Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 1/11/59
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  • Episode Description
  • Looking for hidden money, Bret and a host of others ride into a town that looks a lot like Dodge City and must contend with a marshal who bears a strong resemblance to Matt Dillon.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Reginald Owen

    Freddie Hawkins

  • Gage Clarke

    Kenneth P. Badger

  • Walker Edmiston

    Clyde Diefendorfer

  • Marshall Kent

    Doc Stucke

  • Andra Martin

    Virginia Adams

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Bret runs afoul of a small town marshal as he searches for something or other has a choice. Leave town or face off against the town marshal.

    By george91910us, Jun 05, 2007

  • Hilarious Gunsmoke parody.

    By Mad_Buck, Sep 13, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Dooley (narration): This is Boot Hill, Ellwood, Kansas. It's a nice place to visit. I like to come up here sometimes … to think and maybe get ahead a grave or two.

    • Hawkins: No books! Too much education 'as been the death of me already. Me sainted mother, when I was a lad, she used to say to me father, "Your Grace," she said, him bein' a Duke, "nothing but the cream, for little Freddy," meanin' me, and so it was, tutors and governesses, public schools and Oxford, and for what? Gentle birth and schoolin' don't mean nothin' in this wicked world no more. Bret: I wish we had time to hear the whole story.

    • Bret: Before you let me find out that you're the rightful King of France, let me tell you, I know you, Hawkins. I saw you in San Francisco two years ago, you and the Denver Kid. You were workin' the smack. Hawkins: Why, so we were! Bret: Well, what're ya workin' now? Hawkins: Lookin' for the end of the rainbow, same as you. It is a lot of money, you know. Bret: There's been a lot of people lookin' for it, too. Hawkins: Oh, we're not like them, Jack-o. We practically got a map, we have. All we have to do is pump it outta Jethro.

    • Hawkins: Come now, Maverick, you could trust old Freddy, all the bloomin' way. Bret: Well, I don't have to trust you, Freddy. If you double cross me just the teeniest little bit, I'll publish McIlhenny's letter in that paper. I'll have everybody in Elwood, Kansas looking for that gold. Hawkins: Of course you would, bless your heart. I'd do the same meself.

    • Dooley: Now, it's my policy to allow a dog or a durn fool one mistake. Whichever category you are, Maverick, you've had yours. Bret: Thank you, Marshall. Dooley: When I put you on the stage this time, I want you to stay on. If you come creepin' back into Ellwood, Kansas, it's gonna be you and me, boy.

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    Notes (3)

    • On Saturday June 11, 2005 TV Land chose this episode to represent Maverick during its Warner Bros 50th Anniversary Marathon, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the movie studio's TV division.

    • One of three episodes to appear on the show's first DVD from Warner Bros. along with Shady Deal at Sunny Acres and Pappy.

    • This episode is a parody of another classic Western, Gunsmoke.

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