Maverick (1957–1962)
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Duel at Sundown 

Bret Maverick is on his way to a high stakes poker game, when an injured friend with a hidden agenda, begs him to visit. After Bret arrives, the friend's beautiful daughter draws Bret into ... See full summary »

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Bret Maverick
... Bart Maverick
... Jed Christianson
... Carrie Christianson
... Red Hardigan
Dan Sheridan ... Dr. Baxter
... John Wesley Hardin
Clarke Alexander ... Sheriff
Linda Lawson ... Lily
... Susie
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Bret Maverick is on his way to a high stakes poker game, when an injured friend with a hidden agenda, begs him to visit. After Bret arrives, the friend's beautiful daughter draws Bret into a plot of her own. Both plots revolve around cold-blooded Red Hardigan (a lanky, young Clint Eastwood). Red demands Bret leave Sundown immediately - or rest in Sundown forever. Written by David Stevens

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1 February 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Red Hardigan(Clint Eastwood) keeps calling Maverick, "Maverack," just to irritate him. See more »

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[first lines]
Stagecoach Driver: Well, here we are, folks.
Lady Passenger: Thank you. Driver, who is that girl forcing us off the road like that? We could've all been killed.
Stagecoach Driver: Well, that's Carrie Christianson, ma'am. You know, the last time, she won the race.
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Sweet Betsy from Pike
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Written by John A. Stone
Performed by Abby Dalton
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Frankly, I'd Rather Be in Leadville
7 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

So what do you do if you're gimpy old Edgar Buchanan and you've got a big spread, a high- spirited daughter, and a no-good gunslinger Clint Eastwood eager to grab your ranch by marrying your daughter. Why, you send for Bret Maverick, of course. Trouble is that Bret's not too good with a gun, while Eastwood is, well, Eastwood, fast as all get-out. Things look bad for Bret, but then, it's his wits that gets him by.

It's a gawky young Clint, before he went to Italy and came back with that hard-eyed squint that terrified bad guys for a whole fistful of years. Still, he does manage a pretty big load of mean. He's also got a pretty big part here, probably just before he slipped into the Rowdy Yates role in Rawhide. Garner, of course, is Garner, doing his usual reluctant rescues with the usual great throw-away lines-- Buchanan to Maverick, "Isn't there anything you like better than money?" Maverick, "There's breathing."

Note how the LA smog works well to mask the climactic gunfight (many series scenes were shot on Warners' backlot in Burbank). It's a great Maverick ending, perfectly in sync, with a couple of neat twists that should leave you with a knowing nod and a good chuckle.


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