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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 523: Tribute to Dawn Wells is available for listening on demand

Dawn Wells: Remembered Fondly, and With Love Original Airdates: Jan. 15-17, 2021 TVC 523.1: TV Confidential dedicates its entire program this week to the life and career of Dawn Wells, the iconic actress, author, and producer who passed away on … 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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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: Adele Mara stars as “The Spanish Dancer,” airing Dec. 14, 1958

THE SPANISH DANCER Original Airdate: December 14, 1958 Synopsis. While peddling goods in the New Mexico mining camp of Riverhead, Bart and Gentleman Jack Darby fall for Elena Grande (played by Adele Mara), an exotic dancer who hopes one day … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Richard Long, Fay Spain, and H.M. Wynant star in “The Goose-Drownder,” one of the few straightforward dramatic episodes of Maverick, airing Dec. 13, 1959

THE GOOSE-DROWNDER Original Airdate: December 13, 1959 Synopsis. Stranded in the ghost town of Silverado, Nevada, Bart and Gentleman Jack Darby (Richard Long) spend the night with the town’s lone resident, Boone Gillis (played by Will Wright). They are later … Continue reading

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