Wounded while stopping the James gang from robbing the local bank, a cowboy wakes up in the hospital to find that he's been elected town marshal. He soon comes into conflict with the town ... See full summary »
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New York newspaperman Bat Masterson thinks back on his time as a lawman in Dodge City, Kansas, when he cleaned up the lawless town and loved a saloon girl named Dora Hand. Masterson's rival for Dora's love was a scofflaw named King Kennedy, who laughs at Masterson's attempts to establish law but grudgingly admires the way he goes about it. Kennedy's jealousy of Dora leads him into deeper conflict with Masterson, even as Dora tries to maneuver Masterson into leaving town and leaving the dangerous job of marshal behind. Written by
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This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger & Harry Sherman films re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in New York City on WCBS Saturday 22 July 1950. See more »
Not even the Miklos Rozsa Oscar nominated score (a mediocre one at that) can save this boring, Grade B western. Despite Mr. Maltin's high opinion and despite Claire Trevor's desperate attempts to act, this is pretty poor stuff. Albert Dekker is a boring Bat Masterson and Barry Sullivan is his befuddled rival. The girlfriend they share - Trevor - tries to get Bat to give up his guns and take up journalism. This is not a very exciting plot premise. Avoid this one unless you have insomnia.
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