Tag Archives: Rockford Files

This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edd Byrnes, Michael Dante, and Peter Brown star in “Stage West,” airing Oct. 27, 1957

STAGE WEST Original Airdate: October 27, 1957 Synopsis. Bret and the widow Linda Harris are held hostage by rancher Mart Fallon and his two sons. Fallon murdered Linda’s husband, a miner who has found gold near Indian territory. Unfortunately for … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Paul Picerni star in “Escape to Tampico,” airing Oct. 26, 1958

ESCAPE TO TAMPICO Original Airdate: October 26, 1958 Synopsis. In New Orleans, aristocrat Raoul Gireaux offers Bret $6,000 to bring back Steve Corbett, who has fled to Tampico, Mexico after murdering Gireaux’s youngest son. After finding work in the cantina … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Joel Grey, Nancy Kulp, and Robert Lowery star in “Full House,” airing Oct. 25, 1959

FULL HOUSE Original Airdate: October 25, 1959 Synopsis. In Denver, Bret wins $2,000 playing cards with a man who is temporarily short of cash. Maverick wants the man’s fancy tie pin as collateral, but the man is reluctant to give … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Myrna Fahey star in “Mano Nera,” the first of four episodes co-written by Leo Gordon, airing Oct. 23, 1960

MANO NERA Original Airdate: October 23, 1960 Synopsis. In New Orleans, an Italian shop owner dies at Bart’s feet―the latest victim of a murderous band of extortionists known as Mano Nera (“black hand”), who have been terrorizing members of the … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Long Hunt” airs on Oct. 20, 1957

THE LONG HUNT Original Airdate: October 20, 1957 Synopsis. Maverick befriends Lefty Dolan, a bank robber who rescued Bret from “a parcel of very disappointed poker players.” Their friendship is cut short when Lefty is gunned down by two other … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. stars as Dandy Jim Buckley in “High Card Hangs,” airing Oct. 19, 1958

HIGH CARD HANGS Original Airdate: October 19, 1958 Synopsis. Bart and Dandy Jim Buckley join a mining camp in the Black Hills, where they await an opportunity to play poker with the other miners. While panning for gold, they meet … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Patricia Crowley guest stars in “A Tale of Three Cities,” airing Oct. 18, 1959

A TALE OF THREE CITIES Original Airdate: October 18, 1959 Synopsis. Stephanie Malone, a desperate young woman (played by Patricia Crowley), robs Bart of the $800 he won playing poker. After tracking Stephanie down, Maverick learns that she stole his … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Last Wire from Stop Gap” airs on Oct. 16, 1960

LAST WIRE FROM STOP GAP Original Airdate: October 16, 1960 Synopsis. On their way to Denver, Bart and Beau pick up $6,500 in a poker game at Stop Gap, then decide to wire the money to Denver through the Hulett … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edd Byrnes and Joanna Barnes star in “Ghost Rider,” airing Oct. 13, 1957

GHOST RIDER Original Airdate: October 13, 1957 Synopsis. Maverick has a bad day in the town of White Rock. First, he’s robbed of $3,000 by a young punk known as “The Kid” (played by Edd Byrnes). Then he discovers that … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Reginald Owen stars in “The Belcastle Brand,” airing Oct. 12, 1958

THE BELCASTLE BRAND Original Airdate: October 12, 1958 Synopsis. In Wyoming, Bret collapses outside Belcastle Manor, the home of an eccentric family of British aristocrats. After the Belcastles nurse him back to health, Bret earns his keep by leading the … Continue reading

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