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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “According to Hoyle,” Diane Brewster’s first appearance as Samantha Crawford, airs on Oct. 6, 1957

ACCORDING TO HOYLE Original Airdate: October 6, 1957 Synopsis. Bret loses more than $17,000 playing poker with Samantha Crawford, a con artist employed by George Cross—who once lost $50,000 to Maverick and is determined to get it back. Samantha claims … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Alias Bart Maverick,” Richard Long’s first appearance as Gentleman Jack Darby, airs on Oct. 5, 1958

ALIAS BART MAVERICK Original Airdate: October 5, 1958 Synopsis. Outside Crescent City, Bart encounters Gentleman Jack Darby (played by Richard Long), a fugitive wanted for embezzlement by the Missouri Surety Company. Although innocent of that charge (a dishonest bank clerk … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr stars in “You Can’t Beat the Percentage,” airing Oct. 4, 1959

YOU CAN’T BEAT THE PERCENTAGE Original Airdate: October 4, 1959 Synopsis. Bart arrives in the town of Arroyo after receiving a letter Myra (played by Karen Steele), a saloon girl whom he met long ago in Missouri. Myra tells Bart … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Jack Cassidy stars in “The Art Lovers,” airing Oct. 1, 1961

THE ART LOVERS Original Airdate: October 1, 1961 Synopsis. In San Francisco, Bart becomes a servant to railroad tycoon Paul Sutton in order to pay off a $25,000 gambling debt. Sutton faces bankruptcy—a new railroad project has encountered delays, and … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Mike Connors and Karen Steele star in “Point Blank,” airing Sept. 29, 1957

POINT BLANK Original Airdate: September 29, 1957 Synopsis. Maverick settles temporarily in the small railroad town of Bent Forks, where he soon falls in love with Molly Gleason, a woman with a somewhat disreputable past (played by Karen Steele). Bret … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Peggy McCay stars in “The Sheriff of Duck ‘n’ Shoot,” airing Sept. 27, 1959

THE SHERIFF OF DUCK ‘N’ SHOOT Original Airdate: September 27, 1959 Synopsis. The conniving judge of Duck ‘n’ Shoot (population 1,018) wants Bret as the town sheriff after apparently witnessing Maverick knock out a rowdy cowboy with only one punch. … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Colbert, Edgar Buchanan, and a host of other Warner Bros. Western actors star in “Hadley’s Hunters,” airing Sept. 25, 1960

HADLEY’S HUNTERS Original Airdate: September 25, 1960 Synopsis. Bart rides into Hadley, a town named after its sheriff, a shrewd politician (played by Edgar Buchanan) who has carefully crafted a reputation for apprehending notorious criminals. Hadley’s legend, however, is a … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: MAVERICK premieres on ABC with “The War of Silver Kings,” airing on Sept. 22, 1957

THE WAR OF THE SILVER KINGS Original Airdate: September 22, 1957 Synopsis. Soon after arriving in the mining community of Echo Springs, Maverick wins a high-stakes poker game with Phineas King, the unscrupulous town magnate. King doesn’t take kindly to … Continue reading

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