Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

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Bat wins a herd of cattle in a card game in Laramie and discovers that in order to convert them into cash, he'll have to fight his way past a rancher determined to only allow his cattle to be sold in Cheyenne.


Bernard Girard


Richard O'Connor (book), Gene Levitt


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Reed Hadley ... Raoul Cummings
Susan Cummings ... Valorie Mitchell
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ... Jim Thompson
Tom McKee Tom McKee ... Swede
Jeff DeBenning Jeff DeBenning ... Horton (as Jeff De Benning)
Richard Warren Richard Warren ... Husky drover
Wes Hudman Wes Hudman ... Henchman in Plaid Shirt
Bill Hale Bill Hale ... Bill - Rancher
Texas Joe Foster Texas Joe Foster ... Poker Player (as Tex Foster)


On August 21, 1880 in Laramie, Wyoming Territory Bat becomes involved in a high stakes poker involving local rancher Jim Thompson. Thompson is short cash but says he will bet 1000 head of cattle based on the price of $5 per head. Bat feels there is a catch due to the low price but others vouch for the quality of Thompson's herd. Bat wins but when he decides to take the herd to Cheyenne to make a bigger profit, he learns that no one but Raoul Cummings has been able to move cattle to Cheyenne from Cummings himself. Cummings will buy the herd from Bat for $10 a head but Bat rejects the offer as they worth $25 in Cheyenne. He soon learns that Thompson still has other cattle he wants to sell in Cheyenne along with other local ranchers. With Bat leading the group they agree to make the short drive plus the attractive rancher Valorie Mitchell who joins them with her 400 head. She is attracted to Bat as all the ranchers can tell but in reality she is Cummings girl who he sent along to ... Written by Anonymous

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22 October 1958 (USA) See more »

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Narrator: August 21, 1880 - Laramie, Wyoming - the heart of the cattle kingdom. The stakes are high in this episode from the life of Bat Masterson, who became a legend in his own time.
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Bat Masterson
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Music by Havens Wray
Lyrics by Bart Corwin
Sung by Bill Lee
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