Maverick (1957–1962)
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A Fellow's Brother 

A fellow's got to kill the fellow who kills a fellow's brother. At least, that's the Code of the West. At first mistaken for the fellow who killed a fellow's brother, Bret sends the brother... See full summary »


Leslie Goodwins


Herman Epstein


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Episode cast overview:
James Garner ... Bret Maverick
Jack Kelly ... Bart Maverick
Diane McBain ... Holly Vaughn
Gary Vinson ... Smoky Vaughn
Sam Buffington ... Burgess
Bing Russell ... Jed Haines
Wally Brown ... Enoch
Adam West ... George Henry Arnett
Jonathan Hole ... Marvin Dilbey
Emory Parnell ... Bill Anders
Charles Maxwell Charles Maxwell ... Russ Ankerman


A fellow's got to kill the fellow who kills a fellow's brother. At least, that's the Code of the West. At first mistaken for the fellow who killed a fellow's brother, Bret sends the brother off in search of brother Bart as the alleged killer. When word comes back that Bart has been killed, the locals expect Bret to seek his own revenge. But Bret seems nonchalant about the news and has other plans. If only the idolizing Smoky would stay out of the way. Written by graymatters

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Comedy | Western







Release Date:

22 November 1959 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The credits state Bing Russell played the sheriff, he actually played Jed Haines. See more »


[first lines]
[When Smoky enters town, his horse steps in a mud puddle and splashes George Arnett by accident]
Smoky Vaughn: Well, I'm sorry, mister, I didn't mean to splash ya.
George Henry Arnett: Can you see that puddle?
Smoky Vaughn: I thought-I'm sorry, now lay off.
George Henry Arnett: Not so fast, sonny. Seems like you need to be taught a lesson. Like... for instance, there's a puddle in the street... which you don't know. Well, maybe this will help you find out where it is.
[Arnett them throws Smoky into the mud puddle]
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Cry Vengeance?
20 September 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

There's a rumor going around that Bart Maverick has been killed and that unwritten Code of the West says that James Garner has to take care of the varmints that done in Bart. But as we know the Mavericks operate under their own rules as set down by Pappy.

In this one Garner has his own scheme in play and it involves some reward money for some stolen loot. Of course Jack Kelly isn't dead lest half the remaining episodes don't really exist.

The sexy Diane McBain is in the cast and she has a brother played by Gary Vinson who grew up on dime novels apparently and wants Garner to act in a more traditional cowboy hero fashion. He hangs around and nearly screws up Bret's plans.

Vinson and McBain do stand out as guest stars and this episode does question certain paradigms about,the old west.

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