Maverick: Season 4, Episode 8

The Witch of Hound Dog (6 Nov. 1960)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Western
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Bart howls like a hound dog when an alluring witch ravels him in great Smoky Mountain feud-in, fight-in and spell-in. Riding to Hound Dog, Tennessee to collect a debt from High Card Harris,... See full summary »

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Anita Sands ...
Nancy Sutliff
Wayde Preston ...
Luke Baxter
Sheldon Allman ...
Ox Sutliff
William B. Corrie ...
Zack Sutliff (as William Corrie)
Phil Tully ...
Cyrus
Dorothea Lord ...
Miz Turner
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Bart howls like a hound dog when an alluring witch ravels him in great Smoky Mountain feud-in, fight-in and spell-in. Riding to Hound Dog, Tennessee to collect a debt from High Card Harris, Bart ignored a raven perched on a road sign, who the banshee insists is her dead Pappy. Bart shrugs off the witch's forebodings, then sees the Southern Hamlet disintegrate when he gives the raven-haired enchantress a lift in. Bart's own Pappy never told him there'd be days like this, much worse nights. Written by David Stevens

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The prop newspaper held by one of the yokels in the small Arkansas town has some modern headlines revealed in close-up: "City Board Reviews Plan to Lower Commuter Rate" and "Car Theft". See more »

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Nancy Sutliff: You must be a terrible, bad man to have so much money if it's all yours.
Bart Maverick: Just a debt High Card Harris owed me.
Nancy Sutliff: Oh?
Bart Maverick: And I'm not such a bad man.
Nancy Sutliff: Then quit a lookin' at my leg thatta way.
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Strictly for Laughs
10 November 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

What guy wouldn't like the winsome Nancy (Sands) dropping into his lap as he rides through the forest. So what if she's a witch. Plus, she's got two brothers with combined muscle power of an oxen team and an IQ of about 50. Their favorite pastime, as it turns out, is "bashing" poor Bart while he tries to recover his cash and his reputation after losing to the brothers in poker, of all things. Of course, they poured a gallon of corn likker down his gullet first. And why is it exactly that everyone wants Peaches, the kind that isn't from a tree.

An episode like this is mainly a matter of taste since it's played strictly for laughs. To me, it's pretty funny, thanks to deft comedic performances from Kelly and Sands. That chain reaction of mishaps in town is also a hoot and well staged, to boot. On the whole, the entry's cleverly done, though on the outer edge of the tongue-in-cheek the series was famous for.


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