Maverick (1957–1962)
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Arizona Black Maria 

Left in the desert to die, Bart - actually just his fine mane - fascinates Red Feather who's on a walkabout of sorts. Captain/First Mate Jim of a passing prisoner wagon train saves Bart's ... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Arthur Paynter (teleplay), R.G. Spang (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jack Kelly ... Bart Maverick
Joanna Barnes ... Daphne Tolliver
Alan Hale Jr. ... Capt. Jim Pattishall (as Alan Hale)
Gary Murray Gary Murray ... Red Feather
Don 'Red' Barry ... Dishonest Abe (as Donald Barry)
Terence de Marney ... Fingers Louie (as Terrence DeMarney)
John Holland ... Farnsworth McCoy
Harry Swoger Harry Swoger ... Rufus
Art Stewart Art Stewart ... Lem
Charles Stevens ... Indian Chief
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Left in the desert to die, Bart - actually just his fine mane - fascinates Red Feather who's on a walkabout of sorts. Captain/First Mate Jim of a passing prisoner wagon train saves Bart's scalp, plus the train stars luscious murderer Daphne, who's delighted with Bart as the hearty First Mate's Gilligan. But as the cruise of the Arizona Black Maria nears the penitentiary, wily crooks Dishonest Abe and Fingers Louie aren't so taken with pal Bart. Written by David Stevens

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is based on the Black Maria or Paddywagon which is a police van used to transport prisoners and described as such due to it's color and closed in condition or limited number of windows and doors. See more »

Goofs

Just before the end, Bart and Daphne are on their horses in what is supposed to be the wilderness. But in the background one can see a modern house and fence nearby. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Indian Chief: Now begins your third trial, Red Feather. Good fortune attend you.
Red Feather: Yes, my Father.
Indian Chief: You survived the deadly rapids. You overcame a cougar with your bare hands. And now...
Red Feather: ...the scalp.
Indian Chief: The scalp.
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Bart the jailer
8 October 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Things got a bit too silly for me in this story. In this episode poor Jack Kelly is first victimized by an Indian brave who likes his scalp. Thinks that Kelly's mane will look just right decorating his lodge. Then when he's rescued he's robbed of his canteen of water by his bottom feeding rescuers.

Real rescue comes with Alan Hale who is driving a prison wagon over the desert with four prisoners, Joanna Barnes, John Holland, Don Barry, and Terrence DeMarney. Why Hale was doing this without help God only knows but Kelly is grarteful and agrees to help.

Of course they're all full of tricks especially Barnes and a Maverick always gets fooled by a woman. This one got more silly than funny though.

Not one of the better episodes.


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