This date in MAVERICK TV History: Andrew Duggan stars as Big Ed Murphy in “The Money Machine,” airing Apr. 15, 1962

  1. THE MONEY MACHINE
    Original Airdate:
    April 15, 1962

Synopsis. Bart meets his cousin Jacqueline Sutton in Kansas City to collect the $10,000 that Pappy owes to a bruiser named Cannonball Clyde Bassett. But Jackie quickly loses the money when she purchases a phony money-making machine from con artist Big Ed Murphy. Bart and Jackie trail Murphy to Denver, where they decide to beat him at his own game.

The con man played by Andrew Duggan in this episode, “Big Ed Murphy,” shares the same name as the safecracker played by John Dehner in “Greenbacks, Unlimited.”

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