Maverick (1957–1962)
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Bret and Bart travel to Louisiana when they find out their Pappy is engaged to an 18-year-old girl. Bart is posing as "Dandy Jim" Buckley, the nemesis of the Mavericks. The girl's father ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
James Garner ... Bret Maverick / Beau 'Pappy' Maverick
Jack Kelly ... Bart Maverick / Uncle Bentley Maverick
Adam West ... Rudolph St. Cloud
Troy Donahue ... Dan Jamison
Henry Daniell ... Rene St. Cloud
Virginia Gregg ... Gida Jamison
Michael Forest ... Jean Paul St. Cloud
Kaye Elhardt Kaye Elhardt ... Josephine St. Cloud
John Hubbard ... Sampson Bronze
Chubby Johnson ... Chester Miller


Bret and Bart travel to Louisiana when they find out their Pappy is engaged to an 18-year-old girl. Bart is posing as "Dandy Jim" Buckley, the nemesis of the Mavericks. The girl's father wants Pappy to be killed in a duel -- but only after the engagement is announced. Written by Bill Koenig

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Comedy | Western





Release Date:

13 September 1959 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Pappy says that he only raised two children. However, at the end of season four, we are introduced to a third Maverick brother, Brent. See more »


[first lines]
Cole: Raise a hundred.
Bret Maverick: Call.
Cole: Three deuces.
Bret Maverick: It's close. Three treys.
Cole: You know. If I hadn't dealt this hand with my own cards, I'd say this was just a little more than luck.
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The episode's first four acting credits are listed as: Bret Maverick - James Garner; Beau Maverick - ?; Bart Maverick - Jack Kelly; Uncle Bentley - Himself. In fact, James Garner played 'Beau Maverick' Jack Kelly also played 'Uncle Bentley'. See more »

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My, Sir, You Do Carry On!"
6 July 2008 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Whatever it is with the Mavericks, it's in the genes, as this episode shows. Yup, it's two generations of low-down connivers, when Pappy Maverick (Garner) gets engaged to a nubile 18-year old (no shotgun involved). So Bret and Bart head Louisiana way to find out the score and on the way run in to two ornery characters who turn out to be the girl's brothers. It's a whole lot of amusing nonsense from there on, with Garner's trademark sly humor in a dual role, (good make-up job).

As I recall, this was a talked about show because of the clever spin-off on the usual characters. For the studio, it was a chance to get exposure for young contract player Troy Donahue before the release of the box-office blockbuster "A Summer Place", along with another up-and-comer Adam West. Good to see that formidable actress Virginia Gregg as Gida and Chubby Johnson as the flea-bitten bar-keep. However, ice-cold Henry Daniell, the hatefully snobbish villain from a thousand costume dramas, is simply too humorless to fit in with the spirit of things. Nonetheless, this is A-grade Maverick, the kind of entry that distinguished the series from the hundred other horse operas of the day.

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