Original Airdate: October 18, 1959

Synopsis. Stephanie Malone, a desperate young woman (played by Patricia Crowley), robs Bart of the $800 he won playing poker. After tracking Stephanie down, Maverick learns that she stole his money to pay off her father’s $1,500 debt to Sherwood Hampton, a card cheat who runs a gambling hall in a nearby town. After Stephanie promises to reimburse him, Bart tries to win back the money from Hampton.

Patricia Crowley previously appeared in “The Rivals,” the second-season episode that featured James Garner, Jack Kelly, and Roger Moore.

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