Maverick: Season 1, Episode 15

The Third Rider (5 Jan. 1958)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Western
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Stranded, Bart Maverick has to catch a ride with 2 horsemen. When a posse appears they flee. One horseman escapes, while the other is killed by the posse. Bart becomes the chief suspect in a robbery/murder the horsemen are suspected of.

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Stranded, Bart Maverick has to catch a ride with 2 horsemen. When a posse appears they flee. One horseman escapes, while the other is killed by the posse. Bart becomes the chief suspect in a robbery/murder the horsemen are suspected of.

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Before Bart Maverick leaps from the baggage car, he's wearing a dark-colored shirt, a light-colored hat and jacket with no vest. After he (or his stunt double) jumps, Bart is wearing a white shirt, a dark-colored hat and jacket, and he's also wearing a vest. See more »

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Bart Maverick: I was going to take you to a place and point it out and tell you that was where the money was buried and then Turk would have tried to gun us down and take it for himself, but I would have been ready for him and I figured you would be, too. I know, I know - it's just a waste of words, but as long as I went to all the trouble to figure it out, I figured somebody ought to hear it.
Sheriff Edwards: You ought to put it to music, Maverick. It made a mighty sad song.
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Average, at Best
27 January 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Bart tangles with a bunch of people trying to get the loot from a robbery, while Bart just wants to escape the hangman's noose.

You may need a scorecard to keep up with all the characters in this episode. It's an average one at best. There really are too many plot complications to provide a good narrative. Then too, the staging, when not cheap (poorly done exterior sets and obvious studio backlot), is too static (people just standing around delivering their lines). Kelly (Bart) tries to liven it up with typical Maverick tongue-in-cheek, but can't overcome the stolid pace.

On the other hand, it's a good chance to catch one of the decade's trademark "dumb blondes" (Nichols) in a rare non-dumb blonde role. Her shapely figure just doesn't match that cartoonish voice, but once you see her, you don't forget her. Also, good to see veteran actors like Foran (the sheriff) and Faylen (Red) picking up a payday. Nonetheless, despite a few good moments, this early entry is still a long way from classic Maverick.


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