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Bret Maverick

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by Alan Morton

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aired from: Dec 1981 to: May 1982 18 eps NBC 60 min mono ________________

regulars:

  • James Garner as Bret Maverick
  • Darleen Carr as Mary Lou "M.L." Springer
  • Ed Bruce as Tom Guthrie
  • Ramon Bieri as Elijah Crow
  • John Shearin as Sheriff Mitch Dowd
  • Tony Bush as Deputy Sturgess
  • Richard Hamilton as Cy Whitaker
  • David Knell as Rodney Catlow

    recurring characters:

  • Stuart Margolin as Philo Sandeen
  • Priscilla Morrill as Mrs. Springer
  • Jack Garner as Jack
  • Luis Delgado as Shifty Delgrado
  • Marj Dusay as Kate Hanrahan
  • Tommy Bush as Deputy Sturgess


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      1st Season 1981

    1. "The Lazy Ace (1)"
      gs: Bill McKinney [ Ramsey Bass ], Janis Paige [ Mandy Packer ], Billy Kerr [ Blue-eyed Kid ], John McLiam [ Doc Holliday ], Bill Cross [ Dembro ], Chuck Mitchell [ Joe Dakota ], Ed Bakey [ Lyman Nickerson ], Kirk Cameron [ Boy #1 ], Max Martin [ Boy #2 ], Richard Moll [ Sloate ], Duane R. Campbell [ Lucas ], Ivan J. Rado [ Wolfgang Mieter ], David Banks [ Delta Fox ], Ruth Estler [ Townswoman ], Norman Merrill Jr. [ Bank Teller ], Al Berry [ Townsman ]

      Bret wins the town saloon in Sweetwater during the last of the great poker games and decides to settle down taking Tom Guthrie who just lost re-election as Sheriff as a partner much to the locals disdain.

      b: 1 Dec 81 pc: 167501A w: Gordon Dawson d: Stuart Margolin
    2. "The Lazy Ace (2)"
      gs: Bill McKinney [ Ramsey Bass ], Janis Paige [ Mandy Packer ], Billy Kerr [ Blue-eyed Kid ], Bill Cross [ Dembro ], Chuck Mitchell [ Joe Dakota ], Ed Bakey [ Lyman Nickerson ], Kirk Cameron [ Boy #1 ], Max Martin [ Boy #2 ], Richard Moll [ Sloate ], Duane R. Campbell [ Lucas ], Ivan J. Rado [ Wolfgang Mieter ], David Banks [ Delta Fox ], Ruth Estler [ Townswoman ], Norman Merrill Jr. [ Bank Teller ], Al Berry [ Townsman ]

      Bret wins the town saloon in Sweetwater during the last of the great poker games and decides to settle down taking Tom Guthrie who just lost re-election as Sheriff as a partner much to the locals disdain.

      b: 1 Dec 81 pc: 167501B w: Gordon Dawson d: Stuart Margolin

      NOTE: This was originally broadcast as a two hour made for TV movie.
    3. "Welcome to Sweetwater"
      gs: John Randolph [ I.T. Austin (Frenchy Montana) ], Chester Grimes [ Charles Decker ], Stephen Morrell [ Virgil Stubbs ], Lesley Woods [ Miss Rose (Austin) ], Danny Butch [ Telegraph Operator ], Virgil Frye [ Luke ], Dan York [ York ], Mickey White [ Alex Decker ], Dean Smith [ Jack Danner ], Wayne Van Horn [ Zeke ], Fred Struthman [ Schroeder ]

      Maverick does not want to sell his ranch and that is preventing the railroad from coming to town.

      b: 8 Dec 81 pc: 167502 w: Gordon Dawson d: Rod Holcomb
    4. "Anything For a Friend"
      gs: Lawrence Dobkin [ US Marshal Philip Mondragon ], Glenn Withrow [ Billy the Kid ], Charles Hallahan [ Terrible Fred McShane ], Russell Wiggins [ Doc Vetter ], Ruth Estler [ Lady ], Ray Powers [ Deke ], Bret Williams [ Brewer ], Tommy Lamey [ Bobby ], Blake Delgado [ Boy ], James Loren [ Duncan ], William R. Long [ Red ], Derek Barton [ Beech ]

      Maverick hides Billy the Kid from the authorities while having a barn building party at the ranch.

      b: 15 Dec 81 pc: 167503 w: Lee David Zlotoff s: Lee David Zlotoff & Geoffrey Fischer d: Ivan Dixon
    5. "The Yellow Rose"
      gs: Keye Luke [ Lu Sung ], Anthony Eisley [ Alfred Baniger ], Lydia Lei [ Kwai Bo Yung ], Marcia Rodd [ Capt. Slater ], Peter Kwong [ Chinese Friend ], Robert Cleaves [ Crazy Preacher ], Ion Teodorescu [ Lithuanian ], Giles Milinaire [ Frenchman ], Danny Kwan [ Chinese Card Player ], Coleen Maloney [ Woman ], Gary Pagett [ Farmer ], Tom Rosqui [ Philadelphia Hunter #2 ]

      rc: Kate

      Maverick wins a young Chinese girl in a poker game and has no idea what to do with her.

      b: 22 Dec 81 pc: 167504 w: Lee David Zlotoff d: William Wiard
    6. "Horse of Yet Another Color"
      gs: Simon Oakland [ Delwood (D.L.) Crestmore ], Holly Palance [ Jessica (Dolly) D'Nard ], Allan Arbus [ Phineas Swackmyer ], William Hootkins [ Congressman Theodore Roosevelt ], Seamon Glass [ Kelly ], Ray Tracey [ Geronimo ], Geno Silva [ Running Wolf ], Jim Gosa [ Joe Ferris ]

      Teddy Roosevelt comes to town with a prize horse which is to be a gift to an Indian chief from the president and somehow Maverick ends up winning it.

      b: 5 Jan 82 pc: 167505 w: Lee David Zlotoff s: Lee David Zlotoff & Geoffrey Fischer d: Ivan Dixon
    7. "Dateline: Sweetwater"
      gs: Ed Nelson [ Andrew J. Tendall ], William Bryant [ John Davis ], Brady Rubin [ Ellie Davis ], Joshua Bryant [ Bill Sharples (Busted Bill Farley) ], Roy Jensen [ Monte ], Byron Morrow [ Mr. Shaw ], Howie Allen [ Peter ], Barry Cahill [ Moran ], Charles Hutchins [ Osheroff ], Norman Merrill Jr. [ Desk Clerk ], Richard O'Brien [ Steven A. Hennesy ], Howie Allen [ Peter Davis ]

      Sweetwater's businesses are subjected to a ruthless takeover scheme on behalf of eastern financial interests.

      b: 12 Jan 82 pc: 167506 w: Ira Steven Behr d: William Wiard
    8. "The Mayflower Women's Historical Society"
      gs: Jenny O'Hara [ Samantha Dunn ], Neva Patterson [ Emma Crittenden ], David Young [ Aaron Sylvane ]

      Maverick faces the hangman's noose unless he agrees to sell his life story to an ambitious historian.

      b: 2 Feb 82 pc: 167507 w: Lee David Zlotoff d: Ivan Dixon
    9. "Hallie"
      gs: Dixie Carter [ Hallie McCulloch ], Geoffrey Lewis [ Barney Broomick ], William Sanderson [ Kenneth Broomick ], Eldon Quick [ Desk Clerk ], Frank Loverde [ Waiter ], F. William Parker [ Captain Rufus Pinkerton ], David Bond [ Sloatman ]

      An old flame of Maverick's comes to town followed by two homicidal brothers whom she successfully conned.

      b: 9 Feb 82 pc: 167508 w: Marion Hargrove d: John Patterson
    10. "The Ballad of Bret Maverick"
      gs: James Whitmore Jr. [ Justus Smith ], Sandy McPeak [ Jacob Voorsanger (fake one) ], Dan Barrows [ Jacob Voorsanger (real one) ], Cliff Emmich [ Titus Openshaw ], Howard Caine [ Tertius Openshaw ], Donegan Smith [ C.P. Whitfield ], Keith Walker [ Holston ], Lawrence Latkin [ Granger ]

      A drifter songwriter comes to town so that he can finish his song on the life and death of Bret Maverick.

      b: 16 Feb 82 pc: 167509 w: Gordon Dawson d: Jeff Bleckner
    11. "A Night at the Red Ox"
      gs: Savannah Smith [ Addie Burnett ], Paul Koslo [ Fletcher ], Murray Hamilton [ Judge Nat Cobb ], Tony Duke [ Levi ]

      A gang of vigilantes breaks into the Red Ox after hours and put Guthrie on trial for crimes he allegedly committed in the past.

      b: 23 Feb 82 pc: 167510 w: Lee David Zlotoff d: William Wiard
    12. "The Not So Magnificent Six"
      gs: Joseph Sirola [ Nimrod Bligh ], Kario Salem [ Virgil La Fleur ], Ross Hagen [ Phil Farnsworth ], Kelly Ward [ Willie Trueblood ], Art La Fleur [ Unknown ], Jesse Vint [ Tulsa Jack Turner ], Ed Bakey [ Deacon Tippet ], Shawn Stevens [ Sidney Bent ], David Banks [ Sam Durham ], Joseph Chapman [ Jasper Weems ]

      Six low-lifes follow a western pulp writer into town and they all take turns trying to kill Maverick.

      b: 2 Mar 82 pc: 167511 w: Geoffrey Fischer s: Shel Willens d: Leo Penn
    13. "The Vulture Also Rises"
      gs: Monte Markham [ Captain Falcons ], Peggy Walton-Walker [ Eloise Mayhew ], John Anderson [ Gen. Frye ], Maggie Malooly [ Irish Annie ], Tomas Rosales [ Cinto Morado ], Eddie Hice [ Sam Black ], Shepard Sanders [ Jackson ], Gary Lee Davis [ Sledge ], Clifford Happy [ Lt. Thackery ], Ron Oxley [ Sgt. Buchanan ]

      The townsfolk want to call in the cavalry after a stagecoach is attacked and a longtime girlfriend of Bret's is killed, apparently by the Apaches.

      b: 16 Mar 82 pc: 167512 w: Gordon Dawson & Roger Turrentine s: Roger Turrentine d: Michael O'Herlihy
    14. "The Eight Swords of Dyrus and Other Illusions of Grandeur"
      gs: Cliff Potts [ The Great Malooley ], Sarah Rush [ Princess Athena (Ida Rose Mugford) ], Sid Haig [ The Mighty Samson ], W.T. Zacha [ Cutler ], Pete Munro [ Cowboy ]

      A crooked magician who has been working the Red Ox tries to make a watchful Bret disappear.

      b: 23 Mar 82 pc: 167513 w: Gordon Dawson s: Gordon Dawson & Larry Mollin d: John Patterson
    15. "Faith, Hope and Clarity (1)"
      gs: Robert Webber [ Everest Sinclair ], James Staley [ Brother Samuel Wertman ], Richard Libertini [ Fingers Wachefsky ], Jameson Parker [ Whitney Delaworth III ], Kathleen Doyle [ Angela ], Simone Griffeth [ Jasmine Du Bois ], Tony Burton [ Arthur ]

      rc: Kate

      Bret is masterminding a con to get back the townsfolk's land after the leader of a religious cult manages to legally obtain it.

      b: 13 Apr 82 pc: 167514 w: Lee David Zlotoff s: Lee David Zlotoff & Paul Ehrman d: Leo Penn
    16. "Faith, Hope and Clarity (2)"
      gs: Robert Webber [ Everest Sinclair ], James Staley [ Brother Samuel Wertman ], Richard Libertini [ Fingers Wachefsky ], Jameson Parker [ Whitney Delaworth III ], Kathleen Doyle [ Angela ], Simone Griffeth [ Jasmine Du Bois ], Tony Burton [ Arthur ]

      rc: Kate

      Bret is masterminding a con to get back the townsfolk's land after the leader of a religious cult manages to legally obtain it.

      b: 20 Apr 82 pc: 167515 w: Lee David Zlotoff s: Lee David Zlotoff & Paul Ehrman d: Leo Penn
    17. "The Rattlesnake Brigade"
      gs: Stanley Wells [ John Henry ], Mark McIntire [ Army Captain ], Arlene Dean Snyder [ Colonel Bang ], J. Edward McKinley [ Emmett Snow ], Herb Armstrong [ Matthew Varney ], Stanley Ralph Ross [ Coates ]

      rc: Kate

      Bret and Tom are conned into protecting a gold shipment from a band of ruthless marauders.

      b: 27 Apr 82 pc: 167516 w: Geoffrey Fischer & Barton Dean s: Geoffrey Fischer d: Fernando Lamas
    18. "The Hidalgo Thing"
      gs: Hector Elizondo [ Mr. Gomez ], Dub Taylor [ Toothless Tim Teal ], John Dennis Johnson [ Burt ], Jack Kelly [ Lord Sterling (Bart Maverick) ], Sandra de Bruin [ Screaming Woman ], James Gallery [ Unknown ]

      Maverick is working on the biggest con of his life, while Guthrie tries to get him to lay low so it won't hurt his campaign to get reelected as Sheriff.

      b: 4 May 82 pc: 167517 w: Gordon Dawson d: Thomas Carter

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    NOTES

    Many thanks to Ron Lutz and Cindy Rumbold for providing the missing character information.


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