Maverick (1957–1962)
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In an attempt to clear himself of a robbery charge, Brett must protect a man marked for murder.


Douglas Heyes


Douglas Heyes

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Episode complete credited cast:
James Garner ... Bret Maverick
Marie Windsor ... Cora
Gerald Mohr ... Doc Holliday
John Vivyan ... John Stacey
Sam Buffington ... Ponca Brown
Gordon Barnes Gordon Barnes ... Marshal
Robert Keys Robert Keys ... Parker


Maverick is looking for the man who paid him with stolen money during a poker game to clear his name with a marshal who is looking for him. His investigation leads him to a town where he takes a job as a dealer in a saloon. Not only does he find information regarding the men who stole the money but also gets involved with a feud between one of the men and Doc Holliday. Written by tomtrekp

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Comedy | Western





Release Date:

8 December 1957 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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John Vivyan's character was called Stacey Johnson throughout the episode, but his character was listed in the credits as "John Stacey". See more »


[first lines]
Bret Maverick: His name was Parker. I didn't know much about him except that he could lose a poker game with good cards and pay off with bad money.
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The time Bret Maverick met Doc Holliday
5 August 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Maverick story has James Garner on a mission to clear his name as he was caught with money identified as stolen from a stagecoach robbery. The sheriff ain't believing these are gambling winnings.

The trail takes him to Marie Windsor's saloon and her dealer John Vivyan who has a big mouth and braggadocious ways. He says he backed the legendary Doc Holliday down. So when the real Doc Holliday played by Gerald Mohr shows up James Garner has an interesting dilemma. He has to keep Vivyan alive long enough to clear the Maverick name.

Marie Windsor who was the queen of noir bad girls is just as evil and scheming as on the big screen. And Mohr makes a menacing Doc Holliday.

You have to see how Maverick works this one out.

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