Season 3 Episode 25

The Misfortune Teller

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Mar 06, 1960 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Bret: Nice little town ya got here.
      Bartender: It's a friendly place - a little too friendly, if you ask me. Ain't had a good fistfight here in over a week.
      Bret: I thought I saw a little ruckus outside.
      Bartender: A gunfight ain't no good for watchin', it's over too soon.
      Bret: Well, I'm a peaceful man myself, I get all the action I want at the poker table.

    • Sheriff: So you're Bret Maverick.
      Bret: I'm beginning to wish I wasn't.
      Sheriff: You'll wish you wasn't when the law gets through with ya.

    • Sheriff: Your trial's gonna be a short one.
      Bret: Then what?
      Sheriff: Then … they'll hang ya.
      Bret: But you, you stopped a lynch mob from doin' that outside.
      Sheriff: They was tryin' to lynch ya, a legal hangin's different.
      Bret: Not to the hang-ee.

    • Bret: Does it look that bad for me?
      Sheriff: Well, let me put it this way : you'll get a fair trial, but it's an open-and-shut case.
      Bret: Mainly shut?
      Sheriff: I'll go call on Luke Abigor, see if he'll take ya on.
      Bret: Oh, Sheriff, don't tell him I got $4,000. I may be needin' some of it later.
      Sheriff: I don't know what for, town'll give ya a decent burial.

    • Melanie: Oh, you're so clever.
      Bret: I'm behind bars. Now, what's clever about that?

    • Bret: Why don't you put up at a hotel and I'll look around to see what I can find out?
      Melanie: I chased you all the way to Medicine Bow. I'm not gonna lose you here in Kyle.
      Bret: Melanie, do you think I'd run away?
      Melanie: Do you want me to answer that?

    • Abigor: Well, I heard about the jailbreak, and I've also heard that a criminal always returns to the scene of the crime.
      Melanie: Criminal? And you say he's your attorney?
      Bret: Well, that's the luck of the Mavericks. You ask for a lawyer and you get a fortune teller.

    • Sheriff: Drop it.
      Bret: But I took your gun. How … where'd you get that?
      Sheriff: The book says : "Always carry a spare."

    • Sheriff: The people of Medicine Bow want me to thank you for gettin' back their money, and they asked me to tell you that they'd be willin' to part with some of it at most any poker table in town … if you'd care to hang around for a while.
      Bret: Uh, no thanks. When you mention that word "hang", I get itchy feet.

    • Bret: Why did ya happen to pick my name for your scheme?
      Abigor: Numerology. The name Bret Maverick seemed the luckiest one I could find.
      Bret: Well, might be luckier if you had happened to be the original owner. Oh, there's another thing. How come you decided to settle down here in Medicine Bow?
      Abigor: I had a hunch that this would be the last place they'd look for me.
      Bret: Well, never trust hunches. The stars are safer.

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