Maverick: Season 1, Episode 8

Hostage (10 Nov. 1957)

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Intros brother Bart (Jack Kelly) teaming with Bret to board a riverboat's maiden voyage, sold out to Creole aristocrats with gambling fever. To crash the private cruise, the Mavericks intro... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Laurie Carroll ...
Yvette Deveraux
Jody Collins
Stephen Bekassy ...
Henri Deveraux
Inspector Marvin
Wright King ...
Mickey Simpson ...
John Harmon ...
Jean Del Val ...
Anton Rivage


Intros brother Bart (Jack Kelly) teaming with Bret to board a riverboat's maiden voyage, sold out to Creole aristocrats with gambling fever. To crash the private cruise, the Mavericks intro themselves to the ship's French owner, whose lovely daughter Yvette is shanghaied right after the Mavericks are rebuffed. The brothers pursue the kidnappers, hoping to win the jeune fille, an invitation, and a reward. At the New Orleans cabaret where the Mavericks meet Yvette, pop singer Don Durant ("Johnny Ringo") croons "Get Along Home Cindy" to her. Durant was a runner-up for the role of Bart. Written by David Stevens

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Comedy | Western




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10 November 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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During Bart's first appearance, the producers purposely had him tied up and beaten by an evil policeman in order to garner sympathy for the new character. See more »


The episode title shown at the beginning of the episode is "Hostage", but the title listed at the beginning of the end credits is "Hostage!" - with an exclamation point. See more »


Yvette Deveraux: Jody is an entertainer, Papa. It is permissible to look at him.
Henri Deveraux: Only if you have extraordinary bad taste.
Yvette Deveraux: Because he cannot afford to wear a ruffled shirt? Because he has the grace of a man instead of a dancing master? Or merely because he is an American?
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Cindy, Cindy
Written by Benjamin Weisman, Dolores Fuller and Fred Wise
Performed by Don Durant
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Maverick: Hostage
29 June 2015 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

"Hostage" brought brother Bart into the series. My first impression of Bart is that he looks young. He and Bret meet in New Orleans, and they are broke. Bret has an idea, to play poker on the River Princess with Creoles. They meet Henri Devereax, the boat owner, to try to gain passage. Henri is arrogant and protective of his daughter Yvette. Yvette thinks she is being whisked away to her lover, Jody. In fact, Jody kidnaps her and holds her for ransom. Bret and Bart pretend to join the kidnappers, and when the bad guys turn on each other, Yvette gets free. Henri learns humility, and the brothers do well at poker. Bringing Jack Kelly into the series made it better.

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