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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: James Garner files a cross-complaint against Warner Bros. on Apr. 26, 1960, reiterating his claim that the studio had breached his contract by suspending payment of his salary. The ensuing legal battle set in motion a chain of events that not only changed the course of Garner’s career, but led to the demise of MAVERICK

    LEARN MORE about the lawsuit between James Garner and Warner Bros. in the revised third edition of Maverick: Legend of the West, featuring more than 100 pages of new information about the show that made James Garner a star. … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner, John Hoyt, and Chad Everett star in the conclusion of “The Devil’s Necklace,” airing Apr. 23, 1961

THE DEVIL’S NECKLACE, Part 2 Original Airdate: April 23, 1961 Synopsis. As Maverick lies unconscious, an enraged Bob Tallhorse leads the Apaches in a massive attack on Fort Distress. The only two-part episode of the original Maverick series, “The Devil’s … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “One of Our Trains is Missing,” the final episode of the original MAVERICK series, airs on Apr. 22, 1962

ONE OF OUR TRAINS IS MISSING Original Airdate: April 22, 1962 Synopsis. In Whipsaw, Kansas, Bart finds trouble in the form of Modesty Blaine and a neurotic safecracker named Justin Radcliff. The last episode of the original Maverick series, “One … 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: Part 1 of “The Devil’s Necklace,” the only two-part episode of the original MAVERICK series, airs on Apr. 16, 1961

THE DEVIL’S NECKLACE, Part 1 Original Airdate: April 16, 1961 Synopsis. After his horse breaks down in the Arizona heat, Bart seeks shelter at Fort Distress, operated by his friend Major Reidinger. A greedy peddler named Luther Cannonbaugh suckers Bart … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Andrew Duggan stars as Big Ed Murphy in “The Money Machine,” airing Apr. 15, 1962

THE MONEY MACHINE Original Airdate: April 15, 1962 Synopsis. Bart meets his cousin Jacqueline Sutton in Kansas City to collect the $10,000 that Pappy owes to a bruiser named Cannonball Clyde Bassett. But Jackie quickly loses the money when she … Continue reading

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This day in MAVERICK TV History: “Seed of Deception,” the first of three episodes starring Adele Mara, airs on Apr. 13, 1958

SEED OF DECEPTION Original Airdate: April 13, 1958 Synopsis. The townspeople of Bonita welcome Bret and Bart with open arms―they believe that the Mavericks are Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, and that they’ve arrived in town to take care of … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Benefit of Doubt,” the second of two episodes starring Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick, aired on Apr. 9, 1961

BENEFIT OF DOUBT Original Airdate: April 9, 1961 Synopsis. In Amber Flats, three men rob the American Mail Company of $7,000. The thieves die in a shootout, but the money disappears. Brent Maverick discovers the stolen funds at the Midway … Continue reading

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