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Maverick (1957)

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Overview

Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins. The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret Maverick, an adroitly articulate cardsharp. Eight episodes into the first season, he was joined by Jack Kelly as his brother Bart, and from that point on, Garner and Kelly alternated leads from week to week, sometimes teaming up for the occasional two-brother episode. The Mavericks were poker players from Texas who traveled all over the American Old West and on Mississippi riverboats, constantly getting into and out of life-threatening trouble of one sort or another, usually involving money, women, or both. They would typically find themselves weighing a financial windfall against a moral dilemma. More often than not, their consciences trumped their wallets since both Mavericks were intensely ethical.

When Garner left the series after the third season due to a legal dispute, Roger Moore was added to the cast as their cousin Beau Maverick. Robert Colbert appeared later in the fourth season as a third Maverick brother, Brent Maverick. No more than two of the series leads ever appeared together in the same episode, and usually only one.

  1. Roy Huggins

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Jack Kelly as Bart Maverick

    Jack Kelly

    Bart Maverick

    124 Episodes

  2. James Garner as Bret Maverick

    James Garner

    Bret Maverick

    79 Episodes

  3. Roger Moore as Beauregarde Maverick

    Roger Moore

    Beauregarde Maverick

    32 Episodes

  4. Kathleen Crowley as Daisy Harris

    Kathleen Crowley

    Daisy Harris

    8 Episodes

  5. Tol Avery as George Cross and John Sloan

    Tol Avery

    George Cross, John Sloan

    7 Episodes

  6. Chubby Johnson as Simmons and Billy Waker

    Chubby Johnson

    Simmons, Billy Waker

    7 Episodes

  7. Harry Harvey as Mueller the Jeweler (uncredited), Cousin Seeby, Dad Brewster, Capt. Owens, Store Owner, Western Union Telegrapher (uncredited), and Stagecoach Driver

    Harry Harvey

    Mueller the Jeweler (uncredited), Cousin Seeby, Dad Brewster, Capt. Owens and 3 more...

    7 Episodes

  8. Gerald Mohr as Doc Holliday, Giacomo Beretti, Steve Corbett, Gus Tellson, and Johnny Bolero

    Gerald Mohr

    Doc Holliday, Giacomo Beretti, Steve Corbett, Gus Tellson and 1 more...

    7 Episodes

  9. Hal Taggart as La Mesa Hotel Clerk (uncredited), Bank Teller (uncredited), Telegrapher (uncredited), Harris (uncredited), Stone (uncredited), Poker Player (uncredited), and Express Agent (uncredited)

    Hal Taggart

    La Mesa Hotel Clerk (uncredited), Bank Teller (uncredited), Telegrapher (uncredited), Harris (uncredited) and 3 more...

    7 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 5

1961 • 13 Episodes

Season 5 of Maverick premiered on September 17, 1961.

One of Our Trains is Missing

(5x13, April 22, 1962) Season Finale

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Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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