TV Series | | Comedy, Western
Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (five-card draw) is ... See full summary »
If you watch the episode "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres", It seems that the plot of The Sting (1973), starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, was lifted from this "Maverick" story.
As my pappy used to say, "Son, the best time to get lucky is when the other man's dealin'."
Filming seemed to take place in a limited number of spots, so you see some very familiar scenery repeating both within and between episodes. Be prepared for a chase scene passing the same trees and rocks several times, as well as certain scenes cropping up in stories supposedly hundreds of miles apart. Standard stuff for its day.
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