The novel is told from several points of view, but focuses mostly on the events in the life of Loudon Dodd, a starving American art student in Paris who is befriended by James Pinkerton, an innovative entreprenuer. Together, the two succeed in earning a fortune in 1880s San Franscisco until they become involved in a bidding war over the wreck of the Flying Scud at auction and come close to losing it all.
The story of Dodd's journey to learn the secrets of the shipwreck is rambling and convoluted, but generally similar to the events of the Maverick episode. The character of Dodd and his adventures are greatly simplified and fulfilled by Bart Maverick, while the catalytic persona of Pinkerton is cast upon Brother Bret. Though the details vary, including the resolution to the mystery, the principles of Maverick's "The Wrecker" — Carthew, Nares, Bellairs, Longhurst and others — play major and minor roles in Stevenson's adventure.
Season 1, Episode 11
December 1, 1957
from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
and Lloyd Osbourne
Barry Brooks (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre (uncredited)
Bert Stevens (uncredited)
Director of Photography
Supervising Film Editor
01. All credits, unless otherwise noted: Maverick, The Wrecker (1957), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
02. Robertson, Ed, Maverick: Legend of the West (1994), Pomegranate Press
03. Maverick: The Wrecker, The International Movie Database
04. "The Wrecker"; Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne; Scribner's Magazine, August 1891 – July 1892
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