Tag Archives: Cactus Switch

This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Diamond in the Rough,” the second of two episodes featuring Fredd Wayne, aired on Jan. 26, 1958

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Original Airdate: January 26, 1958 Synopsis. In San Francisco, Bart sets to even the score against Van Buren Kingsley, a ruthless New Orleans aristocrat who cons people into buying stock in a worthless diamond company. Kingsley not … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Classic Shows, Film Stars, Radio Stations, Television Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Rivals,” the famous adaptation of the Richard Sheridan play that also featured Roger Moore and Patricia Crowley, aired on Jan. 25, 1959

THE RIVALS Original Airdate: January 25, 1959 Synopsis. Wealthy John Vandergelt III hires Bret to switch identities with him as part of an elaborate attempt to woo the lovely Lydia Linley.     “The Rivals” is the only episode of Maverick to … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Classic Shows, Film Stars, Radio Stations, Television Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dutchman’s Gold,” inspired by the Top 40 song of the same name, aired on Jan. 22, 1961

DUTCHMAN’S GOLD Original Airdate: January 22, 1961 Synopsis. After winning half-ownership of a saloon, but needing money to keep the business afloat, Beau becomes partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as The Dutchman.    Mala Powers (Outrage) guest stars in … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Classic Shows, Film Stars, Radio Stations, Television Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This date in MAVERICK TV history: William Reynolds stars in “Rope of Cards,” the episode that introduced viewers to Maverick Solitaire, airing on Jan. 19, 1958

ROPE OF CARDS Original Airdate: January 19, 1958 Synopsis. Maverick meets Twelve Angry Men as Bret finds himself the only juror who votes to acquit a man who stands accused of murder.   The first of four episodes featuring William Reynolds (The F.B.I., … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Classic Shows, Film Stars, Next Show, Radio Stations, Television Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Two Beggars on Horseback” aired on Jan. 18, 1959

TWO BEGGARS ON HORSEBACK Original Airdate: January 18, 1959 Synopsis. Bret and Bart each carry a $10,000 draft from the Gannet Express Company, only to discover that the company is about to go bankrupt. But Jessamy Longacre (guest star Patricia Barry) … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Classic Shows, Film Stars, Radio Stations, Television Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Maverick and Juliet,” the second of two episodes featuring Carole Wells, aired on Jan. 17, 1960

MAVERICK AND JULIET Original Airdate: January 17, 1960 Synopsis. Maverick meets The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn meets Romeo and Juliet as Bret and Bart finds themselves embroiled in a bitter feud between two families.  Guest star Carole Wells (Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats) makes … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Classic Shows, Film Stars, Radio Stations, Television Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Cactus Switch,” featuring Edgar Buchanan and Fay Spain, aired on Jan. 15, 1961

THE CATCUS SWITCH Original Airdate: January 15, 1961 Synopsis. In Green River, Bart runs afoul of a husband-and-wife team of grifters and an escaped killer named Red Daniels.  “The Cactus Switch” was the fifth of five episodes featuring Edgar Buchanan, the … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Classic Shows, Film Stars, Radio Stations, Television Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The White Widow,” the second of two episodes featuring Julie Adams, aired on Jan. 24, 1960

THE WHITE WIDOW Original Airdate: January 24, 1960 Synopsis. Needing money after he is robbed of his poker winnings, Bart finds himself employed as bodyguard to Wilma White, a widowed bank president whose life has been threatened.    Best known as the … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Classic Shows, Film Stars, Radio Stations, Television Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Makin’ Tracks,” the last broadcast episode of YOUNG MAVERICK, aired on Jan. 16, 1980. Guest stars include Morgan Fairchild and John Hillerman

6. MAKIN’ TRACKS Original Airdate: January 16, 1980 Synopsis. An eighty-year-old Indian cardsharp will grant railroad officials right-of-way through his land―provided they can beat him in poker. An ill-fated attempt to update the Maverick formula of the late 1950s to … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Classic Shows, Film Stars, Radio Stations, Television Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment