Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
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Bat is cheated at cards by a town boss with the cooperation of the local sheriff. When he meets a brother and sister who were cheated in a land swindle, they three plot to get their money back and bring the crook to justice.


Otto Lang


Richard O'Connor (book), Charles B. Smith (story) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Barry ... Bat Masterson
Denver Pyle ... Dan Morgan
Cathy Downs ... Amelia Roberts
Phil Chambers ... Sheriff
Richard Emory ... William Roberts
Tom McKee Tom McKee ... Derelict
Ed Nelson ... Jedrow
Ollie O'Toole Ollie O'Toole ... Rinehart
Charles Boaz Charles Boaz ... Taggert
George Offerman Jr. ... Dealer (as George Offerman)
Leake Bevil Leake Bevil ... Johnny - Bartender


In 1881 while playing poker at Morganville, Wyoming Territory Bat catches a gambler pulling a king from his sleeve to win the hand. When he confronts the men and proves his charge, he finds the sheriff is backing the crooks and Morgan who was in the game. Bat down $500, lets the group know he wants his money. Later, he hears a young couple request a meeting with the sheriff about a problem with Morgan. The Roberts, brother and sister, from the east have purchased a farm from Morgan only to find the farm they really bought is an old mining property not fit for farming. Morgan has the sheriff arrest Bat but when the Roberts start spending money along with referring to Bat, Morgan is forced to have Bat released before Bat will talk to him. Once out, Bat finally meets with Morgan telling him he bought part of the mine property at a very high price referring to the silver found at Virginia City after the gold played out. Morgan decides it is time to deal and Bat has a deal for him. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

11 March 1959 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the final scene of the episode there is a small farm tractor that is partially covered next to a barn. See more »


William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Sheriff, were you ever a decent man?
Sheriff: That's a miserable question to ask a man.
William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson: Yeah, that's what I thought.
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Bat Masterson
(theme song)
Music by Havens Wray
Lyrics by Bart Corwin
Sung by Bill Lee
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