Tag Archives: Ballad of Bret Maverick

This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Colbert, Edgar Buchanan, and a host of other Warner Bros. Western actors star in “Hadley’s Hunters,” airing Sept. 25, 1960

HADLEY’S HUNTERS Original Airdate: September 25, 1960 Synopsis. Bart rides into Hadley, a town named after its sheriff, a shrewd politician (played by Edgar Buchanan) who has carefully crafted a reputation for apprehending notorious criminals. Hadley’s legend, however, is a … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: MAVERICK premieres on ABC with “The War of Silver Kings,” airing on Sept. 22, 1957

THE WAR OF THE SILVER KINGS Original Airdate: September 22, 1957 Synopsis. Soon after arriving in the mining community of Echo Springs, Maverick wins a high-stakes poker game with Phineas King, the unscrupulous town magnate. King doesn’t take kindly to … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: David Frankham stars in “Royal Four Flush,” airing Sept. 20, 1959

ROYAL FOUR FLUSH Original Airdate: September 20, 1959 Synopsis. David Frankham guest stars as “Captain” Rory Fitzgerald, a con artist acquaintance whom Bart encounters in Virginia City. Fitzgerald owes Maverick $4,000, but claims to be out of money. Bart becomes … Continue reading

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This Day in MAVERICK TV History: “The Bundle from Britain,” Roger Moore’s debut appearance as Cousin Beau Maverick, airs on Sept. 18, 1960

THE BUNDLE FROM BRITAIN Original Airdate: September 18, 1960 Synopsis. Introducing Roger Moore as Cousin Beauregard Maverick, the “white sheep” of the family, who had the embarrassing misfortune of earning a medal in the Civil War—accidentally. In many respects Roger … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Dade City Dodge,” the first of two episodes featuring Mike Road and Kathleen Crowley as Pearly Gates and Marla, airs on Sept. 17, 1961

DADE CITY DODGE Original Airdate: September 17, 1961   Synopsis. At a horse race in New Orleans, smooth-talking hustler Pearly Gates (played by Mike Road) and his accomplice, Marla (Kathleen Crowley), talk Bart into betting $5,000 on a long shot. … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Troy Donahue and Adam West star in “Pappy,” airing Sept. 13, 1959

PAPPY Original Airdate: September 13, 1959 Synopsis. Dan Jamison (played by Troy Donahue), a friend of the Mavericks since he was a child, calls upon Bret and Bart when he discovers that their dear old “Pappy,” Beauregard Maverick, plans to … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: James Garner, Jack Kelly, and Charles Frank star in THE NEW MAVERICK, airing Sept. 3, 1978 on The ABC Sunday Night Movie

THE NEW MAVERICK Original Airdate: September 3, 1978 Synopsis. Bret Maverick rides into New Las Vegas to collect a $1,000 debt from brother Bart, who has owed him the money for nine years. Although Bret is told that his brother … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Jack Kelly stars as Bart Maverick in “The Hidalgo Thing,” the final episode of BRET MAVERICK, airing May 4, 1982

THE HIDALGO THING Original Airdate: May 4, 1982 Synopsis. An unscrupulous accountant withholds a grant naming a Spanish noblewoman as owner of the Arizona territory so that he can purchase the land himself. Maverick decides to trip up the crook … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Rattlesnake Brigade,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airs on Apr. 27, 1982

THE RATTLESNAKE BRIGADE Original Airdate: April 27, 1982 Synopsis. A band of desperados tricks Bret and Tom into protecting a gold shipment.   The third of three attempts to resurrect Maverick in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Bret Maverick (NBC, 1981-1982) saw James … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Webber, Marj Dusay, and Jameson Parker star in the conclusion of “Faith, Hope and Clarity,” a two-part episode of BRET MAVERICK that originally aired on Apr. 20, 1982

FAITH, HOPE AND CLARITY (two-parter) Original Airdates: April 13 and 20, 1982 Synopsis. Everest Sinclair, a utopianist who hopes to make Sweetwater the center of his “new society,” purchases all of the town’s mortgages and immediately forecloses on them. In … Continue reading

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