A stranger arrives in town claiming to be in the process of finishing an epic ballad on the life and times of Bret Maverick. At the same time, Maverick is trying to unload a silver mine he won in a poker game but all his potential buyers have heard of his exploits and are convinced it's a con game.moreless
After Bret is arrested for murder on a trip to St. Louis, a member of The Mayflower Women's Historical Society offers to "rescue" Maverick if, in exchange, he agrees to take her out "West" and help her compile his life story.moreless
A Tucson land combine attempts to take over the town of Sweetwater using verbal threats and strong-arm tactics. Their plan is coming up aces until the desperate town asks Maverick to outwit the scoundrels.moreless
The women's suffrage movement has arrived in Sweetwater at the same time Maverick wins a young Chinese girl in a poker game. The townsfolk, and the preacher, are appalled by this, as is Bret who can't seem to find a decent way to get rid of his unwanted "property."moreless
Maverick's reluctance to sell his ranch, the Lazy Ace, becomes a major stumbling block to the railroad coming into Sweetwater. He suspects the supposed "railroad representatives" may not be all they claim to be.moreless
On the advice of their marriage counselor, Lou's wife, Edie, decides to move out. Lou is heartbroken by the prospect.