Brett and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beauregarde "Bo" Maverick and for a short time Brent Maverick also appeared) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker is their favorite but they've been known to play such odd card games as Three-toed Sloth on occasion.
Maverick Season 1 (1957-1958)
|1x01 War of the Silver Kings |
In the series premiere, gambler Bret Maverick gets involved in a feud between competing silver mine owners in the town of Echo Springs.
|Sep. 22, 1957|
|1x02 Point Blank |
For the first of many times, Bret gets involved with a cunning female who's planning a robbery along with her boyfriend.
|Sep. 29, 1957|
|1x03 According to Hoyle |
A man who once lost $50,000 to Maverick in a card games hires con artist Samantha Crawford to win back his money. She succeeds with the aid of a little known poker rule.
|Oct. 06, 1957|
|1x04 Ghost Rider |
Bret meets up with a woman who reportedly died a few weeks before.
|Oct. 13, 1957|
|1x05 The Long Hunt |
Bret goes the extra mile to prove the innocence of a man serving a life sentence in prison. But unfortunately for our hero, it seems as though someone else wants the imprisoned man ...
|Oct. 20, 1957|
|1x06 Stage West |
Fleeing a band of marauding Native Americans, Bret thinks he's found shelter at a way station. Unbeknownst to him, the family he meets there is a band of killers.
|Oct. 27, 1957|
|1x07 Relic of Fort Tejon |
Bret is overjoyed to win a prized mount in a card game until he discovers that the mount is not a horse--it's a camel.
|Nov. 03, 1957|
|1x08 Hostage |
Jack Kelly joins the series as Bart Maverick who teams with brother Bret in New Orleans to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a gambling boat owner.
|Nov. 10, 1957|
|1x09 Stampede |
Bret is roped into competing in a boxing match when one of the boxers drops out. Will he emerge with his face and hide in one piece?
|Nov. 17, 1957|
|1x10 The Jeweled Gun |
Bart accompanies a young woman through hostile badlands territory and soon discovers that he needs protection--from her.
|Nov. 24, 1957|
|1x11 The Wrecker |
After buying a derelict cargo ship, Bart is beset by several excellent financial offers for the vessel. Instead of selling out, he decides to discover the reason why.
|Dec. 01, 1957|
|1x12 The Quick and the Dead |
Bret tries to clear himself of a murder charge by protecting a man marked for death by Doc Holliday.
|Dec. 08, 1957|
|1x13 The Naked Gallows |
Bart gets more than he bargained for when he looks into an unsolved murder case.
|Dec. 15, 1957|
|1x14 Comstock Conspiracy |
Once again, Bret gets more than he bargained for when he travels to the boom mining town of Virginia City, Nevada.
|Dec. 29, 1957|
|1x15 The Third Rider |
Bart finds himself dealing with two dangerous couples when he manages to get himself framed for a bank robbery.
|Jan. 05, 1958|
|1x16 Rage for Vengeance |
Bret is only too willing to escort a lovely widow carrying a large amount of cash to a bank. Things change when it's discovered that the money is counterfeit.
|Jan. 12, 1958|
|1x17 Rope of Cards |
Bret is the lone hold-out for a not guilty verdict on a jury trying a young man for murder.
|Jan. 19, 1958|
|1x18 Diamond in the Rough |
A notorious thief has Bart beaten up, robbed, and deposited on a ocean bound steamship.
|Jan. 26, 1958|
|1x19 Day of Reckoning |
Fed up with a town bully, Bret decides it's time people did something about him. So he asks the townspeople to do something.
|Feb. 02, 1958|
|1x20 The Savage Hills |
Thanks to the machinations of con woman Samantha Crawford, Bart finds himself caught up in a spy caper.
|Feb. 09, 1958|
|1x21 Trail West to Fury |
In this flashback episode, Bret and Bart relate to pal Dandy Jim Buckley about the time shortly after the Civil War when they searched high and low for a tall man who could clear them ...
|Feb. 16, 1958|
|1x22 The Burning Sky |
An Native American ambush leaves Bart and a group of stagecoach passengers stranded in the desert.
|Feb. 23, 1958|
|1x23 The Seventh Hand |
Bret tries to hunt down two men who made off with a substantial poker pot.
|Mar. 02, 1958|
|1x24 Plunder of Paradise |
There's gold in them thar hills and Bart Maverick is out to get it. But so are four nasty Mexican bandits.
|Mar. 09, 1958|
|1x25 Black Fire |
A millionaire's heirs are being killed off so why is Bret Maverick so concerned? He's posing as one of the heirs.
|Mar. 16, 1958|
|1x26 Burial Ground of the Gods |
Bart is in pursuit of a thief named Paisley Briggs who stole his money but gets sidetracked by a woman searching for her missing husband. Somehow they all wind up in hostile Sioux territory ...
|Mar. 30, 1958|
|1x27 Seed of Deception |
Riding through the town of Bonita, Bret and Bart are mistaken for Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday and stumble onto a bank robbery plot
|Apr. 13, 1958|
Season 1 Characters
Season 1 Videos[none added]
Season 1 Quotes
|Season 1 / Episode 1: - War of the Silver Kings|
Phineas King: Remember that poker game where he raised me with the envelope?
Richard Bixby: Yeah.
Phineas King: What do you think he had in it?
Richard Bixby: How would I know?
Phineas King: No, you wouldn't. It was guts. Nothing but guts.
|Season 1 / Episode 7: - Relic of Fort Tejon|
Howard Harris: Well, it certainly doesn't seem like good strategy to me to announce your intention.
Bret Maverick: Well, it is, the way I figure Mr. Jimson. You see, I'm pretty certain that under that... manly chest of his beats a heart of pure yellow. I want him to know I'm coming. And think about it for a long time.
Season 1 Trivia
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