Mona Lisa rescues Bart from being an indentured servant, after Bart loses a high stakes poker game between nouveau riche art collectors. Oily backer Roger (Jack Cassidy) brought Bart into the game as a "Colonel," but when Bart loses, Roger denies the scheme, so Bart must work off the debt to the winner, a railroad tycoon. The other art collectors are big investors in the tycoon's latest rail project, and they are squeezing him dry, though the tycoon has a priceless ace he's reluctant to take out of the hole: he's acquired the recently-stolen Mona Lisa ! The miffed Roger's a very sore loser, so he enlists the Barbary Coast's fearsome Captain Bly versus Bart Maverick.
Did You Know?
About 7 minutes into the show, one of the gamblers mentions the fact that the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre 'Last year'. The only time the Mona Lisa was stolen was in 1911. The time period of the show appears to have taken place sometimes in the 1870's or 1880's. See more
Pardon me. Do you have any mail for Maverick?
Mr. Maverick...? Bart Maverick, isn't it?
I'm Roger Cushman, we met in Denver, last year. Do you remember?
Oh, yes, of course. You introduced me to that poker game at the Banker's Convention.