Maverick

Season 1 Episode 24

Plunder of Paradise

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Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Mar 09, 1958 on ABC
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"Dar's gold en dem thar hills," and Bart Maverick and Big Mike McComb are out to get it. But so are four nasty Mexican banditos.

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  • Evil banditos, two beautiful women, and buried Spanish treasure in Mexico are a satisfying mix.

    9.5
    Bart finds himself seeking buried Spanish treasure in the Mexican dessert with his friend, Mike McComb, in this well-written episode. Of course, they're not the only ones. A gang of Mexican banditos provide plenty of menace throughout, and comedic balance is supplied by the character of Dolly Muldoon, charmingly played by Ruta Lee. An unusual highlight of the episode is Ms. Lee's rendition of Virtue is its Own Reward. Also unusual is the fact that Bart gets not just one, but two different love interests, one the unabashedly earthy Dolly, and the other a rather icy, elegant polar opposite to Dolly named Grace. My favorite exchange of this episode:

    Dolly: Because if you ever started anything with me, you wouldn't know how to get out of it … 'cause I'm just as free as you are. Don't feel so safe with me.

    Bart: Dolly, you don't scare me one little bit.

    Dolly: Prove it.

    As usual, Plunder is suspenseful, engaging, and well worth watching.moreless
Joan Weldon

Joan Weldon

Grace Wheeler

Guest Star

Jay Novello

Jay Novello

Paco Torres

Guest Star

Rico Alaniz

Rico Alaniz

Fernando

Guest Star

Leo Gordon

Leo Gordon

Big Mike McComb

Recurring Role

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    • Grace: Strange. I've always thought of murder as something so remote, so extraordinary. But now, in this place, with those men, it seems almost … ordinary.
      McComb: We haven't give up hopes of finding your husband, ma'am.
      Grace: Oh, please, gentlemen - we can dispense with the sugar pills.

    • Grace: Oh, please excuse me. I really must excuse myself. I seem to have developed a slight headache.
      Dolly: Does she have these headaches often, or am I the first one?

    • Grace: Please make allowances for me, Bart. I come from a long line of snobs.

    • Bart: Look, amigo, this mechanical marvel I hold in my hand happens to be a gun. That knife won't be much competition.

    • Fernando: Hey, Amigo! I changed my mind, you see. I come back.
      Bart: I see. But why?
      Fernando: Because you say "The knife is no equal match for the gun." (laughs) You want to bet, amigo?
      Bart: Well, I, uh … I'm not a betting man.
      Paco: Sorry, senor. We do all we can with Fernando, but his mind is made up. He wishes to see if you can pick up the gun …
      Bart: If I can pick it up?
      Fernando: Si. Before the knife comes out on the other side of your belly.

    • Dolly: Because if you ever started anything with me, you wouldn't know how to get out of it … 'cause I'm just as free as you are. Don't feel so safe with me.
      Bart: Dolly, you don't scare me one little bit.
      Dolly: Prove it.

    • McComb: You mean, you let us find it just to take it away from us?
      Ricardo: But of course. It's a serious crime to remove a national treasure, amigo. But, uh, since you have not removed it, you may even be rewarded for finding it.
      McComb: Ah, now that's different. Rewarded how?
      Ricardo: Oh, with a medal.
      Bart: But no gold?
      Ricardo: Well, who knows? Perhaps it will be a gold medal.

    • Dolly: I'm Dolly Muldoon. And I haven't got three dollars. I haven't even got three cents. But I'll tell you what, if you turn your back so I can get dressed, I'll , uh, get a job and pay you back.

    • Paco: I don't know about these gringos. Every day they go around in circles. They begin to make me dizzy.

    • Paco: Bandits! There's no bandits in this place!

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