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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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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: Nita Talbot guest stars in “The Resurrection of Joe November,” airing Feb. 28, 1960

THE RESURRECTION OF JOE NOVEMBER Original Airdate: February 28, 1960 Synopsis. En route to New Orleans, Bret is offered  $10,000 to transport the remains of a man named Joe November from New Orleans to Europe. What Maverick doesn’t realize is … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “A Night at the Red Ox,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, aired on Feb. 23, 1982

A NIGHT AT THE RED OX Original Airdate: February 23, 1982 Synopsis. Bret, Tom, and M.L. are held hostage by a woman who believes Tom murdered her husband twenty years before.   The third of three attempts to resurrect Maverick in the … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Julie Adams guest stars in “The Brasada Spur,” airing on Feb. 22, 1959

THE BRASADA SPUR Original Airdate: February 22, 1959 Synopsis. In King City, Bart wines and dines Belle Morgan, the powerful town boss, in order to get a seat in an exclusive poker game with millionaire railroad men. But when Belle … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Iron Hand,” an episode that marked an early TV appearance of screen legend Robert Redford, airs on Feb. 21, 1960

THE IRON HAND Original Airdate: February 21, 1960 Synopsis. Needing money after Nobby Ned Wingate cleans them out at poker, Bart and some cowboys convince Connie Coleman to hire them to help on a cattle drive to Abilene. Maverick suspects … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Jeanne Cooper guest stars in “Flood’s Folly,” airing on Feb. 19, 1961

FLOOD’S FOLLY Original Airdate: February 19, 1961 Synopsis. Near Denver, Colorado, Beau and his friend Judge John Scott find shelter from a blizzard in the home of widow Martha Flood and her niece Sally. Maverick soon discovers that Martha and … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Ballad of Bret Maverick,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK featuring James Whitmore Jr., aired on Feb. 16, 1982

THE BALLAD OF BRET MAVERICK Original Airdate: February 16, 1982 Synopsis. Maverick’s reputation haunts him as he tries to sell a silver mine—everyone thinks he’s running a con. Meanwhile, a man who believes that Bret led his father to suicide … Continue reading

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