Bret Maverick (1981–1982)

Anything for a Friend 

Tom Guthrie's plan to hide his wounded friend, Billy the Kid, from a vengeful U.S. Marshal at Bret's ranch threaten to spoil the ex-gambler's barn-raising.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Bret Maverick
Ed Bruce ... Tom Guthrie
... Elijah Crow (credit only)
Richard Hamilton ... Cy Whittaker
... Sheriff Mitchel Dowd
... Rodney Catlow
... Mary Lou 'M.L.' Springer
... U.S. Marshal Philip Mondragon
... Billy the Kid
... Terrible Fred McShane
... Lester
... Philo Sandeen
Jack Garner ... Jack the Bartender
Luis Delgado ... Shifty Delgrado
Bert Williams ... Brewer


Tom Guthrie tries to help a young teenage outlaw, William Bonney, aka "Bill the Kid", by sheltering him at the Red Ox. However, when a vengeful U.S. Marshal, Phillip Mondragon, rides into Sweetwater with his posse, Tom appeals to Bret for help. Now the partners have to smuggle Billy out of town and get him to Mexico. Meanwhile, Fred "The Butcher" McShane, a notorious outlaw, rolls into town and Philo figures that Mondragon is after him... and plans to collect the reward. Written by Gislef

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Drama | Western




Release Date:

15 December 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[Mary Lou believes Bret is hiding William "Billy the Kid" Bonney in his ranch house]
Bret Maverick: Mary Lou! Mary Lou! All right, wait a minute. Say I'm willing to give you an exclusive interview - Bret Maverick, cradle to grave so to speak... ought to be good for at least a book.
Mary Lou Springer, Newspaper Editor: I'll take ten minutes of Bonney to a year of Bret Maverick! Does that put it in perspective for you?
Bret Maverick: Well, lesser men would hurt by that, but since there's no reasoning with you...
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