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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: John Dehner stars in “Shady Deal at Sunny Acres,” James Garner’s favorite episode and arguably the most famous Maverick of all, airing Nov. 23, 1958

SHADY DEAL AT SUNNY ACRES Original Airdate: November 23, 1958 Synopsis. Bret wins $15,000 playing poker in Sunny Acres, Colorado. He deposits the money with the town’s banker, John Bates, but when he tries to withdraw some of his money the … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Adam West and Diane McBain star in “A Fellow’s Brother,” airing Nov. 22, 1959

A FELLOW’S BROTHER Original Airdate: November 22, 1959 Synopsis. Needing a stake to get into a big poker game in Abilene, Bret decides to collect on some old gambling debts. One of the persons he visits is Ellsworth Haynes, a … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Bethel Leslie stars in “The Thirty-Ninth Star,” airing Nov. 16, 1958

THE THIRTY-NINTH STAR Original Airdate: November 16, 1958 Synopsis. Bart celebrates the Fourth of July in a western territory that hopes to qualify for statehood. More often than not, any script during the Roy Huggins era that featured just one … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Wayde Preston stars in “The Witch of Hound Dog,” airing Nov. 6, 1960

THE WITCH OF HOUND DOG Original Airdate: November 6, 1960 Synopsis. In Hound Dog, Tennessee, Bart enlists the help of town doctor Luke Baxter (played by Wayde Preston) in his efforts to collect a $10,000 gambling debt from “Hound Dog” … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Fredd Wayne and Sheb Wooley star in “Relic of Fort Tejon,” airing Nov. 3, 1957

RELIC OF FORT TEJON Original Airdate: November 3, 1957 Synopsis. Bret wins an old Army camel named Fatima as partial payment in a poker game. After several unsuccessful attempts to sell Fatima, Bret travels to Silver Springs, where he hopes … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Judas Mask” airs on Nov. 2, 1958

THE JUDAS MASK Original Airdate: November 2, 1958 Synopsis. After winning more than $20,000 playing poker in Silver City, New Mexico, Bart plans to buy half-ownership of the Bella Union with the current owner Walter Delourne. Karen Gustavsen, a showgirl … Continue reading

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