Bret and Bart Maverick are well-dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game.

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Roy Huggins
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5   4   3   2   1  
1962   1961   1960   1959   1958   1957  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jack Kelly ...  Bart Maverick / ... 81 episodes, 1957-1962
James Garner ...  Bret Maverick / ... 56 episodes, 1957-1962
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Storyline

Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beauregarde) are well-dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (five-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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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The producers cast Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick, due to having a similar look to James Garner, and they even ordered him to wear a costume identical to that worn by Garner. Because of the obvious comparisons this would bring, Colbert told them, "Put me in a dress and call me Brenda, but don't do this to me!" See more »

Goofs

Filming seemed to take place in a limited number of spots, so you see some very familiar scenery repeating both within and between episodes. Be prepared for a chase scene passing the same trees and rocks several times, as well as certain scenes cropping up in stories supposedly hundreds of miles apart. Standard stuff for its day. See more »

Quotes

Bret Maverick: Never cry over spilt milk. It could've been whiskey.
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Connections

Referenced in Pioneers of Television: Westerns (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Maverick
Music by David Buttolph
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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GREAT, simply GREAT
25 December 2001 | by jacksoncSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maverick See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(124 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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