Island in the Swamp - Bret tries to help a pair of star-crossed lovers whose feuding families have taken him prisoner.
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He may not be a gunslinger, but he’s unstoppable in a fistfight. Bret Maverick (James Garner) is an Old West anti-hero, an adroit cardsharp always looking out for number one, yet never taking the easy way out when it comes to matters of right and wrong. Seeking high stakes and perpetually on the move, Maverick and his brother, Bart (Jack Kelly), travel the Wild West finding trouble and adventure around every corner.
  • Season

    S1/EP 1 - War of the Silver Kings

    Bret strikes a deal with a money-hungry gambler in the town of Echo Springs.

    S1/EP 2 - Point Blank

    Bret meets a delightful and cunning girl named Molly Gleason. Within minutes, she makes plans for his future: a permanent plot on Boot Hill.

    S1/EP 3 - According to Hoyle

    George Cross once lost $50,000 to Bret Maverick and is determined to get it back. He hatches a scheme and employs a female con artist to get the better of Maverick.

    S1/EP 4 - Ghost Rider

    Bret begins to doubt his sanity: He swears he had a midnight meeting with a lovely woman who reportedly died weeks earlier.

    S1/EP 5 - The Long Hunt

    Bret tries to prove the innocence of a man serving a life sentence—but there's someone who doesn't want the prisoner freed.

    S1/EP 6 - Stage West

    Fleeing a band of angry Indians, Bret takes shelter in a way station where a family of psychotic murderers are planning their bloodiest deal.

    S1/EP 7 - Relic of Fort Tejon

    Bret wins an "Arabian mount" in a card game. He's ecstatic until he sees the animal: a lop-eared, long-faced, overly friendly...camel.

    S1/EP 8 - Hostage

    While in New Orleans, the Maverick brothers are asked to rescue the lovely young daughter of a Creole businessman after she is abducted by kidnappers.

    S1/EP 9 - Stampede

    Bret sets up a boxing match between two bruisers. But when one of the boxers quits, Bret must step in and face the burly Battling Krueger.

    S1/EP 10 - The Jeweled Gun

    Accompanying pretty Daisy Harris through the Badlands, Bart finds that he's the one who needs protecting—from her!

    S1/EP 11 - The Wrecker

    Bart takes to the sea after buying a derelict cargo ship. The wreck is extremely valuable and he wants to know why.

    S1/EP 12 - The Quick and the Dead

    Bret, trying to clear himself of a robbery charge, must protect a man marked for murder by Doc Holliday.

    S1/EP 13 - The Naked Gallows

    Bart pokes his nose into an unsolved murder case and ends up facing the business end of a killer's .45.

    S1/EP 14 - Comstock Conspiracy

    A stranger in Virginia City, Bret finds more excitement than he bargained for when a man he believes is dead comes back to haunt him.

    S1/EP 15 - The Third Rider

    Bart does a good deed by helping two exhausted travelers but ends up being framed for a bank robbery.

    S1/EP 16 - Rage for Vengeance

    Bret is happy to escort a lovely widow to the bank with a large sum of cash until he learns the money is counterfeit.

    S1/EP 17 - Rope of Cards

    In an effort to acquit a young man of murder, Bret uses a long-odds poker trick to change the verdicts of 11 fellow jurors.

    S1/EP 18 - Diamond in the Rough

    Needing money to finance a nefarious plot, a gentleman thief, Van Buren Kingsley, beats up Bart, takes his cash and plunks him on an ocean bound steamer.

    S1/EP 19 - Day of Reckoning

    Fearless Bret feels it's about time someone did something about the town bully.

    S1/EP 20 - The Savage Hills

    Caught in a confusing spy caper, Bart has his troubles: like telling the good guys from the bad and getting himself arrested.

    S1/EP 21 - Trail West to Fury

    The open range is home for the brothers Maverick, who are searching for the one man who can clear them of murder.

    S1/EP 22 - The Burning Sky

    In the desert, an Indian ambush leaves Bart and other stagecoach passengers to battle their attackers, each other and the sun.

    S1/EP 23 - The Seventh Hand

    Bret, with his reputation and possibly his life at stake, hunts for the two men who made off with a plump poker pot.

    S1/EP 24 - Plunder of Paradise

    There's gold in them thar hills, and Bart is after it, along with a quartet of Mexican bandits who would easily kill for the treasure.

    S1/EP 25 - Black Fire

    Bret desperately tries to solve the triple murder of millionaire General Eakins' heirs. Why is he so concerned? He's posing as one of the heirs.

    S1/EP 26 - Burial Ground of the Gods

    While search of a thief who stole his money, Bart is sidetracked by a young woman, Laura Stanton, who is in search of her presumably dead husband.

    S1/EP 27 - Seed of Deception

    Bret recognizes a delightful but deceitful dancer, suggesting that her maneuvers outside the dance hall also bear watching.

    S2/EP 1 - Day They Hanged Bret Maverick

    Bret attends a hanging under very uncomfortable conditions: he's the intended victim.

    S2/EP 2 - Lonesome Reunion

    Bret falls for the tempting trickery of pretty woman Abigail Johnson and finds himself helplessly involved in a swindle.

    S2/EP 3 - Alias Bart Maverick

    Bart meets a gentleman after his own heart who skips town with his money, and leaves him to face a murder rap and man-hungry female Cindy Lou Brown.

    S2/EP 4 - The Belcastle Brand

    In a desert, Bret and a hunting party are ambushed and left to fight a blazing sun.

    S2/EP 5 - High Card Hangs

    When Bart and two of his friends are charged with murder, the town's citizens demand a confession from one of the three men, or else all three will be prosecuted.

    S2/EP 6 - Escape to Tampico

    In Mexico, Bret tries to trick an American renegade into returning to the U.S. where he's wanted for murder.

    S2/EP 7 - The Judas Mask

    Bart tails a pretty dancer who stole his money only to find himself being followed by two very sinister characters.

    S2/EP 8 - Jail at Junction Flats

    Good-hearted Bret lends a pal $2,000 for an "honest" transaction, which lands the pal in jail.

    S2/EP 9 - The Thirty Ninth Star

    A case of mistaken suitcases unfolds into political warfare, leaving Bart the unhappy target of ruthless killers.

    S2/EP 10 - Shady Deal at Sunny Acres

    Bret, helpless against crafty banker Bates, who robbed him, bides his time while Bart and friends set up an elaborate con game.

    S2/EP 11 - Island in the Swamp

    Bret tries to help a pair of star-crossed lovers whose feuding families have taken him prisoner.

    S2/EP 12 - Prey of the Cat

    Bart is a helpless victim of his charms. Two scheming women are after him: one wants to murder for his love; the other just wants to murder him.

    S2/EP 13 - Holiday at Hollow Rock

    After he's cheated in a crooked card game, Bret tries to even the score by beating his opponent and the odds in a horse race.

    S2/EP 14 - The Spanish Dancer

    After scuffling with a pal over a dancer, Bart must do some fancy footwork to escape his plight: he's accused of murdering his friend.

    S2/EP 15 - Game of Chance

    Bret and Bart are pursuing the same woman. What's the attraction? The $10,000 she copped from them.

    S2/EP 16 - Gun Shy

    Bret and a host of others ride into a small town looking for hidden money from pre-Civil War days. The only problem is Marshal Mort Dooley, who won't allow any nonsense in his town and keeps running Bret off.

    S2/EP 17 - Two Beggars on Horseback

    Bret and Bart's devotion to one another is tested when they're offered a deal that can mean $10,000 for one of them—but just one.

    S2/EP 18 - The Rivals

    A rich man hires Bret to switch identities with him in hopes of winning the affections of a young heiress who desires an adventurous suitor from a different walk of life.

    S2/EP 19 - Duel at Sundown

    Bret Maverick finds himself caught in a deadly love triangle with a lovely woman (Abby Dalton) and a young gunman (Clint Eastwood).

    S2/EP 20 - Yellow River

    After losing his money in a bank robbery, Bart invests in a get-rich-quick deal with a beautiful but not-so-dumb blonde.

    S2/EP 21 - The Saga of Waco Williams

    Bret and his buddy, Waco Williams, ride straight into trouble in Bent City, where they are suspected of being cattle rustlers.

    S2/EP 22 - Brasada Spur

    In a high-stakes poker game, Bart wins stock in a railroad and finds himself on the track to a colossal headache.

    S2/EP 23 - Passage to Fort Doom

    A pair of con artists, Bart and an old girlfriend survive a hazardous stagecoach ride and reach Fort Doom, where their troubles begin.

    S2/EP 24 - Two Tickets to Ten Strike

    Bret uncovers a bizarre plot of murder and blackmail in the town of Ten Strike, New Mexico.

    S2/EP 25 - Betrayal

    Keeping cool during a stage holdup, Bart catches a twinkle of recognition between his lovely traveling companion (Pat Crowley) and one of the outlaws.

    S2/EP 26 - Strange Journey of Jenny Hill

    Bret accompanies a beautiful singer (Peggy King) on a search for her missing husband and finds himself falling helplessly in love.

    S3/EP 1 - Pappy

    When Bret and Bart learn that their father is planning to wed a young girl against her will as part of a business arrangement, they set out to sabotage the wedding plans.

    S3/EP 2 - Royal Four Flush

    Bart double-crosses a double-crosser and winds up hogtied and kidnapped, with only his wits as a weapon with which to save his neck.

    S3/EP 3 - The Sheriff of Duck 'N' Shoot

    Sheriff Bret successfully subdues sundry wrongdoers in town, but must invoke the aid of Bart when his eye for a woman lands him in his own lockup.

    S3/EP 4 - You Can't Beat the Percentage

    Bart is involved in a bizarre murder plot in which he is high on the list of planned victims.

    S3/EP 5 - The Cats of Paradise

    Bret and his soft-spoken new girlfriend go into business supplying cats to a mining camp overrun with rat. But rumor has it most men lose either their lives or their money when dealing with the young beauty.

    S3/EP 6 - Tale of Three Cities

    Bart has trouble retrieving his poker winnings from thieves. But help is on the way from the local Ladies Aid Society.

    S3/EP 7 - Full House

    Bret runs into a notorious bunch of bank robbers, believing him to be the infamous Foxy Smith.

    S3/EP 8 - The Lass with Poisonous Air

    After a rebuff by mysterious Linda Burke (Joanna Moore), Bart is left holding the bag for murder.

    S3/EP 9 - The Ghost Soldiers

    Bret finds himself one of three men secretly defending a deserted government fort against war hungry Indians.

    S3/EP 10 - Easy Mark

    Bart, for whom cowardice is a virtue, "turns yellow" when he learns that his friendship with a tycoon could cost him his life.

    S3/EP 11 - A Fellow's Brother

    When George Henry Arnett hears that Bret Maverick is in town to collect his money, Arnett (Adam West) starts a "top gun" rumor about Bret and creeps out of town.

    S3/EP 12 - Trooper Maverick

    Bart swings into trouble when he tries to help the Cavalry uncover a traitor and winds up facing a hangman's rope.

    S3/EP 13 - Maverick Springs

    Bret is hired by a wealthy Texan to save her brother from a conniving woman, soon realizing that he's up against a master crook.

    S3/EP 14 - The Goose Drownder

    Taking shelter in a ghost town, Bart impatiently awaits a storm's end. But when four gunmen arrive, he fears he'll never get out alive.

    S3/EP 15 - A Cure of Johnny Rain

    After saving Bret's life, Johnny Rain (William Reynolds) is arrested for robbing a stage coach. While Bret goes to his rescue he becomes ensnarled in a plot that involves a case of split personality.

    S3/EP 16 - The Marquesa

    Bart wins a saloon in a card game, but finds that staking his claim my cost him his life.

    S3/EP 17 - Cruise of Cynthia B

    When Bret and seven other owners of a riverboat start down the Mississippi for Memphis to sell the broken-down craft, the stakeholders mysteriously start dying one by one.

    S3/EP 18 - Maverick and Juliet

    Bret's freedom hinges on the outcome of a card game. He's ecstatic... until he meets his opponent: Bart who will make a bundle if he wins.

    S3/EP 19 - The White Widow

    A beautiful widow (Julie Adams) asks Bart to protect her from an unknown killer. He accepts unaware that he is the intended victim.

    S3/EP 20 - Guatemla City

    While trying to straighten out his romance with a woman, Bret works to solve a million-dollar jewel theft and becomes the target for a ruthless murderer who won't stay dead.

    S3/EP 21 - The People's Friend

    When Bart runs for U.S. Senate, his political opponents will stop at nothing to stifle his political aspirations.

    S3/EP 22 - A Flock of Trouble

    Bret wins a sheep ranch located in the midst of cattle ranchers bent on wiping out the sheep—and their new owner.

    S3/EP 23 - Iron Hand

    Hired to protect a cattle drive, Bart dutifully chases Indians while a masterful swindle takes place right under his nose.

    S3/EP 24 - The Resurrection of Joe November

    A $10,000 temptation puts Bret unwittingly in the middle of a fantastic smuggling scheme.

    S3/EP 25 - The Misfortune Teller

    Bret is fighting a murder charge. But when he meets his lawyer—a numerologist, astrologer and bungler—he knows his number is up.

    S3/EP 26 - Greenbacks, Unlimited

    Bank robber Big Ed Murphy is at his wit's end: someone keeps beating him to the loot and that someone is Bret.

    S4/EP 1 - The Bundle from Britain

    Cousin Beauregard Maverick (Roger Moore) arrives back in America and is quickly enlisted by Bart to impersonate the son of the Marquis of Bognor, who had been indentured to work on a ranch in Wyoming for six months.

    S4/EP 2 - Hadley's Hunters

    Bart meets a comical sheriff (Edgar Buchanan) who is dead serious about killing him.

    S4/EP 3 - The Town That Wasn't There

    Beau runs afoul a crooked railroad agent after winning ownership of a seemingly worthless ore mine called Silver Hill.

    S4/EP 4 - Arizona Black Maria

    In hostile Sioux territory, Bart is caught between a woman prisoner's devastating charms and a pending Indian attack.

    S4/EP 5 - Last Wire From Stop Gap

    On their way to Denver, Beau and Bart pick up $6,500 in a poker game. When they try to wire the money to Denver, they fall into a well-laid trap.

    S4/EP 6 - Mano Nera

    Looking for a peaceful and profitable poker game in New Orleans, Bart is plunged into a mysterious murder involving the Black Hand society.

    S4/EP 7 - A Bullet for the Teacher

    In St. Joseph, Missouri, Beau wins half-ownership of the Golden Wheel Casino. The business venture is short-lived, however, when his partner, Rand Storm, is shot to death.

    S4/EP 8 - The Witch of Hound Dog

    Toil and trouble overcome Bret when he tangles with two burly thieves and their enchanting sister (Anita Sands), who claims she's a witch.

    S4/EP 9 - Thunder From the North

    Crooked shopkeepers try to instigate an Indian war when a tribeswomen threatens to report them to the Army Commission for selling faulty goods.

    S4/EP 10 - The Maverick Line

    Inheriting a stagecoach line from Uncle Micah is only the beginning of financial problems for the Maverick brothers.

    S4/EP 11 - A Bolt from the Blue

    Beau befriends a prospector who turns out to be a notorious horse thief, which leads an angry mob to believe Beau is involved in the thieving.

    S4/EP 12 - Kiz

    While in Virginia City, Beau is hired by eccentric socialite Kiz Bouchet, who believes her life to be in danger.

    S4/EP 13 - Dodge City or Bust

    Chivalrous Bart saves the life of a beautiful woman. His reward? A place on the wanted list for robbery and murder.

    S4/EP 14 - The Bold Fenian Men

    Beau is blackmailed into infiltrating the ranks of an Irish revolutionary group that has gathered in Dakota City before they march into Canada to attack a British outpost.

    S4/EP 15 - Destination Devil's Flat

    Bart substitutes a rock-filled suitcase for a fortune in gold to foil hijacking plans of phony sheriff Dan Trevor (Peter Breck).

    S4/EP 16 - State of Siege

    Proving once again that he's basically nonviolent, Bart witnesses a battle of bullets that leaves him stunned and almost dead.

    S4/EP 17 - Family Pride

    In New Mexico, Beau is taken for more than $4,500 by con artists Warren and Crippen and Warren's granddaughter, Rosanne.

    S4/EP 18 - The Cactus Switch

    Thinking all's well with the world after he cleans up in a card game, Bart offers to help a troubled young woman.

    S4/EP 19 - Dutchman's Gold

    Attempting to raise funds for their floundering saloon, Beau and his partner, Charlotte, strike a deal with a mysterious gold prospector. Along the trail to Superstition Mountain, where the gold is located, the three encounter no shortage of danger.

    S4/EP 20 - The Ice Man

    After discovering a long-dead body encased in ice, Bart finds himself in hot water.

    S4/EP 21 - Diamond Flush

    Con artist Ferguson knocks Beau unconscious during an unsuccessful attempt to hoist a priceless diamond necklace from a French countess. Ferguson claims that the countess' diamond is fake and that he was in the process of replacing it with the real thing.

    S4/EP 22 - Last Stop Oblivion

    Good guy Bart warns the wrong people that their hosts are murderers and ends up as the next possible victim.

    S4/EP 23 - Flood's Folly

    While finding shelter during a blizzard at the home of Martha Flood and her niece, Beau and his friend, Judge Scott, uncover a nefarious plot.

    S4/EP 24 - Maverick at Law

    Bart has a lot of explaining to do: the bank has been robbed and his saddlebags are bulging with stolen loot.

    S4/EP 25 - Red Dog

    After stumbling onto the cave hideout of a group of outlaws, Beau tries to pass himself off as a notorious Texas outlaw.

    S4/EP 26 - The Deadly Image

    Bart's in jail: he's the unfortunate and helpless victim of mistaken identity.

    S4/EP 27 - Triple Indemnity

    Cowardly George Parker (Alan Hewitt) offers Doc Holliday a tempting reward. All Doc has to do is kill his best friend, Bart.

    S4/EP 28 - Forbidden City

    Brent (Robert Colbert) joins the series in true Maverick style: he gets involved with two beautiful women and is thrown in jail for gambling.

    S4/EP 29 - Substitute Gun

    Bart matches wits and bullets with a professional gunman... and learns that a beautiful woman can be more deadly than hired killers.

    S4/EP 30 - Benefit of Doubt

    In typical Maverick fashion, cousin Brent gets involved with two beautiful sisters; one of which is planning to do him in.

    S4/EP 31 - The Devil's Necklace: Part 1

    Bart just made the deal of a lifetime: he blindly purchased a wagonload of merchandise including a bound and gagged Indian girl.

    S4/EP 32 - The Devil's Necklace: Part 2

    The Apaches catch Bart red-handed with a wagonload of liquor and a kidnapped Indian girl—and that means war.

    S5/EP 1 - Dade City Dodge

    Bart tries to track down Pearly Gates, a smooth con man who cheated him out of $5,000.

    S5/EP 2 - The Art Lovers

    When investors put the squeeze on railroad owner Paul Sutton, Bart tries to help by dealing with them directly in a friendly card game.

    S5/EP 3 - The Golden Fleecing

    Bart forsakes the poker table for the stock market and finds himself trying to bluff wealthy Loftus Jaggers and his glamorous daughter (Paula Raymond).

    S5/EP 4 - Three Queens Full

    Bart must either face two years in jail or chaperone three brides to their intendeds, the sons of wealthy Joe Wheelwright (Jim Backus).

    S5/EP 5 - A Technical Error

    Bart feels like a million when he wins a bank in a poker game. But the unlucky Maverick soon learns the truth: the bank's broke and so is he.

    S5/EP 6 - Poker Face

    Bart's latest poker adventure has him playing for a full house: the lives of his fellow stagecoach passengers.

    S5/EP 7 - Mr. Muldoon's Partner

    After being granted a wish by a "leprechaun," Bart faces a pot of trouble: he must be either jailed, murdered or married.

    S5/EP 8 - Epitaph for a Gambler

    Bart, waiting to collect on a $10,000 IOU, makes an uncomfortable observation: murder may be the pay-off in a gambler's life.

    S5/EP 9 - The Maverick Report

    When Bart wins a newspaper in a poker game, he quickly discovers that a senator is suing it for libel.

    S5/EP 10 - Marshal Maverick

    Bart is closer to tears than laughter when he is forced to battle the funniest and fastest gun in the West.

    S5/EP 11 - The Troubled Heir

    Life is anything but heaven when Bart meets Pearly Gates and his girl, who steal Maverick's poker winnings so they can be married.

    S5/EP 12 - The Money Machine

    A money-making machine costs Bart a bundle. His cousin (Kathy Bennett) has just bought one with the $10,000 he lent her.

    S5/EP 13 - One of Our Trains Is Missing

    While trying to get a young girl's romance back on the right track, Bart gets involved in a train robbery to end all train robberies.
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