01. Maverick, The Jeweled Gun (1957), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
02. The Conjectural Maverick, Maverick Trails
A wealthy entrepreneur from Philadelphia, Haskell married Daisy Harris in August of 1870. In the early years of their marriage, the Haskells employed a groom, Snopes, to look after their stable of horses. Snopes proved to be a man of questionable character and was discharged in 1873. In November of that year, Haskell's business interests led him into the post-war cattle boom in the West and the couple moved to Laramie, Wyoming Territory.
In April of 1876, the Haskells traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory to discuss cattle breeding and acquisition with Henrique Fillipe. Bored in her marriage, Daisy began a clandestine romance with Fillipe. When Haskell discovered the affair, he confronted Fillipe at gunpoint and the incident led to Fillipe shooting and killing him. To cover the killing, Fillipe threw Haskell's body into an abandoned mine shaft on his property.
In May, traveling with Daisy and posing as her late husband, Bart Maverick learned the truth behind Daisy and Fillipe's plan. With the cooperation of the La Mesa sheriff and undertaker, he participated in a mock funeral for John Haskell. When Daisy and Fillipe believed Bart was dead, he overheard their plan to make it appear Haskell had been killed in La Mesa, removing the suspicion from them. The sheriff in Santa Fe had Haskell's body recovered from the mine shaft on Fillpe's ranch and Fillipe and Daisy were tried for his murder and the attempted murder of Bart Maverick.
See: The Jeweled Gun
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