Maverick (1957–1962)
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The Saga of Waco Williams 

Bret rides into Bent City with Waco Williams, a man he encountered out on the trail. Waco, while not seeking a fight, won't run away from one, either. As a result, Waco's life is threatened... See full summary »

Writers:

Gene L. Coon (teleplay) (as Gene Coon), Montgomery Pittman (story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Bret Maverick
R.G. Armstrong ... Colonel Karl Bent
Louise Fletcher ... Kathy Bent
Brad Johnson ... Karl Bent Jr.
Ken Mayer ... Sheriff Boyd Tait
Harry Lauter ... Deputy Bernie
Lane Bradford ... Jack Regan
Syd Saylor ... Menzies
Stephen Coit ... Charlie
Wayde Preston ... Waco Williams
Jack Kelly ... Bart Maverick (credit only)
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Storyline

Bret rides into Bent City with Waco Williams, a man he encountered out on the trail. Waco, while not seeking a fight, won't run away from one, either. As a result, Waco's life is threatened more than once. This causes Bret much anxiety, because he has his own reasons for keeping Waco alive. Written by Bill Koenig

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1959 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Brad Johnson who plays Karl Bent, Jr., was only seven years younger than R.G. Armstrong who plays his father. See more »

Goofs

When Kathy Bent runs up to Waco in the street. Instead of sounding like a dirt road, it sounds like a stage floor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheriff Boyd Tait: Bernie?
[Sheriff sends his Deputy over to check out two strangers, Bret and Waco, going into a 'Cattlemen Only' hotel]
Bret Maverick: [to hotel clerk] Thank you.
Deputy Bernie: [to Bret and Waco] You, uh... You boys come far?
Bret Maverick: We had quite a ride. Came through the Brasada.
Deputy Bernie: Oh, see any Indians?
Waco Williams: We got ambushed by half a dozen of 'em. My sidekick got killed.
Bret Maverick: So did the six Indians, courtesy of Mr. Williams.
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Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
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Maverick: The Saga Of Waco Williams
28 June 2015 | by jcolyer1229See all my reviews

Waco wants his partner to give himself up. Bret wants the reward. It is cattlemen versus homesteaders! Bret and Waco are neither, but cannot stay out of trouble. Bret spends the whole time trying to keep Waco calm. He just wants to avoid fights and win money. "I'm just a teensy bit mercenary," Bret confesses. Waco does not eat dirt! I may not have even known Waco was in Texas when this show aired on February 15, 1959. I have come a long. "The Saga Of Waco Williams" was the highest rated show in the series, and Maverick's popularity was at its peak. I recall walking home from school and pretending I was Bret with my cousin as Bart. "Camptown Races" and "Oh! Susanna" are played.


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