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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
22 September 1957 (USA) See more »
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 »
User Reviews:
Still just as funny today See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 343)

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

James Garner ... Bret Maverick / ... (62 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 (22 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 (23 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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Trivia:
According to Roger Moore, the studio decided to punish the actors at one point for protesting the long hours on the set by putting a time clock in the makeup department. Actors had to punch in every morning. Moore refused, brought his own makeup, and never punched in. Moore said that Jack Kelly was "similarly minded, and one day took the time clock and used it as a football."See more »
Quotes:
Beauregard 'Pappy' Maverick:Son, as my old pappy used to say, if you're ever served a rare steak that is intended for someone else, don't bother with ethical details - eat as much as you can before the mistake is discovered.See more »
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31 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Still just as funny today, 10 June 2005
Author: vranger from United States

UPDATE: Encore Westerns started showing Maverick from Episode 1 in early July 2008. As of the beginning of 2010, they have moved it to an early morning time slot in favor of showing The Virginian and Cheyenne on the late afternoon/early evening slot which Maverick occupied for 18 months. If you've never seen this show or missed some of them, be sure to set your DVR if you have one. *****************************************************************

This is the role that made James Garner, and as much as I like his later work, for me he would never be this much fun to watch again (exception: Support Your Local Sheriff, but that was unquestionably written to capitalize on his Maverick role).

I remembered liking Maverick when I was a kid, but after 40 odd years I didn't remember a single episode or plot line. I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to find this series resurrected on Good Life (Now American Life) TV. Sadly, after a few years ALTV abandoned the excellent B&W series they had been showing, and began airing very inferior color series from later years. Yep, I'll take Maverick and 77 Sunset Strip over Time Tunnel and Lost in Space .... EVERY time.

However, when it aired on ALTV, discovering each episode's charm brought my wife and I months of entertainment, and expectation for the next week.

Among some classic episodes to look for are:

* "War of the Silver Kings", this is the first episode and unquestionably one of the best

* "Gun Shy", an absolutely hilarious take off on Gun Smoke

* "A Fellow's Brother", an entertaining story throughout that made me fall out of my chair laughing when presented with the twist that resolved the crises

* "Shady Day at Sunny Acres", in which Bret Maverick spends the majority of the episode in a rocking chair on the town's boardwalk, whittling and uttering the line, "I'm workin' on it"

* "Pappy", wherein you meet the originator of all of Bret's "My old Pappy used to say ..." lines. Garner of course plays dual roles in the episode and does a great job. (So the movie is only the 2nd time he got to play Bret's father!)

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