Maverick (1957–1962)
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The Misfortune Teller 

Arriving in a town for the first time, Bret finds himself accused of swindling the town folk and killing its mayor. And his only chance of escaping the noose appears to rest with a scheming... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writer:

Leo Townsend
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Garner ... Bret Maverick
Kathleen Crowley ... Melanie Blake
Alan Mowbray ... Luke Abigor
Ben Gage Ben Gage ... Sheriff Lem Watson
Emory Parnell ... Fred Grady
Mickey Simpson ... Charlie Turple
William Challee ... Bartender
Chubby Johnson ... Jud the Jailer
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Arriving in a town for the first time, Bret finds himself accused of swindling the town folk and killing its mayor. And his only chance of escaping the noose appears to rest with a scheming Melanie Blake and a superstitious lawyer new to the town. Written by graymatters

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bret reveals his birthday is May 11th, which is also the birthday of the writer of this story, Leo Townsend. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bartender: What's your pleasure, mister?
Bret Maverick: Well, generally, it's poker but right now I'm a little thirsty. Nice little town you got here.
Bartender: It's a friendly place. A little too friendly, if you ask me. Ain't had a good fist-fight here in over a week.
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Astrologer, Numerologist, Lawyer
1 October 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The town of Medicine Bow seems most hospitable to Bret Maverick until he mentions his name. Then Sheriff Ben Gage has to arrest him to prevent the town from lynching him.. It seems as though someone borrowed James Garner's name to both perpetrate a swindle and when he investigated, murder the mayor.

Help comes from unexpected sources Kathleen Crowley arrives in town. They've met before and she was hoping to get Garner involved with one of her con games. But that won't happen if he's tried and hung. So she agrees to help.

Garner also has a lawyer in Alan Mowbray, a new arrival in town who is a devout believer in astrology and numerology. If the stars aren't right he won't be much help.

Of course Bret Maverick didn't kill the mayor of a town he's never been in. That's a given.

I have to salute Ben Gage who is making one of four appearances as a sheriff with a strong sense of duty on Maverick. He plays it absolutely straight and the result is hilarious.


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