This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Third Rider,” the second of three episodes featuring Michael Dante (Winterhawk), aired on Jan. 5, 1958

  1. THE THIRD RIDER
    Original Airdate: 
    January 5, 1958

Synopsis. Bart Maverick finds himself pursued by unsavory characters who think he’s a member of the gang that robbed the Elm City Bank of $80,000. 

“The Third Rider” is the second of three episodes featuring Michael Dante, the future star of Winterhawk, Kid Galahad, and Westbound who was also one of several actors originally considered to play the role of Bart Maverick that eventually went to Jack Kelly.

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