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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
22 September 1957 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers... See more »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 10 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(48 articles)
Ed Nelson, ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Character Actor, Dies at 85
 (From Variety - TV News. 12 August 2014, 4:41 PM, PDT)

James Garner: 1928-2014
 (From IMDb News. 20 July 2014, 8:23 AM, PDT)

James Garner of ‘Maverick,’ ‘Rockford Files’ Dies at 86
 (From Variety - Film News. 20 July 2014, 12:25 AM, PDT)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 346)

Jack Kelly ... Bart Maverick / ... (83 episodes, 1957-1962)

James Garner ... Bret Maverick / ... (60 episodes, 1957-1962)
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Series Directed by
Leslie H. Martinson (18 episodes, 1957-1961)
Douglas Heyes (13 episodes, 1957-1959)
Richard L. Bare (11 episodes, 1957-1959)
Arthur Lubin (11 episodes, 1959-1960)
Leslie Goodwins (7 episodes, 1959-1960)
Irving J. Moore (7 episodes, 1960-1962)
John Ainsworth (4 episodes, 1961)
Paul Landres (4 episodes, 1961)
Budd Boetticher (3 episodes, 1957)
James V. Kern (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Montgomery Pittman (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
George Waggner (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Lee Sholem (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
Michael O'Herlihy (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Franklin Adreon (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Abner Biberman (2 episodes, 1957)
Lew Landers (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Paul Henreid (2 episodes, 1959)
Robert Douglas (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Marc Lawrence (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sidney Salkow (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Writing credits
Douglas Heyes (11 episodes, 1957-1959)
Howard Browne (10 episodes, 1957-1961)
Marion Hargrove (9 episodes, 1957-1959)
Coles Trapnell (9 episodes, 1959-1961)
Roy Huggins (8 episodes, 1957-1960)
Robert Vincent Wright (7 episodes, 1959-1962)
Don Tait (7 episodes, 1960-1961)
George F. Slavin (6 episodes, 1957-1962)
Leo Townsend (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Gerald Drayson Adams (5 episodes, 1957-1960)
Gene Levitt (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Montgomery Pittman (5 episodes, 1958-1961)
Leonard Praskins (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
William Bruckner (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
Russell S. Hughes (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Wells Root (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Ron Bishop (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Herman Epstein (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Leo Gordon (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Paul Leslie Peil (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
James O'Hanlon (3 episodes, 1957-1962)
Jerry Davis (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Irene Winston (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
David Lang (3 episodes, 1961)
Robert Louis Stevenson (2 episodes, 1957-1961)
R. Wright Campbell (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Palmer Thompson (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
William Driskill (2 episodes, 1959)
Arthur Paynter (2 episodes, 1960)
Peter Germano (2 episodes, 1961)

Series Produced by
William T. Orr .... executive producer (124 episodes, 1957-1962)
Roy Huggins .... producer / executive producer (54 episodes, 1957-1962)
Coles Trapnell .... producer (23 episodes, 1959-1961)
Arthur W. Silver .... supervising producer / associate producer / ... (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
William L. Stuart .... producer (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
Howie Horwitz .... producer (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Original Music by
John Neel (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine (24 episodes, 1957-1961)
Ralph Woolsey (10 episodes, 1957-1959)
Carl Berger (8 episodes, 1957-1961)
Edwin B. DuPar (7 episodes, 1957-1961)
Wesley Anderson (5 episodes, 1958-1960)
Perry Finnerman (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
Jacques R. Marquette (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
Ellis W. Carter (2 episodes, 1957-1961)
Floyd Crosby (2 episodes, 1959)
Roger Shearman (2 episodes, 1959)
Ray Fernstrom (2 episodes, 1960)
Willard Van der Veer (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Carl Pingitore (10 episodes, 1957-1960)
Elbert K. Hollingsworth (10 episodes, 1957-1959)
Robert Watts (9 episodes, 1957-1959)
Robert Sparr (9 episodes, 1957-1958)
Harold Minter (7 episodes, 1957-1959)
J. Frank O'Neill (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Clarence Kolster (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
David Wages (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Walter S. Stern (3 episodes, 1959)
Fred Bohanan (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Tom Biggart (2 episodes, 1958)
Robert Crawford (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (2 episodes, 1959)
Lloyd Nosler (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
Howard Campbell (40 episodes, 1957-1959)
Art Loel (12 episodes, 1957-1958)
William L. Campbell (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Ewing (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
Perry Ferguson (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jerry Welch (19 episodes, 1957-1961)
William Wallace (18 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frank M. Miller (6 episodes, 1957-1960)
Mowbray Berkeley (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Fay Babcock (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Ralph S. Hurst (3 episodes, 1958)
Patrick Delany (2 episodes, 1957)
Alfred E. Spencer (2 episodes, 1958)
John P. Austin (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Ben Bone (2 episodes, 1959)
Hal Overell (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor (124 episodes, 1957-1962)
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist (45 episodes, 1960-1962)
 
Series Production Management
Oren Haglund .... production manager (80 episodes, 1957-1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Farfan .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1957-1959)
Rusty Meek .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1958-1959)
C. Carter Gibson .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1957-1959)
Don Alvarado .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Lee White .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1957)
Claude Archer .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Eddie Prinz .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
William Kissell .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959)
John Francis Murphy .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Rex Bailey .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961)
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set construction (27 episodes, 1957-1958)
Roy Moore .... props (2 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Sound Department
Samuel F. Goode .... sound (23 episodes, 1957-1961)
Robert B. Lee .... sound (10 episodes, 1958-1961)
Stanley Jones .... sound (8 episodes, 1957-1961)
M.A. Merrick .... sound (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Francis E. Stahl .... sound (4 episodes, 1958-1960)
Francis J. Scheid .... sound (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Charles Althouse .... sound (2 episodes, 1957-1960)
B.F. Ryan .... sound (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Theodore B. Hoffman .... sound (2 episodes, 1958)
Eugene F. Westfall .... sound (2 episodes, 1958)
Ross Owen .... sound (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Stunts
Bobby Somers .... stunts (11 episodes, 1957-1959)
Jack N. Young .... utility stunts (3 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (13 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Editorial Department
James Moore .... supervising film editor (82 episodes, 1957-1961)
 
Series Music Department
David Buttolph .... composer: theme music / composer: theme song (124 episodes, 1957-1962)
Paul Francis Webster .... lyricist: theme music (124 episodes, 1957-1962)
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (117 episodes, 1957-1962)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (95 episodes, 1958-1962)
Paul Sawtell .... music supervisor (12 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bert Shefter .... music supervisor (12 episodes, 1959-1961)
Ted Sebern .... music editor (4 episodes, 1959-1962)
Sam E. Levin .... music editor (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Joe Inge .... music editor (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
George Marsh .... music editor (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
 

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Runtime:
50 min (124 episodes) | Argentina:60 min
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In addition to making regular appearances as Big Mike McComb, Leo Gordon, also wrote several episodes of the series.See more »
Quotes:
Bret:My Pappy always said, "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero dies but one." A thousand to one is pretty good odds.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Darkplace Illuminatum (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
MaverickSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Launching a great career, 17 January 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

I still remember as a lad when Maverick made its debut on the ABC network. It was on Sunday nights at 7:30 and with that early half an hour start, it knocked the stuffings out of Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen who had their shows begin at 8:00 in the Nielsen ratings.

Maverick was unlike any western that had been on television before. Previously you had heroes stand tall and tangle with villainy head on. Maverick was no coward, but he never went looking for trouble and he never would look for a face to face confrontation if a little back channel maneuvering would work as well.

The show started the precedent that Law and Order, Criminal Intent is using now to give star Vincent Donofrio some rest with having Chris Noth and another female partner solve crimes on alternate weekends. James Garner was the original Bret Maverick and later Jack Kelly was brought in as brother Bart. Later on we had cousin Beau and another brother Brent played by Roger Moore and Robert Colbert.

Those last two we never even see the episodes with them. James Garner wanted a feature film career and Maverick helped launch him in one. His best efforts have always been when he's played a variation on Maverick and that would include his later hit series, The Rockford Files.

Unfortunately Jack Kelly never got the same break as Garner. But Bart was also pretty good at thinking on his feet as well. Still he was good performer and the Bart episodes do hold their own. And the shows they did together, pure magic.

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