A rich playboy pays Bret Maverick to switch identities with him, so the playboy can court a wealthy young woman, who'd otherwise reject him.

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John Vandergelt
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Lydia Lynley (as Patricia Crowley)
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Brig. Gen. Archibald Vandergelt
Barbara Jo Allen ...
Mrs. Celia Mallaver
Dan Tobin ...
Lucius Benson
William Allyn ...
Livingston
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Lucy
Chet Stratton ...
Desk Clerk
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A rich playboy pays Bret Maverick to switch identities with him, so the playboy can court a wealthy young woman, who'd otherwise reject him.

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25 January 1959 (USA)  »

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Roger Moore as John Vandergelt would later join the regular cast as Bret and Bart's English cousin Beauregard Maverick. See more »

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Bart Maverick: Denver.
Bret Maverick: Hope Springs.
Bart Maverick: Awful big money in that Denver game.
Bret Maverick: Bart, all the really big money is in Hope Springs this season.
Bart Maverick: You wanna be a drifter all your life?
Bret Maverick: Mm-mm. Remember what Pappy used to say. "Early to bed and early to rise is the curse of the working classes." At the Great Western Hotel even the maids don't get up until noon.
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Maverick: The Rivals
28 May 2015 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Bret and Roger Moore trade names, allowing Bret to get into an exclusive hotel. Having read Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" helps because Pat Crowley wants a man like Sydney Carton. She wants a man with courage and a sense of adventure. She wants to marry Bret after she discovers he is not rich, and we see them at Lovers' Leap. When a duel is fought, Pat ends up with Roger Moore, the man she belonged with in the first place. There is some witty dialog in this one, possibly more than in any other episode. There is irony. It reminds me of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with its mistaken identities. Pat Crowley is a beauty. She looks like Mary Tyler Moore.


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