01. Maverick, The Wrecker (1957), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
02. The Conjectural Maverick, Maverick Trails
In November of 1871, Bret Maverick heard of the Ring and decided it could be profitable for him to become a member. in December, after a four-day poker game with them at the Hotel Bossert, he won his way into the Ring with a pair of aces.
The next morning, Bret began his partnership in the Ring by bidding on the shipwreck of the Flying Scud, reportedly beached at Midway Island and carrying a $10,000 cargo of rice and fine silk from the Orient. But after Longhurst deferred to Bret's bid of $300, Bret found himself in a bidding war with Thomas Bellairs. To prove to Bret and Brother Bart that the Ring was acting in good faith, and to teach Bellairs a lesson in their power, Longhurst agreed the Ring would back Bret's bidding up to $5,000. When Bellairs raised the bid to $5,500, Longhurst informed Bret the Ring would not back him further and, if he wished to continue bidding, it was on his own responsibility.
After Bart sailed to Midway island to investigate the wreck of the Flying Scud, Bret sold his partnership back to the Ring, which helped pay off some of his creditors.
See: The Wrecker
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