The girl's mother had a roving eye, and Annie is attracted to Bart. He reminds her of the age difference. In an attack of conscience, Annie confesses to Bart that she is evil, just like her mother. The plots converge when the fanatical father turns out to be the killer. This is early in the series, and Jack Kelly is introduced by James Garner.
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