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The Town That Wasn't There 

Beau can't win for losing - sashays up to claim a worthless mine he won, then the whole town disappears. The no-longer Silver Hill stands at the mercy of the venal Wilber Shanks, a ... See full summary »

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Maggie Bradford
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Wilber Shanks
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Joe Lambert
Forrest Lewis ...
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Craig Duncan ...
Jake Moody
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Sheriff Crane
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Sam Bradford
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Horatio Cromwell
Bruce Wendell ...
Henry Pitkin
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Ralph Hobbs (as Richard Cutting)
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Marshal McCoy
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Beau can't win for losing - sashays up to claim a worthless mine he won, then the whole town disappears. The no-longer Silver Hill stands at the mercy of the venal Wilber Shanks, a sanctimonious railroad land buyer, whose threat to divert his rail line far from Silver Hill forces its befuddled citizens to immediately take Shanks' mare to chat up a lonely bachelor sheep rancher who's desperate for some 2-legged company for a change. Written by David Stevens

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2 October 1960 (USA)  »

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Beauregarde Maverick: [narrating] When the railroads came west, there was friendly rivalry between the towns as to which one would get railroad service. But with that indomitable spirit of good old American tradition of fair-play these disputes were settled with logic and patience. Of course, logic sometimes had to be backed up by bullets. On the other hand, there were towns that had a different sort of battle in trying to bring the railroad their way. Silver Hill, for example.
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The Town That Wasn't There
29 January 2016 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Towns competed for the railroad when it came west, and Silver City is one of those towns. It is the town that wasn't there, literally moved piece by piece to be near the railroad. Silly, I think! Anyway, Shanks is a crooked railroad man, trying to drive down the price of land, and bug-eyed John Astin owns Lambert's well, a much needed water source. The plot twists and turns. Beau wins what is believed to be a petered out silver mine only to discover it is not worthless after all. Roger Moore appeared in 14 episodes in season 4. Like others who got their start in Maverick, Moore went on to big things, starring in 7 films as James Bond.


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