Maverick: Season 3, Episode 21

The People's Friend (7 Feb. 1960)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Western
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Bart thwarts an assassination attempt on a local politician. With the wounded man unable to run for election, Bart is drafted to take his place on the ballot as a candidate for the Reform ... See full summary »

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Merry Anders ...
Penelope Greeley
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Wellington Cosgrove
Walter Sande ...
Sheriff Burke
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Ellsworth Greeley
Francis De Sales ...
Mayor Culpepper (as Francis DeSales)
John Zaremba ...
Gantry
Donald Kirke ...
Clayton
Allan Nixon ...
Cosgrove Crony #1
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Crenshaw
Ruth Terry ...
Librarian
Dorothea Lord ...
Mrs. McCoy
Rex Lease ...
Poker Player #2
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Bart thwarts an assassination attempt on a local politician. With the wounded man unable to run for election, Bart is drafted to take his place on the ballot as a candidate for the Reform Party, a matter not looked on with favor by the competing politician behind the assassination attempt. Written by graymatters

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Good Writing and Some Great Comedy
26 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorites of the series, this episode showcases Jack Kelly's fine comedic acting along with one of the most beautiful women to grace the television screen, Merry Anders.

Although the plot is a tad hokey, the writing is clever and Kelly's facial reactions to some of the knottier situations are priceless, particularly the one in which his character, the unrepentant gambler Bart Maverick, discovers he is running for state senator as the Reform Ticket candidate.

This episode features a rare running gag in which Bart is constantly stymied in his attempts to play poker by the repeated interruptions of Anders' character, the prudish but delectable Penelope.

Overall, a really good episode.


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