Tag Archives: Bret Maverick

This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Kathleen Crowley stars in “Maverick Springs,” airing Dec. 6, 1959

MAVERICK SPRINGS Original Airdate: December 6, 1959 Synopsis. After bailing Bret out of jail (he was arrested for playing poker with the mayor—and winning), Texas rancher Kate Dawson sends Maverick after her brother Mark, a lightweight gambler who is squandering … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: J. Pat O’Malley and Vito Scotti star in “A Fistful of Oats,” an episode of YOUNG MAVERICK, airing Dec. 5, 1979

A FISTFUL OF OATS Original Airdate: December 5, 1979 Synopsis. Nell’s uncle faces the gallows after he accidentally spooks the horse of a hanging judge. LEARN MORE about this episode in the revised third edition of Maverick: Legend of the … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Kathleen Crowley stars as “Kiz,” airing Dec. 4, 1960

KIZ Original Airdate: December 4, 1960 Synopsis. In Virginia City, Beau crashes a party thrown by Kiz Bouchet (played by Kathleen Crowley), an eccentric socialite with a penchant for smoking cigars, playing poker, and fighting fires. Believing that her life … 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 Wrecker,” an adaptation of the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, airs on Dec. 1, 1957

THE WRECKER Original Airdate: December 1, 1957 Synopsis. After buying their way into an exclusive ring of auction bidders, the Maverick brothers try to purchase The Flying Scud, a beached brig containing a cargo of Oriental rice and silk valued … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edgar Buchanan stars in “Island in the Swamp,” the second of five episodes written by Montgomery Pittman, airing Nov. 30, 1958

ISLAND IN THE SWAMP Original Airdate: November 30, 1958 Synopsis. Set adrift in a lifeboat after he was robbed, Bret lands on an island outside New Orleans, where he meets Buddy Forge (played by Edgar Buchanan) and his eccentric community … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Herbert Rudley stars in “Trooper Maverick,” airing Nov. 29, 1959

TROOPER MAVERICK Original Airdate: November 29, 1959 Synopsis. Whenever he’s in the Dakota Territories, Bart drops in on the Army fort run by his friend, Colonel Sam Percy, so that he can check out the poker action between the soldiers … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Denny Miller, Morgan Woodward, and Dick O’Neill star in “Clancy,” the premiere episode of YOUNG MAVERICK, airing Nov. 28, 1979

CLANCY Original Airdate: November 28, 1979 Synopsis. Ben thinks he’s found the perfect opponent for a barnstorming prizefighter: Nell’s mammoth cousin Clancy (played by Denny Miller). James Garner makes a cameo appearance as Bret Maverick.   LEARN MORE about this … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Bolt from the Blue,” written and directed by Robert Altman, airs on Nov. 27, 1960

BOLT FROM THE BLUE Original Airdate: November 27, 1960 Synopsis. Beau befriends a kindly old prospector named Ebenezer Bolt (played by Tim Graham), unaware that he’s the partner of notorious horse thief Benson January (Owen Bush). An angry posse intercepts … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Peter Breck, Reginald Owen, and Jolene Brand star in “A Technical Error,” airing Nov. 26, 1961

A TECHNICAL ERROR Original Airdate: November 26, 1961 Synopsis. In Junction Corners, Bart wins ownership of the Bank on the Square from Major Holbrook Sims (played by Reginald Owen), who seems suspiciously eager to unload the bank. Maverick soon discovers … Continue reading

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