CTVA US Western - "Maverick" (WB/ABC) Season 1 (1957-58)

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Starring James Garner & Jack Kelly
Season 1 (ABC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Sundays 7:30 PM Eastern

 1.1 [--] Maverick: WAR OF THE SILVER KINGS (1st pilot) [verified]
22Sep57 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by James O'Hanlon/ From a book by C.B. Glasscock
Directed by Budd Boetticher
director of photography Edwin DuPar, A.S.C
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Edmund Lowe ........... Phineas King
John Litel ............ Joshua Thayer
Leo Gordon ............ Big Mike McComb
And:
Carla Merey ........... Edie Stoller
John Hubbard .......... Bixby
Robert Griffin ........ Fennelly
Fred Sherman .......... John Stoller
Bob Steele ............ Jackson
Donald Kirke .......... Crane
Not on Credits:
Tyler McVey ........... Kriedler
Lane Chandler ......... Lawson
Paul Baxley
Frank Sutton

Synopsis 1:
Bret wins big by bluffing in a poker game against an unscrupulous silver mine owner, who hires Big Mike Macomb
to kill Bret.
Synopsis 2:
In the series' pilot episode, Bret Maverick sees his luck run out after beating a corrupt mine owner Phineas King,
at poker. King has Maverick roughed up and wants him out of town -- or dead. But when Maverick hears that King has
been cheating local silver miners, the gambler decides to deal King another losing hand. Maverick helps elect a
judge who sides with the local miners. King takes the case to a friendlier court, yet Maverick has another ace up his sleeve!

1.2 [--] Maverick: POINT BLANK (2nd pilot) [verified]
29Sep57 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Roy Huggins/ Based on a Screenplay by Howard Browne
Directed by Budd Boetticher
director of photography Harold Stine, A.S.C
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Karen Steele ......... Molly Gleason
Michael Connors ...... Ralph Jordan
Richard Garland ...... Wes Corwin
Benny Baker .......... Mike Brill
And:
Robert Foulk ......... Moose
John Harmon .......... Nelson
Peter Brown .......... Chris Semple
Zon Murray ........... Fletcher
Mitchell Kowal ....... Callahan
Synopsis 1:
A couple befriends Bret who plan on using him as a scapegoat for a bank robbery they are planning.
Synopsis 2:
Bret Maverick has once again caught the eye of a pretty woman, Molly Gleason. He soon discovers that romance isn't
in the cards. Molly is planning to run away with Ralph Jordan (Mannix's Mike Connors), after Ralph robs the local
bank. Molly believes that Maverick can provide the perfect alibi -- as Ralph's unidentifiable dead body!
But when Molly tries to lure Maverick into a murderous ambush, he calls her bluff!

1.3 [--] Maverick: ACCORDING TO HOYLE [verified]
6Oct57 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Russell Hughes / From a Story by Horace McCoy
Directed by Budd Boetticher
director of photography Ellis Carter, A.S.C
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Diane Brewster ........ Samantha Crawford (recurring)
Leo Gordon ............ Big Mike McComb
Jay Novello ........... Henry Tree
Ted de Corsia ......... Joe Riggs
Esther Dale ........... Ma Braus
And:
Tol Avery ............. George Cross
Walter Reed ........... Bledsoe
Tyler McVey ........... Hayes
Robert Carson ......... Kittredge
Not on Credits:
Sailor Vincent ........ Man
Don Turner ............ Hamhead

Bret meets Samantha and agrees to become her partner in a gambling hall, after she beats him in poker with
a little known rule.

1.4 [--] Maverick: GHOST RIDER [verified]
13Oct57 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written by Marion Hargrove
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
director of photography Carl Guthrie, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Joanna Barnes ......... Mary Shane
Rhodes Reason ......... Hank Foster
Willard Sage .......... Bert Nicholson
And:
Stacy Keach ........... Sheriff
Ed Byrnes ............. The Kid
Dan Sheridan .......... Sideburns
Charles Tannen ........ Stableman
John Cliff ............ Deputy
Not on Credits:
Richard Collier ....... Barfly
Charlotte Knight ...... Mrs. Clemmer
Tim Graham ............ Hotel Clerk
Jim Hope .............. Player

Synopsis:
A woman who Bret is traveling with disappears and he then discovers she has been dead for over a week.
Synopsis:
A mysterious woman steals Maverick's jacket and money yet, when he returns to town to find her, everyone believes
she had died three weeks before.

1.5 [--] Maverick: THE LONG HUNT [verified]
20Oct57 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written by De Vallon Scott
Directed by Douglas Heyes
director of photography Carl Berger, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Joan Vohs ............. Martha Ferris
Richard Webb .......... Ben Maxwell
James Anderson ........ Whitey
Richard Crane ......... Jedd Ferris
And:
Tommy Farrell ......... Lefty Dolan
Richard Reeves ........ Rex
Harry Harvey, Sr. ..... Stage Coach Driver
Stanley Andrews ....... Sherrif
Not on Credits:
Troy Melton ........... 1st Pursuer
Will J. White ......... 1st Holdup Man
Mark Tapscott ......... Player Jack Gargan
Rory Mallinson ........ Local Sheriff

A dying outlaw tells Bret that he committed a crime that another man is in prison for.

1.6 [--] Maverick: STAGE WEST [verified]
27-Oct-1957 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by George Slavin; From a Magazine Story "That Packsaddle Affair" by Louis L'Amour
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
director of photography Carl Berger, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast
Erin O'Brien ......... Linda Harris
Ray Teal .............. Mart Fallon
Ed Byrnes ............. Wes Fallon
Peter Brown ........... Rip Fallon
And:
Chubby Johnson ........ Simmons
Michael Dante ......... Sam Harris
Jim Bannon ............ Matson
Howard Negley ......... Sheriff Tibbs
Fern Barry ............ Ella Taylor
Buddy Shaw ............ Dave Taylor
Ollie O'Toole ......... McLean
Synopsis 1:
Bret aids a young widow who comes out west to take possession of her late husband's silver mine.
Synopsis 2:
Maverick is out to help a widow from having her land taken by a cruel family of claim jumpers.

 1.7 [--] Maverick: RELIC OF FORT TEJON [verified]
3Nov57 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Jerry Davis/ From a Magazine Story by Kenneth Perkins [SC]
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson [SC]
director of photography Carl Berger, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Maxine Cooper ......... Donna Seely
Fredd Wayne ........... Honest Carl Jimson
Dan Tobin ............. Howard Harris
Sheb Wooley ........... Sheriff
Tyler Mac Duff ........ Drake
And:
Oliver Blake .......... Brimmer
Lou Krugman ........... Ferguson
Kim Dibbs ............. Connors
Earl Hodgins .......... Johnson
Alan Austin ........... Tommy Norton
Not On Credits:
Rush Williams ......... Deputy
Harry Strang .......... Delivery Man
Irving Mitchell ....... Doe Nelson

A camel Bret wins in a poker game later helps him as he confronts the fiancee of an old friend who runs a crooked casino.

1.8 [--] Maverick: HOSTAGE! [verified]
10Nov57 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Directed By Richard L. Bare [SC]
Written By Gerald Drayson Adams [SC]
director of photography Nicholas Musaraca, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (Bret), Jack Kelly (Bart)
Guest Cast:
Laurie Carroll ........ Yvette Devereaux
Don Durant ............ Jody Collins
Stephen Bekassy ....... Henri Devereaux
And:
Trevor Bardette ....... Inspector Marvin
Wright King ........... Rick
Mickey Simpson ........ Jubal
John Harmon ........... Ziggy
Jean Del Val .......... Anton Riviage
Not on Credits
Roy Glenn ............. Straw Boss

The first appearance of Bret Maverick's bother Bart (played by Jack Kelly) as they become involved in a kidnapping
when they try to gain passage on a steamboat- home to big money poker games.

1.9 [--] Maverick: STAMPEDE [verified]
17Nov57 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written by Gerald Drayson Adams
Directed by Abner Biberman
director of photography Carl Berger, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. .. Dandy Jim Buckley (recurring)
Pamela Duncan ......... Coral Stacey
Joan Shawlee .......... Madame Pompey
Chris Alcaide ......... Tony Cadiz
And:
Mike Lane ............. Noah Perkins
Pat Comiskey .......... Battling Krueger
Rand Brooks ........... Jack Blair
Marshall Bradford ..... Marshal Hunt
Jim Hayward ........... Miner
Mark Tapscott ......... Deputy
Bret is saved thrown overboard a Mississippi gamling riverboat and is rescued by Englishman Dandy Jim Buckley.
Bret ends up as an unwilling participant in a boxing match that he and Dandy Jim have big bets on..

1.10 [--] Maverick:  THE JEWELED GUN [verified]
24Nov57  ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written by Roy Huggins
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
director of photography Harold Stine, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (Bret Maverick), Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Crowley ...... Daisy Harris
Miguel Landa .......... Henrique Fillipe
Roy Barcroft .......... The Cattleman
Stephen Coit .......... The Wire Salesman (George Seevets)
Norman Frederic ....... Mitchell
And:
Terry De Marney ....... Snopes
Edwin Bruce ........... Books Salesman
Tom McKee ............. La Mesa Sheriff
James Parnell ......... Sheriff
Alfred Hopson ......... Carter
Ezell Poule ........... Mrs. Adams
Synopsis:
Bart's life is endangered when he agrees to pose as the husband of a lady who is traveling through the badlands.
 
1.11 [--] Maverick: Robert Louis Stevenson's THE WRECKERS  [verified]
1-Dec-1957 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Russell Hughes
From a Novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
Directed by Franklin Adreon
director of photography Carl Berger, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (Bret Maverick), Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Patric Knowles ........ Paul Carthew
Karl Swenson .......... Captain Nares
And:
Bartlett Robinson ..... Longhurst
Murvyn Vye ............ Craven
Thomas Browne Henry ... Auctioneer
Maurice Manson ........ Bellairs
Alfred Kramer ......... Jerome Braus
Not on Credits:
Barry Brooks .......... Clerk
Synopsis:
Bret and Bart run into competition when they decide to bid on the salvage rights to a shipwreck's brig. 

1.12 [--] Maverick: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD  [verified]
08Dec57 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written & Directed by Douglas Heyes
director of photography Frank Phillips, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Marie Windsor ......... Cora
Gerald Mohr ........... Doc Holliday
John Vivyan ........... John Stacey
Sam Buffington ........ Ponca
Gordon Barnes ......... Marshal
Robert Keys............ Parker
Not on Credits:
Roy Turner ............ Fred Turner
Hal Hopper ............ Jim Elkins
Herbert C. Lytton ..... Gus

Synopsis 1:
Bret finds the man responsible for a robbery he has been accused of about to go up against Doc Holliday in a gunfight.
Synopsis 2:
Bret, on the hunt for the card cheats who gave him counterfeit winnings, stumbles upon the infamous Doc Holliday.

1.13 [--] Maverick: THE NAKED GALLOWS  [verified]
15-Dec-1957 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written by Howard Browne
Directed by Abner Biberman
director of photography Edwin DuPar, A.S.C.
*
Introduced by James Garner (as Bret Maverick) (opening scene)
Starring: Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Fay Spain ............. Ruth Overton
Michael Connors ....... Sheriff Fillmore
Jeanne Cooper ......... Virginia Cory
And:
Ed Kemmer ............. Clete Overton
Bing Russell .......... Tyler Brink
Morris Ankrum ......... Joshua Haines
Sherry Jackson ........ Annie Haines
Not On Credits:
Forrest Lewis ......... Alec Fall
Don Dillaway .......... Ben
Richard Cutting ....... Cardoza

Synopsis:
Bart tries to clear a convicted murderer who escaped from jail.

1.14 [--] Maverick: COMSTOCK CONSPIRACY [verified]
29-Dec-1957 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written by Gene Levitt
Directed by Howard W. Koch
director of photography, Ralph A. Woolsey, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Ruta Lee .............. Ellen Bordeen
Werner Klemperer ...... Alex Jennings
Ed Prentiss ........... John Bordeen
And:
Oliver McGowan ........ Jerome Horne
Percy Helton .......... Mr. Venner
Arthur Batanides ...... Brock
Terry Frost ........... Sheriff
Not on Credits:
Bill O'Brien .......... Doctor
Joy Rogers ............ Woman Passenger
Red Morgan ............ Stagecoach Driver

Synopsis 1:
Bret helps an engineer get mine owners to improve working conditions.
Synopsis 2:
In the mining town of Virginia City, Bret is forced to kill in self defense and, after calling the sheriff,
finds the body and all evidence gone.

1.15 [--] Maverick: THE THIRD RIDER [verified]
05-Jan-1958 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written by George Slavin
Directed by Franlin Adreon
director of photography, Harold Stine, A.S.C.
*
Introduced by James Garner (as Bret Maverick) (opening scene)
Starring: Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Frank Faylen .......... Red Harrison
Barbara Nichols ....... Blanche
Michael Dante ......... Turk Mason
Dick Foran ............ Sheriff Edwards
Kasey Rogers .......... Dolly
Not on Credits:
Morris Libbert ........ Jimmy Ellis
William Boyett ........ Collins
Robert Contreras ...... Jose
Charles Kane .......... Conductor
Felice Richmond ....... Woman Passenger
Dan White ............. Cowpoke

Synopsis 1:
Bart is framed for a murder and has his horse stolen by a pair of travelers he meets in the desert.
Synopsis 2:
Bart is on the run after being falsely accused of murder and robbery. When a couple find him they plan to
hold him until he reveals where the money is stashed.

1.16 [--] Maverick: RAGE FOR VENGEANCE  [verified]
12Jan58 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Marion Hargrove / Story by Roy Huggins
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
director of photography Edwin DuPar, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
John Russell .......... John Grimes
Catherine McCleod ..... Margaret Ross
Gage Clarke ........... Bradshaw
And:
Russ Conway ........... Sheriff
Lewis Martin .......... Andrew Wiggins
Jonathan Hole ......... Desk Clerk
William Forrest ....... Laramie Banker
Not on Credts:
Phil Arnold ........... Porter
William Bailey ........ Doctor
Earl Hodgins .......... Charley
Charlotte Knight ...... Mrs. Walker
S. Newton Anderson .... Sanderson
Billie Benedict ....... Denver Porter
Rusty Wescoatt ........ 2nd Passneger
Luis Delgado .......... Gunman

Synopsis:
A widow afraid of being robbed by her husband's killers seeks Bret's help in getting a large sum of money to the bank.

 1.17 [--] Maverick: ROPE OF CARDS  [verified]
19Jan58 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by R. Wright Campbell; Story by Robert Ormond Case
Directed by Richard L. Bare
director of photography Edwin DuPar, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Will Wright ........... Jabe Hallock
Joan Marshall ......... Lucy Sutter
William Reynolds ...... Bill Gregg
Tol Avery ............. John Cloan
Hugh Sanders .......... Blaine
Frank Cady ............ Hamelin
Don Beddoe ............ Price
George O'Hanlon ....... Caldwell
And:
Emile Meyer ........... Pike
Harry Harvey, Sr. ..... Store Owner
Harry Cheshire ........ Judge
Tom Monroe ............ Slim
Ken Christy ........... Sheriff
Donald Kirke .......... First Juror
Robert Lynne .......... Doctor
Synopsis:
Bret is the only member of a jury who does not think a suspected murderer is guilty before the trial starts.

1.18 [--] Maverick: DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH  [verified]
26Jan58 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Marion Hargrove; Story by Roy Huggins
Directed by Douglas Heyes
director of photography, Ralph A. Woolsey, A.S.C.
*
Introduced by James Garner (as Bret Maverick) (opening scene)
Starring: Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Jacqueline Beer ....... Henriette
Fredd Wayne ........... Van Buren Kingsley
Lily Valenti .......... Madame
Sig Ruman ............. Capt. Steeger
William Forest ........ Roland
Otto Waldis ........... Scharf
And:
Robert Fairfax ........ Shelbourne
Carlyle Mitchell ...... General Marvin
Lela Bliss ............ Mrs. Shelbourne
Katherine Barrett ..... Mrs. Kingsley
Patrick White ......... Selby
I. Stanford Jolley .... McClure
Terrence de Marney .... Murphy
Paul Power ............ Pyne
Not on Credits:
William Reynolds ...... Reynolds
George Baxter ......... Vincent
Bob Stevenson ......... Sailor
Louis Mercier ......... Beaujean
Mason Curry ........... 2nd Teller
Jack Chefe ............ Butler
William Remick ........ 1st Millionaire
Stephen Ellsworth ..... 2nd Millionaire
William Bailey ........ Banker

Synopsis:
Bart sets out to expose a wealthy San Francisco man as a diamond swindler.

1.19 [--] Maverick: DAY OF RECKONING [verified]
02Feb58 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written by Carey Wilber
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
director of photography, Ralph A. Woolsey, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Jean Willes ........... Lil
Mort Mills ............ Red Scanlon
Tod Griffin ........... Jack Wade
Willard Sage .......... George Buckner
Virginia Gregg ........ Amy Hardie
And:
Russ Thorsen .......... Marshal Walt Hardie
Jon Lormer ............ Summers
Murvyn Vye ............ Gus Wilson
James McCallion ....... Charlie
Morgan Sha'an ......... Slim
Not on Credits:
Gus Wilson ............ Roy Hingle
Sammy Ogg ............. Boy
Troy Melton ........... Harry

Synopsis:
Bret and a printer set out to stop a rancher who has killed the marshal from taking over the town.

 1.20 Maverick: THE SAVAGE HILLS [verified]
09-Feb-1958 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written by Gerald Drayson Adams
Directed by Douglas Heyes
director of photography, Harold Stine, A.S.C.
*
Introduced by James Garner (as Bret Maverick) (opening scene)
Starring: Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Diane Brewster ........ Samantha Crawford (recurring)
Peter Whitney ......... Agent Gunnerson
Thurston Hall ......... Judge
Stanley Andrews ....... Sheriff Galt
John Dodsworth ........ Clayton Palmer
Synopsis:
The Maverick family weakness for beautiful conwomen returns when Bart chooses to help Samantha Crawford
recover stolen treasury plates.  

1.21 [--] Maverick: TRAIL WEST TO FURY  [verified]
16-Feb-1958 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Gene Levitt; Based on a Story by Joseph Chadwick
Directed by Alan Crosland, Jr
director of photography, Harold Stine, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick) & Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. .. Dandy Jim Buckley (recurring)
Aline Towne ........... Laura Miller
Gene Nelson ........... Jim Hazlit
Charles Fredericks .... Jesse Hayden
And:
Don Kelly ............. Jett
Paul Fierro ........... Miguel
Paul Savage ........... Tall Man
Russ Bender ........... Doctor
James Hope ............ Lieutenant
Mike Ragan ............ 1st Johnny Reb
Synopsis:
Stuck in a flooded house Bret and Bart re-tell the story of how they became outlaws in Texas ...
Bret and Bart encounter resistance when they try to get a lady rancher's cattle to market.

1.22 [--] Maverick: THE BURNING SKY  [verified]
23-Feb-1958 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Russell Hughes; Story by Howard Browne
Directed by Gordon Douglas
director of photography, Harold Stine, A.S.C.
*
Introduced by James Garner (as Bret Maverick) (opening scene)
Starring: Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Gerald Mohr ........... Johnny Bolero
Joanna Barnes ......... Mrs. Baxter
Whitney Blake ......... Letty French
Douglas Kennedy ....... Connors
Phillip Terry ......... Chick Braus
Syd Saylor ............ Depot Master
Synopsis:
Bart is the one selected to seek help when an Apache attack leaves the stage he is riding in overturned.

1.23 [--] Maverick: THE SEVENTH HAND  [verified]
02-Mar-1958 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Russell Hughes; Story by Howard Browne
Directed by Richard L. Bare
director of photography, Carl Berger, A.S.C.
*
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Diane Brewster ........ Samantha Crawford (recurring)
Sam Buffington ........ Logan
James Philbrook ....... Simon Sloan
Myrna Dell ............ Anita
Joe Perry ............. Pritchard
Byron Foulger ......... Hotel Clerk
And:
Damian O'Flynn ........ Mr. Taber
Francis DeSales ....... Mr. Gilling
Bob Steele ............ Wells
Sydney Mason .......... Mr. Lockridge
Charles Quigley ....... Mr. Banning
Jay Jostyn ............ Mr. Fayette
Synopsis:
Bret ends up the fall guy when a high stakes poker game that Samantha Crawford arranged gets robbed.
 
1.24 Maverick: PLUNDER OF PARADISE [verified]
09-Mar-1958 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Written & Directed by Douglas Heyes
director of photography, Harold Stine, A.S.C.
*
Starring: Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Ruta Lee .............. Dolly
Joan Weldon ........... Grace Wheeler
Leo Gordon ............ Big Mike McComb
Jay Novello ........... Paco Torres
And:
Rico Alaniz ........... Fernando
Gene Iglesias ......... Ricardo
Nacho Galindo ......... Chucho Morales
Roberto Contreras ..... Alfredo
Manuel Lopez .......... Diego
Jorge Moreno .......... Ubaldo
Synopsis:
Bart goes to Mexico to find hidden gold a widow told him about and finds
himself hunted by the government and a gang of bandits. .

1.25 [--] Maverick: BLACK FIRE  [verified]
16-Mar-1958 ABC Sun
Warner Brothers Television Production/ Executive Producer Wm. T. Orr/ Produced by Roy Huggins
Teleplay by Marion Hargrove; Story by Howard Browne
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
director of photography, Carl Berger, A.S.C.
*
Introduced by Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)(opening scene)
Starring: James Garner (as Bret Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Hans Conried .......... Homer Eakins
Will Wright ........... Gen. Eakins
Theona Bryant ......... Cousin Hope
John Vivyan ........... Cousin Millard
Jane Darwell .......... Mrs. Knowles
George O'Hanlon ....... Cousin Elmo
And:
Edith Leslie .......... Cousin Elizabeth
Charles Bateman ....... Cousin Jeff
Emory Parnell ......... Cousin Lonnie
Harry Harvey, Sr. ..... Cousin Seeby
Dan Sheridan .......... Luther
Jimmy Horan ........... Cousin Pliney
David McMahon ......... Sheriff
Synopsis:
A series of murders threatens to expose Bret who is posing as the nephew of a rich old man.

1.26 [--] Maverick: BURIAL GROUND OF THE GODS
30Mar58
Written & Directed by Douglas Heyes [SC]
Starring: Jack Kelly (as Bart Maverick)
Guest Cast:
Claude Akins .................. Paisley Briggs
Nancy Gates ................... Laura Stunton
Charles Cooper ................ Phil Stunton
Robert Lowery ................. Paul Asher
Sandru Edwards ................ Lorrie
Raymond Hatton ................ Stableman
Synopsis:
Bart and a conman who took him for a large sum of money help a lady search
for her missing husband in a sacred Indian ground.

1.27 [--] Maverick: SEED OF DECEPTION
13Apr58
w: Montgomery Pittman
d: Richard L. Bare
Starring: James Garner (as Bret), Jack Kelly (as Bart)
Guest Cast:
Joi Lansing ................... Doll Hayes
Adele Mara .................... June Mundy
Myron Healey .................. Jim Mundy
Bing Russell .................. Ross Aikens
Frank Ferguson ................ Sheriff McPeter
Frances Morris ................ Mrs. Pearce
Gerald Mohr ................... Doc Holliday
Ron Hayes ..................... Max Evers
Guy Wilkerson ................. Cecil Mason
Terry Ragno ................... Grady Lester
Herb Lytton ................... Dr. Teller
Clem Fuller ................... Stage Driver
Chuck Cason ................... Henchman
Synopsis:
Bret and Bart attempt to thwart a bank robbery while the robbers keep the
sheriff occupied with an attractive female.

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