Maverick (1957–1962)
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Island in the Swamp 

Bret's confined to a small isle settled by close-mouthed English immigrants who fear he's a spy or government agent. Bret, totally trussed up in a dinghy, floated up to their isolated dock,... See full summary »

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Montgomery Pittman
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Bret Maverick
Edgar Buchanan ... Daddy David Forge
Erin O'Brien ... Victoria Forge
Arlene Howell Arlene Howell ... Ladybird Forge
Lance Fuller ... Oliver Offord
Doye O'Dell ... Herbert Forge
Richard Reeves ... Anthony Offord
Albert Carrier ... Phillipe Theirot
Roy Engel ... Sampson
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Bret's confined to a small isle settled by close-mouthed English immigrants who fear he's a spy or government agent. Bret, totally trussed up in a dinghy, floated up to their isolated dock, where a fisher-woman frees him. Bret, gambling on a Mississippi river boat, was KOed, then set adrift in the lifeboat. The isle's Mississippi Queen Ladybird is under duress too. What are the Brits hiding and why was Bret castaway? Written by David Stevens

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lifeboat | riverboat | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1958 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Luis Delgado was one of James Garners best friends See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bret Maverick: [narrating] This is the Bayou country, somewhere along the Mississippi. I say somewhere because I wasn't in any position to know exactly where at the time.
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Soundtracks

Greensleeves
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Traditional
Performed by James Garner and Erin O'Brien
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Swamp people
12 April 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In this Maverick story James Garner gets mugged on a riverboat and the next thing he knows he's floating on the Mississippi in a life raft all bound up. I guess the robbers didn't want to add murder on their criminal resume.

In any event he drifts into a swamp settlement that's fairly isolated and run by Edgar Buchanan playing one of his rapscallion parts. They like him well enough but don't want him to leave or they'll kill him. They're afraid he'll tell of the place and how these swamp dwellers survive. Though for most of the story Garner can't see what these folks are so afraid of being discovered.

He's also got a pair of Buchanan's daughters showing interest in him, Arlene Howell and Erin O'Brien. And they've got jealous boyfriends.

In the end the secret is really no secret and the whole basis of their fears is non-existent and sublimely ridiculous. Once again the Maverick gift of gab saves the situation.


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