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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: Peter Breck, Reginald Owen, and Jolene Brand star in “A Technical Error,” airing Nov. 26, 1961

A TECHNICAL ERROR Original Airdate: November 26, 1961 Synopsis. In Junction Corners, Bart wins ownership of the Bank on the Square from Major Holbrook Sims (played by Reginald Owen), who seems suspiciously eager to unload the bank. Maverick soon discovers … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Jeweled Gun,” the first solo adventure of Bart Maverick, airs on Nov. 24, 1957

THE JEWELED GUN Original Airdate: November 24, 1957 Synopsis. Kathleen Crowley guest stars as Daisy Harris, a wealthy woman with many secrets. Daisy hires Bart to pose as her husband (“John Haskell”) and accompany her on a trip to Laramie, … 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: Buddy Ebsen and Peggy McCay star in “The Maverick Line,” the final episode featuring James Garner, airing Nov. 20, 1960

THE MAVERICK LINE Original Airdate: November 20, 1960 Synopsis. Bret and Bart arrive in Snowflake to claim their inheritance from their late Uncle Micah―full ownership of the Maverick Stage Line. Although Micah had hoped that the boys would run the … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. makes his first appearance as Dandy Jim Buckley in “Stampede,” airing Nov. 17, 1957

STAMPEDE! Original Airdate: November 17, 1957 Synopsis. Bret teams with Dandy Jim Buckley to settle the score with Tony Cadiz, a cadaverous gambler who took the both of them for $12,000 (and left Bret for dead). Cadiz is traveling to … Continue reading

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