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Maverick TV intro (1957)

Brett and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Bo) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is their favorite but they’ve been known to play such odd card games as Three-toed Sloth on occasion. [TV-Series 1957-1962]

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25 Responses to “Maverick TV intro (1957)”

  1. markko17 says:

    @cmulwee001 He got hooked up with some woman from Alaska and it was all downhill from there.

  2. cmulwee001 says:

    @saunders49
    Who’s John McCain?

  3. elc1960 says:

    @fromthesidelines Wow . . . someone other than me remembers Kaiser Aluminum. They went into cable TV in its infancy (Kaiser-Globe Broadcasting), and in 1971 Edgar Kaiser used that influence to get Nixon to enact the legislation that gave us HMOs (Kaiser Permanente). Pretty good for a guy who started out in junk metals.

  4. elc1960 says:

    In the words of Bret Maverick: “My old pappy used to say, “Hard work never hurt anybody . . . who didn’t do it.” Or: “Son, you can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time . . . and those are pretty good odds.”

  5. Juliaflo says:

    @melollylolly AYYYYYMEN. When it comes to Maverick, Mel Columbcille Gerard Gibson is NO match for James Bumgarner—James Garner to you.

  6. DDDrew8 says:

    Ross Martin was a consummate actor and Robert Conrad is the ultimate symbol of male beauty. There is no flaw in his physique, visage, expression, smile, movement or anything else. What a masterpiece of God’s hand!!! I hate that Loveless character too. I think he ruins the series because there are too many episodes with him. Those episodes are disgustingly childish.

  7. russwinkler says:

    Yeah Encore sometime shows the 1980-81 “Bret Maverick” show. If even has Stuart Margolian, his sidekick from Rockford Files, which Garner suddenly left a year before. He had to finish his contract, so they did “Bret Maverick”.

  8. mjjc3 says:

    Anybody remember the Maverik remake James Garner did in the late 70′s? He brought Jack Kelly in for the last minute of the last episode.

  9. hilarioph says:

    Ahh so that is from the tv series

  10. SuperBobby55 says:

    does anybody know the name of the song

  11. fromthesidelines says:

    In its prime, the series aired on ABC’s Sunday night schedule at 7:30pm(et) from 1957 through ’61, managing to compete with such network stalwarts as Jack Benny, Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen, “DENNIS THE MENACE”, and even Shirley Temple!.
    This is the “standard” opening title, originally followed by a sponsor I.D. {“Brought to you by…Kaiser Aluminum–”}.

  12. yearinyale says:

    Too bad this wasn’t done ten years before. My dad was a big fan of Maverick and he would always tell us about the show. My dad passed away in 2002

  13. melollylolly says:

    to all bloggers: maverick is now on Encore Channel on cable–they show 2 shows daily-call cable and get the package with Encore Channel

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  15. melollylolly says:

    james garner will always be maverick to me–not mel gibson

  16. melpeacheyfan says:

    James Garner is Maverick

  17. monicahow says:

    I think he was great too, but so much better as the “Saint” Jack was my true favorite. Contrary to many belief, I think the episodes with Bart when Garner left are what is making the come back today.

  18. Tater1951 says:

    Speaking of the dashing dudes, how about Roger Moore as Cousin Beau Maverick?

  19. DAVWAVE says:

    Get the name right. It is John McShame

  20. godwhyisthistaken says:

    is this show about John Mccain?

  21. monicahow says:

    Jack Kelly was more than good, he was great. I am just tuned in to the episodes and I figure that I like Jack Kelly more than I do James Gardner. He said some of his lines like poetry and that winning smile. He sure was a dashing dude.

  22. Juliaflo says:

    I surely second that.

  23. alissahummel says:

    classics Maverick and Cheyenne

  24. Juliaflo says:

    I saw the trailers for the Maverick movie and take it from me, Mel Columbcille Gerard Gibson is talented but could NEVER hold a candle to James Garner when it came to Maverick.

  25. saunders49 says:

    John McCain..you’re no Maverick. I knew Maverick…only James Garner is and will always be Maverick!!

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