Goof: Miguel Ángel Landa's character, Swift Wolf, is billed in the end credits as Swift River.
Kathleen Crowley sings Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming.
When Beau is walking on the road outside of the little town where he trades for a horse, the long shot of the town is the same one shown in The Town That Wasn't There, only four episodes earlier.
Beau Maverick (Roger Moore) appears in his first solo effort of the series.
Beau spouts his first Pappyism of the series in this episode.
Goof: Bret states that his birthday is on May 11th, which contradicts an earlier assertion in The Day They Hanged Bret Maverick, where April 7th was given as his birthdate.
Roxane Berard's character is mistakenly billed as Veronique de Lassignac in the ending credits.
Penelope: What about those who fought for our freedoms … men like Nathan Hale!
Bart: Well, you could think of a better example. They hanged him, you know.
Revolutionary war hero, Nathan Hale, is often regarded as America's first spy. In 1776, during the Battle of Long Island, Hale, a teacher, volunteered to spy on British troop movements by posing as an unemployed schoolmaster. He was captured by the British as they burned New York City. Before being hung, Hale is reported to have declared : "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
When Bart says "I do not choose to run", and Penelope responds "That remark will not go down in history", they are alluding to a historical fact - about fifty years in the future! When Calvin Coolidge chose not to seek renomination, he announced his decision to reporters, writing : "I do not choose to run for President in 1928." Today, those ten words are still remembered as perhaps the most significant of Mr. Coolidge's six year Presidency.
Obviously, as he's only a gambler passing through town, Bart would not be allowed to run for the State Senate or probably even vote. At first glance, when the librarian announces she's going to vote for Bart, it might appear to be fanciful as well, since women weren't given the right to vote in most of the United States until the early-1900's. However, in some western states and territories, women gained suffrage rights earlier and could indeed vote in elections.
Jack Kelly appears only briefly in the final scene of this episode.
Bret is seen drinking in this episode. In most others, he's a teetotaler.
Bart whistles the Maverick theme in this episode.
Carl Milletaire may be familiar to fans of The Untouchables for his role as Frank Nitti's nasty triggerman, Pete Konitz.
When Bret throws the spear at the Sioux outside the fort, he rides forward and throws it parallel to the ground from shoulder height. However, a few seconds later when Running Horse circles around to attack, the spear is sticking up 90 degrees perpendicular to the ground, at best only a couple of feet beyond the point where Bret threw the spear.
The end credits spell Gordon Jones' character's name as "Marshall." However, the signs at the Denver jail say "Denver City Marshal" with one l.
Pappyism: Shun the roulette wheel as if it were the devil's own turntable.
A "turntable" may sound like an anachronism, but in Maverick's time it was a railroad term for a rotating platform used for turning around locomotives and rail cars.