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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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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Bethel Leslie stars in “The Thirty-Ninth Star,” airing Nov. 16, 1958

THE THIRTY-NINTH STAR Original Airdate: November 16, 1958 Synopsis. Bart celebrates the Fourth of July in a western territory that hopes to qualify for statehood. More often than not, any script during the Roy Huggins era that featured just one … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edgar Buchanan, Nita Talbot and Pippa Scott star in “Easy Mark,” airing on Nov. 15, 1959

EASY MARK Original Airdate: November 15, 1959 Synopsis. Outside the desert of Santa Fe, Bart encounters Cornelius Van Rensselear Jr., a Harvard graduate and the son of a railroad magnate. Corny takes Bart for more than $1,000 in poker, but … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Thunder from the North” airs on Nov. 13, 1960

THUNDER FROM THE NORTH Original Airdate: November 13, 1960 Synopsis. Two crooked Army shopkeepers named Marsh and Lawson have cheated the local Indian tribes by supplying faulty or inferior goods. When a tribeswoman named Pale Moon threatens to report them … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Maverick pokes fun of Bonanza in “Three Queens Full,” airing Nov. 12, 1961. Guest stars include Jim Backus, Merry Anders, Kasey Rogers and Allyson Ames

THREE QUEENS FULL Original Airdate: November 12, 1961 Synopsis. In this loose parody of the popular Western series Bonanza, wealthy rancher Joe Wheelwright (played by Jim Backus) hires Maverick to chaperone the three brides he purchased for his sons Henry, … Continue reading

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