Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

Bullwhacker's Bounty 

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Bat's plan to journey to Cheyenne for a big poker game are disrupted when the cavalry escort for a vital load of gunpowder is wiped out and the only men available to drive the wagons to the supply starved Fort Stewart appear unreliable.


Eddie Davis


Richard O'Connor (book), Don Brinkley


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Jack Lambert ... Wancho Tully
Will Wright ... Billy Willow
Jan Shepard Jan Shepard ... Jody Reese
Rayford Barnes ... Ed Twister
K.L. Smith K.L. Smith ... Boone
Ken Christy Ken Christy ... Stationmaster


In 1875 Bat is escorting a load of explosives on a train to Rapid City, South Dakota to be moved by wagon by the Army to depleted Fort Stewart as the Sioux are on the warpath. The Army escort is massacred by a group of renegades before reaching Rapid City but their scout Billy Willow ahead of the group survives. After Bat turns over the supplies to the Army, he has plans to leave for Cheyenne for a big poker game with three rich but poor poker players. At the depot Bat unknowingly meets two of the renegades while waiting for Billy for two hours when Billy arrives and collapses. After hearing what happened to the Army escort, Bat sends Billy for wagons while he tries to hire bullwhackers to drive the wagons. He is confronted by the inept gunman Ed Twister who tries to kill Bat but fails. After the incident Twister agrees to join Bat. Pretty Jody Reese who works with the lead renegade tells the men to turn Bat down due to the danger. Although Billy wants Bat to lead the trip to Fort ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

16 February 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: I sure will be glad when the Army escort picks up this cargo. There's something about explosives that's so... explosive.
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