Season 1 Episode 11

The Wrecker

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Dec 01, 1957 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • This episode's theme is based upon Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Wrecker.

    • The cargo ship Bart and Bret purchased in this episode is named the "Flying Scud" based on a real ship by the same name, only that vessel was a fast clipper ship, first launched from Maine in 1853.

  • Quotes

    • Bret (to Bart): Well, I thought I needed you to help me swing the deal, but I did it myself with a pair of aces and a fair knowledge of the grand game of poker.

    • Bart: Fifty-five hundred dollars is still a lot of money for rice and silk, even if you're a hungry dressmaker.

    • Captain Nares: Well, you don't look like the fool, but I don't know about your brother. (laughs)
      Bart: Well, take my word for it. I've known him a long time. If he ever does anything foolish, it costs other people money.

    • Captain Nares: You have yourself aboard the Nora Kareena tomorrow morning. The crew is my lookout. And don't expect a flock of smiling angels.

    • Bret: Ya know, Bart … look, we've been broke before, but not dead. Why don't we just forget the whole thing?

    • Captain Nares (chuckling): Your belly back on an even keel, Mr. Maverick?
      Bart: Well, I've decided to go on living, Captain.

    • (Maverick and Carthew toss the opium over the side)
      Captain Nares: You better never let me cross your bows again, either of you. Cause I will slice you up into pieces too small for bait.

    • Bart: We might as well cut our own throats and save time.

    • Bart: I'd rather draw to an inside straight and play it blind.

    • Bret: Poker's a matter of nerve and … nerve is a matter of how much a man's got.

    • Bret: I'm gonna have to leave my head with a loan shark to get the money.
      Bart: You'd rather be rich than ugly, wouldn't ya? Bid.

    • Bret: Well, we can't pick and choose, brother Bart. We have to take what the devil sends us.

    • Pappyism: A faint heart never filled a flush.

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