Sep. 22, 1957
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 1x04 Ghost Rider
Bret meets up with a woman who reportedly died a few weeks before.
Oct. 13, 1957
1x05 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 1x13 The Naked Gallows
Bart gets more than he bargained for when he looks into an unsolved murder case.
Dec. 15, 1957
1x14 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 1x18 Diamond in the Rough
A notorious thief has Bart beaten up, robbed, and deposited on a ocean bound steamship.
Jan. 26, 1958
1x19 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 1x22 The Burning Sky
An Native American ambush leaves Bart and a group of stagecoach passengers stranded in the desert.
Feb. 23, 1958
1x23 1 1x23 The Seventh Hand
Bret tries to hunt down two men who made off with a substantial poker pot.
Mar. 02, 1958
1x24 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 Guides

Season 1 Characters

Bret Maverick played by James Garner
Bart Maverick played by Jack Kelly
Townsman played by Luis Delgado
Sheriff played by Russ Conway
Barfly played by Jack Perrin
Poker Player played by James Hope
Bartender played by Phil Chambers
Doctor played by William H. O'Brien
Stage Driver played by Clem Fuller
Deputy played by Mark Tapscott
Samantha Crawford played by Diane Brewster
Gunman played by George Barrows
Hotel Clerk played by Forrest Lewis
Dolly played by Ruta Lee
Dandy Jim Buckley played by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Big Mike McComb played by Leo Gordon
Doc Holliday played by Gerald Mohr
Connors played by Douglas Kennedy
Marshal played by Gordon Barnes (II)
Judge played by Harry Cheshire
Slim played by Tom Monroe
Trial Spectator played by Luis Delgado
Conductor played by Bryan O'Byrne
Miner played by Jeffrey Sayre
Harry played by Troy Melton

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Season 1 Videos

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Season 1 Quotes

01x22 - The Burning Sky Season 1 / Episode 22: - The Burning Sky

Juan 'Johnny' Bolero: But if I go out there, I will not do it for nothing. I will be a brave man because I am a greedy man. Senorita, for $10,000, I go bring you back the money.
Letty French: That's all you'll take?
Juan 'Johnny' Bolero: Oh, I never lie. Steal, yes, but never lie.
01x19 - Day of Reckoning Season 1 / Episode 19: - Day of Reckoning

Red Scanlon: How far do you have to be pushed 'fore you get mad?
Bret Maverick: Pretty far. Just why are you pushing so hard?
Red Scanlon: I don't like the way you wear your head. It's too high and your neck's too stiff. I just don't like you Maverick. See you're wearing your gun.
Bret Maverick: Just in case I run across a snake.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 01 - Goof (miscellaneous): Bret Maverick commits a serious breach of poker etiquette. It is in the first hand of the first poker game. Maverick drops a card into his lap. When reaching to retrieve it he is holding all five cards under the table.
  • Episode 03 - Per the title, 'Edmond Hoyle' is a writer best known for his works on the rules and play of card games. The phrase "according to Hoyle" came into the language as a reflection of his authority on the subject.
  • Episode 13 - The scene in which Jack Kelly puts on his shirt in the presence of the admiring Sherry Jackson marks the only time "Bart Maverick" is ever seen bare-chested.
  • Episode 17 - Maverick Solitaire was introduced. Within a few days after airing, nearly every store in the United States sold out of playing cards.
  • Episode 25 - Goof (miscellaneous): James W. Horan's character is listed as "Cousin Pliney" in the credits, but his name is spelled "Pliny" on his wallet.

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