Tag Archives: Bret Maverick TV series

This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dateline: Sweetwater,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK featuring Ed Nelson and Joshua Bryant, aired on Jan. 12, 1982

DATELINE: SWEETWATER Original Airdate: January 12, 1982 Synopsis. A con artist with a trick neck plays a pivotal role in Maverick’s scheme to thwart a ruthless financial corporation from taking over Sweetwater.  The third of three attempts to revive Maverick in … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: William Reynolds and George O’Hanlon star in “Holiday at Hollow Rock,” airing Dec. 28, 1958

HOLIDAY AT HOLLOW ROCK Original Airdate: December 28, 1958 Synopsis. Bret spends the Fourth of July in Hollow Rock, where he hopes to make some easy money by betting on Silver King, the prize quarter-horse owned by his friend Colonel … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Peter Breck and Merry Anders star in “Destination: Devil’s Flat,” airing Dec. 25, 1960

DESTINATION: DEVIL’S FLAT Original Airdate: December 25, 1960 Synopsis. Wells Fargo authorities, long frustrated by the antics of train robber Incredible Clay Corey, dispatch undercover agents throughout the Kansas City railway to find the notorious bandit, whose description is unknown. … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Marj Dusay, Keye Luke, and Anthony Eisley star in “The Yellow Rose,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airing Dec. 22, 1981

THE YELLOW ROSE Original Airdate: December 22, 1981 Synopsis. Maverick wins a Chinese girl in a poker game, but when he decides to free her, the girl doesn’t want to leave.   LEARN MORE about this episode in the revised … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: William Reynolds stars in “A Cure for Johnny Rain,” airing Dec. 20, 1959

A CURE FOR JOHNNY RAIN Original Airdate: December 20, 1959 Synopsis. Johnny Rain (played by William Reynolds) is a hero to the townspeople of Apocalypse—the type of man who saves children from runaway horses, mends broken legs, and rides thirty … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Arthur Shields and Arch Johnson star in “The Bold Fenian Men,” airing Dec. 18, 1960

THE BOLD FENIAN MEN Original Airdate: December 18, 1960 Synopsis. The Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood, also known as the Fenians, are trained soldiers sworn to free Ireland from British rule. The Fenians have gathered in Dakota City (under the banner of … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Anything for a Friend,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airs on Dec. 15, 1981

ANYTHING FOR A FRIEND Original Airdate: December 15, 1981 Synopsis. Bret and Tom protect a wounded Billy the Kid from bounty hunters by hiding the outlaw at The Lazy Ace. LEARN MORE about this episode in the revised third edition … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: John Randolph stars in “Welcome to Sweetwater,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airing Dec. 8, 1981

WELCOME TO SWEETWATER Original Airdate: December 8, 1981 Synopsis. Maverick settle into his new home of Sweetwater, Arizona, only to face an immediate fight: a railroad company plans to build right in the middle of his land.   LEARN MORE … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: BRET MAVERICK premieres on NBC with “The Lazy Ace,” a two-hour episode airing Dec. 1, 1981

THE LAZY ACE Original Airdate: December 1, 1981 Synopsis. Bret Maverick rides into Sweetwater, a town in the Arizona territory, to play in a high-stakes poker game with Doc Holliday, Ramsey Bass, Joe Dakota, Lyman Nickerson, the Delta Fox, and … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Mayflower Women’s Historical Society,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK that reunited James Garner with NICHOLS co-star Neva Patterson, aired on Feb. 2, 1982

THE MAYFLOWER WOMEN’S HISTORICAL SOCIETY Original Airdate: February 2, 1982 Synopsis. A research librarian for a historical society coerces Maverick into signing a contract that grants her organization exclusive rights to produce goods that bear our hero’s likeness.   The … Continue reading

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