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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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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Rattlesnake Brigade,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK, airs on Apr. 27, 1982

THE RATTLESNAKE BRIGADE Original Airdate: April 27, 1982 Synopsis. A band of desperados tricks Bret and Tom into protecting a gold shipment.   The third of three attempts to resurrect Maverick in the late ’70s and early ’80s, Bret Maverick (NBC, 1981-1982) saw James … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Webber, Marj Dusay, and Jameson Parker star in the conclusion of “Faith, Hope and Clarity,” a two-part episode of BRET MAVERICK that originally aired on Apr. 20, 1982

FAITH, HOPE AND CLARITY (two-parter) Original Airdates: April 13 and 20, 1982 Synopsis. Everest Sinclair, a utopianist who hopes to make Sweetwater the center of his “new society,” purchases all of the town’s mortgages and immediately forecloses on them. In … Continue reading

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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

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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