Tag Archives: Ballad of Bret Maverick

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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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Claude Akins guest stars in “Burial Ground of the Gods,” airing Mar. 30, 1958

BURIAL GROUND OF THE GODS Original Airdate: March 30, 1958 Synopsis. Bart hunts down Paisley Briggs, a scoundrel who robbed our hero of $850. Maverick’s search leads him to the Waconda Mountains in Wyoming, where Briggs attempts to pull off … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: William Schallert and Peggy King guest star in “The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill,” airing Mar. 29, 1959

THE STRANGE JOURNEY OF JENNY HILL Original Airdate: March 29, 1959 Synopsis. Bret’s effort to clear Mike McComb of a murder charge becomes complicated when he  falls in love with saloon singer Jenny Hill. The final episode produced by Roy … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: The BRET MAVERICK episode “The Eight Swords of Dyrus and Other Illusions of Grandeur” originally aired on Mar. 23, 1982

THE EIGHT SWORDS OF DYRUS AND OTHER ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR Original Airdate: March 23, 1982 Synopsis. Professional illusionist The Great Malooley is also a professional killer whose performance at the Red Ox masks a plan to exhume the legendary Kirschfeld … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Ruta Lee and Patricia Crowley guest star in “Betrayal,” airing Mar. 22, 1959

BETRAYAL Original Airdate: March 22, 1959 Synopsis. Bart is among the passengers who are victimized by two men who hold up a stagecoach bound for Virginia City. Bart suspects a connection between the robbers and another passenger, Anne Sanders (she … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Triple Indemnity,” Peter Breck’s first appearance as Doc Holliday, airs on Mar. 19, 1961

TRIPLE INDEMNITY Original Airdate: March 19, 1961 Synopsis. Bart wins $800 from George Parker, the mayor and owner of the town of Parkerville—and a notoriously bad loser. After George has Maverick robbed and beaten, George’s younger brother, Bill, who has … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Jane Darwell and Hans Conried guest star in “Black Fire,” airing on Mar. 16, 1958

BLACK FIRE Original Airdate: March 16, 1958 Synopsis. Maverick meets Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians in an episode that sees Bret impersonate his friend Homer Eakins. Homer’s wealthy uncle has summoned his offspring to his ranch to determine which one … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Connie Stevens and Adam West guest star in “Two Tickets to Ten Strike,” airing Mar. 15, 1959

TWO TICKETS TO TEN STRIKE Original Airdate: March 15, 1959 Synopsis. Frankie French, a somewhat ditzy young woman from Tucson, is summoned to Ten Strike by a mysterious benefactor—the town banker. Unbeknownst to Frankie, the banker is really her father, … Continue reading

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