2 thoughts on “Maverick Reached its Peak Complexity in ‘Shady Deal at Sunny Acres’

  1. 1)The con in The Sting — and presumably this episode of Maverick — was based on a real confidence game. Most likely both writers got it from David Maurer’s “The Big Con” which was the guidebook for screenwriters doing con-game stories (it influenced Mission: Impossible too).
    2)John Dehner is another good actor, mostly playing ruthless bad guys/authority figures. He’s excellent in Wild Wild West’s “Night of the Steel Assassin” as a 19th-century cyborg.

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