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This date in MAVERICK TV History: The BRET MAVERICK episode “The Eight Swords of Dyrus and Other Illusions of Grandeur” originally aired on Mar. 23, 1982

THE EIGHT SWORDS OF DYRUS AND OTHER ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR Original Airdate: March 23, 1982 Synopsis. Professional illusionist The Great Malooley is also a professional killer whose performance at the Red Ox masks a plan to exhume the legendary Kirschfeld … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “A Night at the Red Ox,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, aired on Feb. 23, 1982

A NIGHT AT THE RED OX Original Airdate: February 23, 1982 Synopsis. Bret, Tom, and M.L. are held hostage by a woman who believes Tom murdered her husband twenty years before.   The third of three attempts to resurrect Maverick in the … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Ballad of Bret Maverick,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK featuring James Whitmore Jr., aired on Feb. 16, 1982

THE BALLAD OF BRET MAVERICK Original Airdate: February 16, 1982 Synopsis. Maverick’s reputation haunts him as he tries to sell a silver mine—everyone thinks he’s running a con. Meanwhile, a man who believes that Bret led his father to suicide … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Tom Selleck, Larry Manetti, James Whitmore Jr., and Simon Oakland star in “Nice Guys Finish Dead,” airing Nov. 16, 1979

NICE GUYS FINISH DEAD Original Air Date: November 16, 1979 Synopsis. The United Association of Licensed Investigators honors Rockford with the coveted Goodhue Award for his work in a case that set precedent in the field of accident insurance. But … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: James Whitmore Jr. makes his first appearance as Rockford wannabe Fred Beamer in “Beamer’s Last Case,” airing Sept. 16, 1977

BEAMER’S LAST CASE Original Air Date: September 16, 1977 Synopsis. Rockford returns from an aborted fishing vacation in the Caribbean to find that someone has wrecked his car, disturbed his home, used his credit card to purchase several expensive detection … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Jack Kelly stars as Bart Maverick in “The Hidalgo Thing,” the final episode of BRET MAVERICK, airing May 4, 1982

THE HIDALGO THING Original Airdate: May 4, 1982 Synopsis. An unscrupulous accountant withholds a grant naming a Spanish noblewoman as owner of the Arizona territory so that he can purchase the land himself. Maverick decides to trip up the crook … Continue reading

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