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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Celebrating Dawn Wells: Next on TVC

Please join us this holiday weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL for a special encore presentation of our two-hour tribute to Dawn Wells, airing Dec. 31-Jan. 2 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Ruta Lee and Werner Klemperer star in “The Comstock Conspiracy,” airing Dec. 29, 1957

THE COMSTOCK CONSPIRACY Original Airdate: December 29, 1957 Synopsis. Jerome Horne and John Bordeen run the largest railroad company in Virginia City. Bordeen owes Bret $10,000, but he’d rather shoot him than pay him. Maverick kills Bordeen in self-defense—but after … 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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