Bret finds himself broke and hungry in the little cattle-trail town of Bent Forks. Running a short con game on a local bully to earn some money for a meal and a stake in a poker game, he immediately falls under the suspicion of the town’s sheriff, Wes Corwin. When Wes sees Bret and the lovely Molly Gleason spending time together, he wants Bret out of town. But Molly is setting Bret up in a plot with her boyfriend, Ralph Jordan, to rob the bank of $100,000.
advantage pin • Bar T Ranch • belt game • Bent Forks • Brill, Mike • Buffalo Gals • call • Callahan, Fred • Charlie • Chicago • circuit judge • Civil War • Corwin, Wes • Davis, Mrs. • Fletcher • Fort Dodge • four-card spread • Gleason, Molly • Golden Chance Saloon • Horton, Moose • Jamie • Jed • Jordan, Ralph • Kansas City • marked • Maverick, Bret • Missouri River • Nebraska • Nelson, Mr. • poker • poker player • pot • Prairie Springs • Semple, Chris • shorthorn • spotter • St. Louis • Sweet Betsy from Pike • Tall Man, the • Texas
Listings in italics are not specifically mentioned by name in the story, but are inferred through other contextual references.
History of Nebraska, Olson, James C., — University of Nebraska Press, ©1955, 1966
MAVERICK: Season 1, Episode 2
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Original airdate: September 29, 1957
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