Original Airdate: October 12, 1958

. In Wyoming, Bret collapses outside Belcastle Manor, the home of an eccentric family of British aristocrats. After the Belcastles nurse him back to health, Bret earns his keep by leading the family on a bear hunt across the desert. But the expedition comes to a sudden halt when the Shaughnessy gang robs the group of their supplies—and leaves them to die in the desert.

“The Belcastle Brand” features one of the most famous Pappyisms of the entire Maverick series: “It would be a pitiful thing if you had to work for a living. Son, use your wits; the good Lord didn’t give you brains.”

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