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Maverick (Television Favorites)
Maverick
Television Favorites
Actors: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Edwin Reimers, Lane Chandler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy, Television
NR     2005     2hr 29min

Maverick tells the story of Brett and Bart Maverick. These "fancy pants" gamblers roam from town to town during the era of the great old west looking for a good game; inevitably, making enemies when they won and extricatin...  more »

     
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Actors: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Edwin Reimers, Lane Chandler
Creator: Roy Huggins
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Roger Moore, Westerns, Comedy, Comedy, Classic TV
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/27/2005
Original Release Date: 09/22/1957
Theatrical Release Date: 09/22/1957
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 29min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Russ B. (Happyfeet) from BENSALEM, PA
Reviewed on 8/13/2013...
These episodes will help remind me of Mom. It twas her favorite show.

Movie Reviews

Fabulous series. Why can't every episode be released?
Dr. J | New England | 06/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maverick is an awesome series. The episodes selected for this DVD are among the most popular. I just have one question: why can't every episode be released on DVD as season box sets? Other westerns are being released as season box sets, and it's utterly disappointing that Maverick is not. I would snap up all the episodes as box sets in a heartbeat. Warner Brothers should get a grip. I will not buy the episodes piecemeal like this."
WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE SETBACK!!
Michael C. Glancy | Clinton,OK United States | 07/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's pretty funny. Warner Brothers claims to be celebrating their 50th anniversary in television productions, yet the only show from the 1950's that is slated for a season release is SUPERMAN (and it wasn't even originally produced by Warner Brothers!!). MAVERICK, along with CHEYENNE and SUGARFOOT, were some of the first successful television series produced by Warner Brothers and they deserve season sets! I imagine some "genius" at Warners marketing thought up this "sampler disc" and should have his/her head examined for not realizing that season sets are the norm. Hopefully this series will become available in season sets, possibly from some other company that knows better like IMAGE, PARAMOUNT, or ANCHOR BAY. I guess all we can do now is keep our hopes up."
Not your typical western.
Michael A. Brown | Salt Lake City, UT USA | 10/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Maverick" was more comedy than western. The westerns of the day were in the shoot 'em up, cattle rancher variety. Gunfights were few and far between here. And if any cattle showed up, it was probably a mistake.

Bret and Bart Maverick (James Garner, Jack Kelly) were gamblers with a strange moral code. They were usually out for a con. But if it didn't work out for them, they'd make sure that it worked out for someone else... and never for the bad guy. All the while, they spouted life's little lessons as taught to them by their beloved Pappy.

While Garner and Kelly would trade off episodes during the series, sometimes the brothers Maverick would come together for a little bit of fun. Two of those episodes are featured here. On occasion, they would bump into their British cousin, Beau (Roger Moore)... just an FYI as he's nowhere to be seen on this disc.

"Shady Deal at Sunny Acres" starts out as a Garner episode and turns into a Kelly episode as the brothers team to take down a crooked banker (John Dehner).

"Pappy" brings the brothers together again as an old friend (Troy Donahue) warns them that their Pappy intends to wed an 18-year old. This was the only appearance by their Pappy in the series. It also features a cameo by their Uncle Bentley.

"Guy Shy" (my personal favorite on the set) is a parody of the day's number one western, "Gunsmoke". With a painfully earnest performance by Marshal Mort Dooley (instead of Matt Dillon). Maverick has done nothing wrong, yet is booted out of Elwood by the good Marshal. A marshal who becomes increasingly frustrated every time Maverick returns. Their "gunfight" is a real hoot.

Hopefully, Warner Brothers will make more episodes of this great series available soon."