Season 2 Episode 19

Duel at Sundown

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Feb 01, 1959 on ABC

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  • Bret Maverick v. Clint Eastwood

    Duel at Sundown is the classic Maverick episode where Bret Maverick shoots it out with Clint Eastwood....sort of. The plot concerns Bret Maverick riding into the town of Sundown for a big poker tournament and being drawn into old rancher friend Edgar Buchanan's attempts to end daughter Abby Dalton's romance with a shiftless, ne'er-do-well cowboy played by Eastwood. Needless to say, Eastwood and Maverick clash and our hero is challenged to a gunfight. The notorious gunfighter and outlaw John Wesley Hardin also has a score to settle with Bret and he pushes himself to the front of the gunfighting line. But is it really John Wesley Hardin? You'll have to watch the episode to find out.

    This classic episode of a great Western series marked the first of two occasions in which two Hollywood legends, James Garner and Clint Eastwood, worked together. They would have to wait nearly 40 years before doing it again in the 1998 film Space Cowboys.