Maverick: Season 1, Episode 23

The Seventh Hand (2 Mar. 1958)

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Samantha Crawford invites five of the wealthiest and most influential poker players in the west to a game and stakes Bret to $20,000 to compete in the contest. After the game is robbed of ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Diane Brewster ...
Sam Buffington ...
Myrna Dell ...
Joseph V. Perry ...
Pritchard (as Joe Perry)
Byron Foulger ...
Hotel Clerk
Damian O'Flynn ...
Mr. Tabor
Francis De Sales ...
Mr. Gilling (as Francis DeSales)
Sydney Mason ...
Mr. Lockridge
Charles Quigley ...
Mr. Banning
Jay Jostyn ...
Mr. Fayette


Samantha Crawford invites five of the wealthiest and most influential poker players in the west to a game and stakes Bret to $20,000 to compete in the contest. After the game is robbed of more than $100,000 by two gunmen, Bret is accused of complicity and discovers that Samantha received the money she gave Bret from a shady third party. Their reputations at stake Bret and Samantha pursue the crooks into Sioux territory in the Black Hills in order to recover the money. Written by David Bassler

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Comedy | Western





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Samantha Crawford: Sometimes, I forget how clever you are. All right Bret, I'll tell you the truth.
Bret Maverick: Please, make it sound like a lie so I'll believe it.
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Maverick: The Seventh Hand
21 June 2015 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Bret meets Samantha Crawford in Kansas City, and there is the usual wit. They have dinner, and Samantha offers to stake Bret in a poker game. Robbers barge in and steal the money. Bret and Sam track one of them into Indian country. Diane Brewster as Samantha was a key character during the first two seasons. The shady ladies who followed were cast in her image. This installment begins with Sam telling Bret, "I was thinking of you the other day," and Bret asking, "How much did it cost me?" She asks about Bart, and Bret treats her to dinner. She later pretends to be Bret's sister. They head for Deadwood in a stagecoach, and I recalled how beautiful the west can be. Always chasing money! Pappyism: "Marriage is the only game of chance I know of where both people can lose."

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