MAVERICK: Season 1, Episode 3

Teleplay by: Russell Hughes (based on the story "A Lady Comes to Texas" by Horace McCoy)

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Original airdate: October 6, 1957



One night on a Mississippi riverboat, Samantha Crawford beats Bret Maverick at his own game with a little-known rule, according to Hoyle. Bret's attempts to even the score take him and Samantha across the West to Wagon Wheel, Wyoming Territory where they team up with Big Mike McComb against Joe Riggs and his crooked gambling house.




Bledsoebrace jointblackjackbluffboardBraus, MabuckcallCheyenne and Black Hills Stage LineCrawford, SamanthaCross, GeorgedeckDelta Star, thedropfarofive-card stud pokerfoldGolden Bucket Saloonhigh cardHayesHoyle's GamesjokerUnion Pacific RailroadKansas State PenitentiaryKittredgeLouisiana and Missouri Packet CompanymarkedMaverick, BretMcComb, Big MikeMississippi RiverMissouri Pacific RailwayNew Orleansone pairopenerPalace HotelPioneer HotelpokerraiseRiggs, JoerouletteSaint Louissecond-dealingseeSquare DeckstraightStonewall Jackson, thetable rulestapthousand-dollar billTree, Henry •  Wagon WheelwhipsawWyoming Territory

Listings in italics are not specifically mentioned by name in the story, but are inferred through other contextual references.



Hoyle's Games: Containing All the Modern Methods of Playing the Latest and most Fashionable Games, Thomas Frere, — J. S. Locke & Co., 1876


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