CTVA Western - "Bret Maverick" (WB/NBC) starring James Carner

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Bret Maverick (1981-82)
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BRET MAVERICK
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Comanche production
in association with
Warner Brothers Television, a Warner Communications company
Produced by Charles Floyd Johnson and Geoffrey Fischer
for
NBC (Tuesdays)

US Western series 1981-82   2hr. pilot + 17 episodes x 60 min color
(01Dec81-24Aug82)
starring
James Garner
as Bret Maverick
Ed Bruce as Tom Guthrie
Darleen Carr as Mary Lou "M.L." Springer
Ramon Bieri as Elijah Crow
John Shearin as Sheriff Mitch Dowd
Tony Bush as Deputy Sturgess
Richard Hamilton as Cy Whitaker
David Knell as Rodney Catlow

recurring character
Stuart Margolin as Philo Sandeen
Priscilla Morrill as Mrs. Springer
Jack Garner as Jack
Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado

Premise:
James Garner reprises his role as Bret Maverick from the classic "Maverick"
series (1957-62). He decides to settle down in Sweetwater, Arizona after
winning the Lazy Ace Ranch and the Red Ox Saloon in a poker game.

Music:
"Maverick didn't come here to Lose" - the Theme from "Bret Maverick"
& "Ever, never lovin' you"
written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce, Glenn Ray
Performed by Ed Bruce.
M C A Records MCA-52109, c1982. 1 sound disc : 45 rpm ; 7 in.
M C A Records, Inc.

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NBC Tuesdays

1.01 Bret Maverick: THE LAZY ACE (2 hr TV Movie) (pilot)
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167501A
01Dec81 NBC Tue
Written by Gordon Dawson
Directed by Stuart Margolin
Guest Cast:
Bill McKinney ........ Ramsey Bass
Janis Paige .......... Mandy Packer
Billy Kerr ........... Blue-eyed Kid
John McLiam .......... Doc Holliday
Bill Cross ........... Dembro
Chuck Mitchell ....... Joe Dakota
Ed Bakey ............. Lyman Nickerson
Kirk Cameron ......... Boy #1
Max Martin ........... Boy #2
Richard Moll ......... Sloate
Duane R. Campbell .... Lucas
Ivan J. Rado ......... Wolfgang Mieter
David Banks .......... Delta Fox
Ruth Estler .......... Townswoman
Norman Merrill Jr. ... Bank Teller
Al Berry ............. Townsman

1.02 Bret Maverick: WELCOME TO SWEETWATER
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167502
08Dec81 NBC Tue
Written by Gordon Dawson
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Guest Cast:
John Randolph ......... I.T. Austin (Frenchy Montana)
Chester Grimes ........ Charles Decker
Stephen Morrell ....... Virgil Stubbs
Lesley Woods .......... Miss Rose (Austin)
Danny Butch ........... Telegraph Operator
Virgil Frye ........... Luke
Dan York ............. York
Mickey White .......... Alex Decker
Dean Smith ............ Jack Danner
Wayne Van Horn ........ Zeke
Fred Struthman ........ Schroeder

1.03 Bret Maverick: ANYTHING FOR A FRIEND
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167503
15Dec81 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Lee David Zlotoff/ Story by Lee David Zlotoff & Geoffrey Fischer
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ....... US Marshal Philip Mondragon
Glenn Withrow ......... Billy the Kid
Charles Hallahan ...... Terrible Fred McShane
Russell Wiggins ....... Doc Vetter
Ruth Estler ........... Lady
Ray Powers ............ Deke
Bret Williams ......... Brewer
Tommy Lamey ........... Bobby
Blake Delgado ......... Boy
James Loren ........... Duncan
William R. Long ....... Red
Derek Barton .......... Beech

1.04 Bret Maverick: THE YELLOW ROSE
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167504
22Dec81 NBC Tue
Written by Lee David Zlotoff
Directed by William Wiard
Guest Cast:
Keye Luke ............. Lu Sung
Anthony Eisley ........ Alfred Baniger
Lydia Lei ............. Kwai Bo Yung
Marcia Rodd ........... Capt. Slater
Peter Kwong ........... Chinese Friend
Robert Cleaves ........ Crazy Preacher
Ion Teodorescu ........ Lithuanian
Giles Milinaire ....... Frenchman
Danny Kwan ............ Chinese Card Player
Coleen Maloney ........ Woman
Gary Pagett ........... Farmer
Tom Rosqui ............ Philadelphia Hunter #2

1.05 Bret Maverick: HORSE OF YET ANOTHER COLOR
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167505
05Jan82 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Lee David Zlotoff/ Story by Lee David Zlotoff & Geoffrey Fischer
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Guest Cast:
Simon Oakland ......... Delwood (D.L.) Crestmore
Holly Palance ......... Jessica (Dolly) D'Nard
Allan Arbus ........... Phineas Swackmyer ]
William Hootkins ...... Congressman Theodore Roosevelt
Seamon Glass .......... Kelly
Ray Tracey ............ Geronimo
Geno Silva ............ Running Wolf
Jim Gosa .............. Joe Ferris

1.06 Bret Maverick: DATELINE: SWEETWATER
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167506
12Jan82 NBC Tue
Written by Ira Steven Behr
Directed by William Wiard
Guest Cast:
Ed Nelson ............. Andrew J. Tendall
William Bryant ........ John Davis
Brady Rubin ........... Ellie Davis
Joshua Bryant ......... Bill Sharples (Busted Bill Farley)
Roy Jensen ............ Monte
Byron Morrow .......... Mr. Shaw
Howie Allen ........... Peter
Barry Cahill .......... Moran
Charles Hutchins ...... Osheroff
Norman Merrill Jr. .... Desk Clerk
Richard O'Brien ....... Steven A. Hennesy
Howie Allen ........... Peter Davis

[--] 19Jan82 - no details
[--] 26Jan82 - no details

1.07 Bret Maverick: THE MAYFLOWER WOMEN'S HISTORICAL SOCIETY
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167507
02Feb82 NBC Tue
Written by Lee David Zlotoff
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Guest Cast:
Jenny O'Hara .......... Samantha Dunn
Neva Patterson ........ Emma Crittenden
David Young ........... Aaron Sylvane

1.08 Bret Maverick: HALLIE
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167508
09Feb82 NBC Tue
Written by Marion Hargrove
Directed by John Patterson
Guest Cast:
Dixie Carter .......... Hallie McCulloch
Geoffrey Lewis ........ Barney Broomick
William Sanderson ..... Kenneth Broomick
Eldon Quick ........... Desk Clerk
Frank Loverde ......... Waiter
F. William Parker ..... Captain Rufus Pinkerton
David Bond ............ Sloatman

1.09 Bret Maverick: THE BALLAD OF BRET MAVERICK
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167509
16Feb82 NBC Tue
Written by Gordon Dawson
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Guest Cast:
James Whitmore Jr. .... Justus Smith
Sandy McPeak .......... Jacob Voorsanger (fake one)
Dan Barrows ........... Jacob Voorsanger (real one)
Cliff Emmich .......... Titus Openshaw
Howard Caine .......... Tertius Openshaw
Donegan Smith ......... C.P. Whitfield
Keith Walker .......... Holston
Lawrence Latkin ....... Granger

1.10 Bret Maverick: A NIGHT AT THE RED OX
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167510
23Feb82 NBC Tue
Written by Lee David Zlotoff
Directed by William Wiard
Guest Cast:
Savannah Smith ....... Addie Burnett
Paul Koslo ........... Fletcher
Murray Hamilton ...... Judge Nat Cobb
Tony Duke ............ Levi

1.11 Bret Maverick: THE NOT SO MAGNIFICENT SIX
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167511
02Mar82 NBC Tue
Written by Geoffrey Fischer
Story by Shel Willens
Directed by Leo Penn
Guest Cast:
Joseph Sirola ......... Nimrod Bligh
Kario Salem ........... Virgil La Fleur
Ross Hagen ............ Phil Farnsworth
Kelly Ward ............ Willie Trueblood
Art La Fleur .......... Unknown
Jesse Vint ............ Tulsa Jack Turner
Ed Bakey .............. Deacon Tippet
Shawn Stevens ......... Sidney Bent
David Banks ........... Sam Durham
Joseph Chapman ........ Jasper Weems

[--] 09Mar82 - no details

1.12 Bret Maverick: THE VULTURE ALSO RISES
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167512
16Mar82 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Gordon Dawson & Roger Turrentine/ Story by Roger Turrentine
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Guest Cast:
Monte Markham .......... Captain Falcons
Peggy Walton-Walker .... Eloise Mayhew
John Anderson .......... Gen. Frye
Maggie Malooly ......... Irish Annie
Tomas Rosales .......... Cinto Morado
Eddie Hice ............. Sam Black
Shepard Sanders ........ Jackson
Gary Lee Davis ......... Sledge
Clifford Happy ......... Lt. Thackery
Ron Oxley .............. Sgt. Buchanan

1.13 Bret Maverick: THE EIGHT SWORDS OF DRYUS AND OTHER ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167513
23Mar82 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Gordon Dawson/ Story by Gordon Dawson & Larry Mollin
Directed by John Patterson
Guest Cast:
Cliff Potts ............ The Great Malooley
Sarah Rush ............. Princess Athena (Ida Rose Mugford)
Sid Haig ............... The Mighty Samson
W.T. Zacha ............. Cutler
Pete Munro ............. Cowboy

[--] 30Mar82 - no details
[--] 06Apr82 - no details

1.14 Bret Maverick: FAITH, HOPE AND CLARITY Part 1
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167514
13Apr82 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Lee David Zlotoff/ Story by Lee David Zlotoff & Paul Ehrman
Directed by Leo Penn
Guest Cast:
Robert Webber ........... Everest Sinclair
James Staley ............ Brother Samuel Wertman
Richard Libertini ....... Fingers Wachefsky
Jameson Parker .......... Whitney Delaworth III
Kathleen Doyle .......... Angela
Simone Griffeth ......... Jasmine Du Bois
Tony Burton ............. Arthur

1.15 Bret Maverick: FAITH, HOPE AND CLARITY Part 2
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167515
20Apr82 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Lee David Zlotoff/ Story by Lee David Zlotoff & Paul Ehrman
Directed by Leo Penn
Guest Cast:
Robert Webber ........... Everest Sinclair
James Staley ............ Brother Samuel Wertman
Richard Libertini ....... Fingers Wachefsky
Jameson Parker .......... Whitney Delaworth III
Kathleen Doyle .......... Angela
Simone Griffeth ......... Jasmine Du Bois
Tony Burton ............. Arthur

1.16 Bret Maverick: THE RATTLESNAKE BRIGADE
aka "The Last ride of the Bang Gang"
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167516
27Apr82 NBC Tue
Teleplay by Geoffrey Fischer & Barton Dean/ Story by Geoffrey Fischer
Directed by Fernando Lamas
Guest Cast:
Stanley Wells ........... John Henry
Mark McIntire ........... Army Captain
Arlene Dean Snyder ...... Colonel Bang
J. Edward McKinley ...... Emmett Snow
Herb Armstrong .......... Matthew Varney
Stanley Ralph Ross ...... Coates

1.17 Bret Maverick: THE HIDALGO THING
WB-Comanche prod. no. 167517
04May82 NBC Tue
Written by Gordon Dawson
Directed by Thomas Carter
Guest Cast:
Hector Elizondo ......... Mr. Gomez
Dub Taylor ............. Toothless Tim Teal
John Dennis Johnson ..... Burt
Jack Kelly .............. Lord Sterling (Bart Maverick)
Sandra de Bruin ......... Screaming Woman
James Gallery ........... Unknown

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