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Maverick Movie CD
Maverick: The Movie Soundtrack



Songs of the West
Songs Of The West, Vol. 4: Movie & Television Themes - CD

Has the Maverick Theme

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The Complete First Season

Maverick

9/22/1957 - 7/8/1962 ABC
Black and White - 60 minutes
124 episodes
Sun 7:30-8:30 (9/57 - 9/61)
Sun 6:30-7:30 (9/61 - 7/62)


Produced by Warner Brothers

Maverick - James Garner
James Garner


Maverick - Jack Kelly
Jack Kelly
From the Doug Abbott Collection

Maverick Cast

James Garner as Bret (1957-1960)
Jack Kelly as Bart
Roger Moore as Beauregard (1960-1961)
Robert Colbert as Brent (1961)

Jack Kelly appeared in 75 episodes, James Garner in 52, and Roger Moore in only 15.

Diane Brewster as Samantha Crawford (1957-1958)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Dandy Jim Buckley (1957-1958)
Richard Long as Gentleman Jack Darby (1958-1959)
Leo Gordon as Big Mike McComb (1957-1959)
Peter Breck as Doc Holliday (1960-1962)
Horse: El Loaner

Maverick Theme Song

"Maverick Theme" music by David Buttolph and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.
                                   
Who is the tall dark stranger there?
Maverick is the name.
Riding the trail to who knows where
Luck is his companion
Gamblin' is his game.

Smooth as a handle on a gun
Maverick is the name.
Wild as a wind in Oregon
Blowin' up a canyon
Easier to tame.

Riverboat ring your bell!
Fare-the-well Annabelle!
Luck is the lady that he loves the best!

Nachetz to New Orleans
Livin' on jacks and queens
Maverick is the legend of the West.

Riverboat ring your bell
Fare-the-well Annabelle!
Luck is the lady that he loves the best!

Natchez to New Orleans
Livin' on jacks and queens
Maverick is the legend of the West.
Maverick is the legend of the West.




Maverick Trivia

Episodes To Watch For:
"Pappy" Episode: #3.1 - 9/13/1959 (Dual roles:Garner as Pappy, Kelly as Uncle Bentley)

"Hadley's Hunters" Episode: #4.2 - 9/25/1960 (Warner Bros. stars in cameo: John Russell, Peter Brown, Clint Walker, Ty Hardin, Edd Brynes)

"Gun-shy" Episode: #2.16 - 1/111959 (spoof of Gunsmoke)

"Three Queens Full" Episode: #5.4 - 11/13/1961 (spoof of Bonanza)



Jack Kelly - James Garner
Jack Kelly and James Garner
From the Doug Abbott Collection

Treasury of the West
Treasury of the West, Vol. 1 - 2 CDs


TV Western Book
The Round-Up: A Pictorial History of Western Movie and Television Stars Through the Years - BOOK



For More Richard Long See:
Bourbon Street Beat
77 Sunset Strip
Big Valley
Also, he guest starred in Wagon Train
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For More Peter Breck See:
Black Saddle
Big Valley

For More Roger Moore See:
Alaskans

For More Efrem Zimbalist Jr. See
FBI


Maverick Tidbits
"As My Old Pappy Would Say..."

The Mavericks were TV's most reluctant heroes. They'd rather talk their way out of trouble. Buy the fella a drink, offer a cigar, play a few hands of cards - anything but gunplay at which they weren't especially adept.

Too often, however, they found themselves having to rescue someone, hopefully a damsel in distress.

Gamblers by trade, the Mavericks travelled the West in search of good times and the easy way.

James Garner was to be the only Maverick but when production ran behind, brother Bart was added. Jack Kelly appeared in about a third of that first year's episodes and a separate production crew was used. By 1960 Garner and Kelly shared duties about 50/50 and sometimes appeared together. After the 1960-1961 season Garner left the show. Roger Moore appeared from 1960-1962 as cousin Beau who had been living in England and Robert Colbert in 1961-1962 as brother Brent for two episodes.

Passings

Richard Long in 1974 of heart problems, Diane Brewster in 1991 of heart failure, Jack Kelly in 1992 of a stroke, Leo Gordon in 2000 and Peter Breck in 2012.




Maverick Tv WEestern
Jack Kelly, Roger Moore and Robert Colbert
From the Doug Abbott Collection
Maverick - James Garner
James Garner
From the Doug Abbott Collection


Roger Moore
Roger Moore
From the Doug Abbott Collection
External Links
TV Guide's Maverick Page, with TV Listings, Photos, Videos, Exclusive News and More.


Maverick Tv WEestern
Jack Kelly and James Garner
From the Doug Abbott Collection
James Garner
James Garner
From the Doug Abbott Collection

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