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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Ruta Lee and Werner Klemperer star in “The Comstock Conspiracy,” airing Dec. 29, 1957

THE COMSTOCK CONSPIRACY Original Airdate: December 29, 1957 Synopsis. Jerome Horne and John Bordeen run the largest railroad company in Virginia City. Bordeen owes Bret $10,000, but he’d rather shoot him than pay him. Maverick kills Bordeen in self-defense—but after … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: William Reynolds and George O’Hanlon star in “Holiday at Hollow Rock,” airing Dec. 28, 1958

HOLIDAY AT HOLLOW ROCK Original Airdate: December 28, 1958 Synopsis. Bret spends the Fourth of July in Hollow Rock, where he hopes to make some easy money by betting on Silver King, the prize quarter-horse owned by his friend Colonel … 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: 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: Adele Mara and Joi Lansing star in “Seed of Deception,” airing 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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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Alan Hale stars as Big Jim Watson in “The Troubled Heir,” airing on Apr. 8, 1962

THE TROUBLED HEIR Original Airdate: April 8, 1962 Synopsis. Bart renews acquaintance with Pearly Gates and Marla, the crafty duo whom he last encountered in “Dade City Dodge.” Pearly and Marla lure Maverick into a poker game with some other … Continue reading

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