This date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner, John Hoyt, and Chad Everett star in the conclusion of “The Devil’s Necklace,” airing Apr. 23, 1961

    Original Airdate:
    April 23, 1961

Synopsis. As Maverick lies unconscious, an enraged Bob Tallhorse leads the Apaches in a massive attack on Fort Distress.

The only two-part episode of the original Maverick series, “The Devil’s Necklace” features John Dehner (“Shady Deal as Sunny Acres”), Michael Forest (Star Trek), Steve Brodie (Macy on Bonanza), John Archer (father of actress Anne Archer), John Hoyt (When Worlds Collide, Blackboard Jungle), and Chad Everett (Medical Center). Everett had recently signed a three-year contract with Warner Bros. at the time he filmed this episode.

LEARN MORE about this episode in the revised third edition of Maverick: Legend of the West, featuring more than 100 pages of new information about the show that made James Garner a star. 25 percent of the net proceeds from the sales of the third edition will be donated to The James Garner Animal Rescue Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to help rescue organizations, shelters, individuals, fosters, and veterans with emergencies, evacuations, medical care, adoptions, training, pet supplies, shelter, rehabilitation, boarding, transportation, food, and other pressing needs. JGARF is one way for Garner fans to honor Jim’s memory and extend his legacy. The revised third edition of Maverick: Legend of the West is available both in softcover and, very soon, as an eBook through Black Pawn Press,, and wherever books are sold online.

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