- THE DAY THEY HANGED BRET MAVERICK
Original Airdate: September 21, 1958
Synopsis. In the town of Hallelujah, outlaw Cliff Sharp breaks into Bret’s hotel room and plants evidence linking Maverick to a $40,000 robbery-and-murder scheme. After the town convicts him on circumstantial evidence, Bret faces the gallows. When greedy Sheriff Tucker offers to fake the hanging if Bret leads him to the stolen money, Maverick goes along with the ruse but ditches the sheriff at the first opportunity. When Bret discovers that Molly Clifford, Sharp’s wife (played by Whitney Blake) arrives in Hallelujah, he trails her to New Mexico in the hopes of finding the money and clearing his name.
Whitney Blake played Dorothy Baxter on the popular NBC sitcom Hazel for four seasons in the early 1960s. Also the creator—along with her husband Alan Manings—of the iconic 1970s sitcom One Day at a Time, she is known to Perry Mason fans as the defendant in “The Case of the Restless Redhead,” the premiere episode of that long-running CBS series.