Maverick

The BEST episodes of Maverick

Every episode of Maverick ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Maverick!

Maverick is a comedy-western television series created by Roy Huggins that ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and featured James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, and Robert Colbert as the poker-playing traveling Mavericks (Bret, Bart, Beau, & Brent). Moore and Colbert were later additions, though there were never more than two current Mavericks in the series at any given time, and sometimes only one. The series' primary sponsor for the first few seasons was Kaiser Aluminum, and their "quilted" aluminum foil was widely advertised in commercials shown on Maverick.

Last Updated: 8/12/2022Network: ABC (US)
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The Money Machine
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - The Money Machine

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/15/1962

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

Directors: Lee Sholem
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A Technical Error
star
9.00
3 votes

#2 - A Technical Error

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/26/1961

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

Directors: Marc Lawrence
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Poker Face
star
9.00
3 votes

#3 - Poker Face

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/7/1962

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

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Epitaph for a Gambler
star
9.00
3 votes

#4 - Epitaph for a Gambler

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/4/1962

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

Directors: Irving J. Moore
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The Cactus Switch
star
8.75
4 votes

#5 - The Cactus Switch

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/15/1961

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

Directors: George Waggner
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Greenbacks, Unlimited
star
8.67
3 votes

#6 - Greenbacks, Unlimited

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/13/1960

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

Directors: Arthur Lubin
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Substitute Gun
star
8.67
3 votes

#7 - Substitute Gun

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/2/1961

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

Directors: Paul Landres
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The Misfortune Teller
star
8.60
5 votes

#8 - The Misfortune Teller

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/6/1960

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

Directors: Arthur Lubin
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Betrayal
star
8.50
6 votes

#9 - Betrayal

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/22/1959

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

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The Ice Man
star
8.50
2 votes

#10 - The Ice Man

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/29/1961

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

Directors: Charles F. Haas
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Flood's Folly
star
8.50
2 votes

#11 - Flood's Folly

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/19/1961

Outside Denver, Colorado, Beau and his friend, Judge Scott, find shelter during a blizzard at the home of Martha Flood and her niece Sally. Martha and the judge are plotting to institutionalize Sally in order to take over her inheritance. However, Martha's lover, a professional killer named Chet Whitehead plans to kill Sally, the judge, and Maverick.

Directors: Irving J. Moore
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The Maverick Report
star
8.50
2 votes

#12 - The Maverick Report

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/11/1962

Crusading newspaper publisher Bart? The publisher Bart won the rag from is assassinated and a corrupt U.S. Senator files a $100,000 libel suit against the Chronicle. Luckily, Bart's pal Doc Holiday is in town for a dentists' convention and owes Bart $2000. When Doc brags "I have enough collateral to raise the dead!", Bart feels no compunction in selling ½ the headache to Doc. The senator and his sinister political boss are Ivy Leaguers, so the suave Philadelphia dentist/hired gun will come in handy.

Directors: Irving J. Moore
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A Flock of Trouble
star
8.43
7 votes

#13 - A Flock of Trouble

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/14/1960

Bret wins a sheep ranch located in the midst of cattle ranchers whose sole aim is to wipe out the sheep and their new owner.

Directors: Arthur Lubin
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Hadley's Hunters
star
8.38
8 votes

#14 - Hadley's Hunters

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/1960

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

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A State of Siege
star
8.33
3 votes

#15 - A State of Siege

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/1/1961

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

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Family Pride
star
8.33
3 votes

#16 - Family Pride

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/8/1961

In New Mexico, Beau Maverick is taken for over $4,500 ($4,000 of which belong to his friend Jerry O'Brien) by con artists Warren and Crippen and Warren's granddaughter Rosanne. Beau tries to recover the money and even takes the threesome to court, but they outsmart him every time. Beau is so demoralized by the constant defeats, he believes he has disgraced the Maverick name - until Rosanne tells him that her grandmother was a Maverick.

Directors: John Ainsworth
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Dutchman's Gold
star
8.33
3 votes

#17 - Dutchman's Gold

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/22/1961

Beau Maverick wins half-ownership in the Blue Bell Saloon in Arizona. In an attempt to raise funds for the floundering business, Beau and his partner Charlotte become partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as the Dutchman. Along the trail to Superstition Mountain where the gold is located, Beau, Charlotte, and the Dutchman encounter danger in various forms.

Directors: Robert Douglas
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Diamond Flush
star
8.33
3 votes

#18 - Diamond Flush

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/5/1961

Con artist Ferguson knocks Beau Maverick 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 when Beau startled him. Ferguson offers Maverick $5,000 to switch diamonds. Beau is being set up for robbery by Ferguson and his equally devious wife.

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Destination Devil's Flat
star
8.29
7 votes

#19 - Destination Devil's Flat

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/25/1960

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

Directors: James V. Kern
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The White Widow
star
8.25
4 votes

#20 - The White Widow

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/24/1960

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

Directors: Leslie Goodwins
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Mr. Muldoon's Partner
star
8.25
4 votes

#21 - Mr. Muldoon's Partner

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/11/1962

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

Directors: Marc Lawrence
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Easy Mark
star
8.20
5 votes

#22 - Easy Mark

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/15/1959

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

Directors: Lew Landers
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Last Wire from Stop Gap
star
8.20
5 votes

#23 - Last Wire from Stop Gap

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/1960

On their way to Denver, Beau and Bart Maverick pick up $6,500 in a poker game at Stop Gap. They decide to wire the money to Denver through the Hulett Telegraph Company. They discover the company is a fake and that the telegraph line leads to a cave two miles away where the crooks stash the customers' money and send phony messages in return. The cousins devise a scheme to recover the money and put the company out of business.

Directors: Lee Sholem
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Maverick at Law
star
8.20
5 votes

#24 - Maverick at Law

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/26/1961

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

Directors: John Ainsworth
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The Saga of Waco Williams
star
8.13
8 votes

#25 - The Saga of Waco Williams

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/15/1959

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

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