Maverick (1957–1962)

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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is their favorite but they've been known to play such odd card games as Three-toed Sloth on occasion. The show would occasionally feature both or all three Mavericks, but usually would rotate the central character from week to week. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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22 September 1957 (USA)  »

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(124 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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This series featured two different takes on Doc Holliday. In the first season, Gerald Mohr played Holliday as a hard living, ruthless gunslinger. In seasons four and five, Peter Breck played Holliday as more of a comedic rogue that was constantly getting Bart in trouble with his various schemes. See more »

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Bret Maverick: As my old pappy used to say, a fox isn't sly; he just can't think any slower.
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Featured in Eastwood on Eastwood (1997) See more »

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Maverick
Music by David Buttolph
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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GREAT, simply GREAT
25 December 2001 | by (Burnet, Texas (USA)) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching the last part of a February 1959 episode that had Clint Eastwood as a guest and it was great like most of the shows were. This show reminds me of how good television can be (but rarely is).On a personal level, it reminds me that this show was one of the few good things about the so-called good old days.

In the 50s (when I was young), there were mainly two types of shows: quiz show and westerns. Maverick brutally satirized two of the most popular, Gunsmoke and Bonanza, in different episodes. Watching either of these alone is enough to demonstrate just how good Maverick really was.

Catch it on TVland when you get the chance. It's worth it...


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