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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: “Triple Indemnity,” Peter Breck’s first appearance as Doc Holliday, airs on Mar. 19, 1961

TRIPLE INDEMNITY Original Airdate: March 19, 1961 Synopsis. Bart wins $800 from George Parker, the mayor and owner of the town of Parkerville—and a notoriously bad loser. After George has Maverick robbed and beaten, George’s younger brother, Bill, who has … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Jane Darwell and Hans Conried guest star in “Black Fire,” airing on Mar. 16, 1958

BLACK FIRE Original Airdate: March 16, 1958 Synopsis. Maverick meets Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians in an episode that sees Bret impersonate his friend Homer Eakins. Homer’s wealthy uncle has summoned his offspring to his ranch to determine which one … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Connie Stevens and Adam West guest star in “Two Tickets to Ten Strike,” airing Mar. 15, 1959

TWO TICKETS TO TEN STRIKE Original Airdate: March 15, 1959 Synopsis. Frankie French, a somewhat ditzy young woman from Tucson, is summoned to Ten Strike by a mysterious benefactor—the town banker. Unbeknownst to Frankie, the banker is really her father, … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Greenbacks, Unlimited” airs on Mar. 13, 1960

GREENBACKS, UNLIMITED Original Airdate: March 13, 1960 Synopsis. In Denver, Bret teams up with blackjack dealer Foursquare Farley in an effort to prevent notorious safecracker Big Ed Murphy from robbing the Denver Bank.   Guest stars include John Dehner, the noted … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Dawn Wells guest stars in “The Deadly Image,” airing on Mar. 12, 1961. This episode was among Dawn’s earliest network TV appearances

THE DEADLY IMAGE Original Airdate: March 12, 1961 Synopsis. Rod Claxton, a onetime federal deputy marshal who found more profit in murder and robbery, is wanted by both the Army and Gus Tellson, a former gang member whom Claxton double-crossed. … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Maverick Report” airs on Mar. 11, 1962

THE MAVERICK REPORT Original Airdate: March 11, 1962 Synopsis. In Denver, Colorado, Bart wins $15,000 playing poker with his friend Jonesy, owner of the Porterville Clarion newspaper. Up to his ears in debt, Jonesy hands over the Clarion to Bart, … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Ruta Lee guest stars in “Plunder of Paradise,” airing Mar. 9, 1958

PLUNDER OF PARADISE Original Airdate: March 9, 1958 Synopsis. In the Mexican town of Paraiso, Bart, Big Mike McComb, and Grace Wheeler search for a legendary fortune in gold, diamonds, doubloons, and rubies that has been buried for more than … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Passage to Fort Doom” airs on Mar. 8, 1959

PASSAGE TO FORT DOOM Original Airdate: March 8, 1959 Synopsis. Needing money, Bart hires himself out as a trail guide for a wagon train heading for Fort Brader, located in the Black Hills of the Dakotas.   This episode features … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Kathleen Crowley guest stars in “The Misfortune Teller,” airing Mar. 6, 1960

THE MISFORTUNE TELLER Original Airdate: March 6, 1960 Synopsis. In Medicine Bow, Wyoming, Bret finds himself framed for the murder of the town’s mayor.    According to this episode, Bret’s birthday is May 11, while Melanie Blake’s birthday is January … Continue reading

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