Original Airdate:
    March 16, 1958

Synopsis. Maverick meets Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians in an episode that sees Bret impersonate his friend Homer Eakins. Homer’s wealthy uncle has summoned his offspring to his ranch to determine which one is most worthy of inheriting a $2 million fortune. One by one, however, each potential heir is mysteriously murdered.  

“Black Fire” features the following Pappyism: “A man who can’t find his own troubles doesn’t deserve to share somebody else’s.” Guest stars include Oscar winner Jane Darwell (The Grapes of Wrath) and Hans Conried (The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Make Room for Daddy).

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