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This date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner guest stars in “Marshal Maverick,” airing Apr. 1, 1962

MARSHAL MAVERICK Original Airdate: April 1, 1962 Synopsis. Cowardly bartender Archibald Walker arrives in Abilene under the guise of Wyatt Earp, whose trademark revolver he stole when Earp wasn’t looking. Bart, currently working as the town deputy to pay off … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Claude Akins guest stars in “Burial Ground of the Gods,” airing Mar. 30, 1958

BURIAL GROUND OF THE GODS Original Airdate: March 30, 1958 Synopsis. Bart hunts down Paisley Briggs, a scoundrel who robbed our hero of $850. Maverick’s search leads him to the Waconda Mountains in Wyoming, where Briggs attempts to pull off … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: William Schallert and Peggy King guest star in “The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill,” airing Mar. 29, 1959

THE STRANGE JOURNEY OF JENNY HILL Original Airdate: March 29, 1959 Synopsis. Bret’s effort to clear Mike McComb of a murder charge becomes complicated when he  falls in love with saloon singer Jenny Hill. The final episode produced by Roy … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Forbidden City,” the episode that introduced Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick, aired on Mar. 26, 1961

THE FORBIDDEN CITY Original Airdate: March 26, 1961 Synopsis. The first of Robert Colbert’s two appearances as Brent Maverick, Bret and Bart’s younger brother. Little is known about young Brent Maverick, the “other brother” who came and went after only … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Ruta Lee and Patricia Crowley guest star in “Betrayal,” airing Mar. 22, 1959

BETRAYAL Original Airdate: March 22, 1959 Synopsis. Bart is among the passengers who are victimized by two men who hold up a stagecoach bound for Virginia City. Bart suspects a connection between the robbers and another passenger, Anne Sanders (she … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Ruta Lee guest stars in “Plunder of Paradise,” airing Mar. 9, 1958

PLUNDER OF PARADISE Original Airdate: March 9, 1958 Synopsis. In the Mexican town of Paraiso, Bart, Big Mike McComb, and Grace Wheeler search for a legendary fortune in gold, diamonds, doubloons, and rubies that has been buried for more than … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Mayflower Women’s Historical Society,” an episode of BRET MAVERICK that reunited James Garner with NICHOLS co-star Neva Patterson, aired on Feb. 2, 1982

THE MAYFLOWER WOMEN’S HISTORICAL SOCIETY Original Airdate: February 2, 1982 Synopsis. A research librarian for a historical society coerces Maverick into signing a contract that grants her organization exclusive rights to produce goods that bear our hero’s likeness.   The … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dutchman’s Gold,” inspired by the Top 40 song of the same name, aired on Jan. 22, 1961

DUTCHMAN’S GOLD Original Airdate: January 22, 1961 Synopsis. After winning half-ownership of a saloon, but needing money to keep the business afloat, Beau becomes partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as The Dutchman.    Mala Powers (Outrage) guest stars in … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Rope of Cards,” the episode that introduced viewers to Maverick Solitaire, aired on Jan. 19, 1958

ROPE OF CARDS Original Airdate: January 19, 1958 Synopsis. Maverick meets Twelve Angry Men as Bret finds himself the only juror who votes to acquit a man who stands accused of murder.   The first of four episodes featuring William Reynolds (The F.B.I., … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Two Beggars on Horseback” aired on Jan. 18, 1959

TWO BEGGARS ON HORSEBACK Original Airdate: January 18, 1959 Synopsis. Bret and Bart each carry a $10,000 draft from the Gannet Express Company, only to discover that the company is about to go bankrupt. But Jessamy Longacre (guest star Patricia Barry) … Continue reading

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