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Bret Maverick: Horse of Yet Another Color

Congressman Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Sweetwater to present the gift of a white stallion to Apache chief Geronimo. However, unknown to Roosevelt, the horse has been stolen and Bret later won it in a poker game. Meanwhile, an attractive businesswoman sets her sites on Tom.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 167505
Airdate: Tuesday January 05th, 1982

Guest Stars
Simon OaklandSimon Oakland
As Delwood Crestmore
William HootkinsWilliam Hootkins
As Congressman Theodore Roosevelt
Holly PalanceHolly Palance
As Jessica Denard / Dolly O'Hare
Allan ArbusAllan Arbus
As Phineas Swackmyer

Co-Guest Stars
Jack GarnerJack Garner
As Jack the Bartender
Luis DelgadoLuis Delgado
As Shifty Delgrado
Ray TraceyRay Tracey
As Geronimo
Jim GosaJim Gosa
As Joe Ferris
Geno SilvaGeno Silva
As Running Wolf
Seamon GlassSeamon Glass
As Kelly
Main Cast
James GarnerJames Garner
As Bret Maverick
Ed BruceEd Bruce
As Tom Guthrie
Richard Hamilton (1)Richard Hamilton (1)
As Cy Whittaker
John ShearinJohn Shearin
As Sheriff Mitchel Dowd
David KnellDavid Knell
As Rodney Catlow
Darleen CarrDarleen Carr
As Mary Lou "M.L." Springer


An Apache party approaches Sweetwater. Meanwhile, two men engage in a horse race and the townspeople bet on them. Maverick covers the bets of a man named Kelly and then goes inside and beats the man at poker. Kelly pays with a white horse, Liberty...

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Episode Quotes
Pappyism: No shame in bein' boondoggled - providin' you know why.

Gambler: Horse's name is Liberty. He does best with a kind word and a light touch.
Bret: Most folks do.

Tom: When you close up tonight, you and the boys put a shine on everything that doesn't move.
Jack the Bartender: Company comin'?
Tom: You might say that
Jack the Bartender: I'll bet it's a woman, ain't it?
Tom: When I feel the need to unburden my soul, I'll come see ya, all right, Jack?

Bret: Oh, hey Cy. Cy, you on your way out to the ranch?
Cy: Look like I'm fixin' to run the Rio Grande?
Bret: Ya know, a simple "yes" or "no" from time to time wouldn't kill you.

Cy: You buy that (horse) or steal it?
Bret: I won it.
Cy: Same difference.

Bret: Well, if that's all it is, uh, why all the whip and whinny to keep me in the dark?
Tom: 'Cause every time these business types hear the name Maverick, I'm left shakin' hands with a cloud of dust.
Bret: Well, if you'd a come to me in the first place, Tom, we coulda found a way to work that one out.
Tom: Oh, and you'd stay out of it just by my asking?
Bret: Well, I didn't say that exactly.

Bret: Tom, if we're going to make this thing work … uh, we can't go at it like a hen in hot water.
Tom: You're leanin' heavy on this "we" talk.

Bret: That was a nice try, Tom, but, uh, these things take training and experience.
Tom: And a hot streak now and then?
Bret: Well, yeah, now and then. But, cheer up, you should get out of debt in at least six months if this deal goes through.
Tom: By then you'll figure out some other way to put me under.
Bret: Probably.

Jessica: You gotta believe me.
Tom: And give me one good reason why I should.
Jessica: Oh, Tom. I've never lied to you. Well, never seriously.

Tom: Knowing you hasn't been all that easy, Dolly - but it sure ain't been dull.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerMeta Rosenberg
Supervising ProducerGordon Dawson
ProducerGeoffrey Fischer  |  Chas Floyd Johnson
Associate ProducerMark Horowitz
EditorClay Bartels
CastingDodie McLean
Unit Production ManagerSam C. Freedle
First Assistant DirectorLeonard R. Garner, Jr.
Second Assistant DirectorDon Wilkerson
MusicMurray MacLeod  |  J.A.C. Redford
Music EditorJay Alfred Smith
HairstylistCharlotte Harvey
Make-upCharlene Roberson
Set DecoratorRobert L. Zilliox
Property MasterWilliam Fannon
Director of PhotographyAndrew Jackson (2)
Art DirectorScott T. Ritenour
Sound MixerCharlie King (3)
Costume SupervisorLe Dawson
Main Title ThemeEd Bruce  |  Patsy Bruce  |  Glenn Ray
Main Title GraphicsRon Grover
Sound Effects EditorLarry Kaufman
Assistant To The StarMaryann Rea
Main Title Theme Performed ByEd Bruce
Developed ByGordon Dawson
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