Kelly and Moore are also featured in three two-cousin episodes. Unusually for an American television program, Maverick's main cast varied episodically between Garner, Kelly, Moore or Colbert. Season 1, Episode 21 The open range is home for the brothers Maverick, who are searching for the one---and unseen---man who can clear them of murder. The episode features another spoof of, Bret is hired to track down a safecracker who is believed to be getting ready to rob the Denver State Bank. After the game is robbed of more than $100,000 by two gunmen, Bret is accused of complicity and discovers that Samantha received the … Maverick finds himself forced to intermittently become an amateur detective over a period of months. Bart is posing as "Dandy Jim" Buckley, the nemesis of the Mavericks. Lefty lives long enough to clue in Bret to a bank robbery he and three others were involved in when the mistaken identity occurred. Most episodes feature only one of the lead characters named Maverick, and never more than two—and in two-Maverick episodes, one of the Mavericks is always Bart. Bret: James Garner. One of two Garner episodes (the other being "Black Fire") not included in Columbia House's 1990s library of series videotapes. Bart campaigning as a local politician foreshadows events to take place later in Jack Kelly's real life. He appears in 4 of the 13 episodes produced for this season, including the series finale. A San Francisco tycoon takes a dislike to Bart and has him beaten, robbed and thrown on board a sailing ship bound for New Orleans. The girl's father wants Pappy to be killed in a duel -- but only after the engagement is announced. Bret: James Garner. Click here and start watching the full season in seconds. With the exception of a single two-brother episode held over from the third season, Garner is no longer a part of the show. The entire first season was released by Warner Bros. on DVD in mid-2012. Jack Kelly becomes the sole star of new Maverick offerings. En route, he discovers that the money in the suitcase he's guarding is all counterfeit. Episode 10 - Marshal Maverick April 1st, 1962 Bart is dragooned into being the deputy of a man posing as famed lawman Wyatt Earp. Jack Kelly stays on as Bart Maverick, who now alternates the lead with Roger Moore as cousin Beau Maverick. Garner and Kelly remain the leads. This episode marks the debut of the vocal version of the closing theme song, though it would not be heard again for several episodes. Notice that when the Maverick cousins enter a room, Kelly goes in front, just as Garner normally used to, and when they're standing or sitting together in scenes, Kelly is usually on the viewer's left, just as Garner most frequently was in two-brother episodes. With episode eight, he's joined by Jack Kelly as brother Bart Maverick. With, Bret, Bart, Dandy Jim, Samantha, Big Mike, Cindy Lou, Gentleman Jack, A township of Louisiana swamp dwellers imprison Bret after he's discovered tied up and floating down the river in a boat. When they arrive, the man who asked for their help has disappeared and in his place they find a marooned saloon singer, a woman claiming to be the missing man's wife and a gang of Mexican bandits who dog their every step. For US airdates of a foreign show, click The Futon Critic. The local businessman must decide whether to band together or turn the printer over to the angry cowboys. Soon after the Civil War, the boys return home and discover that the town's unscrupulous storekeeper is plotting to grab enough land in three counties to form a 5000 square mile ranch. Brother Bart soon finds out why their unknown rival was willing to bid so high - in addition to bales of silk and rice, the wreck's hold is full of illegal opium. Bart was so down on his luck, he spent a winter trapping beaver outside town. Bret is selected to serve on the jury of a murder trial and finds himself the only member who refuses to believe that the defendant is guilty. 1-2 : 29 Sep 57: Point Blank: 3. Peter Breck would make one appearance as Doc Holliday in this season, becoming a semi-regular in the series' final episodes. With, While waiting for Bart in a Denver hotel lobby, Bret comes to the aid of a woman who is being followed. "Maverick" is undoubtedly the greatest of a long line of classic WB series and although often imitated (even by James Garner, himself) never equaled. Pearly Gates and galpal Marla strike again when they rob Bart's poker game. Three new characters, obvious replacements for Dandy Jim Buckley and Samantha Crawford, are seen, but only for two episodes each: Edward Ashley's impeccably dressed and outwardly charming gambler Nobby Ned Wingate (also spelled "Wyngate"); Kathleen Crowley's cheerful, scheming gold-digger Melanie Blake; and Mona Freeman's determined but slightly psychotic seeming operator Modesty Blaine. Bret, and new character Dandy Jim Buckley, join a gold rush to even a score with Cadiz, a crooked gambler who robbed them. This comedic episode features several ten-second cameos from western leads in other, How could a whole town disappear without a trace? "Three Queens Full" is adorned with splendidly over-the-top music too. With, Lost in the desert with no water and having barely averted being scalped by a, Bart and Beau discover a secret telegraph station hidden in a cave in this two-cousin episode. Fleeing sore losers, Bret is saved from death by stage robber Lefty Dolan who obligates Bret with a dying wish - free the man wrongly convicted in another heist, instead of Lefty. Recurring characters include rival gamblers/operators Samantha Crawford, Dandy Jim Buckley and Big Mike McComb. Kicked out of one town, jailed for running a con in the next, Bret's luck turns when a sultry waitress eases him out of stir to work as a spotter in a casino. En route to visit Pappy in St. Louis, Bret runs afoul of two families of, After Bart's entire bankroll is stolen from a hotel safe, he accepts a position as a bodyguard for widowed bank president Wilma White (, Bret searches for an ex-girlfriend in tropical. White Rock's townspeople ridicule Bret's tale, because she died weeks before (June 1872). A cattle drive's heading to Bent Fork, so the casino's soon jammed with drunken cowpokes raring to cheat at cards and start shooting. Both also vie for the affections of the titular dancer, played by, Bret is hot on the trail of half a million dollars' worth of buried Confederate gold, but is constantly thwarted by a square-jawed, upstanding lawman. The filming schedule wore Mr. Garner down so the producers added Jack Kelly later in Season 1, who became an integral and beloved co-star. With, Bret is hired by a wealthy Texas woman to bring her wayward brother home from, Bart and Gentleman Jack Darby are stranded in a decaying Nevada ghost town during a week-long downpour (a "goose-drownder") – but the tedium is broken when a stagecoach turns up carrying a desperate gang, including one of Bart's lost loves (, Bret and his travelling companions are held up at gunpoint on a stagecoach. With, Bart runs across conman Capt. Bret wins a herd of sheep in a poker game, thinking they're cattle.....and soon discovers that the locals have an absolute murderous hatred of sheep farmers. Peter Breck returns as Doc Holliday, becoming a semi-regular in these final episodes. With, The Mavericks set out to investigate when it appears that an 18-year-old gold-digger is set to marry their Pappy. As well, the vocal end theme also returns for this episode, though not yet permanently. Big Mike McComb also returns from the first season. When Jack Kelly was added the turn about of episodes went well and often the two brothers came into the story. In the series pilot, Bret Maverick wins big in a poker game by bluffing the owner of a local silver mine, but the losing mine owner refuses to accept his losses and hires Big Mike Macomb to kill Bret. AIRED: 9/29/57 Riding into Bent Forks broke and hungry, Bret quickly winds up in jail. Bret soon learns that the mayor runs a crooked gambling hall and isn't above shooting card players when they stumble onto his cheating ways. Features, Bart joins up with Gentleman Jack, both looking to make their fortunes as auctioneers and as poker players in an isolated boom town. James Garner portrayed both Bret Maverick and, in one episode, Beau "Pappy" Maverick. Season 1, Episode 21 Trail West to Fury The open range is home for the brothers Maverick, who are searching for the one---and unseen---man who can clear them of murder. Maverick vows revenge and with the help of a pair of charming, but broke, French countesses, returns to the City on the Bay to extract the $17,000 that was stolen from him. Before the end of the season, Moore also leaves. When Bret goes to the prison to talk to the innocent prisoner Jedd, Bret is pledged to an even stranger promise - don't tell Jedd's wife there's any hope of saving him. This is, The Maverick brothers each have a cashier's check for $10,000 which they use as poker stakes ... only to find out the issuing company has gone bust while they've been playing at the table. However, Garner's name once again appears in the weekly series opening credits before all the newly produced shows, albeit now with second billing under Kelly (Ed Reimers announces "Maverick! A Southern belle targets Bret and cleans him out at poker. Crowley also appears in the final episode as Modesty Blaine, a semi-regular role played earlier by Mona Freeman. Problems arise when when a group of outlaws make the same mistake as the townspeople. Directed by Richard L. Bare. Their reputations at stake Bret and Samantha pursue the crooks into Sioux territory in the Black Hills in order to recover the money. Directed by Richard L. Bare. When Samantha idly wonders about what it might be like to marry Bret, he responds, "We couldn't afford it." Bart gets involved with a mysterious woman, Daisy Harris, who wants him to act as her bodyguard, no question asked. But when the ship captain's daughter is kidnapped, the plan goes awry and the Maverick brothers are prime suspects in the kidnapping case. each week over the opening credits). Problems arise when when a group of outlaws make the same mistake as the townspeople. Written by, Bret is reluctantly dragooned into being a juror in a small-town murder case. A guide listing the titles AND air dates for episodes of the TV series Maverick. With, The only two-part episode in the series, a, After getting cheated at a racetrack by gambler/con artist Pearly Gates (. Season 1, Episode 1War of the Silver Kings Bret royally bluffs rich Phineas King in a poker game and is immediately ordered out of town. The General takes a liking to the "new, improved" Homer Eakins, whom the General hasn't seen since Homer was a tyke. Watch Bret Maverick - The Lazy Ace (1) (s1 e1) Online - Watch online anytime: Buy, Rent Bret Maverick, Season 1 Episode 1, is available to watch and stream on NBC. With, Bret becomes a partner in one of Dandy Jim Buckley's schemes, but soon finds himself having to break his partner out of jail if he wants to collect his share of the proceeds. With, Bret rides into Hollow Rock, Wyoming, to bet on the annual horse race, stopwatch in hand. Bret agrees to serve as the bodyguard for a woman traveling with $200,000 in cash to a small Montana town. Maverick is a comedy-western television series created by Roy Huggins that ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and featured James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, and Robert Colbert as the poker-playing traveling Mavericks (Bret, Bart, Beau, & Brent). Bret's sharp benefactor Molly proves an alluring mystery: why's she staying in the hottest, driest town in the West, since she has two quick-tempered suitors already, the straight-arrow sheriff and a bank clerk? Watch Maverick - Season 1, Episode 9 - Stampede: Maverick and Dandy Jim Buckley both get conned by the same crook, Tony Cadiz. 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